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Nikon releases new firmware upgrades for the D600 and D800 cameras

Nikon D800 firmware update

Update: the D800E A:1.01 / B:1.02 firmware updated can be downloaded here.

April 1st is now gone and I can finally post some "real" news: Nikon just released firmware upgrades C:1.01 for the D600 and A:1.01 / B:1.02  for the D800 DSLR cameras. One of the main D600 improvement is the 100% HDMI output. Unfortunately, Nikon still did not include a fix for the previously rumored Live View aperture bug.

Full list of modifications in the new D600 C:1.01 firmware:

  • 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 with Active 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.

The new Nikon D800 A:1.01 / B:1.02 firmware update contains:

  • 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.
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  • LeadWrist

    Wow, I had just given up waiting!

  • Dilomski

    They wont do it for the d7100 too.

  • eajames

    Thanks admin. – hope this isn’t a hoax in my time zone.

  • SSMachine

    No love for the D800E?!

  • n11

    Now if I could only get my D800 back from repair… They said 5-10 business days, this is day 21.

    • St.

      I’m in your shoes, buddy.

  • n11

    On a side note, Admin should’ve made a post about seeing the D5/D900/D400 in the wild side-by-side ; )

  • Hmmmpf

    release date April 02, 2012?
    Hopefully the firmware had a better quality assurance… :/

  • Eric Calabos

    a little but essential step
    for repairing recently damaged reputation

  • mobilevil

    exposure preview off in live view + M very good! should fix studio problem. can’t wait to test it tonight.

    • St.

      Enlighten me up – how is this good? What is the down side of having live exposure change in the lv? And what will be now?
      Isn’t that live exposure change similar to what it is in the mirrorless cameras or we talk about different things here?

      • http://www.facebook.com/estudioF9 EstudioF9

        When you’re in a studio working with flash light, you have low continuous light to avoid overexposition. With exposure preview on, you have a dark image so you can’t compose properly.

        • St.

          i understand the point, but do you rely on the LCD exposure change to make your exposure?
          What happens if you see a bright image in the LV (which doesn’t change) and then you take picture using flashes, but it come underexposed, as the flash light is not enough.
          Isn’t it more reliable to use light meters for such purposes.
          The opposite, if you shoot outside and use filters (ND, Grads, CPL) seeing live exposure change in the LCD would be beneficial I think.

          • http://www.facebook.com/estudioF9 EstudioF9

            No, we don’t rely on LCD exposure, we rely on LCD preview to make photo compose. In some circunstances is more comfortable use the LCD than viewfinder, e.g. high or low POV. For exposure metering sure we use light meters, but you can compose with LCD preview without exposure problems. But you can’t compose with a dark preview.

          • Fred

            No, live view is not relied on for judging exposure but being able to see the subject under modelling lights is needed to FOCUS properly. Before this fix you either had to open the aperture or wind the shutter speed back far enough to allow the camera to see enough to focus. You then had to stop down or wind the shutter speed back up to your correct exposure level to make the shot.

            A real pain in the butt and always the risk of focus shift happening when stopping down again if you were opening the aperture to allow enough light in to see where to focus.

          • Aldo

            I rely on my lcd for exposures 99 percent of the time and have the perfect exposure within 1/3 of a stop Or less 99 percent of the time. If you train your eyes and use the histogram you are faster and more effective…as you can invest that time on your subject.. for complex studio lighting setups.. sure meter is best… for a simple 2-4 light set ups and real world photography…trained eye wins

    • http://twitter.com/shigzeo shigzeo

      Really keen to try this too. Switching back and forth between exposure values rather than getting a TTL preview is incredibly annoying. Hope it really works.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Joshuachung77 Joshua Chung

    Gamut for Adobe RGB images displayed in the camera’s monitor has been changed. This enables more vivid display of images.
    Let’s see what does it mean in real life.

    • http://www.facebook.com/metarun Tarun Tyagi

      I’d very much interested in this one.
      If anyone has updated the firmware and noticed a change in the camera’s monitor, please update us.

  • Michael Choong

    but the website there said the update 2-4-2012, not sure is this typo error?

    • Neil

      That would be day-month-year notation. N

      • Michael Choong

        Pretty sure it’s the meaning, but now is 2013.

        • Neil

          LOL, I missed that. Now I feel silly.

