Firmware aplenty from Canon and Nikon|
(Sunday, March 30, 2003 - 21:28 EST)
Japanese camera giants Canon and Nikon have announced firmware updates for a number of their digital cameras
Canon's new v1.02 firmware for the EOS-1Ds fixes three problems - incorrect white balance when Personal Function 25 was set; a line of grey pixels at one edge of small / fine mode JPEG files; and the repetition of the aperture value with the RemoteCapture application.
Several of Canon's consumer digital cameras also get firmware updates. The PowerShot S230 and IXUS v3 firmware corrects underexposure in slow synchro mode; the PowerShot S45 firmware corrects occasional AF errors when using Active Frame Control / FlexiZone AF; and finally, the PowerShot G3, corrects instability when the camera is used with the Speedlite 380EX flash. All of these firmware updates bring the respective cameras to firmware version 188.8.131.52, and they also all fix a problem with errors in data transfer to some computers.
Nikon USA meanwhile have released firmware updates for both the Coolpix 4500 and 5700 digital cameras. For the Coolpix 4500, v1.2 of the firmware corrects a problem whereby when shooting in TIFF mode with the MC-EU1 remote controller, images were corrupted. v1.1 of the Coolpix 5700 firmware fixes three problems: corrupted date and time in RAW files, incorrect metering when changing user settings, and display corruption related to zooming in on RAW images in playback mode.
Finally, Nikon Europe have released v1.5 of firmware for the Coolpix 4300, which corrects a power problem that could be caused by connecting the camera to a PAL video device.