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Upgrade Your Digital Camera Without Buying a New One – Firmware Upgrade

Yes, you can actually upgrade your digital camera’s firmware – whether you want to or feel comfortable enough is another matter …

Look up your particular camera and your particular model – then read the firmware upgrade description if you feel it’s worthwhile to upgrade … for instance, if it offers only the addition of Hungarian and you don’t speak Hungarian – you can safety skip the upgrade. 🙂

Then look over to see if you feel comfortable enough with the instructions … some are WIN PC’s only, some let you copy onto the SD card to run it , others require the USB cord … so gather up your tech support team.

Good luck!

From MacWorld.com

Firmware updates are sometimes located in Drivers, Downloads, or Software sections.


(Download the Olympus Digital Camera Updater application first)

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29 March 2011 Gadgets 6 Comments


  • old hippie says:

    No firmware updates for my Canon Powershot A590, which is probably good for me. I’ve never taken any pictures on any settings other than Easy or Auto. Those setting work fine for any pics I have taken.

    • NascarFan says:

      I found a Canon powershot SD900 at a hotrod show on the ground next to my truck.

      Love this camera, takes great macro shots.

      I will see if there is an upgrade

      I dont see a link for Minolta Z1 or Z2 which are great cameras too

  • cac1959 says:

    I’ve updated the firmware on my Nikon CoolPix 4500 – it went well… I might upgrade firmware if it enabled me to use larger capacity cards… good points though – if it’s not broken, don’t fix it.

  • Jack says:

    Sounds a bit too risky for me. I agree with John. It ain’t broke so I ain’t trying to fix it.
    I could seeing having to buy a new camera because the upgrade didn’t go well.

  • Alex says:

    Nikon link is not working, FYI

    (MET: Fixed. Thanks).

  • John says:

    Sometimes if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. The firmware upgrade for my camera (a Panasonic) is notorius for disabling the camera’s ability to use third party rechargable batteries. (which are about 60% cheaper than Panasonic’s own) The firmware offers no other “improvements.” Worth checking Amazon’s product reviews for your camera before applying any upgrades to see how other users like them first.

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