Firmware updates 1.10 for Nikon D750 and 1.30 for Nikon D4s released

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Nikon released new firmware updates for Nikon D750 and D4s DSLR cameras:

Nikon D750 firmware version 1.10:

  • An External recording control option has been added to the HDMI item in the SETUP MENU. If the camera is connected via HDMI to a third-party recorder that supports the Atomos Open Protocol (the Atomos SHOGUN, NINJA2, or NINJA BLADE), selecting On allows camera controls to be used to start and stop recording. More information is available in a supplementary manual.

Note: Choose an option other than 576p (progressive) or 480p (progressive) for HDMI > Output resolution in theSETUP MENU.

  • Fixed the following issues:
    • The brightness of the live view photography display would not change when a command dial was rotated to adjust exposure compensation with On (Auto reset) selected for b Metering/exposure > b3 Easy exposure compensation > Easy exposure compensation in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU.
    • Although the preview button would stop the lens down to maximum aperture when assigned the Preview role, the maximum aperture indicator would not appear in the monitor.
    • In rare cases, the shutter would not be released when the user attempted to take photographs in movie live view.
    • About 4 seconds of static could be heard on audio recorded with external HDMI recorders during movie live view.
    • The shutter speed, aperture, and ISO sensitivity displayed in the monitor during movie live view would differ from values in the final movie file.
    • Part of the focus point would disappear if the user zoomed in while the framing grid was displayed.
    • Volume could sometimes not be adjusted if movies were played with indicators hidden during full-frame playback (None (image only)).
    • Exposure compensation would fail to produce the desired results if a negative value was selected when NEF (RAW) images were processed using the NEF (RAW) processing option in the RETOUCH MENU.
    • Images would in rare cases fail to record correctly with HDR (high dynamic range) selected in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU.
    • If On was selected for Exposure smoothing during interval timer photography, every frame after the first would be overexposed.
    • File numbers were not assigned in the proper sequence.
    • The focus point would not be displayed in the correct location in the monitor.
    • In some languages, characters or parts of characters would be missing from the SETUP MENU > Location data > Positiondisplay.
    • In some languages, characters or parts of characters would be missing from the SETUP MENU > AF fine-tune > List saved values display.
    • In some regions, nothing would be displayed when Conformity marking was selected in the SETUP MENU.
  • Some help text has been changed.
  • Optimal vibration reduction is now available with vibration reduction lenses.

Nikon D4s firmware version 1.30:

  • An External recording control option has been added to the HDMI item in the SETUP MENU. If the camera is connected via HDMI to a third-party recorder that supports the Atomos Open Protocol (the Atomos SHOGUN, NINJA2, or NINJA BLADE), selecting On allows camera controls to be used to start and stop recording. More information is available in a supplementary manual.

Note:

  • Choose an option other than 576p (progressive) or 480p (progressive) for HDMI > Output resolution in the SETUP MENU.
  • Choose an option other than Auto for HDMI > Output resolution in the SETUP MENU when 640x  424; 30p or 640x  424; 25p is selected for Movie settings > Frame size/frame rate in the SHOOTING MENU.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • In rare cases, the shutter would not be released when the user attempted to take photographs in movie live view.
    • About 4 seconds of static could be heard on audio recorded with external HDMI recorders during movie live view.
    • Exposure compensation would fail to produce the desired results if a negative value was selected when NEF (RAW) images were processed using the NEF (RAW) processing option in the RETOUCH MENU.
    • Images would in rare cases fail to record correctly with HDR (high dynamic range) selected in the SHOOTING MENU.
    • In portrait orientation, the monitor would not show the focus point in the correct location if 5:4 (30x24) was selected forChoose image area.
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  • Morris

    how long for the d400 fw ?

    • Should be arriving shorty for your D300s. It takes the existing 12 MP sensor readout, scales it up to 24 MP, and applies +100 noise reduction and +100 sharpening.

      Presto, you have a D400.

      • true

        LOL @scale up

      • Sebastian Rasch

        And it gives you +5 health and +3 magic. Also, +100 aim/shooting skills.

