Canon Japan has just posted a firmware update for EOS-D30 digital SLR's with a serial number between xxx200001 and xxx599999. This firmware will already be loaded on EOS-D30's with a serial number greater than xxx600000 (at the factory). This update DOES NOT FIX the "Auto power-off problem" (that requires you take your camera back to a service rep.), this update fixes a situation in which a combination of button presses will cause the camera to hang.

This from the Canon Japan BeBit page:

What's new?

EOS D30 Firmware Version solves a camera lock-up problem that occurs when the following camera operations are executed in sequence: 1. Turn the Menu ON, 2. Press the INFO button and 3. Turn the Main Switch OFF. This phenomenon can only happen when these operations are executed in sequence. Camera operation can be restored to normal by taking the battery out and putting it into the battery compartment again.

The new firmware has already been installed by the factory in EOS D30 cameras starting with serial number xxx600000. A small paper sheet confirming the update will be inserted in the display box to identify modified cameras.

How do I update the EOS D30's firmware?

Two methods of firmware updating are provided.

  1. Download a firmware file from this web site and conduct the updating as shown in the updating procedure.
  2. Bring in the camera to a Canon Service Center and have the firmware updated by the center

If you choose the latter method, contact a Canon Service Center listed on the back of the Camera User's Guide enclosed with the camera.

Click here to visit the Canon EOS-D30 firmware update page

Click here to download the update procedure (PDF)