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Nikon post Japanese Coolpix 950 v1.1 firmware

Aug 24, 1999 at 04:00 GMT

Nikon Japan (as expected) have just posted the Coolpix 950 v1.1 firmware update, uploadable from both PC and Mac via serial cable.

NOTE: *DO NOT* install this firmware on your Coolpix 950 unless you are in Japan and own a Japan purchased Coolpix 950, please wait for the international websites (noteably Nikontech USA; due July 30th) to post the ENGLISH version of the firmware. I have deliberately not posted the download URL (although it'd be easy enough for you to find) as I DO NOT want to encourage international Coolpix 950 owners to install this firmware.

DPR disclaims any responsibility for damage caused / invalidation of warranty caused by ignoring this advice.

According to the notes accompanying the Japan Download page (bear in mind this is a translation, translations of technical documents are always the hardest).

Here are the major fixes / updates:

There may well be other fixes / updates but either (a) I couldn't translate them (I'll update this page if I can), (b) They weren't on that page and (c) Nikon haven't yet produced a documented addendum covering the fixes.

The installer itself is a 927KB firmware file, an "uploader" executable and a readme.txt, the page notes that their WILL be a documentation addendum for this firmware update but it is not ready yet and thus not included in the install package.

I'm sure we're all keen to get this update onboard, but again, please wait for the US release.

(Again, DPR disclaim responsibility for any translation mistakes made herein)