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December 5, 2005 – Sony is recommending a firmware update to specific US and Canadian DSC-R1 Cyber-shot digital cameras. According to Sony, the update corrects irregular dots of color or brightness in some images.
Depending on where the camera fell in the production line, owners may or may not require this update. It only applies to US and Canadian DSC-R1 Cyber-shot cameras falling into the following serial number ranges, as listed on Sony's website:
United States Serial Number Ranges
3,500,001 through 3,501,390
3,501,531 through 3,501,650
3,501,791 through 3,501,840
Canada Serial Number Range
4,400,001 through 4,400,700
The update and instructions for download (Windows and Mac) can be found here: