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Nikon updates firmware for D600, D800, D4, D3s, D3x, D3, D7000, D3200

By dpreview staff on Apr 2, 2013 at 17:59 GMT

Nikon has posted firmware updates for a number of its DSLRs. Updates for the D600, D800, D4, D3s, D3x, D3, D7000 and D3200 include support for the AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens. The D600 and D800 see an improvement to the subject tracking performance in continuous autofocus mode when shooting using the optical viewfinder. And the D600 can now deliver 100% video scene coverage via HDMI output. The updates are available for immediate download from Nikon's website. See below for a full list of feature updates and bug fixes, as well as links to Nikon’s site for downloads.

Nikon D600 firmware - C: 1.01

  • Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.
  • Subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder has been improved.
  • Frame output size has been changed from 95% to 100% when movie live view display is changed to "Information off" and an HDMI-compatible device is connected.
  • An issue that caused the right edges of images to be somewhat white when captured at an Image area setting of DX (24x16) 1.5x withActive D-Lighting set to Off has been resolved.
  • When the camera's shutter-release button was pressed repeatedly for uninterrupted shooting with the "Record to:" option in Camera Control Pro 2's Storage tab set to "PC+CARD", the camera would stop responding with displaying "Err" in its control panel.  This issue has been resolved.
  • In some very rare cases, colors would change with shooting when white balance was set to a specific color temperature, as with Preset manual or Choose color temp. This issue has been resolved.

Nikon D800 firmware - A: 1.01 / B:1.02

  • Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.
  • Subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder has been improved.
  • Gamut for Adobe RGB images displayed in the camera's monitor has been changed. This enables more vivid display of images.
  • With live view photography in [M] (Manual) exposure mode, exposure preview was always on. This issue has been resolved.
  • In some very rare cases when certain memory cards were used, movie recording would stop, even when the time remaining display indicated remaining recording time. This issue has been resolved.
  • With shooting at an image quality setting of TIFF (RGB) and an image size setting of Small, the right edge of images contained a purple line. This issue has been resolved.
  • In some rare cases, images recorded in JPEG format could not be opened by some software applications.  This issue has been resolved.
  • In some very rare cases, colors would change with shooting when white balance was set to a specific color temperature, as with Preset manual or Choose color temp. This issue has been resolved.

Nikon D4 Firmware Update A 1.05, B 1.03

  • Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.
  • Auto white balance performance has been improved.
  • Images are sharper and appear more three dimensional.
  • With live view photography in [M] (Manual) exposure mode, exposure preview was always on. This issue has been resolved.
  • With shooting at an image quality setting of TIFF (RGB) and an image size setting of Small, the right edge of images contained a purple line. This issue has been resolved.
  • In some rare cases, images recorded in JPEG format could not be opened by some software applications. This issue has been resolved.
  • In some very rare cases, colours would change with shooting when white balance was set to a specific colour temperature, as with Preset manual or Choose color temp. This issue has been resolved. 

Nikon D3200 Firmware Update C 1.01

  • The following functions have been changed with shooting using the Wireless Mobile Utility.
    - When the camera's shooting mode is set to Auto or Auto (flash off), it now operates in Auto or Auto (flash off) mode. Prior to this upgrade, the camera functioned in [P] (Programmed auto) exposure mode.
    - Live view can now be initiated even when the camera is set to "Auto" or "No flash" in GUIDE mode.
  • In some very rare cases when certain memory cards were used, movie recording would stop, even when the time remaining display indicated remaining recording time. This issue has been resolved.
    In some very rare cases, colours would change with shooting when white balance was set to a specific colour temperature, as with Preset manual or Incandescent. This issue has been resolved.

Nikon D3s, D3x, D3, and D7000

  • Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added. 
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Total comments: 36
jdrpc
By jdrpc (Apr 5, 2013)

Nikon D700 does not need? Strange, no?

0 upvotes
richard cohen
By richard cohen (Apr 4, 2013)

I have a D4 and am happy to be able to use my 3d glasses now to get better viewing from its images... :)

Seriously, more three dimensional? If the already great white balance is further improved that would be great and any improvement in the already great iq is fine as well...but the hyperbole on this is a bit much.

1 upvote
Diego Sevilla
By Diego Sevilla (Apr 4, 2013)

Mmm... And what happens with the D700? Already forgot in the update train?

1 upvote
Kissel
By Kissel (Apr 4, 2013)

Nikon needs to sell D600, so no direct competition! :)

2 upvotes
avbee
By avbee (Apr 4, 2013)

D4.......Images are sharper and appear more three dimensional.

any problem of D4 lol?

1 upvote
Timmbits
By Timmbits (Apr 3, 2013)

How about allowing the d3200 to do bracketing?

2 upvotes
VidJa
By VidJa (Apr 3, 2013)

Now, lets hack it and add all those missing functionalities.

2 upvotes
Kissel
By Kissel (Apr 3, 2013)

Wow - I thought Nikon has forgotten about their prehistoric D3 :) Gonna flash it tomorrow - it's not that I have issues with the current firmware, but just for the sake of novelty :)

0 upvotes
frederic86
By frederic86 (Apr 3, 2013)

As a D3200 owner, I was hoping for exposure bracketing, which it unfortunately lacks. Improved auto-WB and metering is always welcome too.

