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Old Mar 29, 2003, 1:08 AM   #1
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Default differences in c5050 firmware??....


was wondering if anyone knows whats the difference with 76, 77, 78....got my 5050 back in dec and came with 77......i just got new 5050 to give to my brother and notice it has 76......are there any known probs with either version......is an update necessary? or is 76 OK??

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Old Mar 29, 2003, 6:16 AM   #2
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What's the difference, who knows...Olympus is funny about firmware...if you ask they deny newer ones exist. Can you upgrade it yourself, no. Will they do it if you ask them to, no. They only appear to upgrade your firmware IF you send your camera in with another problem. Here's part of a transcript of a chat where I asked a question of an Olympus technical rep about firmware (the chat was done by NormanCamera.com on November 12, 2002, and the Oly rep is William Carp, Technical Representative with Olympus America, and Olympus Marketing Support Representative for the Midwest region):

Q: Why can't we do firmware upgrades on our cameras; I've done them on computers, CDRs, modems, PDAs, and when going to a Canon page and clicking on a camera link, a window popped up saying there was a firmware upgrade available for free and where I can download it...why not Olympus?

<William Carp> We feel the opportunity for an error while upgrading firmware is too great and we would prefer the camera be serviced by the Olympus repair dept. This way we can control the environment in which a camera is upgraded and assure that it gets done right without harm to the camera.
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