Nikon Release Firmware Updates

New Nikon Firmware Updates

Nikon have released firmware updates the link below is for European downloads.

The Firmware Can be downloaded here

 

Full list of modifications in the new D600 C:1.01 firmware:

 

  • Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.
  • Subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder has been improved.
  • 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.
  • 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 Choose color temp. This issue has been resolved.

The new Nikon D800 A:1.01 / B:1.02 firmware update contains:

  • Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.
  • Subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder has been improved.
  • Gamut for Adobe RGB images displayed in the camera’s monitor has been changed. This enables more vivid display of images.
  • With live view photography in [M] (Manual) exposure mode, exposure preview was always on.  This issue has been resolved.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Choose color temp.  This issue has been resolved

The Nikon D4 and D3X also get firmware updates the Nikon D3X update is for the newly released Nikon 800mm Lens.

The Nikon firmware updates for the D800 are causing rumblings on some discussion boards about improved AF performance, part from the continuous AF mode mentioned I doubt anything has changed. My D800E fortunately focuses as good as it always did.  I doubt a firmware upgrade could even improve focusing issues. Ever hear of the Placebo Effect?

One good thing is the improved Live View in manual mode for studio shooters or indeed when shooting in dark places.

Still the trap focus does not work as it did on previous models but Nikon claim this is intentional.

I personally see no difference in the display of the Adobe RGB image on the LCD, but I never had the green tint that people were discussing.

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