3 upvotes
Timmbits
By Timmbits (Apr 3, 2013)

you chose nikon... what can I say? they need to keep selling the more expensive d5200.

1 upvote
IRay808
By IRay808 (Apr 3, 2013)

D800:The Green Tint on my LCD IS GONE!...FINALLY!(I didn't worry about it too much before knowing Nikon would eventually fix it)

Continuous AF Tracking seems more accurate and doesn't hop around like before.

Thank you Nikon!

Another reason for me NOT to jump on the Canon Band Wagon ^__^

4 upvotes
Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (Apr 4, 2013)

No, the green tint is still there,bit less maybe ,but it´s still there, try copying the same pic into a CF card and put it in your older nikons (d300, 700 or even the new d600) and look side by side, you´ll see the difference .
it´s still the worst monitor on any nikon to date, regarding the colour reproduction.

1 upvote
xelarox
By xelarox (Apr 3, 2013)

Referring to D800E is NOT TRUE that the upgrade resolve:
<<With live view photography in [M] (Manual) exposure mode, exposure preview was always on. This issue has been resolved.>>

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
0 upvotes
xelarox
By xelarox (Apr 3, 2013)

the lens still stops down

0 upvotes
joe_leads
By joe_leads (Apr 5, 2013)

Try pressing OK-button when in live view for to switch between exposure preview on/off.

1 upvote
OttoPeter
By OttoPeter (Apr 9, 2013)

The OK button does not prevent the lens from being permanently stopped down in Lifeview. We still have to open and close the aperture manually before and after focusing manually in A and M. Lifeview AF also works stopped down. And still no statement from Nikon, of course - I asked.

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 12 minutes after posting
0 upvotes
Alizarine
By Alizarine (Apr 3, 2013)

I laud Nikon's effort to explain what's in their firmware updates.

All Pentax would say is a generic "fixed stability issues and improved general performance"

augh.

2 upvotes
KHorn
By KHorn (Apr 3, 2013)

It sure would be nice if Sony had the same level of support for they're cameras.

1 upvote
Poss
By Poss (Apr 3, 2013)

"images are sharper and appear more three dimensional" ? (D4)
Never laughed harder in my life! Truly worthy to be published a day earlier (on April Fool's)

0 upvotes
Alizarine
By Alizarine (Apr 3, 2013)

In-camera auto-Photoshop plugin? =))

0 upvotes
Poss
By Poss (Apr 3, 2013)

I hoped to finally have Focus+Release priority in AF-S mode on my D3s... no such luck... :-(

0 upvotes
LVPhoto1
By LVPhoto1 (Apr 2, 2013)

Just update the new firmware for my D7000, someone told me its turns the camera into the D7100…

1 upvote
Timmbits
By Timmbits (Apr 3, 2013)

and you believed him?
glad to know that your sensor is not higher resolution. ;-p

1 upvote
The Photo Ninja
By The Photo Ninja (Apr 2, 2013)

Forget you Nikon. You lost me with the green screen and poor autofocus of the d800! My 5d mark III is faster, better af, better colors, and the LCD is beautiful.

1 upvote
Bamboojled
By Bamboojled (Apr 2, 2013)

But your images are not... LOL.

18 upvotes
M35G35
By M35G35 (Apr 2, 2013)

Good for you! Glad you made the right decision.

1 upvote
Alizarine
By Alizarine (Apr 3, 2013)

green screen?

1 upvote
Tommot1965
By Tommot1965 (Apr 3, 2013)

D800 is now 5dIII eater...jumped too early mate LOL

9 upvotes
Ken Johnes
By Ken Johnes (Apr 4, 2013)

oh by the way ninja, please dont forget to add your `stupidity´ to that `best of´list ,and you are spot on ;-).

Comment edited 23 seconds after posting
2 upvotes
chaos215bar2
By chaos215bar2 (Apr 2, 2013)

I was really hoping for 3+ EV bracketing for HDR on the D800, which should be really easy to add. 1 EV bracketing just isn't that useful when you have ~14 EV of dynamic range to work with at native ISO.

6 upvotes
Marcel Mutter
By Marcel Mutter (Apr 2, 2013)

WOW that are lot of advertisements between this comments area and the news item.

2 upvotes
Cheezr
By Cheezr (Apr 4, 2013)

Amazon must be turning the screws..

2 upvotes
skiipow
By skiipow (Apr 2, 2013)

I just did a quick test on the D4 of video modes in FX and the 2.7 crop factor which video is premium & sharp. The FX mode has been soft but it looks sharp and as crisp as the 2.7 crop with the new firmware update. Can anyone confirm this? Many thanks!

Comment edited 52 seconds after posting
0 upvotes
Benarm
By Benarm (Apr 2, 2013)

Nikon D600: Aperture control in LiveView mode. Can someone check if it was actually fixed? Maybe Nikon didn't mentioned it in the release notes.

Comment edited 47 seconds after posting
1 upvote
Ahmet Aydogan
By Ahmet Aydogan (Apr 2, 2013)

I just installed the update on my D600. Yes, there is now aperture control in LiveView, but only in still photos, not in video. Boo!

Comment edited 1 minute after posting
1 upvote
disasterpiece
By disasterpiece (Apr 2, 2013)

I was hoping for some functional updates to the D7000 - if I had the 800 f/5.6, I probably wouldn't be shooting a D7000.

2 upvotes
Total comments: 36