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 ?

  • pradyumna

    how to upgrade to new one

  • Breaking Bear

    I have a D5300 and there are a few things that really annoy me about it. The wifi for a start is rubbish! it takes far too long for the app to recognise the camera is connected via wifi and argues the toss its not!
    The other thing is the remote setting.. Its bad enough you have to fiddle about trying to find the remote switch to enable it then you have to scroll through the options to get to the actual normal remote but the part that really annoys me most is it disables itself after a short time! I want it on so leave it on until i turn it off myself whats so hard about that – i wish id stuck with canon tbh >:(

  • Dietmar Stockinger

    …still waiting for an update for my Sigma 70-300 DG lens… (AF not working anymore after Nikon D5300 firmware upgrade.)

  • Captain Megaton

    I’m trying to piece this together: in 2013 the D5300 came out, and the liveview AF on many Sigma lenses stopped working. Sigma issued a service advisory and firmware upgrade. All Nikon cameras released since the D5300 are affected. (I’m blaming changes Nikon made to make the cameras AFP compatible.)

    In 2016 Nikon updates the D5300 firmware and now the AF does work at all. Also, I can confirm that the AF does not work at all on the D3300. But it does with the D750, just not in liveview. (The MF/AF switch on the D750 works, but the AF menu item on the D3300 is greyed out and can’t be selected.) (I’m blaming changes Nikon made to allow VR to be switched on/off in camera menu.)

    I don’t know if the original updated firmware fixes both issues, or if there is a new updated firmware to deal with the v1.01 problems.

    I’ve sent my lens to Sigma, so we’ll see what happens. Their service advisory and the reps’ understanding of the problem seems to be unchanged since 2013, it would be helpful is they appended the web announcement to include the 2016 firmware issues.

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