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Canon releases EOS 40D Firmware Update Version 1.1.1

Canon releases firmware update version 1.1.1 for the EOS-40D digital SLR camera. This latest update incorporates following improvements and fixes:
• Fixes a rare problem that causes a low battery indication
• Fixes a problem causing a Self Cleaning Sensor error
• Fixes a malfunction with the direct printing function
• Modifies the brightness of the AF-assist beam when using an external Speedlite flash unit.
• Enables an external flash on the synchro terminal to fire when the built-in flash is popped up...

OVERVIEW

Canon EOS 40D specifications & reviewsGoto the Canon EOS 40D firmware download page

[ Version 1.1.1 ]

• Fixes a malfunction that in rare occurrence causes a low battery indication to be displayed when using the EF 85mm F1.2L II USM lens. Depending on the battery check timing of the camera, the battery level displayed on the camera's LCD data panel may shows Battery will be exhausted soon or Battery must be recharged, even though the battery capacity is sufficient.

• Fixes a malfunction that in rare occurrence causes an Err 06 Self Cleaning Sensor malfunction to appear on the camera's LCD monitor and LCD data panel, even when the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit is operating normally. This message may appear depending on the timing of when the camera is switch to the ON position.

• Fixes a malfunction that prevents correct colors from being printed when direct printing. RAW images captured using the camera's custom Picture Styles (Emerald, etc.), which have been downloaded from Canon's Web site and registered under User Def. 2 or User Def. 3.

• Modifies the level of subject brightness that causes the AF-assist beam to fire when using an external Speedlite.

• Enables an external flash connected to the camera's synchro terminal to fire even when the camera's built-in flash is popped up.


In case you missed or did not apply the previous Canon EOS 40D firmware updates, you will get these improvements too:

[ Version 1.0.8 ]

• Fixes a phenomenon in which the Image Stabilization operation emits a sound from the lens when IS lenses are attached to the camera.
• Fixes a phenomenon in which a part of the image looks unnatural when reviewed on the LCD.
• Corrects errors in the Spanish and Norwegian menu screens...

[ Version 1.0.5 ]

• When playing back images just after recovering from Auto Power Off, the display now shows the last image played back.
• During remote shooting, images are now displayed on the camera's LCD monitor right after they are taken.
• Corrects a warning message in Korean that appears when updating the firmware.
• Corrects errors in the Spanish menu screens.
• Corrects a phenomenon that prevented printing with some print systems.
• Corrects a rare phenomenon in which file numbers or image numbers were sometimes skipped

Additional information: Canon EOS 40D specifications & reviews
January 20, 2009
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