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New firmware version 1.0.1.0 for Canon SD880 / IXUS 870 IS

Canon release firmware update version 1.0.1.0 for the PowerShot SD880 IS / Digital IXUS 870 IS. This firmware update corrects a phenomenon that when the following settings are used in combination, if the shutter button is pressed halfway to focus during shooting (AND the AF frame magnifies), but the shutter button is released without taking the picture, the camera will lose power.
If the fifth digit from the left of the serial number is 2 or above, the issue has already been corrected at the factory with a firmware update...
Checkout the Canon Powershot SD880 specifications & reviewsGoto the Canon SD880 / Ixus 870 IS firmware download page  


Full firmware update notice text

The following content is to help you update the firmware by yourself. If errors occur when performing the firmware update, there are instances where the camera cannot be started; therefore, please read the precautionary notes carefully before starting the firmware update.

In addition, this firmware update can also be performed at our service centers. If you wish to have us perform the firmware updates, please contact our service centers.

Firmware Update (Version 1.0.1.0)This firmware update corrects a phenomenon that when the following settings are used in combination, if the shutter button is pressed halfway to focus during shooting (AND the AF frame magnifies), but the shutter button is released without taking the picture, the camera will lose power.

Setting details

The shooting mode switch is set to Special Scene Mode (SCN), Kids&Pets.
AF Point-Zoom on the menu is set to On.
(When the AF frame is in Face Detect or Center, and the Servo AF is OFF, the AF Point-Zoom can be set to On.)
Please note that, if the shutter button is pressed halfway, and the picture is then taken, this phenomenon will not occur.

If loss of power does occur, pressing the power switch will restore the camera to its normal operation.

Identifying Affected Cameras for the UpdatePlease check the serial number on the bottom of the camera.

Serial numbers

Products whose fifth digit from the left is 0 or 1 are affected.

****0*****
****1*****

If the fifth digit from the left of the serial number is 2 or above, the issue has already been corrected at the factory with a firmware update, and you may continue to use the camera "as is" with no further action required.

Additional information: Checkout the Canon Powershot SD880 specifications & reviews
February 5, 2009
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