  • Jeamy

    is it firmware update more important than fixed dust or oil problem in sensor..? can’t u make statement n guarantee that is new d600 nothing these problem anymore..c’mon.. wake up nikon.. :(

    • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

      Most people are saying that after a couple of thousand shots it goes away, right?

      Until then:
      http://www.bythom.com/cleaning.htm

      Mountain or molehill?

  • Jeff

    Can this be used for the D800E too?

    • 800mm f/2.8 DX VR

      Absolutely, they both use the same firmware.

      • Jur

        No they don’t! Separate firmware upgrades for D800 and D800E.

  • Aldo

    awesome news for me! I use the manual color temp a lot. Any improvement is welcomed.

  • Archie

    Wish they would add selectable NEF sizes, L, M, S, like other cameras have..

    • Spacedog

      If you want this, you have to shoot in crop mode. NEF (RAW) means that the Images will be saved unprocessed. A reduced Resolution is a processing in my eyes, so RAW isn´t the right description.

      • Darren Jones

        The problem is a lot of us shoot weddings and we don’t need 36mp files for weddings. My bosses still shoot 12mp raw. It just gives a little more information in the highlights and shadows, yes it is “processed,” but let’s be honest… Canon can do it why can’t Nikon? This isn’t new tech… Just an option they should have released with big guns like the D800.

        • FredBear

          If you don’t need 36 MP, why buy a D800?

          • Joven

            It’s still a better Sensor than the D700

        • Jorge

          Disagree. I shoot weddings when I’m made to scream uncle, including destination weddings. Last summer I shot one wedding in old san Juan PR – 19 hours of shooting over a two day spread. D700, and D800, 4000+ images of raew+jpeg and I had no problem handling the D800 files. None. And the 36mp files wee GLORIOUS to work with.

      • Miguel

        Canon has this feature, but I think it’s proprietary. Meaning, only canon cameras can shoot this way!

    • gqt

      Nikon already does, they are just name differently: Lossless compressed, Compressed and Uncompressed.

      • Arkasai

        I’m pretty sure he’s talking about allowing small, medium, large resolutions when shooting RAW on top of setting your preferred level of compression.

        • Darren Jones

          Something Canon already has had for ages.

          • Luck

            Great reason to shoot Canon! :)

          • Arkasai

            True, though complaining about having to change memory cards is very petty if you remember manually rewinding and reloading film. I’ve changed memory cards mid-play at football games without even moving my eye from the viewfinder, that’s how spoiled we are now.

        • gqt

          How is the Canon version S, M and L different from Nikons RAW compression? Has anyone measured the actual ratio? ANYone? I don’t know what is the big deal all about since these NEF files are just compressed and uncompressed which gives you smaller RAW file sizes if you don’ t want the full 36mp.

          If a person was able to afford a $3k camera, a 2 TB hard drive doesn’t cost a lot now a days. I have 6 tb of data space, so this is not an issue for everyone.

          • Arkasai

            It’s simple, more choice vs. less choice. I’m also pretty sure data compression is not the same as down sampling.

    • Aldo

      Switch to dx and you have 16mp raw files.

  • Chris

    Hm, on germany-Nikon-site it is not yet available?!
    Do I run into any Problems when I update to the US-Firmware (do I loose my german menues or something)?
    Cheers, Chris

  • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

    No news about trap focus on the D800?

    • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

      Trap focus is fixed!!

      • Lilien

        I can not reproduce your findings, it’s still the same with AF-ON AF-activation..

        • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

          Option a1 and a2 set to “Focus” still aren’t working for you?
          Interesting.

          • nr123

            Lilien: I agree with you, it does not work for me neither.

            InTheMist: Maybe you had not fully understood what it is about?
            Wanted behavior: d800 set to AF-S, lens to M/A, a2 to focus priority and a4 to off you pre focus and you (keep) press the shutter.
            if nothing is in focus nothing will happen, if some object gets in focus it will focus (aka focus trap).

            Thats what works nicely on older Nikon cameras (like D300. …), even in the analog world just (F100, …)
            But the d800 just releases,also with this software, at least for me (tested with a 105af-s)

            If you do not disable a4 then sure the camera will only release when its in focus but the camera will try to do auto focus and thats not what we want!
            If you found an other way let us know, …

            For now I am very disappointed in the new fw as I had high hopes that this bad behavior would get fixed :-/

            • nr123

              > if nothing is in focus nothing will happen, if some object gets in focus it will _focus_ (aka focus trap).

