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User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 47
Posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3487 times:
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My Canon EOS 350D (aka Digital Rebel XT) currently runs firmware 1.0.1. On Canon's website there is firmware 1.0.2 which fixes a few issues.

Has anyone in here ever upgraded Canon firmware? Is it "safe", or is it somewhat risky, meaning that I have a 30% chance of trashing the camera? Firmware upgrades used to be risky in the earlier computer days, for example when you upgraded the mainboard's BIOS, but nowadays they seem more and more "safe". I have never upgraded a camera though.

Any opinions?

Thanks
-Manuel


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User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3467 times:

I have always kept my 10D and 1Dii up to date with Canon's firmwares.

As long as you follow the instuction by the letter they are safe.
A freshly charged battery and a formatted memory card are all you need.

Ian.



If I could just get the afterburner working...
User currently offlineFly747 From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1497 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3442 times:

I have done it with my XT with no problems. Go for it.

Ivan


User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 47
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3433 times:
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Thank you for the tips. I just upgraded to 1.0.2 and it worked.

-Manuel



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3427 times:

Sorry for my ignorance...

I have a brand new 350. How could I know which "firmware" is currently running?

Where can I find it?

Thanks a lot!


User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3424 times:
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Make sure you are not in "full automatic" mode (for example, go into "P" mode). Then hit "Menu" and go to the 5th menu (hit the "right" arrow 4 times). The last line shows the current firmware release. Mine came with 1.0.1.


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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3414 times:

Quoting ManuCH (Reply 5):
The last line shows the current firmware release.

Thanks a lot!


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