EOS DIGITAL REBEL/EOS 300D DIGITAL Firmware Update Version 1.1.1


What's new?

 

EOS DIGITAL REBEL/EOS 300D DIGITAL Firmware Version 1.1.1 resolves the following issues:

  1. It increases the reliability of RemoteCapture application when the camera is used.
  2. It increases the reliability of operations when used on Windows XP and Mac OS X with [PTP] selected in [Communication].

This firmware Version 1.1.1 can only be installed on cameras with Version 1.0.2 firmware. If the camera already has the firmware Version 1.1.1 installed, you do not need to update it.

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


Q & A of Firmware

 
Q: What features are updated with the Firmware Version 1.1.1?
A: It includes the modification for the following issues:
  1. It increases the reliability of RemoteCapture application when the camera is used.
    • The reliability of RemoteCapture, with which you can control the camera from your computer and take single-frame shots, timer shots and interval timer shots and save the images on your computer automatically, is increased.
  2. It increases the reliability of operations when used on Windows XP and Mac OS X with [PTP]* selected in [Communication].
    • It increases the operations with the camera when connected and disconnected with your computer in saving and deleting the images. You may now make a continuous printing of up to 100 images at one time.
    *

    ... For more details of [PTP], please refer to the Software Instructions of EOS DIGITAL REBEL/EOS 300D DIGITAL at page A-7.

Q: How do I check the camera's current firmware version number?
A: Turn the Power Switch ON, and press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the Cross keys and display "Set-up 2 menu", you will see the "Firmware Ver.1.x.x" at the end of the settings, which is the currently installed firmware version number. For more details , please refer to the instruction manual on pages 28 - 31.

Q: How do I update the EOS DIGITAL REBEL/EOS 300D DIGITAL's firmware?
A: Two methods of firmware updating are provided.
  1. Download the firmware file from this web site and install the update as shown in the updating procedure.
  2. Bring the camera 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 EOS DIGITAL REBEL/EOS 300D DIGITAL's firmware?
A: The following equipment is necessary to update the EOS DIGITAL REBEL/EOS 300D DIGITAL's firmware.
  1. Battery Pack BP-511 or BP-512 (The battery pack must be fully charged.)
  2. AC Adapter Kit (Optional) ACK-E2
  3. CF card (8MB or more, 2GB or less)

In order to supply power to the camera, 1 or 2 is necessary.

Q: How do I copy the downloaded firmware file to the CF card?
A: Two methods of copying the downloaded firmware file are provided.
  1. If you have a CF card reader or a PC card reader*, or a notebook type personal computer with a PC card slot*, please copy the firmware file included in the downloaded data a freshly formatted CF card.
    * If you use a CF card with a PC card reader or a PC card slot, a PC card adapter is necessary.
  2. If you do not have any of the above equipment, please connect the camera and a personal computer with a USB cable*, and copy the firmware file onto the CF card in the camera. For copying, "UploadFirmware**" (utility software) is included in the downloaded data.
    * For USB connection, the interface cable IFC-300PCU enclosed with the camera is necessary.
    ** Macintosh version of UploadFirmware requires Mac OS 9.0 to 9.2.

Q: I do not have the equipment necessary for the firmware update.
A: Please contact a Canon Service Center in your region.

Q: While copying the firmware, the word "ERROR" is shown on the display.
A: The firmware updating procedure has failed. If you used battery pack BP-511 or BP-512, please change the power supply equipment to the AC Adapter Kit (Optional) ACK-E2, and try to update the firmware again. If the word "ERROR" still appears on the display after the update, or some problems are found during the update, please contact the Canon Service Center.

Equipment required for firmware update

 
  1. Battery Pack BP-511 or BP-512 ( fully charged )
  2. AC Adapter Kit (Optional) ACK-E2
  3. CF card (8MB or more, 2GB or less)

Use either Battery Pack BP-511/BP-512 or AC Adapter Kit (Optional) ACK-E2.


Preparation for EOS DIGITAL REBEL/EOS 300D DIGITAL firmware update

 

STEP 1: Format a CF card

Use a formatted CF card for installing the new firmware ( 8MB or more, 2GB or less).

Be sure to carefully review the contents of the CF card before formatting. Insert the CF card into the EOS DIGITAL REBEL/EOS 300D DIGITAL, and turn on the Power Switch. Press "MENU" button and select the tools "Setup" menu. And then select "FORMAT" and then accept the confirmation to initialize the CF card.