              It will _release_, not focus ;-)

            • robudan

              It doesn’t work on my D800E either.

            • http://nikonrumors.com/ Nikon Rumors

              Charge your battery, I also had a similar problem. An error message for a low battery is not appropriately displayed and this is why you don’t see the update option.

            • robudan

              I meant that focus trap is not working after firmware upgrade. Using original grip and both batteries fully charged.

            • http://Flickr.com/inthemist InTheMist

              I see. I have a1 and a2 set to “Focus” and a4 “On”.

              New for me is that it won’t shoot an out-of-focus shot, where it would before.

            • Michael Choong

              Af trap Not work for me too… Shutter still release when not in focus. A1-A2 both set to in focus, A4 set to off.

    • shigzeo

      Trap worked for me from previous firmware, but not with Ai/S lenses, only with chipped lenses. I’d rather it worked with Ai/S lenses than just AF.

      Whatever the fact, really helps in weddings and low-light school ‘snapshots’ as the Japanese call it.

  • Sreeji Nair

    How do I update the D800 firmware? By the way the Nikon Message Center software isnt showing any update. Can anybody help me please?

    • hker

      download the “bin” file from the link or Nikon website onto a clean memory card. Then put the card in your camera. go to the firmware in your menu and update.

  • Dominik

    wow… finally I can use my new AF-S 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR. Great

    • http://twitter.com/DomDP Dominick Delli Paoli

      no wonder why my 3 copies didnt work!

      • Aldo

        Where do you throw your trash?

    • Darren Jones

      We all know you had to throw it on your 3100 so you could afford the lens… don’t kid!

    • http://twitter.com/antodechav Anto de Chav

      So can I…. It arrives in a week.. ;-)

  • kevin

    Is the green tint issue gone with this update?

    • AM

      Stop reading KR and learn how white balance works.

      • craigo

        The green tint has nothing to do with white balance. The WB is correct (as one will see later on their computer monitor), but the camera screen shows a distinct green cast. Very noticeable in warm light like an interior.

        • kevin

          Thanks Craigo !!!! Many people do not have d800 to realize the issue with it. Although i do not reply on my LCD screen much, but the color is just annoying. I wish i can color calibrate my d800 lcd screen.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sebastian.rasch Sebastian Rasch

      Yes it is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/muganhorse Davidvictormeldrew Idontbeliev

    Thanks Nikon, wonder if they could replicate setting A10 / or different AF points separately for Portrait and Landscape orientation like in D4 or Canon 5D MK III via firmware ?. This is a handy feature.

  • http://twitter.com/matteodamiani Matteo Damiani

    I’m still waiting to use my Kingston 32GB CF on my D800…. :|

    • m35g35

      Strange, I have a Lexar 32GB 1000X and it works just fine. In fact I did the upgrade from the card with no issues.

    • Glud

      You should contact Kingston about that. I read somewhere about the Kingston/D800 issue that it is related to the CF-card. Kingston gladly replaced the writers card when they had located and fixed the problem.

  • omar maged

    what about the D600 oil/dust issue ????????????????????

    • Local Flavor

      Sorry, but it seems you just have to learn how to clean your sensor with a wet method. Or avoid small apertures.

      • Spy Black

        Cleaning the sensor is such an amazingly simple process to do, no less. Granted, it shouldn’t be the issue that it is on the D600, but sensor cleaning is a regular practice of any DSLR. The Canon Mk IIs at the studio I work at are constantly getting crap on their sensors and cleaned off. It’s really not that big a deal people.

    • http://profiles.google.com/sebastian.rasch Sebastian Rasch

      That’s obviously something that can’t be fixed by a firmware update! It can however be fixed for good in a service centre.

    • Aldo

      haven’t you heard? you boil your camera with some salts and minerals…. takes care of it.

  • Rudi

    And D4 + SB900 Firmware update!

    • nr123

      No. The SB-900 is still 5.02 that was the version before, maybe they updated the article, which is also strange as the D4 or D800 are not listed as devices which could do an upgrade.

