ShootX Firmware

Occasionally CamDo will release updates for ShootX to improve performance as well as unlock additional features.

Check your firmware version

To determine what your firmware version is, connect to ShootX and navigate to the UI address (, then look at the top of the screen. You should see something that looks like this.

Check to make sure that the version corresponds to the latest below.

Latest Stable Release

If your ShootX does not match the latest ShootX firmware available, download the latest ShootX firmware by clicking the link above. Then follow the steps outlined below or in the ShootX User Manual to update your ShootX camera.

If your ShootX is deployed out in the field, we have a list of the changes between firmware versions at the bottom of the page that can be used to determine if a newest firmware update requires retrieving the camera.

How to update ShootX firmware

New features are always being implemented, so regularly check if you are on the latest firmware.

  1. Download the most recent settings.ini and firmware.zd update files for ShootX that can be downloaded HERE.
  2. Set ShootX into "mounting/standby mode" by holding the button until the status indicator LED changes from green to yellow. The status LED should remain yellow after releasing the button.
  3. Plug ShootX into a computer using the supplied USB cable and the status LED will change from yellow to white when the connection is established, indicating the camera is now connected in USB mode for file management.
  4. Open up your File Explorer, such as "My Computer" (PC) or "Finder" (MAC), and open the device named TIMELAPSE.
  5. Delete the current settings.ini and log.txt files (and Snapshot folder if present).
  6. Transfer the new settings.ini file and firmware.zd update file to the camera's root folder.
  7. Before unplugging the USB of ShootX, ensure to use the operating system's "Eject" function to unmount the device to prevent corruption of the camera's files. The status LED will change from white to yellow when the device has been safely unmounted from the computer.
  8. Turn ShootX off by pressing the button until the status indicator LED turns red before releasing.
  9. Turn ShootX on by pressing the button for about 2seconds until the status indicator LED is green and release the button.
  10. To initiate the firmware update process, press the button again for about 2seconds until the status indicator LED changes color and release
  11. Wait until the firmware update has completed. When the button is released, the LED will start as blue and will change colors a few times for up to 1minute until the firmware update is complete before going dark.
  12. Turn ShootX off by pressing the button until the status indicator LED turns red before releasing. The status LED should go dark when the camera is powered off.

Note: If the update filename has been changed, ShootX will not recognize the file. For example, "firmware(1).zd", "ShootX_firmware.zd", or "firmware.zd.txt" will not be detected by the camera.

Change log

v1.2.3 - released Oct1, 2018

New Features

  • Images can be automatically deleted after successful CloudX upload
  • Added Exposure Value setting (-3 to 3) to adjust exposure for very bright or very dark scenes

Bug Fixes

  • Reduced image flicker and over exposure

v1.2.1 - released Jun25, 2018

New Features

  • Active Capture Time Scheduling

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed bug with Viewfinder preview

v1.2.0 - released Jun12, 2018

New Features

  • Image capture resumes when battery is recharged from >5%

v1.1.6 - released May22, 2018

New Features

  • Improved image processing - JPEG quality can be adjusted in interface

v1.1.5 - released Apr8, 2018

New Features

  • Viewfinder to assist with framing the camera's field of view.
  • Set Date/Time and Battery Calibration through web UI

v1.1.4.1 - released Mar18, 2018

New Features
  • WiFi Access point for programming using a web user interface
  • Updated logging level information
Bug Fixes
  • Enables adjustment of camera's ISO and shutter speed image settings


  • Initial Release