Sigma DP1x Firmware Download

SIGMA Firmware Update

SIGMA DP1x Firmware is now available to download.
The firmware is a program, which runs inside the camera and controls its operation.

SIGMA DP1x Firmware ver 1.03

Who can download and update

Customers using Sigma's DP1x
*Please note; this firmware cannot be used with the SIGMA DP1, DP1s, DP2, DP2s, DP2x and SD DSLR series cameras.

New camera firmware update now available for download

  • SIGMA DP1x Firmware Ver.1.03

This firmware update should be applied to any DP1x camera that has firmware "Ver.1.02" and lower.
* If your camera already has firmware Ver.1.03, you do not need this update.

Benefits of this firmware update

Ver. 1.03

  • Languages to be displayed in Set Up menu are added.
  • Various bugs have been corrected to achieve more stable operation.

Ver. 1.02

  • Capture priority mode is incorporated
  • RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording is incorporated
  • High AF speed is enhanced
  • Functions related to focus frame is enhanced
  • Image quality of the LCD monitor is improved
  • Enlarge Display function when in AF is added
  • Switching focus mode order is changed to enhance the integration with the DP2x
  • A phenomenon which produced noise under certain conditions is fixed

Ver. 1.01

  • Corrects the phenomenon that recording time is rather long.
  • Shortens the time of turning on and off.

How to check the current firmware version

Step 1

Put the “Mode” dial in the SET UP position and turn the camera on.

Step 2

Select “Firmware” menu from Camera Settings and press the OK button.
The Firmware menu will be displayed.

Step 3

The installed firmware information will be displayed.
If the version is “Ver.1.02” and lower, it is necessary to update to the new firmware version.

Caution (Firmware update)

If the camera is turned off during the update procedure, it might cause a malfunction and damage your camera. To avoid causing a malfunction, please read the following carefully before updating the firmware.

  • Please use a dedicated AC adapter or a fully charged battery.
  • Do not open the BATTERY/CARD COVER or operate the camera during the firmware update.
  • Do not turn off the camera during the firmware update.

How to update the firmware

Step 1

Please use 256MB or larger SD/SDHC card and format the card in the camera body.
* To avoid loss of your important data, please check the SD/SDHC card before formatting

Step 2

Please connect a card reader containing the SD/SDHC card or the DP1x to your computer and click the Download button or right click on the mouse (if you use a Macintosh computer, please press Control + click) to store the firmware file in the SD/SDHC card root directory (Please do not store the file in a subfolder such as “DCIM”).
* If the firmware has downloaded whilst the camera is connected to your computer, please turn off your camera before disconnecting it from your computer.

Step 3

Insert the SD/SDHC card containing the firmware into your camera. Then put the “Mode” dial in the SET UP position and turn the camera on.
* It is not necessary to connect the camera to your computer

Step 4

Select “Firmware” from the Camera Settings menu and press the OK button. The Firmware menu will be displayed.

Step 5

Press the OK button again to display the firmware update window.

Step 6

Press the OK button to start the firmware update.

Step 7

“Start Firmware update?” message will be displayed.

In case of “Start Firmware update” message is not displayed

In the unlikely event that the “Start Firmware update” message does not appear, an error message will be displayed in the lower part of display.
A list of possible reasons for this error message, along with the solutions, appear below.

Error Message

Old firmware in card

Solution

It is not necessary to update firmware because latest firmware is already installed.

Error Message

Battery Empty

Solution

Please use a dedicated fully charged battery and repeat the above installation from STEP : 03.

Error Message

Popup built in flash

Solution

If the Popup flash is out, push it back into the camera body. The “Start Firmware update?” message will then be displayed. Press the OK button and go to the STEP : 08.

Error Message

No Memory Card
* The firmware version will be displayed like “-.--”.

Solution

Please turn off your camera and insert the SD/SDHC card with the stored firmware “Ver.1.03”(copied to root directory) into your camera. Then repeat the above installation from STEP : 03.

Error Message

No Firmware update file on Memory card
* The firmware version will be displayed like“-.--”.

Solution

The updated file may not be in the specified position on the SD/SDHC card. Please repeat the above installation from STEP : 02.

Error Message

Connecting cable

Solution

Turn off the camera power and remove the AV cable from your camera. Please repeat above installation from STEP:03.

Error Message

Setting external flash

Solution

When you remove the external flash from your camera, the “Start Firmware update?” message will be displayed. Press the OK button and go to the STEP : 08.

Step 8

Press the OK button to start the firmware update. (It takes about one minute to update)

Step 9

When the “Firmware update is completed” message is displayed, the update has finished.
* Please do not operate the camera until the “Firmware update is completed” message is displayed.

Step 10

Select “Firmware” from Camera Settings menu and confirm the firmware “Ver.1.03” is updated. If “Ver.1.03” is displayed, the update is completed.

  • When the firmware update is complete, turn the Mode Dial from the SET UP position to a shooting mode (M, S, A or P) and then turn the camera body on.
  • After completing the firmware update and turning your camera on, it will automatically start initializing the camera settings (during initialization, an hourglass mark will be shown on the screen). It will take approximately 2 minutes to complete this process. During initialization, please be careful not to hold the power button down or remove the batteries. After the initialization is complete, the camera will automatically turn off. The camera can then be turned back on as is ready to use.
  • To avoid causing a malfunction, please do not operate any dial controls during the firmware update.

Error!

If “Firmware update has failed!” is displayed during firmware update, please repeat above installation from STEP 01. If the update continues to fail, please visit the following technical support page for our World Network contact details.

World Network:
http://www.sigma-photo.co.jp/english/network/index.htm

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