Firmware changes

This firmware update (Version 1.0.6) incorporates the following fixes and improvements:

  1. It allows the latest lens names to be recorded in the Exif information of images taken.
  2. It adds lenses that are compatible with the Digital Photo Professional 3.2 lens aberration correction function.

Version 1.0.6 firmware update is for use with cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.5. If your camera's firmware is already version 1.0.5, it is not necessary to perform this update.

Before downloading the firmware update, please be sure to read the entire contents of this page.

Precautions

A power failure during the firmware writing operation may disable the camera.

  • Use a fully charged Battery Pack or dedicated AC Adapter Kit (Optional) ACK-E2 for the firmware update.
  • Do not shut off the power during the firmware writing operation.
  • Do not open the CF card slot cover during the firmware writing operation.

Do not press any camera buttons during the firmware writing operation.

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Preparation for firmware update

The firmware update procedure is available in the PDF file at the end of this page. Please download the PDF file and read the procedure carefully before updating the firmware.

Firmware update procedures

In the following instructions, X.X.X or xxx indicates either the current firmware version or the firmware version for the update.

(1) Format the CF Card

CF insert > Power On > Rotate
  • Be sure to carefully review the contents of the CF card before formatting.
    Insert the CF card into the camera, and turn the Power Switch <ON>.
  • Press the <MENU> button.
  • Rotate the Quick Control Dial to select the [Format] item, and press the <SET> button.
  • Rotate the Quick Control Dial to select the [OK], and press the <SET> button.
  • Turn the camera <OFF> and remove the CF card from the camera.

(2) Download the firmware update file from this page

Please download the compressed, self-extracting file that matches your computer's operating system.
Extract the contents of the downloaded file to creat the firmware update file. (*1)

Firmware update file
File name : 30d00106.fir
File size : 4,737,149bytes

Confirm the file size of the firmware update file. (*2)
If the file size differs from the above, please download the file again from the Web site.

(*1)The way to extract the contents of the downloaded file.

Windows

Double-click the downloaded file.

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Clicking [OK] will cause the file's contents to be extracted and the firmware update file to be created.

Macintosh

The downloaded file will automatically self-extract, creating the firmware update file.
In the case the downloaded file do not automatically self-extract, double-click the downloaded file.

(*2)The way to confirm the file size.

Windows

Right-click the icon of the firmware update file and select the [Properties] command from the pop-up menu that appears.

Macintosh

Select the icon of the firmware update file, and then select the [Get Info] command from the [File] menu.

In case of using the CF card reader, follow the procedure from Step (3-1) onward. In case of not using the CF card reader, follow the procedure from Step (4-1) onward.

(3-1) Copy the firmware update file to the CF card.

Insert a CF card that has been formatted in the Camera into the CF card reader.
Copy the firmware update file to the first window that appears when the CF card is opened (the root directory).
Remove the CF card from the card reader.

*When removing the CF card, be sure to do so as described in the documentation for the computer or the card reader.
*If the firmware update file is placed in subfolder of the CF card, the camera will not see it.

(3-2) Start the firmware update.

card insert > power on

Rotate the Mode Dial to select <P> mode (or one of the other modes in the creative zone).
Insert the CF card with the firmware into the camera.

Turn the Power Switch <ON>, and then press the <MENU> button to display the menu.

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Rotate the Quick Control Dial to select the "Firmware Ver.x.x.x" item at the bottom of the Set-up menu (Yellow), and then press the <SET> button.

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The firmware update screen will appear.

Turn the Quick Control Dial, select [OK], and then press the <SET> button.
Follow the procedure from Step (5) onward.

*If the firmware update screen does not appear on LCD monitor, the firmware update file may not have been properly copied to the CF card, so please try again starting from step (1).

(4-1) Set the camera's communication setting to [Print/PC].

Turn the Power Switch <ON>, and then press the <MENU> button to display the menu.
Rotate the Quick Control Dial to select the [Communication] item, and press the <SET> button.
Rotate the Quick Control Dial to select the [Print/PC], and press the <SET> button.
Turn the camera <OFF>.

(4-2) Connect the camera and the computer.

Rotate the Mode Dial to select <P> mode (or one of the other modes in the creative zone).
Insert a CF card that has been formatted in the camera into the camera.
Connect the camera and the computer with the USB cable, and then set the camera's power switch to <ON>.

(4-3) Start the firmware update.

Start EOS Utility.

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Click the [Camera settings / Remote shooting] button.

Click [Button], and then click the [Firmware Ver. X.X.X].

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The firmware update will appear on the computer screen.

Click the [OK] button.

The firmware update file will be copied to the CF card by following the on-screen instructions to select it.

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The firmware version confirmation will appear on the computer screen.

Click [Yes].

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The confirmation will appear on the computer screen.

Click [OK].

Follow the procedure from Step (5) onward on the camera.

(5) Update the firmware.

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After checking the firmware update file, the message on the left will appear.

Start the firmware update, after confirming the version to be installed, by selecting [OK] with the Quick Control Dial and pressing the <SET> button.

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(6) Complete the firmware update.

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When the update is completed, the message on the left will appear on the LCD.

Complete the firmware update by pressing the <SET> button.

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The message on the left appear on LCD monior, so please turn the camera <OFF> and remove battery from the camera.

The firmware update is now completed.

When the firmware update operations are finished, turn the camera <OFF> and remove battery from the camera for at least two seconds. This will cause the new firmware to take effect after the battery has been reloaded and the camera is turned on.

Format the CF card before using it again.

If an ERROR message appears during the firmware update

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In case this message appears during the firmware update, please press the <SET> button and return to the beginning of the procedure. If you still have a problem, please contact the Canon Service Center in your region.

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