OPTIO WP FIRMWARE UPDATE V.1.01
- We added an automatic tracking autofocus* function to the
AF SETTING menu of the camera.
* Automatic tracking AF allows the camera to track focus on
a moving subject until the picture is taken. Note: automatic
tracking AF is not available in Green mode, Fireworks mode, or
- Please click the download link at the bottom of this page,
and save the download file ow_e101w.exe to
- Double click the ow_e101w.exe file to
decompress it. Click the OK button.
- You will now see the following expanded files:
Note that the fwdc134p.bin file, circled
above, is the firmware update. The readme.txt
file contains instructions, similar to this page, which you may
want to review.
- Connect your Optio WP camera to the computer according to
the instructions in the PC Connection Manual. The
camera will become a removable disk drive in the My Computer
window. Copy the fwdc134p.bin file to the
camera's removable disk drive.
- You will now have the fwdc134p.bin
firmware file on the removable disk, which is the camera's
memory. Note that the fwdc134p.bin file should
be on the top or root level of the removable disk drive as
shown below. That is, it cannot be located inside of any
sub-folders on the removable disk.
- Now, disconnect your camera from the computer. You are
ready to install the firmware update. For these next steps, we
strongly recommend the use of an optional AC adapter or a fully
charged camera battery.
- Press your camera's MENU button, and while holding down the
MENU button, turn the camera on. Once your camera turns on and
displays text on the LCD screen, you can release the MENU
- You will see the following text displayed on your LCD
NEW VERSION IS
Use your four-way controller to select YES, and then press your
- You will see NOW LOADING on the LCD screen for
approximately 90 seconds. Be careful to not interrupt power to
the camera while the new firmware is loading. When the
procedure is complete, the LCD screen will say COMPLETE and you
can turn the camera off.
- Now, turn your camera on normally (i.e. without holding
down the MENU button). Be sure to format your camera's memory
to erase the firmware file. We also recommend resetting your
camera settings. You're finished, congratulations.
MACINTOSH USERS can follow this same process after clicking on
the Macintosh download link below.
- Download and save the Macintosh download file.
- Double click it, to decompress it with your Stuffit
- Connect the camera to the computer.
- Copy the firmware file (fwdc134p.bin) to
your camera's drive, then disconnect the camera from the
- Proceed with the installation of the firmware as outlined
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USB DRIVER DOWNLOAD FOR WINDOWS 98 FOR OPTIO WP
These instructions will guide you through the process of downloading and installing the USB drivers for your camera on a Windows 98 or Windows 98SE computer. Please note that other supported operating systems such as Windows XP, ME, 2000, and MacOS do not need these drivers, because they will automatically sense the connection of your camera and load their own built-in mass storage drivers.
The download file usbsw30.exe is a self-extracting archive file which contains the drivers, and you can download the usbsw30.exe file by clicking the link at the bottom of this page. You may also wish to print this page to use as a reference while installing your drivers.
DOWNLOAD AND UNZIP THE USBSW30.EXE FILE
Download the usbsw30.exe file, and save it on your computer's hard drive. The desktop is a good place to save it to, where you can find it again easily.
Once you have the usbsw30.exe file on your computer, you must double click it. Then click the UNZIP button to unzip it to c:usbsw30.
Now, you will have a new folder on your C: drive called usbsw30 which contains the drivers. You are now ready to install them onto your computer.
Connect your camera to the computer with the USB cable.
NOTE: While you can generally use any USB port on your computer, including a powered hub, if you run into any connection problems then make sure to try a USB port on the back of your computer that is connected directly to your motherboard.
Turn your camera on (you can be in any mode).
Your computer will automatically detect the camera as new hardware, and start a New Hardware Wizard to help you find the needed drivers.
Click NEXT to begin.
Place the selection dot by the Wizard's recommended option if it is not already there.
Place a checkmark by Specify a location: and type c:usbsw30 without the quotes into the location field, as shown below. This will instruct the Wizard to look for the driver files in the location to which you unzipped them earlier.
The Wizard will do a quick search and tell you that it has found the needed drivers.
Now, the Wizard will complete the first part of the installation.
The Wizard will now run the second part of the installation.
Place the selection dot is by the Wizard's recommended option if it is not already there.
The Wizard should still show a checkmark by Specify a location: and c:usbsw30 without the quotes should still be in the location field.
The Wizard will do another quick search and tell you that it has found the needed drivers.
Now, the Wizard will complete the final part of the installation.
You're done! You can now find your camera as a removable disk drive in the My Computer window.
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