Canon EOS 50D Firmware 1.0.6 Publisher's description
from CANON INC
Canon EOS 50D Firmware 1.0.6
Firmware Version 1.0.6 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
Supports the AF assist beam feature of the new flash, Speedlite 270 EX, which is scheduled to be released in April 2009.Changes the error indications that are displayed on the camera.Addresses the vertical banding noise phenomenon.
Firmware Version 1.0.6 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.5. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.0.6, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
In addition, Firmware Version 1.0.5 has already been incorporated with improvements to support the AF assist beam feature of Speedlite 270 EX and change the error indications that are displayed on the camera.
When updating to Firmware Version 1.0.6, please also update the Digital Photo Professional, Picture Style Editor, ZoomBrowser EX, and ImageBrowser software to the following versions or later.For details, please refer to the Firmware Q&A section.
Digital Photo Professional : Version 3.5.2 (Windows/Macintosh)Picture Style Editor : Version 1.4.2 (Windows/Macintosh)ZoomBrowser EX : Version 6.2.1c (Windows)ImageBrowser : Version 6.2.1c (Macintosh)
It includes the following improvements and fixes:
Supports AF assist beam feature of the new flash, Speedlite 270 EX, which is scheduled to be released in April 2009
In low light situations, the AF assist beam fires during autofocusing. Conditions that cause the AF assist beam to fire have been changed in Firmware Version 1.0.5 or later.If the firmware of the camera is version 1.0.3 or earlier, the AF assist beam may not fire even if the emitting conditions are met.
Changes the error indications that are displayed on the camera
In previous firmware, if an error is detected, Err 99 is displayed on the camera in most cases. Firmware Version 1.0.5 or later further specifies the error indications as follows.
Indications on the Camera's LCD monitor (XX are numbers listed on the right.) No. Error details
Shooting is not possible.
Turn the power switch to and again or re-install the battery.
-Malfunctions related to files have been detected.
- Malfunctions related to the mechanical have been detected.
-Malfunctions related to the shutter have been detected.
-Malfunctions related to the power source have been detected.
-Malfunctions related to the electric control have been detected.
-Malfunctions related to images have been detected.
-Malfunctions related to the electric control or images have been detected. If If malfunctions in the camera are detected, "Err XX" will be displayed. A two-digit number that corresponds to the malfunctions detected by the camera will be displayed in the "XX" section of the error number. Other than the error numbers listed above, there are other numbers such as "01". In that case, provide appropriate handling and servicing by following the details displayed on the LCD monitor of the camera.If an error code appears frequently, the camera is malfunctioning; therefore, note down the error number and contact our service center.Addresses the vertical banding noise phenomenon
If the recording format is set to sRAW1, vertical banding noise may become visible depending on the camera settings, subject, and background.This phenomenon is addressed by this firmware.
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