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Sigma releases SD14 firmware update version 1.01

Sigma releases the first firmware update for the SD14 digital SLR camera. The new version offers these enhancements: Sensor cleaning can now be done by powering the camera from the battery, improved speed setting and a slow sync mode for 'A' mode flash photography, and improved image quality when reviewing images on the rear LCD. The update also corrects these problems: Over exposure when using flash, incompatibility with FAT16 CF cards, intermittent camera freeze, and more.
Update: Sigma SD14 documentation added...
Visit the Sigma SD14 firmware download pageA benefit of installing the SD14 Firmware Ver.1.01 includes automatic selection of the shutter speed when using the camera in ‘A' mode with the flash photography. There are two modes which can be selected. Lo leanrn how to set these changed functions:
Have a look at this Changed_Function.pdf


Benefits of the Sigma Sd14 firmware update version 1.01:

  1. Sensor cleaning can now be done by powering the camera from the battery.
    Originally, sensor cleaning was only available through the dedicated AC adapter. If the voltage level of the battery becomes lower than a certain level, the camera will emit a warning beep and will close the cleaning mode. We strongly recommend using a fully charged battery for the sensor cleaning.

  2. If using the camera in 'A' mode with flash photography, the selected shutter speed would either be 1/60 or 1/180sec depending on the focal length. Now, the optimum shutter speed is selected from the range of 1/60 to 1/180sec.

  3. A slow sync mode has now been added if using the camera in 'A' mode with flash photography. The optimum shutter speed is selected from a range of 30sec to 1/180sec.

  4. Improved image quality when reviewing images on the rear LCD.

  5. Corrects the overexposure issue when using flash with high ISO setting under certain conditions.

  6. Corrects the incompatibility issue with some FAT16 formated large CF cards.

  7. Corrects the phenomenon of the intermittent camera freeze under certain conditions.

  8. Corrects the malfunction of wireless flash with built-in flash under certain conditions.

  9. Corrects the phenomenon that did not save the AdobeRGB setting when changed from sRGB. This was the bug in the menu display.

  10. Corrects the phenomenon that the LCD flickered under certain conditions.

  11. Corrects terminology in the Korean menu.

Additional information: Visit the Sigma SD14 firmware download page
April 13, 2007
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