How do I update my ZED camera firmware?

Stereolabs releases new firmware versions to improve camera performance and add new features. You can update your device firmware using ZED Explorer.

To check for new firmware and update your camera

  1. Open ZED Explorer with your camera connected.
  2. If a new firmware is available, a notification will appear at the bottom of the window.
  3. Click on that message to see what's new with the update. Click on OK to update your camera’s firmware.
  4. The ZED Explorer will download the firmware and begin the update.
  5. At the end of the update, unplug and replug the camera on your computer.zed-firmware-update.png

Important: To avoid the risk of corrupting the firmware, do not interrupt the update. For example, do not disconnect the camera, close ZED Explorer or start news tasks on your computer during the update.

Downgrading firmware version

Recent firmware updates are only compatible with newer ZED SDK versions. To use older SDK versions, you will need to downgrade the firmware of your camera.

  1. Open ZED Explorer with your camera connected.
  2. Open the top-right Settings panel and select the Firmware tab.
  3. Select the firmware you wish to update and the corresponding camera model (ZED, ZED Mini). The software will start the firmware downgrade process.
  4. At the end of the update, unplug and replug the camera on your computer.

Firmware compatibility

You will find below the list of compatible ZED SDK/firmware versions.

Firmware

ZED SDK

Multi-camera support

Improved USB connection

Devices

904 / 922 deprecated

0.9 or below

Linux

No

ZED

1142    deprecated

1.0 - 2.3

Linux

No

ZED, ZED Mini

1523

2.4 or later

Windows, Linux

Yes

ZED, ZED Mini