Nikon D3 Firmware v. 2.00 now available?

Just go to and make a search for digital DSLR and D3. The release date is Sept 2 (today) – wasn’t this version released few months ago? Did they add/change something?

Modifications enabled with upgrade of A and B firmware to v.2.00

  •  Images captured with “Rotate tall”, in the playback menu, set to”On”, are not automatically rotated for display immediately aftercapture (image review).
  • The following changes and additions have been made to “f4: AssignFUNC.Button > FUNC. Button + dials” ; “f5: Assign preview button> Preview + command dials”, and “f6: Assign AE-L / AF-L button >AE-L / AF-L + command dials” menus in Custom Settings:
    • The “Choose image area” option has been separated into two options,”Choose image area (FX / DX / 5:4)” and “Choose image area (FX / DX)”
    • A new “Shooting menu bank” option has been added.
  • When “Choose image area (FX / DX / 5:4)” or “Choose image area(FX/DX)” is selected and the function button (Fn) is pressed, the imagearea setting is displayed in the top control panel, in the shootinginformation display, and at the bottom of the viewfinder.
  • A “Copyright information” item has been added to the setup menu.When “Copyright information” is enabled, the copyright symbol ( © ) isshown in the shooting info display.
  • “Recent settings” can now be displayed in place of “My Menu”.
  • The virtual horizon can now be displayed with shooting in LiveView mode.
  • The “Vignette control” setting can now be confimed in shooting information.
  • The “Vignette control” item in the shooting menu now supports all types of G- and D-type lenses, except DX and PC lenses.
  • The “Vignette control” compensation value has been optimized for shooting with “Active D-Lighting”  the shooting menu.
  • Electronic analog exposure displays are now shown in the controlpanel and shooting info display while the exposure compensation settingis being applied.
  • The degree of the “High ISO NR” setting can now be confirmed in theshooting info display while the “High ISO NR” setting item, in theshooting menu, is being applied.
  • Design of the FX-format icon in the “Choose image area” setting has been modified.
  • Ankara, Riyadh, Kuwait, and Manamah 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 LiveView mode using Camera Control Pro 2 (ver.2.2.0) or later with a PC-E lens, the aperture setting can now beadjusted from the computer.
  • Autofocus performance has been improved.
  • Auto White Balance performance has been improved.
  • An issue that, in some rare circumstances, caused the batteryindicator to blink, regardless of actual battery charge, has beenresolved.
  • Errors in the German help displays have been corrected.

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