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Olympus updates to firmware 1.1 for Olympus E-P1, M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm

15 September, 2009 (09:04) | Olympus | By: Camera News

Olympus E-P1
Olympus E-P1

Olympus has announced new firmware for their Olympus E-P1 camera and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42mm and M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm lenses. Firmware version 1.1 improves operation when using C-AF (continuous AF) for the camera and AF operation for the lenses. As there has been a bit complaining about the autofocus speeds for the E-P1 camera this comes as a welcomes move from Olympus.

You can download firmware version 1.1 from Olympus Japan.

Firmware version 2.0 update for Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 – let you use the new EX-F1 Controller application

18 June, 2009 (17:32) | Casio, Compact Camera | By: Camera News

Casio EXILIM Pro EX-F1 camera
Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1

Casio has released new firmware for their Casio Exilim Pro EX-F1 compact camera. Verison 2.0 of the firmware let you use the new EX-F1 Controller application.

Read more about the new firmware and how to download it on the Casio website.

Information from Casio about the new firmware:
“EX-F1 Controller (“This Software”) provides the following capabilities.
•Control of your EX-F1 camera from a computer connected to the computer with the USB cable that comes with the camera.
•Computer-control of High Speed Continuous Shutter, High Speed Movie, Interval Recording, and more.
* This Software is intended for use with the CASIO EX-F1 digital camera only.
* This Software does not control all of the functions provided by the EX-F1 camera.
* In order to enable computer-control an EX-F1 camera, you must first update the camera with special firmware (Version 2.00) included in the download file.

Attention users in Russia and the Ukraine
Updating the firmware of your camera to Version 2.00 will cause your camera to lose its ability to display messages in Russian. Update your firmware to Version 2.00 only if you agree to lose Russian display messages. Note also that there are no plans to offer a Russian language version of firmware update Version 2.00.”

Nikon announces new firmware for Nikon Coolpix L100 adds NiMH support

10 June, 2009 (11:29) | Compact Camera, Nikon | By: Camera News

Nikon Coolpix L100
Nikon Coolpix L100

Nikon has announced new firmware for their compact camera Nikon Coolpix L100. The new firmware lets you use NiMH rechargeable batteries in the Nikon Coolpix L100 digital camera. The firmware will be available at the same time as Nikon releases new rechargeable batteries and a charger.
The firmware will be released later this summer.

Press release:
Release of Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B4 and Battery Charger MH-73/Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B4 Set

COOLPIX L100 firmware update adds support for NiMH batteries

June 9, 2009 – TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce the release of a genuine Nikon set of four nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries, Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B4, and a retail set that includes the Battery Charger MH-73, for charging sets of four nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries, and one set of four Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B4.

In addition, a firmware update for the COOLPIX L100 (supports four AA batteries) that adds support for nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) rechargeable batteries will be released to coincide with release of these new sets of Nikon NiMH batteries and dedicated battery charger. Please look for information regarding acquisition of the firmware provided by companies or shops selling the camera.

Support for rechargeable batteries makes the COOLPIX L100 an even more convenient digital camera
The Battery Charger MH-73, which allows for simultaneous charging of sets of four batteries, is the perfect companion for the COOLPIX L100 with added support for nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries. Released in March of this year, the COOLPIX L100 supports AA batteries that are easily acquired anywhere. This convenience has made the COOLPIX L100 an extremely popular digital camera. The added support for nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries not only reduces the burden on the environment, but further increases the practicality of the COOLPIX L100 by increasing the number of shots that can be taken with a set of fully charged batteries.

Nikon will continue to respond to the demands of its customers with services and products that offer ever increasing ways of enjoying digital cameras.

Product overview
Product name Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B4, Battery Charger MH-73 / Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B4 Set
Scheduled release date Summer, 2009

COOLPIX L100 Nikon digital camera specifications with use of Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2

Power sources Four AA alkaline batteries (supplied), four AA lithium batteries (available commercially), four Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries EN-MH2-B4 (available separately in sets of four), or AC adapter EH-67 (optional)
Number of exposures possible (battery performance)* Approximately 350 shots with alkaline batteries, 600 shots with EN-MH2 batteries, and 900 shots with lithium batteries

*Based on Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) testing standards

Specifications and equipment are subject to change without any notice or obligation on the part of the manufacturer.

Leica updates firmware for D-Lux 4 to version 1.20 – Improves white balance and auto focus

24 March, 2009 (14:49) | Compact Camera, Leica | By: Camera News

Leica D-Lux 4
Leica D-Lux 4

Leica has updated the firmware for their compact camera, the Leica D-Lux 4. Firmware version 1.20 includes improvements for auto white balance and auto focus on the Leica D-Lux 4 camera.

Download firmware version 1.20 for the Leica D-Lux 4 camera from the Leica website.

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