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Simple tool to get Canon firmware version

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Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
« Reply #20 on: 28 / April / 2011, 16:47:09 »
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I get the following version of my IXUS220HS (aka ELPH300HS).

"Unknown (0x3040000)"

Maybe the correct type can be added to next CameraVersion release.

Thx

Michi

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Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
« Reply #21 on: 28 / April / 2011, 17:30:07 »
Hi Michi,

CameraVersion is designed to be updated by the user: just use the button 'Phil's Site', and use the link
marked "Windows Executable: exiftool-8.56.zip" (version can change, of course) to download (>3 MB)
The zip contains 1 file, "exiftool(-k).exe"; put that in the same folder as CameraVersion, and it should work,
just tested it with version above, mine said 100 C .
(note that it will take a couple of seconds to react the first time, because it'll automatically rename the exe)

hope that helps,

wim

Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
« Reply #22 on: 28 / April / 2011, 17:49:43 »
Oooops,

my post was not very precise:  please click on the attached "jpg".
The version displayed at my camera is "100 C" too, but the "Camera" field says "Unknown"!
I assume, that is translated by "CameraVersion"!?
Not a real issue, but not as nice as it could be.

...have fun...

Michi

P.S.: I've problems with the ver.req and dump formated cards, it's out-of-topic in this thread, but how/where did you dumped the ELPH300 image?



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Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
« Reply #23 on: 29 / April / 2011, 18:24:33 »
The firmware version can always be decoded (it's a fixed algorithm), but turning the unique model id (0x3040000) into a model name requires the program analysing the photo (e.g. CameraVersion or my Acid program) to know how to do it. That means continually updating a table every time Canon brings out a new camera.

I only add new entries to the Acid table when work on porting the camera is relatively advanced.
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Re: Simple tool to get Canon firmware version
« Reply #24 on: 01 / May / 2011, 11:51:52 »
Thanks for your reply!

The problem is already fixed by upgrading to exiftool-8.56 within CameraVersion.

...have fun...

Michi


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