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Nikon issues firmware updates for Df, D5200 and D3200

By dpreview staff on Jan 22, 2014 at 19:19 GMT

Nikon has posted firmware updates for the Df, D5200 and D3200. As well as a number of minor bugs and performance issues, support has been added to the D3200 and D5200 for the new collapsible AF-S DX 18-55mm F3.5–5.6G VR II, allowing them to display an error message if the camera is turned on with the lens in its collapsed state. 

Nikon has released updated firmware for the Df (pictured above) D5200 and D3200. As well as bug fixes, the firmware adds support for the new  AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II to the D3200 and D5200.

Nikon Df update

  • When Press for Custom Setting f4 (Assign Fn button), f5 (Assign preview button), or f6 (Assign AE-L/AF-L button) was set to Preview, and the camera's Fn button, Pv button, or AE-L/AF-L button was pressed, while viewfinder shooting using a Speedlight SB-800, a preview was not displayed in the camera monitor and a modeling flash was not fired. This issue has been resolved.
  • When a Speedlight that does not support Auto FP high-speed sync was used with Custom Setting e1 (Flash sync speed) set to 1/250s (Auto FP), the maximum shutter speed was 1/200s. This issue has been resolved.
  • When images captured with Auto ISO sensitivity control in the shooting menu set to Off were displayed in ViewNX 2 or Capture NX 2, Auto (ISO XXX) was incorrectly displayed for ISO Sensitivity in Metadata. This issue has been resolved.

Download Df firmware update 1.01

Nikon D5200 update

  • The camera now supports display of error messages when lenses with a retractable lens mechanism (e.g., AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II) are used. An error message is displayed and the shutter cannot be released when the lens barrel is retracted.
  • Display of focal lengths in 35mm [135] format recorded in image Exif data has been corrected.
  • The following issues have been resolved:
    • The camera would sometimes freeze when adding options to My Menu (Add items).
    • Under certain conditions, the camera would sometimes not focus automatically when the AE-L/AF-L button was pressed with AF-ON operation assigned to the button.
    • When shooting with High Dynamic Range (HDR) enabled, noise in the form of a line would sometimes appear at bottom right in images.

Download D5200 firmware update 1.02

Nikon D3200 update

  • The camera now supports display of error messages when lenses with a retractable lens mechanism (e.g., AF-S DX NIKKOR 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6G VR II) are used. An error message is displayed and the shutter cannot be released when the lens barrel is retracted.

Download D3200 firmware update 1.03

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Comments

Total comments: 27
Sergey Kostrov
By Sergey Kostrov (3 months ago)

Nikon does a good job and regularly issues firmware updates.

Unfortunately, I see that Sony does Not issue any longer updates for 1st and 2nd generations of NEX ILCs, for example, for NEX-5N or NEX-3C.

Comment edited 30 seconds after posting
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beavertown
By beavertown (3 months ago)

Is it a firmware update or a camera down grade?

What is Nikon doing these days?

1 upvote
thecouchguy
By thecouchguy (3 months ago)

I know, it seems like they have a mad man at the wheel.

1 upvote
beavertown
By beavertown (3 months ago)

Yes, from now on. Every time when Nikon releases a firmware, it will be a horror to their users, including the loyal customers.

Nikon is hurting themselves.

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arrr
By arrr (3 months ago)

D3200 FIRMWARE PROBLEMS

D3200 HOTPIXELS in RAW NEF in unacceptable. Still no fix! Please subtract the darkframe from D3200 NEF files before writing to SD Card.

D3200 Image Review OFF- Image is still reviewed when capturing image with live view.

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Ahkwai
By Ahkwai (3 months ago)

Does anyone know if this firmware update will band the compatible battery? Thanks

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Wade Tregaskis
By Wade Tregaskis (3 months ago)

Fixing "minor bugs" is disingenuous. The autofocus bug on the D5200, that this update finally fixes, is pretty serious. Wouldn't you say that not being able to use autofocus is kind of significant? I missed dozens of shots completely because of that one.

(And to add insult to injury, when I reported the bug to Nikon they told me I was crazy and it didn't exist)

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pk pete
By pk pete (3 months ago)

I updated the firmware to 1.02 from 1.00 on my D5200. I inserted a no-name battery and it continues to work. I guess this depends on the maker of the battery.

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yonsarh
By yonsarh (3 months ago)

please update d7000

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peevee1
By peevee1 (3 months ago)

Probably quitely broke 3rd party lens compatibility again.

4 upvotes
beavertown
By beavertown (3 months ago)

My friend did the update for his D5200. After that he said his 3rd party batteries couldn't be used anymore.

He was going to buy a Tamron lens, but now he couldn't buy it until he tests it at shops.

Is there anybody who knows if Tamron lenses still work for D5200 after the firmware update?

Comment edited 2 times, last edit 3 minutes after posting
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mgblack74
By mgblack74 (3 months ago)

It should work with Tamron. Tamron licenses the f mount spec from Nikon where as Sigma just reverse engineers it. Hence Nikon's hate-on with Sigma.

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JDThomas
By JDThomas (3 months ago)

Nikon has a special hate for Sigma because they tried to sue them for infringement and lost.

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itsastickup
By itsastickup (3 months ago)

And the in-bad-faith 3rd party battery issue?

2 upvotes
In hydraulis
By In hydraulis (3 months ago)

I was wondering the same.

Sigma and Nikon seem locked in an arms war, with Nikon's camera firmware updates crippling Sigma lenses' AF, and Sigma's lens firmware updates undoing the sabotage.

See here if this is news to you:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/11/19/sigma-issues-advisory-on-lens-compatibility-with-nikon-d5300

The Nikon updates have also blocked use of 3rd-party batteries. Pure hostility toward the end user.

I respect Nikon's heritage and technical prowess, but their recent contempt for their own paying customers is despicable.

4 upvotes
thecouchguy
By thecouchguy (3 months ago)

Seconded, they had me as a fanboy but no longer. I was all set to go to fx from dx but their behavior as you described has changed my mind. Such a shame, I hope they change course, I want Nikon to be good again and be as good as they possibly can.

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billybones1918
By billybones1918 (3 months ago)

you are Indiana Jones and I claim my five pounds

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keith james taylor
By keith james taylor (3 months ago)

there is a disconct a buitiful addvertising photo for a firmwear update.....???
cinic? or paranoid conspirocy?

Comment edited 3 minutes after posting
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Barney Britton
By Barney Britton (3 months ago)

?

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Paul1974
By Paul1974 (3 months ago)

btw, why is the lens collapsed when the camera is powered on? It doens't operate automatically like the other brands' lenses?

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Paul1974
By Paul1974 (3 months ago)

lol, new firmware that allows error messages!

1 upvote
itchhh
By itchhh (3 months ago)

Still shooting with a D90 and still no firmware updates ;)

9 upvotes
io_bg
By io_bg (3 months ago)

As they say, if it ain't broken, don't fix it.
P.S.: shooting with a D90 as well!

5 upvotes
LukeLT63
By LukeLT63 (3 months ago)

Same thing .... I think the D90 is the only camera that has never had updates (firmware) ... perfect from birth! ;-)

Comment edited 55 seconds after posting
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beavertown
By beavertown (3 months ago)

Not really.

Nikon just can't be arsed to release the firmware for D90 users and wants them to buy the new gears.

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JF69
By JF69 (3 months ago)

is the D90 in need of any firmware updates?
(I don't think so)

1 upvote
kiwishamoo
By kiwishamoo (3 months ago)

you beat me to this comment! :-)

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Total comments: 27