EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi / EOS 400D DIGITAL

Firmware Update Ver 1.1.1


Firmware specification changes

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

  1. Adds detailed information about three new lenses.
  2. Polish has been added as a new display language in the menu screens.

The Version 1.1.1 firmware being released this time is for 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-DC20 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

Q: What has been changed in version 1.1.1 of the firmware?
A: The following fixes and improvements have been incorporated.
  1. Adds detailed information about three new lenses.

    Adds details about EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS, and EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM. This makes the correct lens names appear in Exif information and in printing when using PictBridge.

  2. Polish has been added as a new display language in the menu screens.

Q: Are the improvements made in previous version included in this firmware?
A: Yes, they are included.

Changes in Version 1.0.5:

  1. Fixes the printing of lens names when using PictBridge.
Corrects the printing of the lens name for shots taken with the EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro lens and Life-Size Converter EF.
  1. [Redeye 1] can now be selected when connecting with specific printers.
[Redeye 1] can now be selected when using the iP6310D / iP6320D / iP6700D Photo Inkjet Printer.
  1. Improves the reliability of communication with the Speedlite 380EX.
Improves reliability of the communication with the optical Speedlite 380EX clip-on flash.
Changes in Version 1.1.0:
  1. Adds support for the new Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) USB protocol.
Adds support for the Media Transfer Protocol (MTP), which has greater expandability than the Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) used for communication between the camera and the computer up to now.
  1. Corrects errors in the Simplified Chinese menu screens.



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 you will see the "Firmware Ver.X.X.X" at the end of the Set-up 2 shown in yellow, which is the currently installed firmware version number.

Note: Select <P> mode (or one of the other creative modes). The version of the firmware will not appear in the basic modes.



Q: How do I update the firmware?
A: These are two ways to update the camera's firmware.
  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 firmware?
A: The equipment required is as follows.

(1-A) Battery Pack NB-2LH (The battery pack must be fully charged.)
(1-B) AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC20 (sold separately)
(2) CF card (8MB or more, 2GB or less)

In order to supply power to the camera, either (1-A) or (1-B) 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, please copy the firmware file to the CF card via a CF card reader.
  2. Please connect the camera and a personal computer with a USB cable, and copy the firmware file onto the CF card in the camera. Please use EOS Utility application bundled with the camera to copy the file. (Please use CF card of 64MB or more, 2GB or less, for this case.)


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



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 the CF card into the camera, and turn the Power Switch <ON>.

Press the <MENU> button.

Press the Cross keys to select the [Format] item, and press the <SET> button.

Press the Cross keys 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. (*1)

Firmware update file

File name : e4kr3111.fir

File size : 4,907,626bytes

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.

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.





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.




Press the Cross keys to select the "Firmware Ver.x.x.x" item at the bottom of the Set-up 2 menu (Yellow), and then press the <SET> button.



The firmware update screen will appear.

Press the Cross keys to 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.

Click the [Camera settings / Remote shooting] button.

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


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.


The firmware version confirmation will appear on the computer screen.

Click [Yes].


The confirmation will appear on the computer screen.

Click [OK].


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



(5) Update the firmware.



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 Cross keys and pressing the <SET> button.




The message on the left will appear during the update.


(6) Complete the firmware update.



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

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




The message on the left appear on LCD monitor, 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

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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