Photography Tips: Getting the Best Shot with A Point-and-Shoot Camera

Firmware Upgrade: How to Update Your Camera for FREE!

Did you know that you can update your camera for free, in about 15 minutes, from the comfort of your own living room?  It’s called a firmware upgrade, and it’s easy to do.  All you need is a clean memory card, a fully charged battery, and an internet connection.  It’s simple, just follow the steps.

1.  Go to your camera manufacturer’s website.  For example, Canon users go to :  http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/home  or Nikon users:  http://www.nikonusa.com/en/index.page

2.  Click on downloads, or firmware upgrade tab.

3.  Follow the instructions on the screen.

It may look a little complicated the first time you do it, but don’t worry, just follow the steps.  In a nutshell, you will load the new info from your camera’s manufacturer’s website onto your memory card, insert the card into your camera, and download the new info into your camera.

What will a firmware upgrade do for your camera?  Most of the changes you may not even notice;  Internal bug fixes or an enhancement to a certain feature.  Some enhancements are much more functional, for example, on a previous DSLR we owned, the camera wouldn’t recognize cards above 2 gigs when trying to use a 4 gig card.  After the firmware upgrade, bam!  Now the camera recognized the increased capacity and the camera could now shoot twice as many images.   We recommend checking back every 3 months to see if there is a new version to update.

Hope this helps, if you need some help, feel free to contact us.

Happy New Year!

John and Poppy

JP Portrait Studio: 2 Photographers, 1 Passion.

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