Loads of news for Canon users!|
(Friday, April 19, 2002 - 16:58 EDT)
Firmware and software updates and info for Mac users with the D60 and 1D cameras...
Canon USA is today announcing a number of things that will be of interest to owners of its PowerShot and Digital EOS cameras:
- New firmware has been released today for 7 PowerShot-series digital cameras. The PowerShot A10, A20, S110 and S300 are all now at firmware revision v188.8.131.52, whilst the PowerShot S30, S40 and G2 are on v184.108.40.206. The latest firmware updates add support for direct printing to the CP100 photo printer to all cameras. The PowerShot G2, S30 and S40 also get Exif 2.2 compliance (also known as 'Exif Print'). Finally, the G2 gets support for direct printing to Canon BubbleJet printers (the S30 and S40 already support this). Note that the PowerShot G2 Black already supports all of these, and is not covered by this firmware update.
- An updater to ZoomBrowser EX v3.2.1 has been released free of charge for downloading on the Canon site. The installer, which can be downloaded as one 17MB file, or as 12 separate files that can be joined together on your PC, requires ZoomBrowser EX v2.0 to 3.1 be installed before you can start the upgrade. Compared to 2.x versions of ZoomBrowser, v3.2.1 adds Windows XP support, an improved user interface, the ability to automatically download images when your camera is attached and improved database reliability. Those of you already using v3.0 or v3.1 will notice Exif 2.2 (Exif Print) support and increased processing speed, as well as a couple of bug fixes.
- An issue has been identified for users who own both Canon's EOS D60 and EOS-1D digital cameras and use the Macintosh platform. In a nutshell, the D60's software disables FireWire connectivity for the 1D, meaning the only way to get images off the camera is to use a card reader. A Canon document describes how to correct this, and what to do if you must use both cameras on the same computer.