Simple tool to get Canon firmware version

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Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
« on: 22 / January / 2010, 18:33:18 »
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Hi !

Having read ewavr's advice here on how to get the firmware version with Exiftool, I decided to make a small GUI for it.
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- uses Exiftool 8.038.07 (included in SFX archive)  edit: updated in v. 1.1
- multi input (FileSelect box, type, or drag 'n drop)
- shows full camera name and version
- ignores non-Canon JPG

Available here:  Link:        CameraVersion 1.1  (2.6 MB) removed, see update below
                      Contains: CameraVersion.exe (executable), CameraVersion.au3 (source) and exiftool.exe
                      How to:   Just point it to where you want it to unpack (you can also unpack manually with 7-zip)            
                      More:      See attached screenshot see update for pix

Let me know what you think, especially if you find bugs or have ideas for improvement


have fun,

wim

PS: tested on JPG's from ixus70 and ixus870

edit 30-06-10: expired link should now work again

edit 07-08-10: Update available here: (removed, see below for new version)
      differences with version 1.1:
  • latest version of exiftool included (8.27)
  • added link to exiftool site for easy updating
  • shows current exiftool version in title bar

[edit 25-11-10: added live & removed dead links - updated Wiki link as well]
edit 02-01-11: modified to support hex coded firmware versions  CameraVersion 1.3
                     thanks fe50 and Jzigchdk (see here)
« Last Edit: 10 / January / 2011, 12:48:36 by whim »

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Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
« Reply #1 on: 23 / January / 2010, 17:10:28 »
Updated: CameraVersion 1.1

- fixed:   typing JPG path did not work
- added: feedback when no, or unusable EXIF data found (attach #1)
- added: option to peek entire -MakerNotes section (attach #2)
- added: on top state to facilitate drag & drop

enjoy,

wim


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Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
« Reply #2 on: 11 / February / 2010, 07:01:19 »
Again a very good tool.

I will advertise it also in the german CHDK forum.

msl
German CHDK pages:  CHDK forum | CHDK inside | CHDK Twitter News by msl | Download CHDK-DE (Autobuild)
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Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
« Reply #3 on: 11 / February / 2010, 07:51:00 »
Thanks, msl !

By the way, I recently found out that drop.io sites only allow 1000 downloads per file,
so maybe it will be easier for you to put a copy on your server.
That's only a suggestion though - if it gets "too popular" I'll see what i can do about it.

cheers,

wim


« Last Edit: 11 / February / 2010, 07:59:51 by whim »


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Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
« Reply #4 on: 11 / February / 2010, 08:15:46 »
Yes, I know the drop.io problem. So I already put a copy on http://drop.io/chdk_de

msl
« Last Edit: 28 / March / 2010, 05:04:23 by msl »
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Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
« Reply #5 on: 16 / February / 2010, 02:31:39 »
Again a very good tool.
Yes, indeed, thx wim !

I created a wiki article for this: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/CameraVersion
(I suggest to have the DL link for the latest version always in the first post...)

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Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
« Reply #6 on: 16 / February / 2010, 06:39:21 »
@fe50

thank you, the Wiki page was probably more work than the program  :D

link in first post changed to version 1.1

see you,

wim

Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
« Reply #7 on: 28 / March / 2010, 04:58:07 »
Hi - I've been trying to download this tool but all I get is File not found.

Is it still available please?

david



Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
« Reply #9 on: 29 / March / 2010, 02:33:55 »
Thanks msl

David

 

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