Firmware changes

Firmware update Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following fixes and improvements.

  1. Fixes a malfunction that in rare occurrence causes a low battery indication to be displayed when using the EF 85mm F1.2L II USM lens. Depending on the battery check timing of the camera, the battery level displayed on the camera's LCD data panel may shows Battery will be exhausted soon or Battery must be recharged, even though the battery capacity is sufficient.
  2. Fixes a malfunction that in rare occurrence causes an Err 06 Self Cleaning Sensor malfunction to appear on the camera's LCD monitor and LCD data panel, even when the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit is operating normally. This message may appear depending on the timing of when the camera is switch to the ON position.
  3. Fixes a malfunction that prevents correct colors from being printed when direct printing. RAW images captured using the camera's custom Picture Styles (Emerald, etc.), which have been downloaded from Canon's Web site and registered under User Def. 2 or User Def. 3.
  4. Modifies the level of subject brightness that causes the AF-assist beam to fire when using an external Speedlite.
  5. Enables an external flash connected to the camera's synchro terminal to fire even when the camera's built-in flash is popped up.

Version 1.1.1 firmware is for EOS 40D cameras with firmware up to Version 1.1.0. If the camera's firmware is already 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 the CF Card

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

Insert CF>Turn Dial>Power On
  • Insert the CF card into the camera, and turn the Power Switch <ON>.
  • Press the <MENU> button.
  • Rotate the Main Dial and 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 create the firmware update file.

Firmware update file
File name : 40d00111.fir
File size : 8,193,788 bytes

 

How to Extract the Firmware Update File

Windows

Double-click the downloaded file.

Dialog

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.

How 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.

There are two ways to install the firmware update:

  1. To install from a CF card, follow the procedures outlined in Step (3-1), then bypass Step 4-1 and continue to Step 5.
  1. To install directly from a compatible computer, bypass Step 3-1 and follow the procedures 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.

Insert CF>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.

screen Rotate the Main Dial and the Quick Control Dial to select the "Firmware Ver.x.x.x" item at the bottom of the "Set-up 3 (Yellow)", and then press the <SET> button.
screen

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) 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>.

(4-2) Start the firmware update.

Start EOS Utility.

screen

Click the [Camera settings / Remote shooting] button.

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

screen 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.

screen

Click the [Camera settings / Remote shooting] button.

Click the [OK] button.

screen The firmware update will appear on the computer screen.

Click the [OK] button.

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

(5) Update the firmware.

screen The screen shown on the left will appear on the camera's LCD monitor.
screen If you press the <SET> button, a confirmation screen will appear, so check the firmware update shown, rotate the Quick Control Dial to select [OK], and press the <SET> button again to start the firmware update.
screen The message on the left will appear during the update.

(6) Complete the firmware update.

screen

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

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

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

screen If this screen appears, remove the battery and check to make sure that there are no problems with the battery capacity or with the firmware update file on the CF card.
If there are no problems, repeat the update operations again.

If you still have a problem, please contact the Canon Service Center in your region.

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