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Old Jan 7, 2003, 7:41 PM   #1
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Default Oly C5050 firmware info needed

I recently purchased an Olympus C5050.

Can someone please tell me how I can find
out what firmware version I have on the camera?

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Old Jan 7, 2003, 8:46 PM   #2
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As far as I know, Olympus does not publish firmware upgrades for their cameras. You can email Olympus and ask them for the version of firmware on your camera.
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Old Jan 7, 2003, 9:44 PM   #3
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Yes, I was told that unlike my old Nikon where I was
able to d/l a firmware upgrade, the Olympus has to
be sent back to have it installed.

But I would think there is someway to find out which
version it has before sending it back.
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Old Jan 7, 2003, 9:58 PM   #4
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Not that I know. If you find out please post the results.

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Old Jan 7, 2003, 11:05 PM   #5
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If you get a proper Exif reader, the firmware version is listed under "software".

http://www.takenet.or.jp/~ryuuji/min...fread/english/

Here's what Oly said in a chat I was in when I asked about upgrading firmware:

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, Technical Representative with Olympus America> 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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Old Jan 7, 2003, 11:47 PM   #6
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When using "Irfanview 3.75" and when a picture is exhibited in the program,go to "Image" then "information", then "exif" and if you look down the items of information,you will see what software is in the camera, I believe.
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Old Jan 8, 2003, 12:08 AM   #7
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<William Carp, Technical Representative with Olympus America> 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.
And since they are so concerned with the customer's satisfaction that the job is done right, they do it for free, right?

How about a disclaimer that the customer would have to agree to before downloading the upgrade? That's what NVidia and most any computer product does.

I don't like the idea that Olympus (or any other company) thinks we are all such bumbling idiots that we couldn't possibly follow simple directions. I don't want my camera being shipped and kicked around any more than it needs to be, and I don't want to go without for any time.
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