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    Camera cleaning: 5 ways to healthcheck your camera with confidence

    | Photography Tips | 30/04/2014 00:01am
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    Camera cleaning check 05: Firmware

    Camera cleaning check 05: Firmware

    The problem
    As with many computer programs, the operating system of your camera (known as ‘firmware’) can be updated to install new features, and even solutions for operating problems, so it pays to make sure that your camera is up to date.

    The solution
    First you need to check the firmware version that’s installed in your camera, which is usually found by going to the setup menu and scrolling to the firmware version menu.

    This could be a single number, such as 1.00 or 1.02, or there might be two or three number/letter combinations.

    Next, go to the website of the camera manufacturer and try to find the latest firmware available for your camera.

    This is usually found in the download or support section of the site, and you will need to find the listing for your camera model.

    SEE MORE: Firmware updates – is your camera up to date?

    If there is a later version available than the one installed on your camera, you’ll need to download this firmware to your Mac or PC, and then copy it to a formatted memory card that will fit your camera.

    Finally, insert the card into your camera, go to the firmware screen again, and follow the instructions to update the firmware.

    Once you’ve finished, you’ll need to turn off the camera, remove the card, then turn the camera back on and check that the firmware version installed matches the version that you downloaded from the website.

    Camera cleaning check 01: Camera body
    Camera cleaning check 02: Lenses & filters
    Camera cleaning check 03: Sensor
    Camera cleaning check 04: Accessories
    Camera cleaning check 05: Firmware

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    Posted on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 at 12:01 am under Photography Tips.

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