PowerShot SX1 ISNew Function:
RAW Image Shooting Function and RAW Image Development Software

Version 2.0.0.0 Firmware

RAWVersion 2.0.0.0 firmware newly incorporates a RAW image recording function.

You can download the version 2.0.0.0 firmware from next page and update the firmware of your PowerShot SX1 IS camera to add this RAW image recording function.


Note:After the firmware of your camera is updated, the camera settings will be restored to default values; however, My Camera data will not be deleted.

Digital Photo Professional

Digital Photo ProfessionalThe Digital Photo Professional software can be used to develop RAW images, which are recorded on the camera, on a computer.

If you download Digital Photo Professional from next page and install it on your computer, you can develop RAW images.


To Users of ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser: You can update your ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser to Version 6.3.1 to display RAW images that are captured with the PowerShot SX1 IS camera. Please download the ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser 6.3.1 updater from your regional Canon Web site from the end of March, 2009.

PowerShot SX1 ISData for Downloading

If you want this firmware update, the following items are available for download from next page.

1. Firmware Update Procedure (PDF)

Please follow this manual to update the firmware of the camera.

2. Firmware Update Data

This data is necessary for updating the firmware. It includes the following files.
UploadFirmware: Utility software to transfer firmware data from a computer to the camera via USB connection
PSSX1.FI2: Firmware data for the PowerShot SX1 IS camera

3. PowerShot SX1 IS Camera User Guide (PDF)

This is an updated version of Camera User Guide with additional information about RAW data recording.

4. Digital Photo Professional

Digital Photo Professional is a software application that develops RAW images. You can download the software from next page to develop RAW images that are captured with the PowerShot SX1 IS camera. Please download the software and install it on your computer to develop RAW images.

For how to use Digital Photo Professional, please refer to the Software Starter Guide that is bundled with the camera, or Help from the [Help] menu in Digital Photo Professional.
* For detailed information about Digital Photo Professional, please download the instruction manual from your regional Canon Web site from the middle of April, 2009.

PowerShot SX1 ISIdentifying Applicable Cameras
for the Firmware Update and Software Download

You can check if the firmware update and Digital Photo Professional download are applicable to your camera by following the How to Set RAW as the Recording Pixels below. The firmware update and software download apply to products that do not include RAW as the recording pixels.

How to Set RAW as the Recording Pixels:

      RAW

    1. Set the mode dial to Creative zone (P,Tv,Av,M,C).
    2. Press the ON/OFF button to turn on the camera.
    3. Press the aspect (Aspect Ratio) button and select the 4:3 aspect ratio.
    4. Press the func button.
    5. Use the up or down button to select recording pixels and the left or right to select RAW.
    6. Press the func button.

If your camera displays [L M1 M2 M3 S] as recording pixels, the firmware update is applicable. When the firmware update is completed, [L M1 M2 M3 S RAW] will be selectable as the recording pixels.
If RAW is already available in your camera, the firmware update and software download are not necessary.

Note: If an error occurs during the firmware update, the camera may stop working. Before performing the firmware update, please make sure that you read the preliminary notes carefully.

In addition, our service centers provide firmware update services and the software. If you want to use our service, please contact our service centers.

PowerShot SX1 ISItems Required for Firmware Update

Firmware Update

The following items are required for this firmware update.

system

1 PowerShot SX1 IS The camera that can not set RAW.
2 Computer(*) USB interface required
Before installing Digital Photo Professional, please read through the Digital Photo Professional Computer Environment section below.
3 USB interface cable Bundled with the camera.
4 Battery Four brand-new alkaline AA batteries, or NiMH batteries NB4-300 sold separately.
5 Memory card Commercially-available SD/SDHC memory card (with a minimum capacity of 8 MB or above).
· Firmware Update Procedure If the serial number of an applicable product is entered, the data will be available for download.
· Firmware Update Data
· Camera User Guide
· Digital Photo Professional Installer We recommend that you install Digital Photo Professional for RAW image development. If the serial number of an applicable product is entered, the data will be available for download.

* Windows® XP/ Windows Vista™, Mac OS X (v.10.4 - v.10.5)

Customers who do not have any of the items 3 to 5 are asked to contact our service centers.

Digital Photo Professional Computer Environment

OS Windows Vista(including SP1), Windows XP SP2/SP3
Mac OS X (v.10.4 - v.10.5)
Processor Windows : Pentium series 1.3GHz or higher
Mac OS X : PowerPC G4/G5, Intel Processor
RAM 1GB or more
Hard Disk Free Disk Space : 240 MB or more
Display 1024 x 768 pixels or more

PowerShot SX1 ISOutline of the Firmware Update Procedures

Firmware Update

To update the firmware, the following procedures are required.

    1. Download and decompress the firmware update data.
    2. Prepare a memory card for the firmware update.
    3. Update the firmware.
    4. Check whether the firmware update is completed successfully.
In addition, the Firmware Update Procedure (PDF) covers details of the procedures above.
Read the Firmware Update Procedure (PDF) carefully before updating the firmware.

Installing Digital Photo Professional

To install Digital Photo Professional to your computer, the following procedures are required.

    1. Download and decompress the installer for Digital Photo Professional.
    2. Start the installer and run the installation program.

PowerShot SX1 ISFirmware Update and Software Download Q&A

If you have any questions, please read the Q&A.

>> Open/Close Q&A


Q1: What has changed in Firmware Version 2.0.0.0?
A1: With this firmware update, the camera can record RAW images.

Q2: I own an applicable camera, but I am not planning on shooting RAW images. Do I still have to update the firmware?
A2: If you are not planning on shooting RAW images, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Q3: The serial number label on the bottom of my camera is peeled off. How can I tell the serial number?
A3: The serial number is also listed on the warranty card and on the package.

Q4: Can I use an SDHC memory card instead of an SD card to update the firmware?
A4: Other than an SD card, you can use a multimedia card or a MMCplus card (with a minimum capacity of 8 MB or above). You can also use an SDHC card or an HC MMCplus card.


PowerShot SX1 ISDownload

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