Just a few days ago we posted a complete list of updates for the new Coolpix 990 1.1 firmware, now Nikon USA, Nikon Europe and Nikon Japan have all put up a download page for the firmware. Improvements include better autofocus, better continuous shooting, improved BSS, shorter review times and better white balance (certainly sounds like a recommended update).
You'll need Nikonview 3.0 (or the very latest USB/Serial drivers) installed. Although we think there's only one firmware worldwide please download the firmware from your nearest Nikon support center (where you bought your camera):
Please follow the install instructions very carefully, remember a bad update will lead to a dead camera which will require servicing by Nikon.
Coolpix 990 Firmware 1.1 Improvements / Bug Fixes
|Improved autofocus||Improvements have been made to focusing when auto AF-area selection is in effect. Improvements have also been made when focusing in a selected focus area with manual focus-area selection.|
|Addition of a function allowing additional photographs to be taken as memory becomes available in continuous mode.||After a series of photographs has been shot in continuous sequence, the next photograph can be taken as soon as memory for a single photograph becomes available in the buffer.|
|Support for the remote release cable||The MC-EU1 remote cord (available separately) can be used not only to release the shutter but also to perform such operations as zoom and interval photography.|
|Improvements to Best Shot Selection (BSS)||With BSS on, you can now take up to ten shots of any image quality and size. (Only the shot with the highest level of detail is recorded to the memory card. BSS is not available at an image-quality setting of HI.)|
|Improvements to the review function||A reduction has been made in the amount of time photographs are displayed after shooting, making it possible to set up the next photograph immediately.|
|Improved playback speed||Improvements have been made to allow rapid display of uncompressed photographs taken at an image-quality setting of HI.|
|Improved white balance||The performance of the white balance function has been further improved.|
|Changes to menus||Corrections have been made to some of the English, French, and German menus.|
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