Nikon post Coolpix 950 firmware v1.1

Aug 24, 1999 at 04:00 GMT

Even though I've already updated my 950 (it's a PAL version) the US and EUROPE have officially announced their firmware updates, heres what the US site says:

There will be two distinct versions of the Updater, one for NTSC ( USA) products and another for PAL ( European Products) The USA/NTSC version Will be posted on NikonTechUSA.com and the Euro/PAL version will be posted on Nikon-Euro.com.

(As of right now the Windows / NTSC version is not yet available... ???)

Nikon Corporation has indicated the following items have been corrected or improved in the Coolpix 950 Firmware version 1.1

Note that I also found zoomed-in scrolling in playback mode to be faster.


NTSC: US Nikon Coolpix 950 v1.1 firmware

Get The Firmware Updater for Macintosh NTSC

Get The Firmware Updater for Windows NTSC
(currently delayed - ???)

READ the readme.txt files BEFORE installing

PAL: Europe Nikon Coolpix 950 v1.1 firmware

PAL software is for Europe purchased cameras which output a PAL video signal (note: this is NOT the Japan update).

Get The Firmware Updater for Macintosh PAL

Get The Firmware Updater For Windows PAL

READ the readme.txt files BEFORE installing

Installation warnings

Read this warning from Nikontech

The problem is that if the serial communication link between the PC and the Nikon 950 is established at less than 57,600 the update will take over 5 minutes to complete. If your camera timeout value is 5 minutes or less the update will not be completed before the camera goes to sleep - and effectively turns itself into a "door stop" because all of the firmware code was not loaded properly.

This problem was reported by several folks doing the Japanese upgrade. Also a warning about using the European PAL code on a NTSC camera - it will also turn the 950 into a "door stop" and require sending it in for service to make it useable again. Please wait until the right upgrade is available for your camera and computer combination.