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Does it matter whether I download a firmware update from Sony's US, UK or India sites?

This may be a silly question, but I have a Sony NEX-5R that I bought from Amazon.com in the US. Does it matter where I download a firmware update from Sony's US site, or other country sites such as UK ...
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Updating Nikon DSLR firmware, do I need to install older missed updates?

When updating a Nikon DSLR firmware, do I need to install older missed updates before installing the latest version? Also where can I find the changelog (fixes/added feauters) for all previous ...
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Need help updating the firmware on my Nikon D700?

I have a Nikon D700 with a firmware level of 1.00A and B. I want to update this. I have Memory card reader. I've inserted a card in the reader and formatted it. I have downloaded the current ...
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How do I find out what firmware version my Lumix camera is using?

I'd like to make sure I have the latest firmware for my Lumix GX1 (and soon getting a GX7), but I'm not sure how to check the installed version or how to find what the latest is.
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Upgrading firmware of an EOS-1Ds with large CF-cards

In order to get the EOS-1Ds to identify large (greater than 2 GB) CF cards the firmware has to be updated to version 1.0.3. The manual states that a CF card between 8 MB and 2 GB must be used in order ...
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How can I get a trusted hash for a Nikon D3100 firmware update file?

I want to update the camera software - does anyone know where I can get the hash of a D3100_0102.bin file? I just want to be sure it hasn't been tampered with, download and unzipping were ok etc. I ...
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Can firmware upgrades significantly increase JPEG quality?

I've been wanting to bite on the new Sony a7 mirrorless full-frame camera, but reviews are surfacing poor JPEG quality compared to other FF cameras. While I often shoot RAW, JPEGs are critical if you ...
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Where can I find a canonical list of the latest firmware for Canon cameras?

Are there a list somewhere stating the latest firmware version for the different Canon EOS cameras. Having a lot of different bodies it would help a lot not having to check out each product's page one ...
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OM-D M5 Firmware update does not install

I can't update the firmware of my OM-D M5 to the latest release 1.7. That's what I tried: Start the firmware update tool (Ver 1.06 on OSX Mavericks), Connect the camera to a USB port of my Mac and ...
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Nikon D7100 doesn't recognize firmware update file on SD card

So I believe I've followed all of the instructions. I have a D7100, fully charged, on c 1.00 firmware, plugged in, with an approved memory card (SanDisk 16gb SDHC). I put the firmware file on the ...
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Nikon D7000 firmware version numbers A, B, L

When I look at the firmware versions in the menu of my Nikon D7000, it shows three different version numbers: A, B, and L. This is no surprise, as they are clearly documented in the user manual, but ...
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How to resolve a firmware update gone wrong?

I use Nikon D3100 and its image quality was okay and sharp enough. Recently I updated its firmware from 1.00 to 1.01 for the Nikon support page claimed this : When Noise reduction in the shooting ...
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What operating systems run on today's DSLRs?

I was just wondering if anyone could provide names and a bit of background on the Operating Systems the current day DSLRs (namely, Nikon, Canon) use.
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Need help updating firmware on EOS 7D (Windows 8 Mac 10.7)

I am running Windows 8 on my main machine and thought I would upgrade to the new firmware for my Canon EOS 7D. I have no separate card reader so I planned to do it from the EOS utility, so I ...
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How much did the v2.0 firmware update improve the Fujifilm X-1 Pro's autofocus?

I really liked the Fujifilm X-1 Pro when I tried it for a couple of weeks — enough that it made me think seriously about switching from my much-loved DSLR about five years earlier than I thought the ...
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Could autofocus of the Canon t4i be improved with a firmware update?

I am trying to decide between the Canon t4i (650D) and the t3i (600D). Initially I was going for the t4i because of the autofocus. But the sample videos I have seen did not really impress me. Can I ...
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Canon 550d viewfinder exposure information issue after firmware update

I recently updated the firmware on my T2i and when I am metering a room either through the viewfinder or my LCD screen the ISO and exposure information will only stay onscreen for 2 seconds. If I'm ...
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Is it possible/advisable to skip firmware updates?

I have found out that I am lagging behind 3 firmware updates for my 50D camera (mine is 1.0.6 and current is 1.0.9). I have not found specific recommendations on the Canon website about the ...
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Are Nikon Distortion Control Data firmware updates critical?

Nikon has released the Distortion control data upgrade for D90 and D5000 (I am an owner of Nikon D90). The Distortion Control Data firmware upgrade is available for Nikon D90 and D5000 cameras ...
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Is it possible to get custom firmware for digital (point and shoot) cameras?

Is it possible to manually update a digital camera's firmware? Is there any organization or do individual people develop custom firmwares? I am using Samsung SL30 and that lacks allowing manual ...
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Where can I find firmware updates for Nikon and how do I install them?

I've been seeing for a while that there are firmware updates for cameras. In my current case I have a Nikon D90. Where can I find firmware updates and how do I update them? Thanks for any help.
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Is there a custom firmware availble for the Canon 450D Rebel XSi?

Does the Canon 450d have custom firmware? Doing a quick Google search didn't really find anything. And, along similar lines, is the 450d even capable of flashing its firmware? Or are we basically ...
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How safe is CHDK?

I've played with time-lapse photography using my father in law's Canon Rebel, using a USB cable, gphoto2 and an Ubuntu laptop. I want to create similar videos using my own A590 IS, but it cannot be ...
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Should I worry about the firmware version on my DSLR, and if so, how do I update?

I know "upgrading is usually better", but I'm curious if that's something that can be done by Joe User who doesn't know how to disassemble a camera, or if you have to do something like ship the camera ...
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What will happen if I install the Magic Lantern firmware on my Canon 550D?

I have a Canon 550D, which I just start learning how to use. I have read that the Magic Lantern firmware makes the camera better in movie recording. Does Magic Lantern firmware dramatically change ...
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Is it safe to perform a firmware upgrade on a Canon 60D camera?

How safe is it to perform a firmware upgrade on a camera? I know what firmware upgrade is and what advantages/possible disadvantages it brings, I'm just specifically asking how safe or unsafe it is to ...
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Brand of DSLR with a well-designed software UI?

I'm researching DSLRs for an upcoming purchase, and my budget will be around $1k for a camera body and kit lens. One area where it's difficult to find information: How do I learn more about the OS's ...
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Is there an enhanced third-party firmware for Pentax SLR cameras?

I am wondering whether there is a kit for making software improvements to the Pentax K-x camera. What I'm after is something akin to the CHDK, which is a firmware enhancement for many Canon ...
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Is there custom firmware available for the Nikon D90?

Does the Nikon D90 have custom firmware? Doing a quick Google search didn't really find anything. And, along similar lines, is the D90 even capable of flashing its firmware? Or are we basically stuck ...
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Intervalometer for Nikon D40?

We have a seldom-used D40 that I'd like to use for some timelapse projects so as no to burn out my new D7000. The D40 doesn't have a built-in intervalometer, and tethering to a laptop, while ...
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Can firmware improve a camera?

I heard about camera firmware update. Is it recommended update the firmware? Why? Anyone knows which firmware improve camera performance (Canon EOS Rebel XS)?
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Firmware For Sony Camera

How can I update the firmware for my Sony H20 camera? Has anyone upgraded firmware for sony in the past?