06-07-2013 10:47 PM
For all those who have waited to give Canon a 2nd chance. Our Australian website has a new firmware version that claims to address the issue.
06-08-2013 12:04 AM
Rstephenson: Definitely try it. Made a huge difference on mine.
Sorry, rstephenson. The American web site rolled out its version of that firmware update earlier this week and it didn't work.
06-08-2013 12:25 AM
06-08-2013 01:15 AM
It seems the timing was academic. After I flashed the new firmware I started recording and straight away the flashing battery started, switched off and on and full battery shown.. AAHH so close, but no bananas!
I'll try it from a full battery and see if it makes any difference.
06-08-2013 01:21 AM
One more thing. It looks like the firmware is pretty specific about which serial numbers the updates apply to. Does this mean they have a number of hardware revisions?
06-08-2013 01:35 AM
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06-08-2013 04:41 AM
I came across this while looking for expert reactions to firmware 18.104.22.168 as opposed to casual users reactions (myself being in the casual user category):
Two of the big spelling points for the sx280 are the zoom and the hd video - both of which seem to kill the battery. It's like buying a car that does everything but get good gas mileage and actually drive. Has ANYONE heard from Canon on whether they now know their firmware fix needs another fix?