      At least I learned something new, what the Firmware upgrade menu shows the versions:
      A: Camera
      B: Camera
      L: Lens
      S: speedlight

  • Steve

    These is unbelievable, why Nikon still did not include a fix for the aperture in live view…??…..why are they doing that….Canon has that option even on the first entry level cameras…. I think Nikon just doesn’t care….

    • ocir

      2 suggestions for you….you can be either be patient or just switch to Canon.

      • Aldo

        Or spend 300 dollars more and get a used d800

        • http://twitter.com/prevedovich Prevedovich

          Or buy Panasonic DH3 for $1300 and you’ll get better quality for lower price ))) and keep all your Nikon/Canon optics.

    • Local Flavor

      I never pull aperture while filming – pulling your own focus is tough enough. Or, maybe you might cut down on running in and out of light and dark locations. Or, you could switch from “G” lenses and get some with aperture rings. If Nikon didn’t care, they wouldn’t make such awesome cameras for video like the D600.

      • Darren Jones

        Trying to justify why you use something to someone else is irrelevant Some people need it, some people just want it. Anything past that is a pointless argument. It’s like saying do you really need a car that is as fast as a Nascar? Well 99.99999% of people don’t, unless you are that one person who drives in Nascar. So lets not jump to conclusions as to why he wants it. Nikon should have fixed this pre launch, everyone keeps acting like Nikon didn’t have a working model before release. The D600 has been quite a botch release. The sensor cleaning was beyond stupid.

    • Shawn

      From what I’ve read, Nikon can’t fix this on the D600, or D7100, or anything below D800 because Nikon uses a mechanical motor to adjust aperture and only the D800 and D4 have this motor. For some reason the normal aperture stopping down only functions during shutter actuation on these lower end models. I don’t understand it personally, but this is what I’ve read from various forums and I think Thom Hogan might have mentioned it too.

      Canon on the other hand doesn’t have mechanical aperture operation (again from what I’ve read, no first hand knowledge), it’s all electronic (inside the lens), so they don’t need a fancy motor to make it work.

      Backwards compatibility has it’s prices, and this seems to be one of them.

      So I raise your rumor with my own, until someone can verify the truth of this. Can someone confirm my information is correct?

      • Shawn

        I’ll confirm part of it myself.

        From Thom’s review of the D600 (http://www.bythom.com/nikond600review.htm):

        Live View: we’re back to the old Live View where the aperture
        is set when you enter Live View and doesn’t change. This is for the same
        reason that the video doesn’t have the power aperture: the part
        necessary to do the real time aperture control right isn’t in the
        consumer cameras.

        • FredBear

          Interesting. But one could always use D lenses I suppose?

          • Shawn

            Yes, that is the widely suggested “workaround” and highly suggested for video work. Personally, I just go in and out of live view when I want to adjust the aperture on my consumer model, but I respect people’s desire to have an enjoyable experience with their expensive cameras.

            • Steveio

              Nikon should release a cinema line of lenses with electro-aperture control like canon, oh wait.. they’ll just point to D lenses and call it a day. Oh Nikon..

            • Neopulse

              The D lenses also AREN’T bad lenses at all. Get Zeiss then, they are meant for smooth and precise focusing anyways.

        • Mansgame

          But you can easily change the aperture in live view while in photo mode.

          • Shawn

            I still don’t believe that the aperture changes (until you activate the shutter), thus the point of “Live View” (being to preview your composition, exposure, and DOF) is kind of a misnomer. It’s worse for video because the shutter doesn’t activate when you start recording, so any aperture changes in LV don’t affect the video at all (until you leave LV or take a still).

            This is my understanding of the issue. Since I don’t have a D600 or D7100 I can’t speak from experience, just what I’ve read from others who are posting about it.

      • Steve

        well, I can understand that, but why then they did not even fix the problem where in live view it doesn’t say anything about your exposure… basically while in a video mode I have no idea if my image is exposed correctly or not, so I still have to get out from live view and so on…that makes it just hard..someone said above that D600 is a good camera for video, well yes it has the potential, but is not….For me these is something like you have a Ferrari but in the same time you can not ride faster then 100 miles, because the factory put the block on your engine…it just doesn’t feels fair….the prove that they could make an exposure reference on the video mode is that while in a live view mode for stills you have that option, but then some how when you switch to movie mode, not at all…
        For me these is kind of like, guys we give you a movie mode which you really wonted so much, but if you really want to shoot movies, well go to buy Canon….
        It’s like Nikon really doesn’t wants to bother Canon on their market for video mode…maybe I am wrong, or maybe Canon and Nikon made an agreement about the market share…
        I am so sorry for that, I Love Nikon and I was really really hoping for the new firmware update to fix all these options….
        Seems like it will never bee

      • Aldo

        A more helpful and educated guess than most of the QQuing comments

      • Michael Choong

        Seems making sense^^

      • MB

        Only Nikon E lenses (like in PC-E) have built in electromagnetic actuator for aperture control, Nikon D and earlier have mechanical ring to control aperture but I doubt this is good enough for video and current G type lenses only have simple mechanical lever for this.

