Just purchased the R3 and realized that there is a new firmware. It its ver. 1.2.1 the current one is ver. 1.1.1
How do I update my firmware?
I am a Mac user MacOS Monterey ver. 12.6. I already downloaded it from the Canon website. But when I copy the file to the memory card and go to tools page 6 on my R3 camera nothing happens?
Hi and welcome to the forum:
To install the firmware on your camera, you will download a compressed file. You must open that up within you Mac, and this will give you a .FIR file. Once you have that, copy it to a formatted camera memory card.
To do the install, make sure the camera is fully charged, install the card in the camera. Under the wrench group in the menu, locate the firmware option and select that. It should be pretty obvious what to do from there on, so follow the instructions. You should actually have seen a set of instructions on this on the Canon Firmware download page, so check there for further clarification.
The firmware is for the camera, not the operating system so much. I suggest trying to download the file, expand it to produce the .FIR file. Copy that to a SD card and load that onto the camera. In the menu system, under wrench set, find firmware. Select that and it will find the FIR file you then accept to update it and away you go.
Make sure that you have a fully-charged battery, and I recommend don't use a micro-SD card.
Good to know.
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Unlike device drivers which can be OS specific, firmware applies to the hardware (in this case the R3 body). The firmware file doe not change based on the operating system of your computer. The firmware is updating the camera.
The firmware download comes packaged or compressed in 2 formats. .dmg for MAC, or .zip for Windows.
The download must be extracted or unzipped. efore it can be used. Canon camera firmware is proprietary. The file type is .fir The .fir file is the one needed for upgrade. The one you will put in the root directory of your memory card.
1.2.1 Firmware Downloads:
Instructions are included with both downlads. They are in .pdf Acrobat format. Please ensure you are comfortable with the proces before proceeding.
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