Digital cameras have certainly come of age. Today digital camera’s are computers and enable us to capture beautiful images as long as you make use of a lot of the technology plugged into the camera bodies and lenses.
I am not writing this blog article to convince you to use all the features your camera offers but to write about one feature that is crucial to keeping your cameras current.
Because your cameras act like a computer, manufacturers from time to time make changes to the software/firmware of your camera and provide easy ways to access these changes and KEEP YOUR CAMERA AND LENSES & FLASHES UP TO DATE.
It would be worth your while to get on the manufacturers web site and ask to be notified when there are firmware upgrades
Most upgrades involve a correction to the cameras firmware.
Some companies such as FUJIFILM not only make corrections, or upgrade features in older cameras that are in new cameras coming out. They are pretty much unique in the photo industry when it comes to that kind of upgrade.
It is not only camera bodies that get upgraded but lenses too and in some cases, electronic flashes, but rarely.
Keep your gear up to date. Go to your manufacturers web sites and find out what you might be missing.
It is very important however to read what the upgrades being offered do for your camera and you. There may be times when a manufacturer changes something that you don’t want changed. An example of that is some of the latest firmware upgrades from Nikon make third party batteries useless in your cameras, and another change from Nikon has disabled some Sigma Lenses.
I do not know for sure but I would not be surprised if other manufacturers change things from time to time as well.