FinePix A340 Firmware (camera control software) Update Ver.1.22

Preparing for updates

  1. 1.Prepare the target digital camera.
    • FinePix A340
  2. 2.b.Prepare the non Type M,Type H xD-Picture card.
    • The firmware upgrading procedure requires a formatted non Type M,Type H xD-Picture card. Refer to the User’s Manual for information on using "FORMAT" in the SET-UP menu to format an xD-Picture card.
    • Note that formatting the xD-Picture card will erase all data on the card, including protected files. Always copy any important files that you do not want to lose to your PC beforehand.
  3. 3.Prepare the power supply.
    • Use the AC adapter (AC-3V) ,you may use new 2-AA type alkaline batteries,or fully-charged 2-AA type NI-MH batteries.
  4. 4.Prepare the USB cable.
    • Have the USB cable bundled with your camera ready.

Firmware version checking procedure

(Screenshot for version 1.00)

Insert a blank formatted xD-Picture card in the camera. Turn on your FinePix A340 while holding down the [DISP/BACK] button. The number will displayed "CURRENT" showing the camera’s current firmware version.

After checking the firmware version, press the [DISP/BACK] button and then turn the camera off.

Download

How to use this updater

STEP1 Download the firmware upgrade.

You can download the firmware upgrade using the "Downloading the firmware upgrade" link on this page.

Windows
File name FinePixA340.EXE
File size 620,501 bytes
Macintosh
File name FinePixA340.sit
File size 524,301 bytes

Windows users should double-click "FinePixA340.EXE" to automatically decompress the file and create the "FPUPDATE.DAT" file in the same folder as "FinePixA340.EXE".
Macintosh users should decompress "FinePixA340.sit" using file decompression software (e.g. Aladdin Stuffit Expander).

Firmware update transfer program
File name FPUPDATE.DAT
File size 1,900,676 bytes

If the file size does not match the figures given above, download the firmware upgrade file again.

STEP2 Copy the firmware upgrade onto the non Type M,Type H xD-Picture card.

Copy the downloaded "FPUPDATE.DAT" firmware file to the xD-Picture card prepared in step [1] above.
* The software provided on the CD-ROM bundled with the camera must be installed on the PC.
* Connect the camera to the PC without using the cradle.
Refer to the User’s Manual for details.

Windows PC users

  1. 1.Connect the camera to the PC in DSC mode. (Do not use the cradle.)
    * Refer to the User’s Manual for more information on connecting the camera in DSC mode.
  2. 2.Open the "My Computer" window.
    The camera appears in My Computer as a "Removable disk" or "FinePix" icon.
    * This varies depending on the operating system and other software used.
  3. 3.Double-click the "Removable disk" or "FinePix" icon in My Computer to open the disk window.
  4. 4.Drag and drop the downloaded "FPUPDATE.DAT" firmware file into the window opened in step 3.
  5. 5.Check that "FPUPDATE.DAT" has been copied to "Removable disk" or "FinePix".
  6. 6.Cancel the DSC connection and disconnect the camera from the PC.

This completes the copying of the firmware upgrade to the xD-Picture card.

Macintosh users

  1. 1.Connect the camera to the PC in DSC mode. (Do not use the cradle.)
    * Refer to the User’s Manual for more information on connecting the camera in DSC mode.
  2. 2.The camera appears in the Finder as an "Untitled" or "Unlabeled" icon.
    * This varies depending on the operating system and other software used.
  3. 3.Double-click the "Untitled" or "Unlabeled" icon in the Finder to open the disk window.
  4. 4.Drag and drop the downloaded "FPUPDATE.DAT" firmware file into the window opened in step 3.
  5. 5.Check that "FPUPDATE.DAT" has been copied to "Untitled" or "Unlabeled".
  6. 6.Cancel the DSC connection and disconnect the camera from the PC.

This completes the copying of the firmware upgrade to the xD-Picture card.

STEP3 Upgrade the firmware using the xD-Picture card.

Load the xD-Picture card containing the copied firmware upgrade into the camera. (If you copied the firmware upgrade using the camera and the xD-Picture card is already in the camera, proceed to step [4-d].)

STEP4 Turn the camera on.

Turn the camera on while holding down the [DISP/BACK] button.
*This screen appears regardless of whether the AC adapter is already connected or not.
When this screen appears, press the [OK] button.

Use [left button] to select "OK".

Press the [OK] button.

Press the [OK] button. The firmware is then upgraded.

Firmware upgrading takes about 2 minutes.

When this screen appears, the firmware update has been successfully completed.

STEP5 Check the upgraded firmware.

Display the firmware version and confirm that "VER. 1.22" is displayed.
The xD-Picture card used for the firmware upgrade should be reformatted before you use it for taking pictures again.

Troubleshooting

  • *Please check here if you encounter any problems.