Q: What has been changed in Version 2.0.0 of the firmware?
A: By updating the firmware of the WFT-E3/E3A to Version 2.0.0, the following
new functions are available for use with the EOS 50D Digital SLR Camera.
- Wi-Fi Protected Setup now supported
- Can now transfer images in the folder
- Can now change HTTP port numbers
*For details on these firmware changes, please download and read the instruction
manual at the bottom of the page.
Q: The firmware of the WFT-E3/E3A is Version 1.0.0,
so can the WFT-E3/E3A be used with the EOS 50D?
A: It cannot be used with the EOS 50D. Version 1.0.0 only supports the
EOS 40D. To use the WFT-E3/E3A with the EOS 50D, it is necessary to update
the firmware of the WFT-E3/E3A to Version 2.0.0.
Q: If I have updated the firmware of the WFT-E3/E3A
to Version 2.0.0, can the WFT-E3/E3A still be used with the EOS 40D?
A: Even if you have updated the firmware, you can use the unit as is.
However, the new functions of Version 2.0.0 firmware that support Wi-Fi
Protected Setup, folder image transfers, and HTTP port number changes are
not available for use with the EOS 40D. These functions are only available
with the EOS 50D.
Q: What is meant by compatibility with Wi-Fi Protected
A: If your routers and access points support Wi-Fi Protected Setup, the
wireless LAN setup process is simplified and you can easily connect the
transmitter to a wireless LAN. For connection procedures, see the WFT-E3/E3A
Q: What is meant by transferring images in folders?
A: Images on the camera can be selected and transferred by folder.
Q: What is meant by changing HTTP port numbers?
A: This function allows you to select one WFT-E3/E3A unit that you want
to operate from among multiple WFT-E3/E3A units that are connected to the
Internet. By allocating different port numbers to different WFT-E3/E3A units,
the WFT-E3/E3A unit with the port number specified by the computer is connected.
For information on how to make the HTTP settings, see the WFT-E3/E3A instruction
Q: How do I check the WFT-E3/E3A's current firmware
A: Connect the WFT-E3/E3A to the camera, and then turn the camera on.
Press the camera's <MENU> button to bring up the "Function Settings
1" item in the menu. Rotate the Quick Control Dial to select "WFT
Settings" in the area below. If you press the <SET> button, "WFT
Firmware Ver. X.X.X" appears in the area under the display. The number
shown there is the WFT-E3/E3A firmware version.
Q: How do I update the WFT-E3/E3A's firmware?
A: These are two ways to update the camera's firmware.
- Download the firmware file from this Web site and install the
update as shown in the updating procedure.
- Bring the WFT-E3/E3A to a Canon Service Center and have the
firmware updated by the center.
If you choose the latter method, contact a Canon
Service Center in your region.
Q: Do I need any special equipment to update the firmware?
A: The firmware update file needs to be copied to a CF card, so a card
reader or a computer with a PC card slot will be required.
When using CF cards with a card reader, however, there are cases where
a PC card adapter is necessary.
Other required equipment is listed below.
(1) Corresponding Camera (The battery should be fully charged.)
(2) WFT-E3/E3A (The battery should be fully charged.)
(3) CF card (64MB or more, 2GB or less)
Q: I do not have the equipment necessary for the firmware
A: Please contact a Canon Service Center in your region.
Q: How can I download the firmware?
A: The file for updating the firmware can be downloaded at the bottom
of this page.
Select the compressed, self-extracting file appropriate for your OS and
double-click to extract.
After completing the download and extraction, confirm that the following
files have been generated :
Firmware update file
WFTE3200.UPD (2,038,428 bytes)
* Windows, Properties size
* Mac OS, Get Info, -> General information Size
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.
Q: How do I update the firmware?
A: It can be updated by copying the downloaded file to an initialized
(formatted) CF card by the camera, and then loading the card in the camera.
Connect the camera and the WFT-E3/E3A, and then perform the firmware update
Please refer to the PDF file at the end of this page for more details.
Please note the following when updating:
- Do not turn off the main switch of the camera during
the firmware updating process. When using household AC power supply, be
careful of power failure.
- Do not remove the WFT-E3/E3A during the firmware
- Also, do not open the memory card slot cover or press any button, dial,
or switch. If the camera's power supply is interrupted during firmware
updating, the firmware may not load properly and the camera may require
repairs before it can be used again.