FinePix Z3 Firmware (camera control software) Update Ver.1.02

Preparing for updates

  1. 1.Prepare the target digital camera.
    • FinePix Z3 (Version 1.00 and 1.01)
  2. 2.Prepare the media.
    • The firmware upgrading procedure requires a formatted media. Refer to the FinePix Z3 Owner’s Manual (p.101) 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 cradle.
    • Set the camera in the cradle.
  4. 4.Prepare the power supply.
    • Use the AC adapter (AC-5VC) bundled with your camera ready.
  5. 5.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. Open the lens cover completely while holding down the [BACK] button. The number will display the camera's current firmware version.

After checking the firmware version, press the [BACK] button and Close the lens cover until it stops.

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 4,964,580 bytes
Firmware upgrade transfer program
File name FPUPDATETRF.EXE
File size 135,168 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
File name FPUPDATE.DAT
File size 4,964,580 bytes
Firmware upgrade transfer program
File name FPUPDATETRF.DMG
File size 85,122 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 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 FinePix Z3 Owner’s Manual (p.117) for more information on connecting the camera.
If FinePix Viewer were activated automatically, you should inactivate it.

(Example on Windows)

3.Double-click the "FPUPDATETRF" 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 Upgrade the firmware using the media.

Load the media containing the copied firmware upgrade into the camera.
Set the camera in the cradle. Use the AC power adapter.

STEP4 Turn the cradle on.

Turn the cradle 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 1.01 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.