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Jul 08 2008

Nikon Releases Firmware Update for D3 and D300 Cameras

Published by Vincent Versace under Uncategorized

D3 – A version 2.00 ; B version 2.00 firmware upgrade – Macintosh

This software (firmware) is for applicable model(s) indicated above. The software detailed below is provided to those who agree to the terms of the software license at the bottom of this page. When the user selects “Click here to agree to license and begin download”, agreement to the terms of the software license is inferred and the user is bound by the terms of the Nikon Corporation (hereafter “Nikon”) License Agreement. Be sure that you have read and understand the terms of the license agreement before initiating the download of this software.

This service provides software for upgrading the D3 “A” firmware to ver. 2.00, and “B” firmware to ver. 2.00. Turn your camera off and then on again after upgrading the firmware. If this latest frimware version is already installed on your camera, you need not proceed with download or installation of the Firmware Update. Current firmware versions can be verified from the “Firmware version” item in the camera’s setup menu.

Be aware that proper operation of your D3 is not guaranteed if either A or B firmware is upgraded while the other is not upgraded. Be sure to finish both A and B upgrades. (A: v2.00 ; B: v2.00)

Be sure to read the following sections before updating your camera’s firmware:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Users of the Wireless Transmitter WT-4a and Thumbnail Selector

When the Wireless Transmitter WT-4a and Thumbnail Selector are to be used with the D3, please DO NOT upgrade the D3 firmware to ver. 2.00 at this time.

WT-4a and Thumbnail Selector compatibility with D3 firmware v.2.00 is scheduled for the middle of July, ’08. After that time, please return to this page and perform the firmware upgrade.

Modifications enabled with upgrade of A and B firmware to v.2.00

  • Images captured with “Rotate tall”, in the playback menu, set to “On”, are not automatically rotated for display immediately after capture (image review).
  • The following changes and additions have been made to “f4: Assign FUNC.Button > FUNC. Button + dials” ; “f5: Assign preview button > Preview + command dials”, and “f6: Assign AE-L / AF-L button > AE-L / AF-L + command dials” menus in Custom Settings:
    • The “Choose image area” option has been separated into two options, “Choose image area (FX / DX / 5:4)” and “Choose image area (FX / DX)”
    • A new “Shooting menu bank” option has been added.
  • When “Choose image area (FX / DX / 5:4)” or “Choose image area (FX/DX)” is selected and the function button (Fn) is pressed, the image area setting is displayed in the top control panel, in the shooting information display, and at the bottom of the viewfinder.
  • A “Copyright information” item has been added to the setup menu. When “Copyright information” is enabled, the copyright symbol ( © ) is shown in the shooting info display.
  • “Recent settings” can now be displayed in place of “My Menu”.
  • The virtual horizon can now be displayed with shooting in LiveView mode.
  • The “Vignette control” setting can now be confimed in shooting information.
  • The “Vignette control” item in the shooting menu now supports all types of G- and D-type lenses, except DX and PC lenses.
  • The “Vignette control” compensation value has been optimized for shooting with “Active D-Lighting”  the shooting menu.
  • Electronic analog exposure displays are now shown in the control panel and shooting info display while the exposure compensation setting is being applied.
  • The degree of the “High ISO NR” setting can now be confirmed in the shooting info display while the “High ISO NR” setting item, in the shooting menu, is being applied.
  • Design of the FX-format icon in the “Choose image area” setting has been modified.
  • Ankara, Riyadh, Kuwait, and Manamah have been added to the “Time zone” options for the “World Time” item in the setup menu.
  • When a GPS device is used and no heading information is available, –.–° is now displayed for the “Position > Heading” option in the “GPS” item in the setup menu.
  • When shooting in LiveView mode using Camera Control Pro 2 (ver. 2.2.0) or later with a PC-E lens, the aperture setting can now be adjusted from the computer.
  • Autofocus performance has been improved.
  • Auto White Balance performance has been improved.
  • An issue that, in some rare circumstances, caused the battery indicator to blink, regardless of actual battery charge, has been resolved.
  • Errors in the German help displays have been corrected.

For further information regarding the new firmware, download the supplemental document for the new firmware, D3_FirmUp200_Jp.pdf.

The supplemental document for A firmware version v.1.1.0, and B firmware v.1.11, D3_FirmUp110_111_En.pdf, is also available.

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Her are the links: Windows and Mac

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