29 May 2012

Firmware updates for Nikon D4 and D800/D800E

Nikon today released firmware updates for the D4, D800 and D800E DSLR cameras.

Firmware fixes

From the release notes, these new firmwares fix the following issues:

Nikon D4, D800, and D800E

  • When a still image was captured while viewing existing images in playback mode, the monitor turned off, the memory card access lamp glowed steadily, and, in some rare cases, the camera ceased to respond to operations. This issue has been resolved.

Nikon D4

  • When network functions were used with certain settings applied, RAW images were also transferred when Network > Send file as was set to JPEG only. This issue has been resolved.
  • When an option that utilized the main command dial was selected for Custom Setting f15: Playback zoom, and an image was zoomed in or out with playback with certain settings applied, shooting shutter speed, aperture, and exposure compensation settings were sometimes changed. This issue has been resolved.

Nikon D800/D800E

  • When the Wireless Transmitter WT-4 was used with certain settings applied, RAW images were also transferred when Wireless transmitter > Transfer settings > Send file as was set to JPEG only. This issue has been resolved.
  • A dark shadow sometimes appeared at the bottom edge of images captured with Active D-Lighting set to any option other than Off with Image area set to 5:4 (30x24). This issue has been resolved.

Downloading the firmware updates

You can find the firmware updates on the support sites:
(Or, go to your own country's support site)

How to apply the firmware updates

Applying the fix is easy:
  • Download the firmware update (Mac or Win file)
  • Put the firmware update bin file in the root directory of a memory card
  • Insert the memory card in your camera
  • Turn the camera on
  • Select “Firmware version” from the camera's setup menu and follow the instructions shown for updating the firmware
  • After update has completed, turn the camera off and remove the memory card
To verify you have the latest version of the firmware active, simply select “Firmware version” from the camera's setup menu. Firmware A should be version 1.00 (1.01 for the Nikon D4!), and Firmware B should be version 1.01.

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