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posted on Oct 13, 2009 at 5:58PM
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Canon Fixes Rebel XS

By Emily Raymond
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  • Canon EOS Rebel XS
  • Firmware update 1.0.6
  • Fixes "Err 99"
  
(Credit: Canon)

Canon updated the Rebel XS, an entry-level DSLR that debuted in 2008. The freshest firmware update fixes a few bugs relating to the LCD and viewfinder displays; the update is available on the company’s web site.

The 10.1-megapixel Canon EOS Rebel XS, also called the 1000D in some markets, was updated today with version 1.0.6 firmware. The firmware fixes an “Err 99” message that popped up and halted shooting. It instructed users to turn the camera off and on again or to reinstall the battery, but would then change the language setting after those instructions were followed.

It also fixes problems that appeared on a few cameras such as LCDs that didn’t display, shutters that didn’t release, and busy indicators that continuously remained activated in the viewfinder. The Canon XS was announced in July 2008 for a retail price of $699, but the price has dropped a hundred dollars since it was succeeded by the 12.2-megapixel XSi.

 

 

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