15 November 2013

Nikon firmware updates for the D3100, D3200, D5100, and D5200

Nikon just released firmware updates for the D3100, D3200, D5100, and D5200.

The new firmware improves the handling of the rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14a:
  • The remaining battery charge is now accurately detected for the Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL14a.
  • EN-EL14a performance is maximized so that more images can be captured (battery life) than when an EN-EL14 is used.

Firmware download links (Nikon EU support site):

13 November 2013

Nikon goes retro with the Df

And now for something completely new old, we present you the Nikon Df.

With this latest camera, Nikon actually goes back in time and delivers a modern digital camera in an old fashioned camera body. With the sensor of the D4 and lots of other nice specifications, this is not a camera gimmick (eh, mister Leica), but a full blown workhorse. While it has some noticeable advantages (size and price for starters) over its sibling, the D4, whether or not this new retro Df camera is something for you, you'll have to decide for yourself…

Oh, and being a retro photo camera, the Nikon Df does no video ;-)

Nikon releases Nikon Capture NX2.4.5 and Nikon View2.8.2

Nikon has released an update to their Nikon Capture NX2 and Nikon View 2 applications.

Updated in Capture NX2.4.5

  • Support for RAW images captured with the D5300, and Df has been added.
  • The Better Quality 2012 option under Noise Reduction in the Camera Settings portion of the Develop section in the Edit List palette has been changed to Better Quality 2013.
    Applicable from this version, Intensity and Sharpness can now be adjusted separately for both Luminance and Color. Therefore, when images to which Better Quality 2012 was applied with Capture NX 2 Ver. 2.4.4 or earlier are opened in Capture NX 2 Ver. 2.4.5, the effects of Noise Reduction adjustment may change.

Updated in View NX2.8.2

  • Support for RAW images captured with the D5300, and Df has been added.
As always you can download the updates from the support sites:
  • Nikon Capture NX2.4.5: EU / US
  • Nikon ViewNX2.8.2: EU / US