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    otto32
    otto32  1
    16 Jan 2013 - 11:07 AM

    Hi, I have XZ-1 with firmware version 1.2 and I am trying to upgrade it to v1.5. I am in Olympus Studio 2 v2.3 and it cannot connect with the camera. Tried it on Win7 computer and Win8 laptop, both no joy. Has anybody tried this and succeeded?
    thanks

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    User_Removed
    16 Jan 2013 - 11:27 AM

    Don't know about the XZ-1, but with many cameras the normal method of updating firmware is to download the new files to a computer, transfer them to a memory card and then insert the memory card into the camera and follow instructions on the camera.

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315362 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    16 Jan 2013 - 6:58 PM


    Quote: but with many cameras the normal method of updating firmware is to download the new files to a computer, transfer them to a memory card and then insert the memory card into the camera and follow instructions on the camera

    Some camera manufacturers are still living in the dark ages Smile

    Firstly are you running the OLYMPUS Digital Camera Updater, this is needed, then just connect the camera and follow the instructions.

    http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_downloads_updater_info.asp?intCmp=...

    Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 16 Jan 2013 - 6:58 PM
    strawman
    strawman  1022006 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
    16 Jan 2013 - 9:03 PM

    Ah but Paul it works Wink

    It might be worth reverting to downloading the update and sticking it on the memory card as that is all the Olympus software is doing. You do not want to leave your PC involved with real time passing the firmware change directly to your camera. you want it stored on a memory card.

    It sounds like the Olympus software is struggling to obtain USB contact with the camera. Can you read its memory card contents? Also do you have to set it into a PC mode for it to work. Sometimes you need to select an operating system specific option in the camera menu. And generally you want the camera battery fully charged and a freshly in-camera formatted memory card.

    And it always pays to try un-plugging the camera and re-starting the computer then plugging the camera into a different USB port.

    Just generic things to try.

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315362 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    16 Jan 2013 - 9:15 PM


    Quote: It might be worth reverting to downloading the update and sticking it on the memory card as that is all the Olympus software is doing

    John the Olympus software does not save the firmware to a memory card, its installs this directly to the camera, quick and simple.

    Its a method Olympus have used since 2004, other manufacturers have been so far behind, its um believable.

    otto32
    otto32  1
    16 Jan 2013 - 9:58 PM

    Thanks guys, very helpful. I have managed now to do it via Olympus update software, it took 30 minutes before anything happened, I was getting worried it has crashed or what. Warning - if unsuccessful, it may render camera useless made this update seem veeery looong. I was relieved, when it posted OK on the camera display. I am now on v 1.5 and trying to see how bad it is re. noise etc. Shame Oly ceased to develop this further, and rather brought out XZ-2 which is much bigger for my pocket. It looks like a deliberate policy of camera makers, to whet the appetite and bring new model with half of the improvements with other half saved for the next one.
    OK, back to some photography Wink

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315362 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    16 Jan 2013 - 10:09 PM

    Firmware updates generally just take a few minutes for me.

    Maybe the server was just busy or something.

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