A little camera maintenance goes a long way – consider it a small time investment to ensure you are ready to take advantage of every photo opportunity that crosses your path. For example, when was the last time you updated your camera’s firmware?
A camera’s firmware is essentially the software residing on your digital camera that is responsible for handling image processing. The firmware is capable of controlling a whole host of functions, including which features you can access from your camera’s controls.
Your camera manufacturer may post firmware upgrades on its website, but you may not receive any notification of their availability, so you’ll need to check from time to time. Updates are sometimes issued to fix software bugs or other nuisance issues, so it’s worth the effort to ensure you’re running the latest version.
Consider adding your email address to the company’s communication list to receive updates. It’s an easy way to keep your camera current and in top shooting condition.