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Major firmware update for the Nikon D800/D800E released

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Today Nikon released a major firmware updated 1.10 for the D800/D800E cameras. Here are the download links:

List of changes in this firmware update:

  • Custom Setting f13 has been changed to Assign Movie Record Button.
  • With Custom Setting f13 changed to Assign Movie Record Button, Assign MB-D12 AF-ON is now Custom Setting f14.
  • Custom Setting f15: Assign Remote Fn Button has been added.
  • The following functions have been added or renamed when the D800 is used with the Communication Unit UT-1 running firmware Ver. 2.0. A Network (UT-1) option has been added to, and Wireless transmitter has been renamed Wireless transmitter (WT-4) in, the setup menu.
  • Function that has been added:
  • HTTP server mode - Use to view the pictures on the camera memory card, or to take photographs, from the web browser on a computer or iPhone.
  • Functions that have been renamed:
  • FTP upload mode (previously Transfer mode (FTP)) - Use to upload photos and movies from camera memory cards, or to upload photos as they are taken, to an ftp server.
  • Image transfer mode (previously Transfer mode (PC)) - Use to upload photos and movies from camera memory cards, or to upload photos as they are taken, to a computer.
  • Camera control mode (previously PC mode) - Use to control the camera from a computer running Camera Control Pro 2 (available separately) and save photos and movies directly to the computer.
  • Support for the updated version of Communication Unit UT-1 firmware has been added.
  • Support for CompactFlash memory cards with capacities greater than 128 GB has been added.
  • When AF-ON only was selected for Custom Setting a4 (AF activation) and the AF-ON button was pressed to initiate autofocus during viewfinder photography, focus remained locked even after the user took their finger off the button, and the shutter could be released at any time. However, specifications have been modified so that the shutter cannot be released under the following conditions if the camera fails to focus.
  • Autofocus mode is set to AF-S (single-servo AF)
  • AF-area mode is set to Single-point AF
  • Custom Setting a2 (AF-S priority selection) is set to Focus
  • When values for 12 or 18 lenses were stored with AF fine-tune > Saved value in the setup menu, only some of the lenses for which values had been stored were displayed under List saved values. This issue has been resolved.
  • When the live view selector was set to live view photography with Custom Setting g4 (Assign shutter button) set to Record movies, a value for preset manual white balance could not be measured. This issue has been resolved.
  • When the built-in flash was set to Commander mode, remote Speedlights sometimes did not fire. This issue has been resolved.
  • In some rare cases, the memory card access lamp remained lit for longer than usual, and some time was required before any operations could be performed. This issue has been resolved.

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Nikon also release firmware updates for the UT-1 communication unit and two Coolpix cameras:

Update: new firmware updates were released also for all Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras.

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  • jk

    installed it and now my camera does not recognize my Zeiss 135mm f2 and Sigma 35mm f1.4 A lens. This may have fixed some FW bugs (AF feels better more sure), but at the same time made my camera incompatible to my old Sigma and Zeiss lenses…maybe this after all was just a luring trap? now I lost all my interest in this camera since I can no longer use my Zeiss 135mm APO and Sigma 35mm f1.4. They are intentionally narrowing down the F mount eco system , stupid.

  • iShootSalsa

    Crap. Camera freeze after the install. What to do?

    • AnotherJosh

      After pulling the battery and the memory card, does it start up as normal? That happened to me when I upgraded the firmware using a Lexar 1000X CF card that it didn’t like. After downgrading the firmware (using another CF card that it didn’t mind), things got back to normal.

      • iShootSalsa

        Not at all! Nothing responsive! This is a bad bad bad idea.

      • iShootSalsa

        Okay I take that back. I removed the SD card but not the CF card, which is the exact same one as yours. Seems to be working now. Hmm…maybe I should downgrade to get it working as it was before.

        • AnotherJosh

          I highly recommend downgrading (link to the 1.01/1.02 firmware is elsewhere in the comments if you need a copy). Lexar is replacing incompatible cards under warranty, so that’s worth checking out as well.

  • naftoli

    Attention BBF (Back Button Focus) Users!!

    After upgrading the firmware be sure to go into the menu and change the focus setting to Release Priority! otherwise the shutter wont fire if u recompose after focusing!

    Unfortunately with this new firmware, it is impossible to have the focus beep on while using BBF in Release priority :( :(

  • rafakoy

    after updating the firmware the camera is unable to recognize the transcend CF memory card I was using with no problem at all before that

  • D800 owner

    I don’t kid. This is the best thing to happen to D800. (Okay, I’ve had the camera for only couple of months). The AF trapping, and the movie button ISO makes this camera much much much more serious now!

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