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The Canon PowerShot SD430 DIGITAL ELPH (DIGITAL IXUS Wireless in europe, IXY DIGITAL Wireless in japan ) is one of the cameras in the IXUS family

Attention

CHDK is NOT currently available for the Powersot SD430 /Ixus Wireless


SD430-Front

Ixus Wireless / SD430 Front view

SD430-Rear2

Ixus Wireless - rear view, showing additional Wireless Menu options.

SD430-WirelessModule

Ixus Wireless - Tyco Wireless module removed while repairing camera.


Reviews and Specifications

Technical data

  • DIGIC II image processor
  • vxworks OS
  • 5.0 megapixel CCD
  • 2.0-inch color TFT monitor
  • 35-105mm (equiv.) F2.8 - 4.9, 3x optical zoom
  • 640 x 480 movies at 30fps
  • Custom white balance
  • Spot, center-weighted and evaluative metering
  • 9-point AiAF
  • Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b - NOTE: Canon specific - requires additional Canon software on PC or MAC


Firmware

Created ver.req in the root of SD card, then pressed FUNCSET and DISP simultaneously:

Canon DIGITAL IXUS WIRELESS
P-ID:30F1 PAL

Firmware  Ver GM1.00F
No error
Dec 19 2005   21:32:29

Additional press shows..

Adj Ver..004.003
Total Shoot: 231
Open Shutter:0 
Closed Shutter:0

Similarly for the later Ver 1.10A (the latest available from the Canon US site at the time of writing).

Canon DIGITAL IXUS WIRELESS
P-ID:30F1 PAL

Firmware  Ver GM1.10A
No error
Apr 24 2006   17:08:09

Additional press shows.

Adj Ver..004.003

Apr 24 2006   17:08:09

3rd press shows shooting info.

Adj Ver..004.003
Total Shoot: 235
Open Shutter:0 
Closed Shutter:0


For developers

Firmware dumps

  • Firmware versions 1.00f and 1.10a have been dumped
Saveas64

Download location for firmware dumps:
P&S firmware dumps mirror

Canon firmware updates

Attention

This section describes the procedure to update the camera with a permanent Canon firmware update - do it on your own risk !


NOTE: Upgrading from 1.00f to 1.10a was performed on a Linux box (Ubuntu 11.10 )

If you decide to try this, you do so entirely at your own risk !

The procedure is as folows:

  • Obtain the firmware from Canon via their support pages, the exact version will depend on what is available and possibly which country you are in. For the main site in Japan you could try here: http://web.canon.jp/imaging/ixusw/frm-e.html
  • Enter your serial number (for example 2331004974 ) and click the "I Agree" button.
  • On the next page, select the Windows updater, ixusw_firm_win-e.exe and download it.
  • Once downloaded, open with File Roller (which can extract the contents of Windows Executables, sudo apt-get install file-roller if you dont have it), and extract just the file named IXY_WiFi.FIR
  • Rename the extracted file as PS.FIR and copy to the root of your SD card. Now power up the camera in playback mode, and use the "Firm Update" menu item to upgrade the firmare.

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