Canon announces D30 firmware, G2 problem!|
(Monday, April 22, 2002 - 15:34 EDT)
Canon's offers owners of its much-loved EOS digital SLR better USB compatibility; notifies PowerShot G2 owners of a potential problem...
Canon U.S.A. Inc. has today announced two items of interest to owners of the EOS D30 and PowerShot G2 digital cameras. First of all, for D30 owners the company has a new firmware update:
"New EOS D30 Firmware Version 188.8.131.52 increases the reliability of USB communication when the EOS D30 and a compatible PC or Macintosh computer are connected with the USB interface. The most noticeable improvement occurs during Interval Timer Shooting and Timer Shooting using Remote Capture." The firmware update is for cameras with serial numbers in the range xxx200001 to xxx899999, and cameras that have already been updated at the factory have a note included in the package to confirm this.
Owners of the PowerShot G2 digital camera, meanwhile, will want to be aware of a potential problem whereby the rear casing of the camera can develop a stress crack. The company notes that the problem does not occur on all cameras shipped and has no effect on camera functions or image quality. Canon is treating the problem as a warranty repair, so if you've got a PowerShot G2 or PowerShot G2 Black which has developed a stress crack in the rear cover, call 1 (800) 828-4040 or send the camera in for service.