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Epson 850Z firmware upgradable?

I love my Epson 850Z. But one thing I would like to know. Some digicams like the Nikon 950 are configured so one can upgrade the software inside the camera. Is the Epson 850Z designed this way? I'm just wondering if any bugs fixes or improvements are developed if they can be obtained by a simple downloadable upgrade instead of sending in the camera to Epson. The Nikon 950 has already had 2 firmware upgrades/bug fixes that I know of in its first 9 months of existance.

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It seems to me that I read in the manual somewhere that the 'file uploader' program can be used for this.

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I see that there are no firmware upgrades so can only think of one thing which may help.
It may have failed but using the menu options on your camera try a reset. It may sort things out.

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I have an old Epson 850Z digital SLR with a stuck shudder. Can it be repaired?

It's ancient, worthless and totally obsolete. Spare parts will be impossible to obtain. Repairs will be completely uneconomical if you have to pay for them in any way (parts or labour).

In short, you have absolutely nothing to lose by trying a DIY repair, and even if it fails (highly likely) you gain valuable experience for when you next attempt such a repair.

BTW: the Epson 850z is not an SLR. The optical viewfinder does not take it's image from the same lens used to take the picture.

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What is the current version of EPSON IAS?

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