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Camera Firmware: How to Update It and Why

Did you know that your camera can get many features after a long purchase, such as faster autofocus, better AF tracking, and improved menus?

In this article, I will guide you through the entry and exit of firmware updates. First, I explain what firmware is and why it is so important. Then I take you through a simple, step-by-step process of updating the firmware to your camera so you can improve your camera features quickly and easily.

Let’s go inside and start with the basics:

What is camera firmware?

Firmware refers to software that your camera uses to operate it. It is located on the microprocessor inside your camera, and controls the features and functions attached to the menu and camera buttons, as well as autofocus algorithms, image processing, noise reduction, and more.

Note that firmware differs from your camera hardware (i.e., its visual components) – and it is the firmware and hardware interaction that allows you to set exposure, automatically focus on themes, and even take pictures.

Now, every camera is sent via firmware to its microprocessor. And that firmware will work, usually well, for the rest of the camera life.
However, more often than not, manufacturers may release firmware updates, which modify the firmware to add new features and features.

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Why are firmware updates important?

Firmware updates usually contain one of two items:

1. Enhancements that improve camera performance (e.g., improved autofocus performance)
2. Correction of camera problems

So if you want your camera to work with high performance, as soon as the manufacturer releases an update, you should install it.
Firmware updates are not required. Some cameras never have updates. And some get only minor updates or fixes, which may provide solutions to problems you do not like. Some updates add languages ​​or add support options of your choice (such as wireless functions or GPS modules). It is up to you to update the firmware update.

My opinion? Update the firmware whenever you can. It is a simple procedure, as I show below, and it can provide excellent improvements, not to mention serious problems. Some firmware updates respond to problems experienced by users after camera launch, and these can be very serious (such as battery power issues, unexpected camera shutdown, and autofocus problems).

For that reason, I recommend that you check updates regularly – perhaps every few months or so. I also recommend that you check as soon as you purchase a new camera, as it may not come with the new firmware already installed.

If your camera is on the old side, do not expect regular updates. But check every year, because you never know what might be released.
If you have never checked the firmware updates, now is a good time to do so. And if your camera does not have the latest firmware, read my instructions below which explain how to install it.

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Does your camera have the latest firmware? How to check

To check for firmware updates, you need to know which firmware is running your camera right now.

This information can be found somewhere in your camera menu, although finding it is different from every camera and not always visible. Feel free to browse through all menu pages; alternatively, just look at your camera manual.

When browsing, check out options such as version, Firmware, or Firmware version. Here are the firmware details for my Canon DSLR:
Then find your camera support page on the manufacturer’s website. Here are links to a few support pages:

Canon
Nikon
• Olympus
Sony
• Pentax
Panasonic
• Fujifilm

Once you have logged into the website, just find your camera model. (This is important; firmware is not compatible with most cameras!) Then, when prompted, select the Firmware link.

Updates firmware on Sony and Olympus cameras

Performing firmware updates on Sony and Olympus cameras is less involved. I have explained the basic steps here, but – at the risk of sounding like a broken record – you need to read the manufacturer’s instructions. Here are the detailed instructions for Sony cameras, and here are the detailed instructions for the Olympus cameras.

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Updating your camera firmware offers great benefits – so I recommend you get started today! If you have not checked the firmware updates, do so now – and if you have one, make a review plan in a few months.

In the meantime, enjoy the current firmware of your camera!

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Canon Announces Firmware Updates for R5 & R6

Canon R5 and R6 are all getting firmware updates—Canon software will also receive updates.

Canon announced the immediate release of firmware updates of its high-end cameras, adding several features that users have been asking for.  Two of Canon’s most recent releases, the EOS R5 and R6 cameras, will be getting firmware updates v1.3 and v1.3, respectively—the firmware updates are not identical. Both cameras, which were released over this past summer, are part of Canon’s high-end line of full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Increased image quality and usability

The Canon EOS R5 will benefit from a number of upgrades including Full HD 120p and support for greater customization of the camera. Users will now able to save personalized and preferred camera settings to a memory card, which can be copied across to a different camera or used when settings are adjusted. There is also the option to turn the LCD monitor off during shooting and use it for playback only, providing a familiar DSLR-style operation. For both the EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6, the firmware achieves full-time manual support for RF lenses, allowing photographers to override the focus of RF lenses manually when in Servo AF mode.

Streamlined professional workflows

For the EOS R5, professional photographers can safeguard and quickly share photos with the new Protect Image Transfer function allowing protected images to be locked – preventing them from accidentally being deleted – and transferred via FTP. Across the EOS R5, professionals can now see FTP Transfer status on the display clearly showing how long it will take to transfer pictures.

Enhanced video functionality

This firmware enables low-bit rate RAW movies reducing the size of RAW video files making file transfer faster for the EOS R5. The update also provides enhanced video capabilities for the EOS R5 with the addition of Canon Log 3 – the log gamma curve used by all Canon Cinema EOS cameras enabling greater dynamic range, superior colour editing capabilities, and easier file management. For even greater flexibility of filming formats across all cameras, this firmware unlocks a lower bit rate IPB movie option creating small, easily shareable video files.

Following the release of the R5 and R6 cameras last year, it quickly became clear that both cameras suffered from an overheating issue when recording high-resolution video. Firmware updates were quickly released to address the overheating issue on both mirrorless cameras, but the controversy surrounding their initial release has cast some doubt on the camera manufacturer. 

The firmware updates are all available right now, as well as the software updates to several different Canon software. The EOS Utility software is receiving update v3.13.1. Canon is providing support for devices using Apple M1 processors. Rosetta for Digital Photo Professional is getting update v4.14. 

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