firmware in new x-e1?

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HenryR Regular Member • Posts: 478
firmware in new x-e1?

If I were to buy an x-e1 from a reputable online dealer, is it possible or likely the new firmware will already be in the camera or will I need to do that post-purchase? Thanks!

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heavyweight Junior Member • Posts: 30
Re: firmware in new x-e1?

I received my X-E1 yesterday from B&H. The firmware in both the camera and lenses (kit + 35mm) were quite old. The camera had 1.04 and I cant remember what the lenses had but they were pretty old.

Maybe I was unlucky...

57LowRider Senior Member • Posts: 3,781
Re: firmware in new x-e1?

HenryR wrote:

If I were to buy an x-e1 from a reputable online dealer, is it possible or likely the new firmware will already be in the camera or will I need to do that post-purchase? Thanks!

I would be almost certain that you'd need to update it.

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dual12 Regular Member • Posts: 382
Re: firmware in new x-e1?

It is unlikely that any X-E1 you buy new will have the latest firmware.  You'll have to update it yourself.  It's a simple procedure, unless you have trouble following directions.

If you buy a lens, you'll have to update that too.

Lastly, their is new firmware for the X-E1 scheduled to be released on the 19th.

Al Valentino Senior Member • Posts: 4,725
Re: firmware in new x-e1?

57LowRider wrote:

HenryR wrote:

If I were to buy an x-e1 from a reputable online dealer, is it possible or likely the new firmware will already be in the camera or will I need to do that post-purchase? Thanks!

I would be almost certain that you'd need to update it.

Agreed, same for the lens. It is easy to upgrade and you only need to upload the latest version, not earlier versions, since all versions have the same file name and completely rewrite what is in your camera

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HenryR OP Regular Member • Posts: 478
Re: firmware in new x-e1?

Thanks very much.  I also confirmed with an online chat with dealer that I would need to do the upgrade. Have not done it before but have been following directions successfully for years! Thanks again.

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mcshan Veteran Member • Posts: 3,723
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Henry, The updates aren't bad. I want to plant two things early in your thoughts...when they say make certain the battery is fully charged they mean FULLY charged. Second make sure you use a blank SD card or remember to format an old one.  New firmware really isn't a big deal. I used to dread it (old guys tend to hate new things) but now I sail through the firmware updates.

In some crazy way I am looking forward to the 19th and doing the new one.

Good luck!

alybaba Forum Member • Posts: 66
Re: firmware in new x-e1?

i would add to that, you need to format your card using the camera not your computer, easy to do.

enjoy your new camera

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