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Canon releases firmware update for DSLR cameras

Canon releases a firmware update for the EOS REBEL XS / 1000D, the EOS REBEL XSi / 450D and the EOS 50D digital SLR cameras.

This firmware update incorporates the following improvement:

Supports the AF assist beam feature of the new flash, Speedlite 270 EX, which is scheduled to be released in April 2009...
Check-out the Canon EOS 50D specifications & reviewsThe Canon firmware download pages:

Canon EOS 50D Firmware Update Version 1.0.6
Canon EOS REBEL XSi / 450D Firmware Update Version 1.1.0
Canon EOS REBEL XS / 1000D Firmware Update Version 1.0.5


The Canon Speedlite 270EXi

The Canon Speedlite 270EX is a new compact, lightweight external flash option for Canon cameras including select Canon PowerShot models. The new 270EX uses two AA batteries and enables bounce flash shooting with four position steps from 0 degrees to 90 degrees. Like Canon's high-end Speedlite flash models, the 270EX allows you to control flash functions and input settings using the camera's LCD monitor. The flash also features a quick-lock mechanism and a metal mounting foot for secure and easy attachment and reliable contact...

Key Features include:

• High power flash with a maximum guide number 27 m
• Fast, silent recycle times
• Manual flash output (settable via camera menus)
• Speedlite controllable with compatible camera's menu
• Zoom head
• Bounce flash head

Additional information: Check-out the Canon EOS 50D specifications & reviews
April 23, 2009
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