        Consumer cameras, unlike D4 and D800, have simple electromagnetic actuator mechanism that makes it impossible to provide constant aperture control needed for video so no firmware can fix that.

        As someone suggested if camera aperture control is needed for video application the best solution would be for Nikon to produce lenses with built in stepper motor for this purpose.

      • nacho

        Not true. If your in Live View for stills that apeture can be changed just fine

        • Shawn

          1) You don’t understand the problem people have with this
          2) You didn’t bother to read what anyone wrote up in this thread

          People are looking for real-time aperture control. Once you adjust the aperture, “Live View” isn’t very “Live” anymore, is it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/grimmlord.blakk Grimmlord Blakk

    I have the D800 & I am having the same oil on sensor problem as the D600 users. £2000 and they have a problem like this???? Never had a problem on my entry level D60 – - — – - – - – I tried to update the firmware from 1.01 to the new 1.02 on the D800 and when I’ve pasted the .bin file to either my CF or SD card and gone to the firmware page, iuts not updating the firmware…any ideas? Thanks

  • Andros

    Hoping in better WB like D3 or D700…

  • HKer

    Nikon NPS Hong Kong has issued firmware updates for: D4/ D3S/ D3X/ D3/ D800/ D800E/ D600/ D7000/ D3200.

  • http://twitter.com/DanWatson7 Dan Watson

    This is the live aperture bug for those wondering:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEejCOqccC0

  • silky33

    Nikon Please,,,,,where is my “focus trap” (AF-ON),,,,,,,

    • Dyun27

      Reprogram the AE-L/AF-L button to AF-On. I’ve been using it that way and it works just like an AF-On button would.

      • Dyun27

        Woops… didn’t realize you were referring to the D800. Just assumed you were talking about the D600.

  • Stevieo

    I’ve applied the update and found that AF-C certainly feels like it’s sampling at a higher rate. Hopefully this translates into higher hit rates (though not bad before). If aperture control were possible, it’d be a damned good all-rounder.

    • ScreenByte

      Is it a noticeable difference as I always thought the AF-C tracking was really slow on the 800?

      • Steveio

        I use AF-ON with d9 AF-C on a day to day basis, and I can certainly see (and hear) the AF refocusing at a higher rate. Whether this actually improves accuracy remains to be seen.

        • ScreenByte

          Thanks for the reply.What do you think of the D800′s accuracy in general?

          • Steveio

            I actually have both D600/800 cameras, and on normal subjects I find both equally accurate. In low light though (<2 EV or so), the 600 definitely hunts a little more on low contast subjects. As for AF-C, again both capable (smaller af area coverage notwithstanding). I'm not sure the extra crosstypes help the 800 as much as you'd think because they're all in the center anyways. 3D tracking I'd give the 800 the edge (both speed and accuracy, though dependent on lens of course.. using 24-70 for comparisons), especially for subjects coming toward/moving away.

  • Ray

    ‘simple’ AF trap and remap ISO button to right hand side still both missing

    • Stevieo

      Can’t they just allow ISO on one of the fn buttons? They already have a million options for them, but why they left out ISO really escapes me.. It’d sure make it handy when you’re ACTUALLY shooting. Oh Nikon..

  • ja

    updates to the video function side would be nice next more frame rates in 1080p, something in the line as to what sony is producing with there top-end camcorders 200+ frame rate and results in outstanding slow-motion at 1080p uncompressed straight out of the HDMI cable of the D800 with higher frame would set this camera apart for me the D800 is awesome

  • Chris

    I’m still waiting for an instant magnification in playback using the ‘ok’ button…like the D7100 has. I thought for sure it would be included in this.

    • Jon

      You can set that option in the menu.

