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Canon EOS 6D: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Colby Brown

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Updating the 6D’s Firmware

While I know you are eager to get out shooting—especially after fully charging your battery, reading Chapter 1, and getting your memory cards ready to go—there is one more important element that needs to be addressed: updating the firmware on your 6D. But what exactly is firmware?

Firmware is the permanent software that is the core system that runs your camera. In order to make sure that you have access to the latest features and bug fixes, you will need to make sure that you have the latest firmware installed. While the 6D manual does not actually show you how to update the firmware on your camera, it is a vital part of making sure your camera is operating in the most effective and efficient manner. Canon’s firmware ...

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