Questions tagged [firmware]

embedded software which runs on a device such as a camera/lens, phone, or computer

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How do I tell if my Godox trigger or flash needs a firmware update?

I'm having an issue with my Godox gear, and I often see people referring to updating the Godox firmware. But I'm not sure how to tell if my Godox gear needs to be updated to fix my issue. How do I ...
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Is the Preview file always the photo taken by the camera?

When I take a photo with a digital camera (I own many*), I can preview it with the ▶︎ button. However, sometimes, cameras will displays a Preview photo that seems of a different quality than the ...
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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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How do I troubleshoot my Godox firmware updating process?

I'm trying to update my Godox flash's firmware, but it's not working, and I can't figure out why. I've successfully installed the firmware update application, I've connected my flash to the computer ...
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Update camera (bios/firmware flash) with features from newer camera?

Is it possible to flash the firmware of a camera to add features? I have an older DSLR from Canon. Over time Canon has introduced features for example 5 photo bracketing instead of 3. When I look ...
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How can I update the firmware on my Godox gear on a Mac (OSX) or Linux computer?

I want to update the firmware on my Godox devices, but I'm not on Windows, and the G1/G2 applications from Godox, and the F1/F2 applications from Flashpoint only run on Windows. Is there a way to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...