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Canon PowerShot S100 firmware update released, fixes video flickering issue

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Canon has released firmware version 1.0.1 for its PowerShot S100 camera, fixing a video issue that causes autoexposure flickering in certain modes.


Canon has released firmware version 1.0.1 for its excellent PowerShot S100 camera. It's not a huge update, only going so far as to fix an autoexposure flickering issue in video modes that has been affecting some users. We didn't come across the problem in our review, and Canon notes that it only occurred when shooting high-speed or full HD videos at ISO 200-400. The firmware should also be shipping out with current models of the S100, identifiable by a black marking inside the battery cover, so you might not have to upgrade yours anyway. While it's a shame that Canon hasn't used the opportunity to add new features, camera firmware updates are rare enough that it's good to see the company issuing them at all. Unfortunately, though, we think it'll take more than a simple software fix to solve Jimmy Fallon's grievances.