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New firmware for Nikon D100 / D1X / D1H

By dpreview staff on Oct 7, 2002 at 19:09 GMT

Nikon Europe has today announced new firmware for the D100 (ver 2.00) and D1X / D1H (ver 1.10). Both firmware upgrades contain some common elements such as embedded ICC profiles for Adobe RGB images and support for Lexar Media Pro 'Write Acceleration' technology. The D100 upgrade adds support for PTP USB connections, the D1X / D1H upgrade adds EXIF 2.2 support, better battery power detection and additional lens information in EXIF headers. Firmware upgrades will be carried out free of charge although you will have to return the camera to your nearest Nikon Support Facility.

Press Release (Nikon Europe):

Firmware Upgrade Offer for Nikon D SLR owners

Nikon Europe are pleased to announce a firmware upgrade offering a package of practical features for certain Nikon D-SLR users: D100 and Mac OSX users, colour management workflow, and compatibility with new Lexar Write Acceleration technology announced last month.

The upgrade varies between D1 series and D100 cameras and is summarized in short below.

Nikon D100: Firmware Ver. 2.00: Available immediately.

  • Support for PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) PTP has been added to the USB protocols supported by the D100 making it possible to control the cameras from a Macintosh OS system. Nikon Capture 3.5 required (available Nov 2002).
  • Adobe 1998 ICC profile embedded on images shot in Colour Mode II opens automatically in Photoshop™ 7 or other software supporting colour management profiles.
  • Support for the latest Lexar Media Pro Series Compact Flash storage media with Write Acceleration technology. (Increases recording speed by about 10% depending on file format chosen).
  • .Wav file naming when using memo record function with MB-D100. Wav files numbering matches it’s associated image file number.

Nikon D1X and Nikon D1H: Firmware Ver. 1.10: Available November.

  • Adobe 1998 ICC profile embedded on images shot in Colour Mode II opens automatically in Photoshop™ 7 or other software supporting colour management profiles.
  • Support for the latest Lexar Media Pro Series Compact Flash storage media with Write Acceleration technology. (Increases recording speed by up to 30% depending on file format chosen).
  • Recording Lens Information. Nikon’s unique D and G type lenses distance information is stored allowing exploitation of a new Vignette Control function in Capture 3.5.
  • Exif 2.2 (Exif Print) compatibility.
  • Improved battery detection. LCD panel icon flashes when detecting exhausted batteries.
  • Menus. New Spanish language menu option brings total to five: En/Fr/De/Jp/Es. Menu colour appearance changes from blue to black background (similar to the D100).

Cameras displaying serial numbers below carry this upgrade from factory:

D1X 5145001- or above               D1H 5217001- or above

Customers can check the firmware version of their cameras by viewing the shooting data information on their camera (select an image and right push focus selector button twice) or viewing unedited images on their computer with Nikon View or Nikon Capture software.

There is no charge for this firmware upgrade although customers will need to return cameras to their Nikon Facility at their own cost. Return costs will be borne by the Nikon subsidiary or distributor. Customers are requested to contact the Service facility first to avoid unnecessary delays. (Applies to Europe only).

For further information visit the Nikon Europe customer support site at:
http://www.nikon-euro.com/

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