Canon EOS 1D X Firmware ver. 2.0.8 Released

Canon 1D X

Canon has issued a firmware update for the EOS 1D X. Firmware version 2.0.8 provides the following fix:

  • Fixes a phenomenon which occurs when the “Shutter button half-press” menu item, configured in “C.Fn5: Operation” > “Custom Controls Menu”, is set to metering start only; depending on when the shutter button is half-pressed, it may initiate AutoFocus.

You can download the firmware update here on Canon’s website.

Syrp Genie Firmware Upgrade 2.6

Syrp Genie

Syrp has updated the firmware for the original Genie to version 2.6. The new firmware adds teh ability to connect two Genies together for 2-axis control (pan and track).

This firmware update is also required for pairing the Genie with the Genie Mini for pan and track motion. In order to pair the devices together, you’ll also need to pic up the Syrp Sync Cable.

Also included in this update is enhanced preview accuracy, ‘non real-time’ preview and the ability to turn the LCD off during a recording, along with other bug fixes.

The new firmware can be downloaded from Syrp’s support page.

Nikon Coolpix P900 Firmware Update ver. 1.2


Nikon has issued a firmware update for its new P900 superzoom. Firmware version 1.2 provides the following improvements:

  • An effort was made to fix an issue that prevented the shutter being released using the optional ML-L3 remote control when a person or object was immediately behind the camera. You should nevertheless select Off for EVF auto toggle in the camera setup menu when using the ML-L3.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the shutter to be released only once if the optional ML-L3 remote control was operated during movie recording, after which movie recording could not be ended using the movie-record button.

You can download the firmware update here on Nikon’s website.