      • BaZa

        I don’t think so. Can you tell me how?

        • Neil

          You mean the zoom maybe? f2, Playback Mode, Zoom on/off

    • Bobby

      Just press the centre button on the dial pad to zoom in on your focus point. You can set the amount of zoom in the menu. Duh.

      • chris

        I should have clarified that I have the D600. I know the D800 has this ability, but I don’t think it’s possible on the D600.

  • Mr. Mamiya

    “April 1st is now gone and I can finally post some real news”

    Bummer! I had really liked to read some hot news on new D400 and it’s release date beein just around the corner. ;-)

  • Chris Joyce

    Is there a fix for the green LCD hue? You would think that when designing a quality camera, selecting an accurate color balance on the lcd monitor would be top priority! Nikon seem to have lost the plot these days and also there’s no aperture fix in live view! This is certainly one company that has no interest in listening to it’s faithful users, what a shame.

    • Neopulse

      I own a D800 and it doesn’t have the green-hue/tint.

  • john-gr

    nikon wait to fix the aperture after d7100 selling!marketing because its an advantage

  • graphicman

    Nikon failed to include the 4 biggest concerns of most users – dust and sensor issues – - – adjustable NEF sizes – - – aperture fix in live view – - – focus area on screen is much too small : ) hopefully they will listen to us and include these updates in a near future firmware!

    • BroncoBro

      Focus area and dust issues aren’t “updates”, they’re new cameras.

    • Aldo

      Maybe nikon doesn’t wanna cater to tight wads who don’t wanna bother upgrading their comps =P…. and /or don’t know how to take advantage of current size flexibility

  • `/1nc3nt

    hm…
    why i feel my display is greener than before ????

  • FredBear

    Wow. There were lots of issues with the D800 that weren’t previously reported.
    No fix for the poor left Af though it seems.

    • Aldo

      I thought this was calibration that had to be done physically at times for affected models… can’t fix with firmwaree

  • Art

    I’d like to see the D800 be able to do exposure bracketing +/- 2EVs like the D600 can. It would make many HDR photos easier (with less exposures) as I could do a three exposure bracket instead of five to capture the same range.

    • apollo

      Seriously?! There’s no +/- 2EV bracketing? Have you used the front dial when you press the bracketing?

      • Aldo

        Be nice?

        • apollo

          I’m nice, I’m not going to start a shit storm, I’m just stunned if D800 doesn’t have that feature.

  • Miguel

    “Subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder has been improved.”
    Does this mean better autofocus when using AF-C?

  • Miguel

    All I really wanted was to be able to use the record button to change ISO (just like the D4). That would be so awesome!

    • http://www.facebook.com/alex.ching1 Alex Ching

      me too!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/HSterlingCross H Sterling Cross

      As someone who just got a D800 in the mail today, this setting would make a huge difference when shooting in Manual. The D7 menu item with Show ISO/Easy ISO is a workaround for A and S modes… But why this setting wasn’t included on the D800 is beyond me. They have settings for –practically– everything else. The record button doesn’t even do anything when you’re not in movie mode. Stupid Nikon.

  • ex nikon

    No live aperture modification? I’m switching to Cannon. Thanks Nikon.

  • upuaut

    When is Nikon gonna release firmware update that allows video on the D700?

    • Neopulse

      No…. just no…. sorry to sound mean, but you are years late especially for a camera in the generation that was trying to compete as being a good stills camera.

  • brian

    anyone notice if live view is improved for manual focusing? This is the one thing I’ve been wanting from a firmware update. A more usable live view without the artifacts for focus.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alessandro.aimonetto Alessandro Aimonetto

    A little funny thing…they in fact give us the option to deactivate live preview exposure, BUT they put a digital exposure meter in the wrong mode! Now I see the meter in live preview mode, but with auto-gain activated I should rely on the top-panel LCD meter!
    LOL Nikon Tech

  • T. PAYNE

    This is such BULLSHIT !!!!!

  • Josh

    Oh man I’ve been waiting for this for months ever since the rumor hit about a fix related to the live mode aperture. What a bummer!!!! :( WWHHYYYY???!!! I’m sure its just a line of code, somebody can hack it?

  • nikpick

    Apparently after the upgrade (on D800E at least) third party batteries and grips no longer works. I haven’t tried mine yet. Have anyone tried?

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