PowerShot G2 Firmware Update
Installation Instructions (for Firmware Version

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PowerShot G2 Firmware Update (Ver.

Firmware update Ver. provides the following user benefit:

Supports Direct Print Function for CP-100/200/300 Photo Printer

Supports Direct Print Function for Direct Print Compatible BJ printers

Supports Exif 2.2

Supports ON/OFF selection of the power-saving mode while connected to a computer

Firmware update Ver. provides the following modification:

Modifies the firmware so that the exposure compensation settings apply in the movie mode

Corrects the phenomenon that tended to make the image overexposed or underexposed after taking more than two photos in the high speed continuous shooting mode

Corrected the phenomenon that caused occasional CF write errors when taking photos in the high speed continuous shooting mode

This firmware also includes the following content that is already supported by the previous firmware update (Ver.

Improvement of the camera's internal charging function when the BP-511/BP-512 battery pack is over-discharged

PowerShot G2 Firmware Version Update Chief Q & A

Q: Is PowerShot G2 Firmware Update Version recommended for all PowerShot G2 users?

A: The necessity of updating can be checked by the following procedures.

Input the Serial Number of your camera in the box on the bottom of the Download Page, and then click "submit" button. If your camera needs updating, a downloading screen for the Firmware Update Data will appear.
You do not have to update the firmware to this version if you have already done so.

Q: Do I need any special equipment to install the PowerShot G2 firmware update?

A: In addition to the PowerShot G2 itself, you will need the following equipment:
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-560. (Do not attempt to update the firmware without AC power.)
  • CF card with 2MB or greater total capacity. (The 32MB CF card supplied with the PowerShot G2 is an excellent choice for this purpose.)

Q: How do I update the PowerShot G2's firmware?

A: Two methods of firmware updating are provided for you: One is to load it by yourself directly from this web page, as described in the PowerShot G2 Firmware Installation Procedure. Another is to have the new firmware installed by the Canon Service Center in your country or region, or the local Canon Distributor mentioned in the Canon European Warranty System List (EWS).

If you choose the latter method, please contact :

The Canon Customer Support Center mentioned in the Camera User Guide : For USA and all other regions, except Europe

The Local Canon Distributor listed in the Canon European Warranty System List (EWS) : For Europe