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Nikon D300 v1.10 firmware available for download

Update: Nikon USA now has the new firmware available as well: Windows and Mac.

NR reported few days ago that all new D300 are being shipped with firmware v1.10. Now the download is available in some countries/regions (not in the US yet). Follow this link to the download page (Asia).

Direct link for Windows / Direct link for Mac

What's new:

Modifications enabled with upgrade of A and B firmware from Ver. 1.03 to Ver. 1.10

  • The Highlights playback display option has been moved from Display mode>Basic photoinfo>Highlights in the playback menu to Display mode>Detailed photoinfo>Highlights.
  • The size and color of “Demo” displayed in the monitor with playback when No memory card? in the Custom Settings is set to Enable release, have been modified.
  • The range of settings available for ISO sensitivity settings>ISO sensitivity autocontrol>Minimum shutter speed in the shooting menu has been increased from 1/250–1 s to 1/4000–1 s.
  • When shooting in hand-held live view mode and the frame is magnified prior to autofocusing, operation has been modified so that display returns to the magnified display rather than full-frame display.
  • Images captured with Rotate tall, in the playback menu, set to On are not automatically rotated for display immediately after capture (image review).
  • A Copyright information item has been added to the setup menu. When Copyright information is enabled, the copyright symbol (©) is shown in the shooting info display.
  • Recent settings can now be displayed in place of My Menu.
  • Custom Setting e3 Flash cntrl for built-in flash (e3 Optional flash when an optional Speedlight is mounted on the camera) can now be added to My Menu using the Add items option in My Menu from Add items>Custom settingmenu>e Bracketing/flash.
  • The degree of the High ISO NR setting can now be confirmed in the shooting info display while the High ISO NR setting item, in the shooting menu, is being applied.
  • Ankara, Riyadh, Kuwait, and Manama have been added to the Time zone options for the World time item in the setup menu.
  • When a GPS device is used and no heading information is available, ---.--° is now displayed for the Position>Heading option in the GPS item in the setup menu.
  • When shooting in live view mode using Camera Control Pro 2 (Ver. 2.2.0 or later) with a PC-E lens, the aperture setting can now be adjusted from the computer.
  • Focus acquisition performance in dynamic-area AF mode has been improved.
  • Focus acquisition performance with contrast-detect AF has been improved.
  • Auto white balance performance has been improved.
  • The fourth digit in seconds display for GPS latitude and longitude information is now rounded off rather than omitted.
  • The current MB-D10 battery type setting can now be confirmed in the shooting info display when R6/AA-size batteries are used with the Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10.
  • An issue that caused an increase in noise with shooting in [M] exposure mode at a shutter speed setting of bulb with the shutter held open for less than 8 seconds and Long exp. NR enabled has been resolved.
  • An issue that prevented shutter release at the specified shutter speed when no operations were performed for 30 seconds in mirror up mode has been resolved.
  • An issue that caused abnormal image display when Image review was set to On and the playback zoom in button was pressed immediately after shooting at the following settings has been resolved.
    • Image quality: NEF (RAW ) + JPEG
    • NEF (RAW) recording: Lossless compressed or Compressed
    • Image size: S or M
  • When the Speedlight SB-800 was mounted on the camera with flash mode set to distance-priority manual (GN) mode, and the camera recovered from standby mode triggered by the auto meter off function, the distance information displayed on the SB-800 changed. This issue has been resolved.

For further information regarding the new firmware, download the supplemental document for the new firmware, D300_FirmUp_(11)En.pdf. Adobe’s Acrobat Reader must be installed on your computer to view this file.

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  • yabbah

    Is this download working with all language?
    I will not try to install, and just have a bunch of asian crap chars in my d300. :P

  • Carsten

    I’ve downloaded and installed it and there is no asia nor any english crap to see (I’m german) :P

  • David

    No Problems with it, too. I am from Austria in Europe. My camera’s language ist german and all new features are listed and explained in german – so it seems to be OK for any region.

  • Matt

    c’est tres bon!

  • yabbah

    Confirmed .. works for swedish too. :)

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  • Bart

    You forgot to mention that it also “fixes” the bug that allows you to access 8fps without the MB-D10 mounted… :(

    • MikeR

      How did I see this comming….

    • Matt

      At the risk of starting a flame war…

      the reason the camera only shoots at 6fps without the battery grip is because the grip with batteries other than NiMH allows for higher voltage usage. This means that the camera can take advantage of the higher voltage and shoot 8fps, as well as focus faster with non AF-S lenses.

      • Juan

        I updated and still there.

        Juan.

      • RumpelHund

        Is it true that focussing Non-AFs will be faster with additional battery?

        Tried to get this info from Nikon at various fairs but to no reliable reply.

        Slow focussing is a real issue to me with jumpy kids as customers, so please confirm this info, maybe with link?

  • http://www.flickr.com/andrecherri Andre Cherri

    Hi there.
    I’m a Nikon shooter from Brazil.
    Recently I broke my D300′s LCD screen. I’m shooting like film!!!
    Can I uptade the firmware, adjust some configs through Camera Control Pro?!
    The repair service charged US670 to fix it… Way too expensive!!! Fortunately the insurance company payed me.
    Thanks folks!

    • SoCal Dave

      I am pleasantly surprised at the substance of this upgrade. It’s not just a bunch of little menu changes, but it has performance changes that are appreciated!

      • The range of settings available for ISO sensitivity settings>ISO sensitivity autocontrol>Minimum shutter speed in the shooting menu has been increased from 1/250–1 s to 1/4000–1 s.
      • Focus acquisition performance in dynamic-area AF mode has been improved.
      • Focus acquisition performance with contrast-detect AF has been improved.
      • Auto white balance performance has been improved.

      That said, I am pleased to get “Recent Settings” back as in the D200. Now if only they had given us the ability to set bracketing in 2 stop increments for HDR work!

  • Crabby

    This is the first listing I’ve seen of the link to get this upgrade. Thanks.

  • DNHJR

    Thanks, but I’ll wait for the Nikon USA download just to be safe.

    • http://nikonrumors.com/ [NR] admin

      I updated the psot – the US download is already available

      • DNHJR

        Thanks. I saw that after I posted.

  • JJ

    Can anyone else who’s upgraded to version 1.10 tell me if you have any problems using the SU-800 iTTL flash commander unit?
    I had an issue on Friday using the whole SB-R1C1 package on the body with firmware version 1.10, but it worked perfectly on the one with version 1.03!

    If you’ve had any problems, or if your SU-800 is working perfectly with version 1.10, please let us know . . .

  • Jon Paul

    Can anyone verify whether there are exif problems (apertures of f/95, focal lengths of 6200mm) with the update? It seems an unlikely coincidence that my camera decided to go screwy the day I installed the firmware update.

    • Jon Paul

      I just realized I had updated B without updating A. Sorry about that.

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