Canon 10D Firmware V2.0.0 Released

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Simon Watkins, Oct 30, 2003.


    "This Firmware update (Version 2.0.0) incorporates the following changes:

    PictBridge support*
    Improvements or corrections to the following:
    The release time lag when using Microdrives
    C.Fn-04 AE lock operations
    Exposure compensation display errors when using the Speedlite Transmitter
    *PictBridge is a new industry standard for direct printing that allows you
    to print images without using a computer by directly connecting digital
    cameras and digital camcorders to a printer, regardless of the devices'
    brand and model.
    This firmware update applies to cameras with firmware versions 1.0.0 or
    1.0.1. It is not necessary to perform this update on cameras that already
    have version 2.0.0 firmware."

    Simon Watkins, Oct 30, 2003
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    wnor Guest

    Thanks for the heads up Simon. It is done.
    wnor, Oct 30, 2003
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  3. Here too. Thanks!


    : Thanks for the heads up Simon. It is done.
    Colm Gallagher, Oct 30, 2003
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    MarkH Guest

    So is the update useful?

    It would be nice if it could update the 10D to a 1Ds :)
    MarkH, Oct 30, 2003
  5. PictBridge support works now, I tested it yesterday. That said, I
    can't foresee too many circumstances where I will both

    (a) want to print a picture now, and
    (b) Have my camera, the USB cable, and the printer all present with
    also having the computer there as well.

    so I don't see what it really gives anyone.
    Richard Kaszeta, Oct 31, 2003
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    MarkH Guest

    I don’t think that it is just you.

    Though I can see that a JPG straight from the camera COULD be printed as
    is, I would at least want to look at it on the PC. The PC has so many
    options for tweaking the image that I would never consider printing the
    shot straight from the camera. Not to mention that I don’t have a printer
    that offers the direct printing option anyway.
    MarkH, Oct 31, 2003
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    Nils Rostedt Guest

    "> >> So is the update useful?
    I'd like to challenge this ;-).
    IMO there are countless situations where I'd like to give a print
    immediately to those who are being photographed. Instant gratification is a
    very strong thing. I don't have this kind of printer but i f I had one, I'd
    certainly be able to make friends happier. Now they have to wait for a
    print, or receive it via e-mail and have to hassle themselves with the

    The 10D allows a fair amount of tweaking before printing the shot. The image
    can be cropped, and one can define a special parameter set with contrast,
    sharpness, saturation and tone that can be used when shooting direct-print
    photos. If a Levels/Curves function were included, it would be even better.
    And another important thing which is still missing is that it's so far a
    JPEG-only feature.

    I think this is the way to go for snapshot-style photographing - more
    editing functions will become available in the camera itself and the result
    can be output directly to a paper printer or a "digital picture frame". The
    camera-phones already start to have this feature - those users mostly
    couldn't care less about PS or other hard-to-learn editing programs.

    The fact that the 10D is a camera for advanced users should not exclude them
    from benefiting from new innovative ways of creating the final pictures,
    even if they seem to be "only for point-and shooters". After all, in the
    70's all automatic cameras were considered "for amateurs only" while the
    pros were supposed to love tweaking shutter and aperture for each and every
    shot. Today it's different. I think direct printing will do great in the
    future, but possibly one or two software generations are still needed before
    it's easy enough to use. Hmmm, maybe I have to try one of those printers ;-)

    Nils Rostedt, Oct 31, 2003
  8. Fry's is an interesting operation... yes, most items are sold at MSRP,
    but many items are sold at prices better than anything available on the
    'net. Most of Fry's bad reputation was (and still is) earned by the use
    of cheap, inexperienced floor help and bad return policy (return policy
    has since been improved).

    Dave Herzstein, Oct 31, 2003
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    PTRAVEL Guest

    Not to mention their practice of putting returned goods back on the floor
    without verifying whether they work.
    PTRAVEL, Oct 31, 2003
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    MJ Guest

    I'm glad they made that clear.

    MJ, Nov 1, 2003
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    The brothers who run Fry's electronics are the sons of the guy who
    ran Fry's grocery stores. And Fry's electronics did start in
    Sunnyvale although they no longer use that original location.
    Ray Fischer, Nov 1, 2003
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    Ray Fischer Guest

    Nope. Long gone. If they were bought out I don't remember by who.
    Interesting note: The company is privately held. No stockkholders.
    No reporting of income or profits needed. They make money but they
    don't tell anybody how much.
    Ray Fischer, Nov 1, 2003
  13. Is the grocery store still around?
    1985 in Sunnyvale. They're in their 3rd (or maybe 4th) Sunnyvale

    -Dave (Remembers the first Fry's in Sunnyvale)
    Dave Herzstein, Nov 3, 2003
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    Don Coon Guest

    Thanks for the info. That's precisely why no one should apply an upgrade
    until the bugs are reported. But then again, someone has to jump first ; )
    Don Coon, Nov 3, 2003
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    Nils Rostedt Guest

    "Don Coon" wrote ...
    I stumbled on another small glitch. The image counter apparently reset
    itself from 2328 to 2303, and the following shots did overwrite the old RAW
    files on the CF card. Fortunately I had saved the old shots before.
    I guess the image counter was reset to the value it had when the camera was
    last turned on. Anyway, pay attention.
    Nils Rostedt, Nov 4, 2003
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    Jim Guest

    Why don't they address the blur hesitation problem when reviewing images. I
    here the 300D has no hesitation and it basically the same camera. Or am I
    missing something?
    Jim, Nov 4, 2003
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    Don Coon Guest

    First we have to decide whether it's a problem. I understand that they are
    trying to get the picture onto the LCD ASAP. To do this they popup an
    initial partial image (every 4th line or so?) and then fill in the rest of
    the image. This gives you a quicker chance to see if it's the image you
    want. If not you can quickly move to the next image without waiting for the
    entire image to display. If it's the one you want, you wait a little longer.

    This techique is not unique to Canon DSLRs. My Nikon 950 did it the same
    way. My wife's Nikon 995 doesn't but there's a distinct delay between
    images. With the 995 I'd have to wait longer before moving on to the next
    if I was searching. I think the 8 thumbnail display is the curent way to
    search for an image.

    Just my 2 cents.
    Don Coon, Nov 5, 2003
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