IS Pro Firmware (camera control software) Update Ver.1.03

Preparing for updates

  1. 1.Prepare the target digital camera.
    • IS Pro (up to Version 1.02)
  2. 2.Prepare the media.
    • The firmware upgrading procedure requires a formatted media.
    • Refer to the IS Pro Owner's Manual (P35 or P179) for information on using "FORMAT" in the SET-UP menu to format a media.
    • Note that formatting the media 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 full charged battery NP-150 or AC adapter AC-135VN (sold separately) with your camera ready.
  4. 4.Prepare the USB cable.
    • Have the USB cable bundled with your camera ready.

Firmware version checking procedure

(Screenshot for version 1.00)

Turn on your camera , press the [SETUP] button, choose the [MAINTENANCE] menu and then choose the [FIRMWARE VERSION] menu.
[VERSION NO.] on the display means the actual firmware version in your camera.

After checking the firmware version, press the [MENU/OK] button and then turn off your camera.

Download

How to use this updater

STEP1 Download the firmware upgrade and the transfer program.

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

Windows PC users

Firmware upgrade
File name FPUPDATE.DAT
File size 7,995,628 bytes
Firmware update transfer program for Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP users
File name FPUpdate.exe
File size 143,360 bytes
Firmware update transfer program for Windows Vista users
File name FPUpdataV.exe
File size 159,744 bytes

Downloaded files must be put on desk top.
If the file size does not match the figures given above, download the firmware upgrade file again.

Macintosh users

Firmware upgrade transfer program
File name FPUPDATETRF.dmg
File size 2,621,440 bytes

Downloaded files must be put on desk top.
If the file size does not match the figures given above, download the firmware upgrade file again.
Double-Click "FPUPDATETRF.DMG" to make a new folder that includes "FPUPDATETRF".
Move "FPUPDATETRF" in the new folder onto desk top.

STEP2 Copy "FPUPDATE.DAT" to the media.

(The data is copied without generating a folder.)

The software provided on the CD-ROM bundled with the camera must be installed on the PC.
Always use the AC adapter or rechargeable battery NP-150 when upgrading the firmware.

Windows PC users/Macintosh users

1.Remove all the USB devices connected to the PC except for the mouse.

2.Connect the camera to the PC.
* Refer to the IS Pro Owner’s Manual (p.194) for more information on connecting the camera.
If FinePix Viewer were activated automatically, you should inactivate it.

(Example on Windows)

3.Double-click the "FPUpdete.exe", the "FPUpdeteV.exe" or the "FPUDATATRF" file on desk top.
Click the [OK] button on the window.

(Example on Windows)

4.Click the [Exit] button on the window.

5.Cancel the DSC connection and disconnect the camera from the PC.

This completes the copying of the firmware upgrade to the Media.

STEP3 Turn the camera on.

Turn the camera on while holding down the [BACK] button.

*This screen appears regardless of whether the AC adapter is already connected or not.
When this screen appears, press the [OK] button.

Press the [left button] to select "OK".
(The screenshot is an example of firmware upgrade from version 1.00 to version 1.01)

Press the [OK] button.

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

Firmware upgrading takes about 1 minute.

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

STEP4 Check the upgraded firmware.

Turn the camera off and turn the camera on while holding down the [BACK] button again.
Check the firmware version on the LCD display.
The media 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.

How to use the new added function (recording with TIFF-RGB format)

Set the TIFF-RGB recording mode in the [SHOOTING MENU].

Open the [QUALITY] menu under the [SHOOTING MENU].
Select the [RAW] and then select the desired TIFF quality.

The "RAW" indicates TIFF-RGB recording mode in the control panel.

If the image quality of "TIFF L", "TIFF M" or "TIFF S" is selected,
the "RAW" indicates TIFF-RGB recording mode in the control panel.

* Limitations of TIFF-RGB recording mode.

  • he "Save Image Wizard" of "FinePixViewer" cannot handle TIFF-RGB image files.
    Use a memory card reader to get TIFF-RGB image files from the memory card.
  • The "TIFF-RGB recording mode" cannot be used from HS-V3 S5 Pro PC SHOOTING plug-in.
    (S5 Pro PC SHOOTING plug-in is compatible with IS Pro.)
  • The "MASKING" settings of "FILE TAG OPTIONS" does not work.
  • Multiple exposure shooting cannot be performed.
  • The TIFF-RGB image files cannot be cropped.
  • The TIFF-RGB image files cannot be printed with PictBridge.
  • The TIFF-RGB image files cannot be displayed with non-IS Pro cameras.