Firmware Friday: A flurry of bug fixes land for Canon M50, Nikon P610 and Ricoh Theta V


posted Friday, August 3, 2018 at 10:10 PM EST


This week's Firmware Friday roundup is going to be relatively short and sweet, as we're only aware of a few updates in the past seven days. This time around, updates have landed from Canon, Nikon and Ricoh, and in all cases they're providing fixes for bugs rather than new features.

Let's get right down to what's new!

Canon EOS M50

Starting off with Canon, the EOS M50 has received firmware version 1.0.1 which corrects two issues. Firstly there's a fix for a problem preventing Adobe RGB images from being transferred to a smartphone. There's also a related fix for the same problem occuring with JPEGs that were converted from raw inside the camera. Having either issue? You'll want to download this new firmware here!

Nikon P610

Next up, we have firmware version 1.3 for the Nikon Coolpix P610. This resolves a problem which could cause camera lockups when shooting movies in Moon mode, and also fixes an intermittent issue that could cause interval shooting to stop after 1,800 frames unintentionally.

Olympus Viewer 3

We didn't mention Olympus in the lede, as although the company has issued updates to its Viewer 3 app for Windows and Mac OS machines, they're so incredibly minor that we mention them here only for completeness. In both cases, the only change made is to update the privacy policy. You can get the update through the menu system in the app itself. (Look under the Update menu, unless you're running in Windows without the menu bar displayed, in which case you'll opt for Menu, Help and then Update Software.

Ricoh Theta V

And finally for this week, we come to the Ricoh Theta V. Firmware version 2.40.2 is also aimed at fixing bugs, just as are all the other firmware updates this week, but we can't tell you which, precisely. Unfortunately, just as in its previous update last July, Ricoh has chosen to skip the details entirely in its release notes. You can update through the Android version of the Ricoh Theta app available in Google's Play Store, or from Mac and Windows machines using the software available here.

And that's all for this week. Be sure to check back next time for more of the latest imaging firmware and software news!

(Camera parts image courtesy of Kelly Hofer / Flickr; used under a Creative Commons CC-BY-2.0 license. Image has been modified from the original.)