Nikon released firmware updates for the Nikon D300, D300s, D700 and P7700 cameras


Nikon released firmware updates for the Nikon D300, D300s and D700 DSLR cameras with added support the Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lenes:

A new firmware update for the Nikon Coolpix P7700 has also been published with a fix for an ISO problem in manual mode:

"When shooting with shooting mode set to M (manual), ISO sensitivity set to Auto, ISO 80-200, ISO 80-400, or ISO 80-800 and the flash used, ISO sensitivity was sometimes not locked at ISO 80 and a different ISO sensitivity was sometimes applied. This issue has been resolved."

All firmware updates can also be downloaded on Nikon USA support site.

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  • Fred Flintstone

    Aww, and I wanted to be able to use my P7700 with the 800mm lens, dagnabit!

  • Marcel Speta

    As D300 user I would be more happy to have possibility select range of ISO for Auto ISO Mode in 1/3 EV Steps which is just software change!. Actually steps are 1EV 400/800/1600/3200 ISO.
    This would be more useful for more users than support 800mm lens …

    • AlphaTed


    • Alessandro

      Good luck on that. Nikon never listens to their customers.

    • Micah Goldstein

      Huh? Isn’t the default finer grained than 1/3 stop? Isn’t it more like 1/6th stop steps? I know that I’ve used auto when I get weird values that I can’t set manually, and that has been the case with the D300, D700, D300s, D7000, and now the D7100 appears to be the same (haven’t explored if there’s an option yet).

  • Wished Nikon could put Menu option A10 into D800, D600, D300s, D700, etc – A10 allows separate AF point/s for Portrait mode and Landscape Mode.

    • Micah Goldstein

      Like it automatically shifts depending on orientation? What camera has this option?

  • Neil

    One of these days Nikon will be smart and realize they can make good money by charging money for meaningful and useful firmware changes beyond bug fixes (which still should be free).

    • Arkasai

      I don’t like the idea of paid firmware upgrades at all. It invites companies to release products before many of the real features people care about are implemented and they can wring more money out of us at the flip of a switch.

  • Sigh again Nikon skips over the Eye-Fi issue with the P7700.

  • gsum

    Nikon – Focus trap for the D800 please.

  • Leon

    Are there any other changes than 800 mm suport?

    • The rumors are that companies like to “sneak in” fixes that are not officially listed.

      • Guest

        Totally disappointed with Nikon. If there are fixes, they should’ve released them as they came up, not to wait for years until there’s a chance to sneak them in. I already got fed up with the D300 and sold it.

        • of course there is no proof for that

          • Guest

            But still, I believe it.

          • gly

            With all things being equal, Nikon could just
            as easily “sneak in” some “planned obsolescence”. Again, no proof of that either.

        • peterw


          I guess you found a happy buyer: terrific camera. even better than D200… which was rather good taking great pictures… The sensor of the D7000 series may be better, D300/D300s is the fastest and most robust DX camera yet. Ideal for people who need really long lenses like – perhaps – even a 800 F5,6. It would produce images that would need a 1200 F8 on some kind of a D3 or D4. As a matter of fact, a 500F4 would produce images about the same quality on a D300 as the 800F5,6 on these D3/D4. Large difference in price/weight for a rather small difference in IQ and better chances.

          • Marcel Speta

            that’s exactly why I keep my D300 beside D700 and D3s … crop factor …. 🙂

      • peterw

        What kind of bugs would we like to have fixed?

        1) I don’t like the light metering of my D700, mostly it is overexposing, but very different in different colours and lighting situations.

        (it is behaving very different from the D300/D300s)

        (my D700 was several times at the service center, so it may be a thing of the individual camera, perhaps I should sell it to a happy buyer… 😉 )

  • saywhatuwill

    If the firmware is just to add support for the 800mm then I’ll just leave my camera alone. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

    • itznfb

      You’re not running out to get the 800mm? :p

    • jon

      With the firm ware upgrade — they included $500 lens coupon.

  • AlphaTed

    Awesome! I can now use the brand spanking new 800mm on my D300. 🙂

    • MyrddinWilt

      Well imagine that you were shooting on location with a D800 and a D300 as backup.

      You might feel rather bad if the D800 stopped working and your $600 rental fee was going poof because your D300 couldn’t see the lens.

      You would certainly be rather pissed at Nikon if you found out it didn’t work.

      On the other hand, D300 owners are likely waiting for fixes rather more relevant to their needs.

    • mikeswitz

      AlphaTed whines about EVERYTHING that Nikon does. Why exactly would a D300 shooter not want the new 800 mm lens to work with his camera? You sir are a F***ing idiot.

      • AlphaTed

        You sir don’t make any sense … nor have a sense of humor.

        • mikeswitz

          I have a terrific sense of humor, its just that you, sir, are not funny. Just whinny.

          • AlphaTed

            Kindly explain which part of the post is whinny? I missed it.

  • See Micro’ soft coming up with an inventive like Nikon did with Nikon 1, now we have X-box 1 now…

  • Neopulse

    Where’s the firmware update for the V2? I need a 2160mm damn you!

  • Juraj Balaško

    now can we get Auto ISO 1600 for Nikon V1 ??!!

  • AdV

    Does this mean the 800mm won’t work on my D200?

  • Jason

    Its probably safe to assume that anyone still using the 3 year old D300s isn’t in the market for the most expensive lens Nikon produce but they are probably just covering all bases. Anyone with $20,000USD to drop on their camera/Lens combo would likely be inclined to upgrade their camera.

  • Richard

    As with the D3s firmware, Nikon UK favoured me with an e-mail assuring me that “This firmware update makes various changes to improve the operation of your camera.”, but when I go to download, I’m told only that it adds support for the 800mm which costs more than my next car! (I’d love to know how many 800mm monsters will be sold?)

    It would be lovely if Nikon would hint that they realise that some of their users have some intelligence.

  • Flying Pig Photo

    I just installed this version A 1.11 / B 1.11 on my D300 and now the on camera flash over exposes in “P” mode reguardless of where I set the exposure value or the flash + or – settings. Granted I always use a SB-800 and never the on board flash, and this one is just to loan out to people when I teach, but this is not right.
    Now Im afraid to update my D700 or my D3x !
    Glad I tried my loaner camera first………….

  • photographer Jason Yu

    I use D700 for all my job! It is great!

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