FinePix S9500 Firmware (camera control software) Update Ver.1.02

Preparing for updates

  1. 1.Prepare the target digital camera.
    • FinePix S9500
  2. 2.Prepare the media.
    • The firmware upgrading procedure requires a formatted media. Refer to the FinePix S9500 Owner’s Manual (p.104) 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 AC adapter AC-5VX (sold separately from the camera).
  4. 4.Prepare the USB cable.
    • Have the USB cable bundled with your camera ready.

Firmware version checking procedure

(Screenshot for version 1.01)

Insert a blank formatted media in the camera. Turn on your FinePix S9500 while holding down the [BACK] button. The number will displayed "CURRENT" showing the camera’s current firmware version.

After checking the firmware version, press the [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.

Firmware upgrade
File name FPUPDATE.DAT
File size 3,932,356 bytes

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

STEP2 Copy "FPUPDATE.DAT" in this folder 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 when upgrading the firmware.

Windows PC users

  1. 1.Connect the camera to the PC in DSC mode.
    *Refer to the FinePix S9500 Owner’s Manual (p.117) 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 "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 Media.

Macintosh users

  1. 1.Connect the camera to your Macintosh in DSC mode.
    *Refer to the FinePix S9500 Owner's Manual (p.117) 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 Media.

STEP3 Upgrade the firmware using the media.

Load the media containing the copied firmware upgrade into the camera.
(If you copied the firmware upgrade using the camera and the media is already in the camera, proceed to step [3-c].)

STEP4 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.

Use [left button] to select "OK".
(The screenshot above is an example for firmware upgrade from version 1.01 to version 1.02)

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.

Check the firmware version.
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.