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The above mentioned levels were not part of the last D3 firmware update.
The virtual horizon was already included in the last update (v2.0) – I changed the post.
So we can suppose that D3 gets the auto ADL as seen in D700 and Extra high as seen in D3X. Will D700 get extra high?
And what about electronic virtual horizon, what’s the new thing about that. A fix? or a new feature?
Hmm, so the virtual horizon thingy disappeared…
Yes, I just realized that they included it already in their last update v.2.0. My bad…
It seems they refer to already released D3 firmware v2.0.0.
At least I failed to find anything new here.
is the D3 featuring Virtual Horizon at this moment? (wheter buying it new or via firmware update) could you please tell me the exact link refering to it?
It is in the last firmware upgrade for D3 from Sept 2008:
I could not find the strength levels in the D3 firmware, which made me think that this upgrade is about to be released.
There is something I don’t understand…
If the Virtual Horizon necessary hardware is there in the D3, why Nikon didn’t implement the that feature from the beginning ??
(I guess it also applies to some dust removal system too made available via firmware, or am I wrong ?? )
sorry, about the Virtual Horizon I now understand. The feature was already there in the ViewFinder, but also implemented in Live View with that firmware upgrade.
About the cleaning system implemented in a firmware upgrade am I wrong? or maybe I dreamed it ? …..
How about the D300? we need extra high as well.
D3′s virtual horizon feature is not available under the liveview mode even with the 2.0 update.
Once i updated the firmware on the D2hs but i can’t remember how,so can you help me out how to do it on the D700?
Arthur, try this: