Firmware changes

This firmware update (Version 1.1.1) incorporates the following fixes and improvements:

  1. It now supports high-capacity CF cards.
  2. It allows the latest lens names to be recorded in the Exif information of images taken.
  3. It adds lenses that are compatible with the Digital Photo Professional 3.2 lens aberration correction function.

Version 1.1.1 firmware update is for use with cameras with firmware up to Version 1.1.0. If you already have Version 1.1.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

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.

Firmware Q&A

 

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 a CF Card

Be sure to carefully review the contents of the CF card before formatting.

card insert>power on Insert the CF card into the camera, and turn the Power Switch <ON>. Press <MENU> button and select the tools "Setup" menu. And then select "Format" and then accept the confirmation to initialize the CF card.

* For firmware update, be sure to use a blank CF card formatted with the camera.

(2) Download the firmware update file from this page

The file for updating the camera's firmware can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

Please download the compressed, self-extracting file that matches your computer's operating system.

Extract downloaded file to creat firmware update file. Copy the firmware update file in the first window that appears when the CF card is opened (the root directory).

Firmware update file
File name : 5d000111.fir
File size : 5,202,980bytes

Windows

eos5dxxx.exeDouble-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. (Click "Browse" to select a destination for the extracted files. This destination may be different from the path initially displayed, "C:\".)

Confirm file size of the firmware update file. If the file size differs from the above, please download the file again from the Web site. Also, firmware updating service is provided free of charge at Canon Service Centers. You can confirm this by right-clicking the icon and selecting the Properties command from the pop-up menu that appears.

Copy the firmware update file via a card reader to a CF card that has been formatted in the Camera.

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The drive letter (E:) may be different on your system.

*Please copy the firmware update file to the root directory of the CF card. If the firmware update file is placed in subfolder of the CF card, the camera will not see it.

 

Double-click the CF card icon ["Removable disk (E:)"].

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Remove the CF card from the card reader after confirming that the firmware update file has been saved to the card.

*When removing the CF card, be sure to do so as described in the documentation for the computer or the card reader.

Macintosh

The downloaded file will automatically self-extract, creating the firmware update file.

Confirm file size of the firmware update file. If the file size differs from the above, please download the file again from the Web site. Also, firmware updating service is provided free of charge at Canon Service Centers. To check the file size, select the icon, and then select the Get Info command from the File menu.

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Copy the firmware update file via a card reader to a CF card that has been formatted in the camera.

 

*Please copy the firmware update file to the root directory of the CF card. If the firmware update file is placed in subfolder of the CF card, the camera will not see it.

Double-click the CF card icon ["EOS_DIGITAL"].

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Remove the CF card from the card reader after confirming that the firmware update file has been saved to the card.

*Before removing the CF card from the card reader, select the EOS_DIGITAL icon, and then choose Eject EOS_DIGITAL from the File menu (or drag the EOS_DIGITAL icon to the Trash).

 

(3) Start the firmware update

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Insert the CF card with the firmware into the camera and turn the Power Switch <ON>.

Rotate the Mode Dial to select <P> mode (or one of the other modes in the creative zone).

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

 

(4) Display the firmware update screen

screen shot>press set

After selecting "Firmware Ver.x.x.x", 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.

If the firmware update screen will 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).

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This message will appear on LCD monitor, and the camera will check the version of the firmware update file.

screen shot After checking the firmware update file, the versions of the firmware update file will be displayed on the LCD as follows.
screen shot Turn the Quick Control Dial, select the firmware, and then press the <SET> button. The following message will appear.

 

(5) Execute the firmware update

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

screen shot This message will appear during the update.
screen shot When the update is completed, this message will appear on the LCD.
press set Complete the firmware update by pressing the <SET> button.

The firmware update is now completed.

Format the CF card before using it again.

Verifying the firmware update

Make sure the firmware version is 1.1.1. If so, the update has been completed properly.
To check the firmware version, please refer the "Firmware Q&A" above.

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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