        • CERO

          but also shields your virginity for 10 years.

    • Fly Moon

      How some people still think this is funny is beyond me 😉

  • pmac

    The only thing I wanted they didn’t sort…. stop the bloody rear screen lighting up when changing iso.

    • AMEN. This carry-over from the D610 or even more “for dummies” style beginner interfaces is downright annoying.

      For that matter, considering that ISO, WB, and QUAL are right next to each other, (and you can guess which ones I change incessantly as a full-time pro, and which one I’d HATE to accidentally change) …I really wish that all advanced Nikons with this rear-left configuration (instead of the top-left, like the D8xx and flagships) had an IMAGE QUALITY LOCK menu option.

      • Biff

        > “IMAGE QUALITY LOCK menu option”

        This.

        It would add so much peace-of-mind for such a small thing.

      • akkual

        In D750 you can set the movie record button (next to shutter release) for changing ISO when in picture-mode. The best usability upgrade on Nikon’s in decade. It’s separated from QUAL and WB, it’s one hand operation (so you can even exp compensate with it while looking into viewfinder). I don’t know if the same is possible on other Nikon’s, but I sincerely wish Nikon would continue that in future DSLRs (or even add another dedicated ISO button there, as today is starts to be the same are you on ISO200 or ISO1600).

        • pmac

          even when the record button is set as iso the rear screen still turns on.

        • @Akkual, yes I did this the day I bought my D750, since I had been using it since firmware added it to the D800e. However a function lockdown would still be great to have! 🙂

    • nwcs

      If you set Easy ISO on a8 then you can you can avoid it with the sub command dial in most situations. But I hate that “feature” as well.

    • Tim

      Half press the shutter, then push the ISO button, you can release the shutter after that, and then use the dials to adjust settings and the rear display will not activate. A bit of a hack, but it works.

    • Tyler Thomas

      That was my first gripe when I got my D750 and as I read through the changes, I prayed for a fix only to find there was none. I switch from the D7000 but on occasion I wonder if I should’ve got the D7200 mainly because of this.

  • HF

    Nice fix: “The focus point would not be displayed in the correct location in the monitor.”This bothered me.

    • TheInfinityPoint

      Yeah I noticed that too lol. At first I thought it was user error.

  • John Norton

    Much as I love my 750, Nikon’s (and Canon’s) firmware updates are just dull – if you want to see what an update should do take a look at Olympus, not just fixes but full updates and features. Nikon get a clue, if you want sale don’t bump your prices, improve your support.

    • true

      That damn in-body focus bracketing is pretty nice. But then again panny can do 4k 😉

      • John Norton

        Very true, and something Panny are very good at – now for me an increase that needs (or would be easier to achieve with new hardware) is worth a model upgrade.

    • RodneyKilo

      True, many manufactures release their models before the full range of features are available, and then they rely on the customers to retroactively bring their prematurely released models up to date.

      • John Norton

        Or alternatively they have new ideas or look at the competition and rather than releasing a new model they improve their existing one for free (look at the E-M1’s upgrades – and no I don;t have one before I’m accused of being a fan boy)

    • Mike

      Lol that’s because they are released half baked. Nikon does a better job of releasing fully cooked products. Most of these firmware updates included bug fixes I had no idea were a problem.

      • John Norton

        No, I don’t agree – see what I said above

  • fanboy fagz

    holy crap these arent new features, these are bug fixes.

    nikons QC is crap. and they want to raise prices.

    • There is one performance boost for D750 though. optimal VR. Didn’t know firmware could do that.

  • TheInfinityPoint

    Just installed the D750 firmware C 1.10 and I can confirm that the focus point looks right now, and my camera had no issue recognizing my 3rd party Wasabi battery (got it as part of a deal).

    • Fly Moon

      Thanks for reporting back.

  • Wow, I had no idea my D750 was this bug-ridden. I’m actually very scared now. Focus points not in the right spot? File numbers not in the proper sequence? And at least a half-dozen issues relating to exposure?

