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Canon updates EOS 60D and EOS 60Da firmware to v1.1.1

By dpreview staff on Jun 19, 2012 at 19:01 GMT

Canon has issues a firmware update for the EOS 60D mid-level DSLR and 60Da astrophotography camera. On the 60D, firmware v1.1.1 corrects a bug that placed the wrong serial number in image EXIF. On both cameras it also fixes language errors in some menus. The company will announce updated versions of its software at a later date to correct existing images with the incorrect serial number. The firmware is available for download from your local Canon support site now.

Technical details:

Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following fixes:

  1. Fixes a phenomenon where the camera's serial number that is displayed in the shooting information of the image does not display the correct serial number.*1
  2. Corrects errors in the Greek, Italian, and Portuguese menu screens.

*1) If the camera's serial number is 2147483648 or higher and the camera firmware is Version 1.1.0 or earlier, the images captured with the camera will be affected by the phenomenon listed in 1. above. This phenomenon only affects the EOS 60D, and does not affect the EOS 60Da. Both of these cameras are equipped with the same firmware. To obtain the serial number correctly in the shooting information of images that are already captured using the old firmware, we are preparing updates for Digital Photo Professional and ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser applications. Once the software updates are ready, we will make an announcement on our Web site. Firmware Version 1.1.1 is for cameras with Firmware Version 1.1.0. If the camera's firmware is already Version 1.1.1, it is not necessary to update the firmware.


Total comments: 19
By ricardopmax (8 months ago)

depois da atualização minha camera deu problema, eu atualizei para 1.1.1 pra usar com o magic lantern, nao sei de foi coincidencia mas minha camera parou de ligar, ela até liga as vezes, mas só quando ela quer. ficou trash.

vivek raut
By vivek raut (Jan 5, 2013)

my wishlist: canon should give AF macro adjustment in eos60d, as in eos50d.

By Ansel1953 (Jul 1, 2012)

Update, it was not a bug in the new firmware but a stuck micro switch in the flash shoe.

By Ansel1953 (Jul 1, 2012)

Updated and now the built in flash would not pop up, manually or otherwise .

By BMoye (Sep 4, 2012)

This was because you updated to fw1.1.1?
This makes me weary. I've had trouble with built-in-flashes before and mine works great on my 60d. Have you since figured out the problem/gotten it to work?

By wy2lam (Jun 23, 2012)

nice to know that older bodies are still being maintained. good job.

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By ovisual (Jun 22, 2012)

I bought my camera two months ago and I noticed the serial difference in EXIF tags. I have a greater than 2147483648 SN.
Because I bought it for cheap from the grey market I thought it was a fake 60D forged somewhere in China, and send it to the local Canon Service Center. They certified that the camera was authentic, the only problem was a bug related to serial number and of course with the warranty certificate.

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Michael Edward Rudge
By Michael Edward Rudge (Jun 21, 2012)

There is an old saying, "If it ain't bust don't fix it", Canon do a great job when building a camera, probably why Firmware updates are rare and obscure.
My 60D has never been update, and works as a good camera should, pity I am not as good as the camera

By Fatality (Jun 20, 2012)

"Phenomenon" - First thing that comes to my mind is a horror film by Dario Argento called "Phenomena", about a girl that is able to communicate telepathically with bugs.. lol

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By cgarrard (Jun 20, 2012)

Well at least they finally issued a firmware update for it. In the grand scheme of things some companies never issue firmware updates to fix bugs as bad as AF inaccuracy.

Its worth nothing to keep perspective on things. Canon's a good company overall, pretty damn spoiled its users are.


Dave Devoll
By Dave Devoll (Jun 20, 2012)

If that's all the update fixes, I'm not going to bother.

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By IcyVeins (Jun 19, 2012)

Great job Canon, it only took you TWO YEARS!

By Halocastle (Jun 21, 2012)

Your prior comments are in Sony and Nikon forums, yet you're an expert on Canon. Don't think so.

By peevee1 (Jun 19, 2012)

Somebody used a 32-bit int to represent the S/N... Who knew that somebody else decides to make the serial number not really serial (unless they really produced more that 2 Billion 60Ds). :)

By mick232 (Jun 19, 2012)

Yeah, and they call that a "phenomenon". This makes it sound like something unforeseeable. When I was young we used to call things like that "bugs".

Don't worry, there's nothing wrong with your camera. What you see are just phenomena! Hilarious PR stunt!

But I have to admit that we sometimes attributed unexplainable events to cosmic radiation. Same thing I guess.

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By Mssimo (Jun 20, 2012)

I was just looking the word up lol. From Wiki: In scientific usage, a phenomenon is any event that is observable, however common it might be, even if it requires the use of instrumentation to observe, record, or compile data concerning it.

Class Four
By Class Four (Jun 20, 2012)

I would have also accepted "Act of God".

By adaro (Jun 20, 2012)

so, if i update my 60D to v1.1.1 i cannot use magiclantern anymore, right?

By plugin (Jun 20, 2012)

Canon has used the term phenomenon to describe situations in FW updates for a long time. They are using the term properly - maybe common usage implies something different but the word was around before Hollywood got it :)

Total comments: 19