23 April 2009

Firmware update for EOS 50D, EOS 450D and EOS 1000D

EOS 50D, EOS 450D & EOS 1000D firmware updates
Canon has made new firmware updates available from it's website for the EOS 50D, 450D (Rebel XSi) and 1000D (Rebel XS). The changed functionality is listed below for each of the cameras.

  • Reduces vertical banding noise that can appear in images shot in SRAW1 image sizes
  • Adds additional details to error messages with more specific errors rather then the often generic Err 99 that people have seen
  • Adds support for the focus assist beam feature of the new Speedlite 270EX that was announced with the EOS 500D earlier in March
EOS 50D cameras have been reported in the market with firmware version 1.0.5 direct from the factory. This now seems to have been an interim version, maybe the same as 1.06 but without the AF assist beam support for the Speedlite 270EX?? If your camera is running the older firmwares then time for an update. The banding in SRWAW1 images was also addressed for the EOS 5D Mark II earlier in firmware version 1.0.7 back in January.

  • Adds support for the focus assist beam feature of the new Speedlite 270EX that was announced with the EOS 500D earlier in March.

  • Adds support for the focus assist beam feature of the new Speedlite 270EX that was announced with the EOS 500D earlier in March.

Top tips for hassle free firmware update;
  • use a fully charged battery in the camera
  • use a small memory card to load the firmware update on
  • take your lens off the camera before doing the update
Have you tried the new firmware and for the EOS 50D does it fix any problems you have had?

-blabpictures-

1 comment:

jordax said...

I'm hoping to upgrade my 50D tonight. Notably it was shipped as version 1.0.5 though.