Firmware updates version 1.01 for Nikon D5300 and D5500 released

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Here are the details on the new firmware updates version 1.01 for the Nikon D5300 and D5500 DSLR cameras:

Nikon D5300 firmware update version 1.01:

  • AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55​mm f/3.5–5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55​mm f/3.5–5.6G lenses are now supported. Vibration reduction can be enabled or disabled using the new Optical VR option in the photo SHOOTING MENU, which is displayed when an AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55​mm f/3.5–5.6G VR lens is attached.
  • The following issues have been addressed:
    • Choosing negative values for Exposure compensation in the RETOUCH MENU > NEF (RAW) processing display did not have the desired effect.
    • Continued scrolling of the menus for some languages would cause the camera to freeze.

Nikon D5500 firmware update version 1.01

  • AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55​mm f/3.5–5.6G VR and AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55​mm f/3.5–5.6G lenses are now supported. Vibration reduction can be enabled or disabled using the new Optical VR option in the photo SHOOTING MENU, which is displayed when an AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55​mm f/3.5–5.6G VR lens is attached. The CUSTOM SETTING MENU now contains an a5 Manual focus ring in AF mode option that can be enabled or disabled when an AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55​mm f/3.5–5.6G VR or AF-P DX NIKKOR 18–55​mm f/3.5–5.6G is attached.
  • The following issues have been addressed:
    • Noise would occur at four-second intervals in audio output to external recorders connected via HDMI in movie live view.
    • Choosing negative values for Exposure compensation in the RETOUCH MENU > NEF (RAW) processing display did not have the desired effect.
    • Selecting ON for Exposure smoothing during interval timer photography would result in all shots after the first being overexposed.
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  • Eric

    Finally!!!! Been waiting so long for a new firmware for the D5300.
    Now let’s see the D5300 hacking begin…Perhaps we could get 1080p50 video files @ 60Mbps instead of 37Mbps ???
    Maybe even 1 click to 100% zoom to check photo details?
    Oh joy…

    • Carleton Foxx

      How about enabling flash Commander mode? That would be the best.
      And I don’t really care about Mbps, but 4:2:2 10-bit color would be awesome too.

  • T.I.M

    Firmwares are very important and can dramastically improve your pictures.
    Last month I updated the hood’s firmware (for my AF-s 200mm f/2) and now I’m able to take pictures even in case of a sun eclipse !

    • PhilK

      I like the idea of updating the firmware for my neighborHood.

      • T.I.M

        :o)

    • CERO

      What a time to be alive! no imagine updating your strap’s firmware!

      • Given how “non-trivial” a BlackRapid strap looks when screwed into an Arca Swiss plate-compatible clamp9 (like the Really Right Stuff B2-FABN), I wouldn’t be surprised to see that 🙂

  • PhilK

    Nikon claims not having the AF/VR switches on-lens helps prevent inadvertent setting changes. 😀

    • T.I.M

      True, I have an old fixed-focus 35mm lens, my pictures are always sharp !

      • PhilK

        Pinhole photography FTW

  • AlphaTed

    Will my after-market battery still work after the update? Oh wait, I have no 3300, 5300, nor the 5500.

  • kris

    My Sigma lens stop working AF after update to the new firmware 1.01. for D5300

    • T.I.M

      that’s no good…

    • Max

      What Sigma is that? I’m worried now.

      • kris

        Sigma 18-200 DC II OS HSM

        • T.I.M

          try to change your lens battery.

          • kris

            sorry, I can’t see any battery in my lens,
            when I switch off AF-M on the lens, I can take picture by manual focus

            • T.I.M

              no batteries in your lens ?

              must be a very old model !

              here is a lens with batteries:

              http://www.ebay.com/itm/201511700883?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649

            • kris

              this is my lens on the picture

            • T.I.M

              You could try to load the earlier firmware version.

            • kris

              Yes, but how, I have no idea?

            • T.I.M

              Did you check Sigma’s website ?

            • kris

              Yes, I checked, but no info yet.

            • CaMeRa QuEsT

              You will have to wait for Sigma’s official press release concerning this incompatibility issue, it might take a couple of weeks for them to come up with a new firmware for their lenses to attack this problem, then you’ll probably need to take your lens to a Sigma service center to have its firmware updated.

            • CERO

              thats something I love about the new dock. pheww.
              I wonder if my sigma lenses will ever work with a D500.

            • dave

              was this ever addressed by sigma?

            • CERO

              what part?
              firmware updates?
              yeah, I already got one for my 150-600C.

            • My Sigma 150-500 works with the Nikon D500. I have original firmware.
              I had recently updated firmware on a Nikon D5300… the lens no longer works on that body 🙁

              According to Sigma’s website, the Sigma 150-500 is not compatible with their own dock.

  • Duke Sweden

    Now to wait for Nikon Hacker to update their firmware tool.

  • John Schulte

    My Sigma 85 f1.4 will not AF after firmware update on D5500.

  • kris

    Finally I received my Sigma lens from the repair service of Sigma. After update of the firmware of the lens now it work perfect with my D5300 again.

    • dave

      is this update available via the usb dock?

  • talha nadeem

    anyone who updates his d5300 firmware , share you experience?
    what are the changes ?

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