At Larmon, we believe 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.
Most of us are used to traditional maintenance, like keeping your optics clean. Many of us however, forget that our digital cameras are mini computers. Aside from when you first bought your camera, when was the last time you updated your camera’s firmware? Your camera’s firmware is the software residing on your digital camera that is responsible for handling image processing. Actually, firmware controls a whole host of functions your camera performs, including which features you can access from your camera’s control panel.
We suggest you check out the website of your camera manufacturer and check for firmware upgrades for your camera model. It is imperative that you register your camera with the manufacturer so they can inform you when firmware updates are available. It is completely conceivable that you may not receive any notification of firmware update availabilities, so you’ll need to check back from time to time so you can keep your camera’s firmware current.
Don’t forget, updates are created and published to fix software bugs or other nuisance issues so your camera operates more efficiently, 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.
It is also a smart idea to bring your camera into the store for an annual “Clean & Check” to insure your camera’s parts continue to run properly. When you leave your camera for a “Clean & Check” at Larmon we will inspect your camera and ask you questions to determine if your camera’s image sensor needs to be professional cleaned. Normal “Clean & Check” includes removal of any unwanted build up and a full inspection to insure everything is working smoothly. Call us with any questions or to schedule a visit with one of our experts at 215-887-1248.