    Man I sure bought a piece of crap. Still, it’s the best piece of crap I ever photographed a wedding with, and I wouldn’t trade it for any camera in any lineup, save maybe an A7R II, if you gave me $10K to spend on lenses…

    • fanboy fagz

      Ever shoot with a d3s/d4/d4s?

    • true

      With the adapter, you can use nikon lenses. The new adapter allows AF too https://nikonrumors.com/2015/11/23/commlite-nikon-f-mount-to-sony-e-mount-autofocus-adapter-now-available.aspx/

      • Sebastian Rasch

        You’d lose a bit of quality though when using mount adapters. Unavoidable unfortunately.

        • true

          But nikon doesn’t have IBIS 🙁

      • True, but as it is, my whole point was I’m already not inclined to switch, and using adapters instead of native lenses would in clone me to switch even less. The D750 is the ultimate versatile wedding / portrait camera, for me, for now.

    • Sawyerspadre

      Do your photos indicate that you should switch? I would imagine that these firmware updates will improve .01% of photos taken. So your camera was only 99.99 percent right. Seems like a bad reason to switch systems.

      • That was part of my sarcasm in the first place. Aside from a slight increase in worry about the reliability of my camera, it still does the job just fine. And it is still the best damn camera for me as a wedding photographer.

        I was only saying I’d switch if I *had to*, and if I also was given a sizable budget for lenses. My reasons for switching would have nothing to do with the firmware update, they would only be related to specific improvements in other areas.

  • Carlos

    D4 model what happens ? It is forgotten . Recent cameras only support is disgusting

  • nwcs

    So what does “Optimal vibration reduction is now available with vibration reduction lenses.” mean?

    • John Norton

      My guess – they’ve tweaked the settings

    • Tanari

      There are some D750 cams out there that have problems with different VR Lenses. The D750 i own was affected by this, if i had VR ON on my AF-S 200 2.0 i had to go 1/250 or quicker, otherwise: vertical blur. With the new FW i can go 1/100 with VR ON, and i get razor-sharp pictures. I am very happy to see that Nikon solved that issue!

      • nwcs

        Interesting! I don’t use VR much so I haven’t run into it. But now I’ll have to experiment.

  • Henry

    – “File numbers were not assigned in the proper sequence.”
    I’m very happy with my D750, but have experienced this problem – most noticeably in series of action shots.
    I thought it was due to Adobe bungling up Lightroom, but perhaps it was Nikon’s issue after all. I’ll be installing the update with the hopes of seeing this issue fixed.

  • jstevez

    Still no EV compensation displayed in viewfinder if you are in Manual Mode with Auto ISO. Thanks for nothing Nikon.

  • Jonathan P Soffa

    Anyone notice the change in shutter sound after firmware update? It’s almost identical to the silent continuous shutter now, much quieter.

    • Tanari

      Optimal vibration reduction is now available with vibration reduction lenses 😉

    • Uli Klatt

      Did not notice any changes in shutter sound.

  • Ned Gerblansky

    Once again D4 owners are left out.

    • purenupe1

      Did the D4 suffer any of these same issues?

  • I guess they just forgot about us D800 owner’s 🙁

  • pyktures

    #iamadvancing

    best Nikon D750 update ever

  • Dan Mufasa Knudsen

    Hi.
    I just got the new firmware updates for my two D750’s.
    The camera update works fine, but when I try to install the lenseupdate to my mac, it won’t install. The error says something about there is no software to install…?
    The dmg-file is the right size and the extracted file has a size of around 5 Mb’s…

    Somebody has an idea what is wrong..?

    • spicynujac

      What lens are you trying to update? I didn’t know you could update Nikon lenses using your camera.

      • KnightPhoto

        You can’t self-update Nikon DSLR lens firmware. You CAN update Nikon 1 lens firmware.

        Considering they can do it on Nikon 1, yes Nikon should be working on this capability for our DSLR’s too. D820?

  • ccw_clan:rewired

    Focus peaking…. pretty please….?

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