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Old Feb 25, 2003, 10:24 PM   #11
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I got my E-10 back from Olympus and immediatly checked to see what firmware had been put in:

With the camera off, remove all media from the camera, leaving the drive bay open. Now hold down the exposure compensation button and the image quality button (the one you use to change resolution or compression, or both) and turn the camera on. On the LCD screen it should tell you exactly what firmware you have on your E-10 or E-20.

At first I didn't notice any performance difference, focus speed was still the same, exposure didn't seem any different, color was the same, except one thing: formatting the media! It used to take 6 seconds to format my compactflashes, now it takes less than 3 seconds to do so!! I tried it with my other CF's and the result was still the same. Wonder if it was just a firmware thing, or if the new circuitry installed in my E-10 made a significant difference... if so, it should've sped up write speed, but I didn't notice any improvements in that department, still the same old 600KB/s write speed. Has anyone who had an E-10 with 1.30 firmware or older recently had new firmware put into their camera? Did you notice this as well?
What was the firmware before you sent it for repair? What problems did you have? I just checked my firmware, and it is the 1.30. Any pointers regarding what to look for with my E10?
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Old Mar 3, 2003, 12:08 PM   #12
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I got my E-10 back from Olympus and immediatly checked to see what firmware had been put in:

With the camera off, remove all media from the camera, leaving the drive bay open. Now hold down the exposure compensation button and the image quality button (the one you use to change resolution or compression, or both) and turn the camera on. On the LCD screen it should tell you exactly what firmware you have on your E-10 or E-20.

At first I didn't notice any performance difference, focus speed was still the same, exposure didn't seem any different, color was the same, except one thing: formatting the media! It used to take 6 seconds to format my compactflashes, now it takes less than 3 seconds to do so!! I tried it with my other CF's and the result was still the same. Wonder if it was just a firmware thing, or if the new circuitry installed in my E-10 made a significant difference... if so, it should've sped up write speed, but I didn't notice any improvements in that department, still the same old 600KB/s write speed. Has anyone who had an E-10 with 1.30 firmware or older recently had new firmware put into their camera? Did you notice this as well?
Did you have any problems with your manual focusing using the eye viewfinder? Was it accurate compared to uisng AF?
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Old Mar 5, 2003, 11:05 PM   #13
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Hello gmlasam, my E-10 had the 1.30 firmware and my problem was that I zapped my E-10 using an incorrect AC adapter :roll: Never had any focusing problems either in manual or auto modes, both were always accurate.
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