STEP 2: Prepare Power Supply and/or Interface Cable

One of the following power supplies is necessary for firmware update.

  • Battery Pack BP-511/ BP-512 ( fully charged )
  • Or, AC Adapter Kit (Optional) ACK-E2

Interface Cable IFC-300PCU is necessary if you prefer to connecting the camera to the PC and copying the firmware file to the CF card.


STEP 3: Download the EOS DIGITAL REBEL/EOS 300D DIGITAL firmware update procedure file (PDF file)

EOS DIGITAL REBEL/EOS 300D DIGITAL 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 firmware update.


STEP 4: Download the firmware from this page

Download the firmware update file that is suited to your computer's operating system.

The file is a self-extracting compressed archive. Double-click it for extraction.

After downloading and decompressing the file, verify that the folder contains the following files.

Windows®
"EOSREBELD300D Firmware111" folder

MacOS
"EOSREBELD300D Firmware111" folder

* Windows users may need to adjust their folder view setting to "see hidden files" in order to see all the files.

Please check the file size of the firmware before installation.

Firmware Update File

E3kr111.fir

* Windows : Size in Property (1.77MB)
* Mac OS : Size in Information (1.77MB)

If the downloaded file size is different from the above, please download the firmware again.


Precautions

 
  • Use a fully charged Battery Pack BP-511/BP-512 or dedicated AC Adapter Kit (Optional) ACK-E2 for firmware update.
  • Do not shut off the power during the firmware writing operation. A power failure during the firmware writing operation may disable the camera.
  • Do not open the CF card slot cover or press any camera buttons during the firmware writing operation.



EOS DIGITAL REBEL/EOS 300D DIGITAL firmware update procedures

 
(1) Copy the "E3kr111.fir" file to the formatted CF card.

If you do not have any of the card reading devices,

  1. Insert the CF card into the EOS DIGITAL REBEL/EOS 300D DIGITAL, and connect it to the PC with Interface Cable IFC-300PCU.
  2. Double-click the "UploadFirmware*" in the decompressed folder, and follow the instructions so that the "E3kr111.fir" file can be copied onto the CF card in the EOS DIGITAL REBEL/EOS 300D DIGITAL.

When you attempt to transfer the data to the CF card in the EOS DIGITAL REBEL/EOS 300D DIGITAL with the "UploadFirmware*" program, do not open the CF card slot cover, turn the Power Switch or turn the power off until the data transfer is completed. Any of the above operations during data transfer will disable the firmware update.

* Macintosh version of UploadFirmware requires Mac OS 9.0 to 9.2.

(2) Insert the CF card with the firmware into the camera and turn the Power Switch on.

The following message will appear on the LCD after the firmware update program activates.

When using the "UploadFirmware" utility, please be sure that data transfer is completed. Next step, open and close the CF card slot cover. Then, the firmware update program starts and the following message will appear on the LCD.

(3) Select [OK] with Cross keys of the camera and press the "SET" button.

If you select [Cancel] and press the "SET" button, the firmware update is cancelled.
If the message of "Execute Upgrade" does not appear, please return to Procedure (1) as the firmware is not copied correctly.

The first step in installing the new firmware is checking the currently installed firmware.

A message of [Checking Firmware] appears and the firmware currently installed is being checked. This step will take approximately 6 seconds.
Do not press the shutter button during this step. Checking firmware will be cancelled by pressing the shutter button.

After checking the current firmware, both the current and the replaced versions will be displayed on the LCD as follows.

(4) Execute the firmware update after confirming the version to be installed, by selecting [OK] with Cross keys and pressing the "SET" button.

If you select [Cancel] and press the "SET" button, the firmware update is cancelled.

The following message will appear during firmware updating.

The update will take approximately 4 minutes.

Do not turn the power off during the firmware writing operation.
Do not open the CF card slot cover or press any camera button during the firmware writing operation.

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

(5) 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

 
If firmware version is "1.1.1", updating is completed properly. To confirm the firmware version, turn the Power Switch ON, and press the MENU button to display the menu. Press the Cross keys and display "Set-up 2 menu," you will see the "Firmware Ver.1.1.1" at the end of the settings shown in yellow, which is the number of the firmware version. For more details, please refer to the instruction manual at page 28 - 31.


If an ERROR message appears during the firmware update

 
In case the following 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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