What is a Digital Camera Firmware?

What is a Digital Camera Firmware? The Firmware is a combination of read-only memory, program code, and data stored in a camera. Basically, it’s the core that allows you to use certain features, as programmed by the camera manufacturer. In other words, it’s the operating system of the camera. In order to benefit from the entire power of your camera – or fix some issues, you should check if it has the latest firmware version, and if not, upgrade it. The firmware update procedure may vary slightly from one make and model of camera to another, so it’s important to follow the instructions carefully. Moreover, updating digital camera firmware by third party publishers can enhance functionality or unlock hidden functionality. Examples: Canon Firmware Update for Digital Rebel XTi The EOS Digital Rebel XTi/EOS 400D DSLR is one of my favourite cameras. According to Canon, this digital camera has a minor issue … Read more

Camera Firmware Update of December 2007

Panasonic DMC-L10 v1.1 Firmware Update Panasonic DMC-L10 DSLR camera has a firmware version 1.1 available with the following improvements: 1. Improved the performance of AF(Auto Focus) with Panasonic lenses. (Model Number L-ES014050,L-RS014150). 2. Improved the performance of AE (An accuracy improvement of Auto Exposure at night scene). 3. Improved the performance of AWB(Auto White Balance). 4. Shortened the minimum shooting intervals on the single shooting mode. 5. Enabled the Front/Rear dial operations in the fine white balance adjustment and the change of magnifying position on the MF Assist in Li’ve View mode. Canon EOS-1D Mark III Firmware Update 1.1.3 Version 1.1.3 of the EOS-1D Mark III DSLR camera firmware update incorporates the following improvements and fixes: 1. Increases transmission speed when using high-speed SD cards. 2. Fixes a phenomenon involving not being able to release the shutter. 3. Improves AF tracking in specific conditions. 4. Corrects errors in the Spanish … Read more

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