New Nikon dSLR firmwares

Last week Nikon released a slew of new firmwares. The Nikon D7000, D600, D800 and the D800E all had new firmware released.

Both the D600, which is Nikon’s newest Full Frame camera, and the D800 received numerous bug fixes and had improvements made to AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) modes. The latter is a fairly weighty and welcome improvement to anyone that use the D600 that might use the camera for sport or active wildlife photography.

A few months ago the Nikon D4 had similar AF-C mode improvement. This makes me wondering if we soon will see a similar firmware update to the newly released D7100. The D7100 is a DX (crop body) that feature a 1.2x crop mode as well fast shutter release. This makes it an ideal body for sport photography and wildlife where perfect AF-C is crucial.

D600 firmware – C: 1.01

  • 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 withActive 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 resolve

D7000 firmware A: 1.03 / B:1.04

  • Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.

D800 firmware A: 1.01 / B:1.02

D800E firmware A: 1.01 / B:1.02

  • 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.

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