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New firmware updates for Nikon D5100 v1.01 & D7000 v1.03

Nikon released new firmware updates for the Nikon D5100 and D7000 cameras. I actually never expected them to released another firmware update for the D7000 more than a year after it was announced.

Fixes in the Nikon D5100 v1.01 firmware update (download link):

  • An error recognizing some memory cards has been addressed.
  • When Selective color from the retouch menu is performed on a picture taken with the image quality set to NEF (RAW)+JPEG and an image size of M or S, the edges of the image may not have changed color. This issue has been resolved.
  • When Metering was set to Matrix metering, the exposure mode set to M (Manual), and the HDR exposure differential set to Auto, the exposure differential was fixed at a value equivalent to 2 EV. This has been changed to enable automatic adjustment of exposure differential so that it is appropriate for the scene.

Fixes in the Nikon D7000 v1.03 firmware updated (download link):

  • An error recognizing some memory cards 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.
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    Nikon update firmware v1.02 for D7000

    Nikon has updated a firmware update for its D7000 digital SLR. Firmware v1.02 brings a host of bug fixes and improvements relating to noise reduction, movie playback and editing, and RAW processing with Capture NX 2 or ViewNX 2. The firmware is available for immediate download from the company’s website.

    List of fixes after the break:

    • Noise reduction processing is now performed with shutter speeds slower than 1 s (previously 8 s) when On is selected for Long Exp. NR in order to reduce the bright spots that occur with shooting still images at slow shutter speeds.
    • An issue that prevented the opening of movies recorded with the D7000 in certain movie editing software applications has been resolved.
    • When the camera was connected to a television via the A/V cable and a movie was played back, playback was normal the first time but when the movie was played two or more times, the sound was played back at extremely low volume and seemed to play intermittently. This issue has been resolved.
    • When white balance for RAW images created using the camera’s image overlay function was fine tuned with Capture NX 2 or ViewNX 2, the images acquired a magenta cast. This issue has been resolved.
    • An issue that caused 0.00” to be displayed for heading information when the GP-1 GPS unit was connected to the camera has been resolved so that —.– is now displayed.
    • When Viewfinder virtual horizon was the role assigned to the Fn button or the preview button and the applicable button was pressed, errors in the virtual horizon indicator were displayed. This issue has been resolved.
    • The following errors in Help displays have been resolved:
      • “Maximum sensitivity” help was displayed for shooting menu>ISO sensitivity settings>On or Off help.
      • German help displayed “Select focus priority for AF-S mode.” for Custom Settings>a1: AF-C priority selection help.

    Click here to download firmware v1.02 for Nikon D7000

    Nikon releases firmware update for D3100

    Nikon has released a firmware update for the D3100 digital SLR that addresses a significant list of bugs and errors. Firmware v1.01 rectifies errors relating to autofocus, playback and noise reduction. This includes the reduction of a magenta cast at the bottom of still images captured at high ISO settings after using live view or movie shooting for a long period. The firmware is available for immediate download from Nikon’s website.

    Nikon D7000 Firmware Update

    Nikon releases D7000 release  update v1.01.

    • Bright spots were sometimes noticeable with movie recording of especially dark scenes or subjects. Occurrence of this issue has been reduced.*After the firmware is upgraded, bright spots may be visible in the monitor while the camera is autofocusing with the shutter-release button pressed halfway in live view mode. However, these bright spots are not recorded with still images and movies and are not visible in the monitor while the camera is autofocusing during movie recording.

    Click here to download Nikon D7000 v1.01

    Nikon Releases D90 & D5000 Distortion Control Data update

    Nikon releases D90 & D5000 Distortion Control Data update v1.002. Distortion Control Data are used to correct barrel and pincushion distortion during shooting and editing. They can be loaded into cameras that support distortion control.

    Click here to download the Distortion Control Data v1.002

    Nikon posts firmware update for Nikon D3S pro DSLR

    Nikon has released a firmware update for the D3S professional DSLR that fixes a series of bugs. Firmware v1.01 rectifies errors pertaining to movie recording, exposure preview, live view and the ‘CHA’ error message displayed while using some CF cards. It also revises the simplified Chinese menu. The firmware is available for immediate download from Nikon’s website.

    Click here to download firmware v1.01 for Nikon D3S


    Nikon D3x, D3, D700 & D300S get firmware fixes

    Nikon has posted firmware updates for its D3X, D3, D700 & D300S digital SLRs. With the latest firmware, all four cameras will now support 64GB CompactFlash cards. The updates also bring in a host of improvements and bug fixes,and are available for immediate download from Nikon’s website.

    Read more at dpreview

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