Nikon has just released firmware update for nine of its DSLRs from the entry level D3200 to its professional level D4. One of the main highlights of the updates which Nikon has rolled out are individual tweaks for each specific camera and the support for the AF-S 800mm f5.6E lens. The list of cameras getting the updates are the Nikon D3200, D7000, D600, D800, D800E, D3, D3X, D3S, and D4.
All cameras except D3200:
- Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.
- An error where the card may not have been recognized when some memory cards were used has been addressed.
- The following issues occurred when the mode dial was rotated from U1 or U2 to another shooting mode or from another shooting mode to U1 or U2 when the power was off or when the exposure meters are off (Auto meter-off). These issues were resolved.
- A new folder is sometimes created despite the fact that the current folder does not yet contain 999 files and none of the files are numbered “9999”.
- The number of remaining exposures may not be displayed as specified in the settings.
- The setting for Role played by card in Slot 2 may change between Overflow, Backup, and RAW Slot 1- JPEG Slot 2.
- An issue where Battery info in the setup menu sometimes showed sufficient remaining charge even when the remaining charge for the AA batteries inserted in the MB-D11 battery pack was low has been resolved.
- An issue where a saved photo may not have been displayed properly when a movie was displayed in playback mode while saving the photo has been resolved.
- An issue where zoom in or zoom out may not have performed properly when the playback zoom in or playback zoom out button was pressed while in Live view has been resolved.
- The message displayed when the internal memory of the Wireless Transmitter WT-4 is formatted from the Format transmitter’s memory under Device settings in Wireless transmitter of the camera’s setup menu was changed from Done to Built-in memory formatted.
- The following functions have been changed with shooting using the Wireless Mobile Utility.
- When the camera’s shooting mode is set to Auto or Auto (flash off), it now operates in Auto or Auto (flash off) mode. Prior to this upgrade, the camera functioned in [P] (Programmed auto) exposure mode.
- Live view can now be initiated even when the camera is set to “Auto” or “No flash” in GUIDE mode.
Nikon D3200, D800 and D800E
- In some very rare cases when certain memory cards were used, movie recording would stop, even when the time remaining display indicated remaining recording time. This issue has been resolved.
Nikon D3200, D600, D800, D800E and D4
- In some very rare cases, colors would change with shooting when white balance was set to a specific color temperature, as with Preset manual or Incandescent. This issue has been resolved.
- Frame output size has been changed from 95% to 100% when movie live view display is changed to “Information off” and an HDMI-compatible device is connected.
- An issue that caused the right edges of images to be somewhat white when captured at an Image area setting of DX (24×16) 1.5x with Active D-Lighting set to Off has been resolved.
- When the camera’s shutter-release button was pressed repeatedly for uninterrupted shooting with the “Record to:” option in Camera Control Pro 2’s Storage tab set to “PC+CARD”, the camera would stop responding with displaying “Err” in its control panel. This issue has been resolved.
Nikon D600, D800, D800E and D4
- Subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder has been improved.
Nikon D800 and D800E
- Gamut for Adobe RGB images displayed in the camera’s monitor has been changed. This enables more vivid display of images.
Nikon D800, D800E and D4
- With live view photography in [M] (Manual) exposure mode, exposure preview was always on. This issue has been resolved.
- With shooting at an image quality setting of TIFF (RGB) and an image size setting of Small, the right edge of images contained a purple line. This issue has been resolved.
- In some rare cases, images recorded in JPEG format could not be opened by some software applications. This issue has been resolved.
- Auto white balance performance has been improved.
- Images are sharper and appear more three dimensional.
You can download the firmware here
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