1.If firmware updating fails, the camera may no longer operate correctly in some cases.Carefully read the notes provided here.
2.Always use the fully-charged NP-95 battery when updating the firmware as a basic manner. Never turn the camera off or attempt to use any of the camera controls while the firmware is being overwritten.
3.Firmware updating requires approximately 90 seconds.
4.Once the firmware has been updated, the previous version cannot be restored.
Update: Started again from scratch, but the camera says I already have the update, so does nothing.
Now the LCD does show the sensor picture, though, and the Level Indicator and Distance Scale, but the EVF does not!!
Very mysterious ...
Hmmm, only three changes (the vast majority of items listed on the update page were from the last upgrade to version 1.1 - the BIG one a few months ago). The only new fix I care about at ALL is improved AF at close distances, but I don't care about that all that much for the way I use this camera. I'll probably get around to it, but it doesn't feel like a priority. I'm just not aching to go through and write down all of the various settings I have cranked into the camera so I can make sure I get them right again after the update. Probably more important for me as a jpeg shooter with this camera than some others.
But it should be very easy to do. I'd bypass all of the Mac and PC updating software and just do it through the camera. Just download the FPUPDATE.DAT file and then copy that file onto a blank, freshly formatted SD card. Make sure your battery is pretty fully charged so it doesn't crap out mid-update - THAT would be bad! Put the card in the camera. Turn on the camera while holding down the "disp/back" button. Then just follow the prompts that come up on the screen. Pretty simple process.
Why do you say that? I only see three issues resolved in this update (v1.11), none of them relating to JPEG output. Maybe I'm missing something...?
adanac, in my quick perusal I spotted some which I believe are more for jpegs but I bow to you. "Dynamic range" in #8 and #21 "Image quality captured by Velvia / ASTIA mode is improved on mainly shadow tone (dark area), when dynamic range is set to 200% or 400%". Perhaps I am wrong.