Nikon released firmware updates for the WT-7, D7200, D500, D750 and D810


Nikon released firmware updates for the WT-7 wireless transmitter and D7200, D500, D750, D810 DSLR cameras:

Nikon WT-7 firmware update version 1.1

  • The D810, D810A, D750, and D7200 are now supported.
  • HTTP server mode is now available in Turkish.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented PASV mode connections to certain ftp servers.

Nikon D7200 firmware update version 1.02

  • The WT-7 wireless transmitter is now supported.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • If On was selected for Auto distortion control, distortion would appear at the edges of photos taken with NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine selected for Image quality and Medium selected for Image size.
    • Pictures would sometimes not be recorded.
    • Optimal exposure would sometimes not be achieved in photos taken in live view using a lens with electromagnetically controlled aperture (type E and PC-E lenses).

Nikon D500 firmware update version 1.12

  • Fixed an issue that resulted in unreliable connections between the camera and the iOS 10.2 version of the SnapBridge app.

Nikon D750 firmware update version 1.11

  • The WT-7 wireless transmitter is now supported.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • Incorrect histograms would be displayed for some images viewed in the RGB histogram display during playback.
    • If On was selected for Auto distortion control, distortion would appear at the edges of photos taken with NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine selected for Image quality and Medium selected for Image size.
    • The option chosen for Custom Setting f5 (Customize command dials) > Change main/sub in CUSTOM SETTINGS MENU group f (Controls) would not be saved when Save settings was selected for Save/load settings in the SETUP MENU.
    • Pictures would sometimes not be recorded.

Nikon D810 firmware update version 1.12

  • The WT-7 wireless transmitter is now supported.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • Multiple exposures were not recorded correctly.
    • Incorrect histograms would be displayed for some images viewed in the RGB histogram display during playback.
    • If On was selected for Auto distortion control, distortion would appear at the edges of photos taken with NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine selected for Image quality and Medium selected for JPEG/TIFF recording > Image size.
    • Photos taken immediately after lenses were exchanged would not be recorded at the correct exposure.
    • The protect icon did not display correctly.
    • If On was selected for Auto distortion control, the camera would stop responding when the user attempted to take pictures with NEF (RAW) + JPEG fine selected for Image quality, Small selected for NEF (RAW) recording > Image size, and RAW primary - JPEG secondary selected for Secondary slot function.
    • Shutter speeds for the electronic front-curtain shutter would sometimes be faster than 1/2000 s.
    • Pictures would sometimes not be recorded.
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  • Just finished updating and got this message: “Your outdated D810 has been successfully updated to the latest and greatest D850. Press OK to proceed.”

    • Max

      Did you press ok??

      • MB

        I believe he did, but unfortunately camera reverted back to D700 … oh wait … that may not be such a bad thing after all ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Andreas Vesper

          mine is a D510 now and Snapbridge has been gone from the System menu…

          • KnightPhoto

            Can’t believe they didn’t add the AF-P lens menu items to the D500 :-/

  • Aldo

    If it’s not broken dont fix it? My d750 seems to be working fine

    • Tom Bruno

      Mine too. None of the listed fixes apply to me, so I’ll pass on this. Everything’s ticking along nicely. Maybe I’d want a future update, but I don’t need this.

      • Mike Gordon

        This is not worrisome? “Pictures would sometimes not be recorded.”

        • Allen_Wentz

          I assume that means to the mobile phone. It should be easy enough to check pix for any images missing in the numerical sequence. Unless I guess one does lots of deleting during a shoot; I mostly delete after.

          • Mike Gordon

            I seem to remember a few DPR threads about missing photos. Guess those people were not trolling after all…

          • Scotli

            Why would you think this had anything to do with the mobile phone? I read it that it doesn’t record the photo to your card. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced it, but I would very much be concerned about it.

            • Allen_Wentz

              Wow. SnapBridge causing a missing image on the _card_ would be a huge deal.

        • Cristian

          Mike, reading the updates included in D750 and D810 fimware I can not guess if “Pictures would sometimes not be recorded” means that they solved a bug or introduced a “new feature”…. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Aldo

        I’m afraid this could be a crippling update that may affect third party lenses, batteries, etc… I now own a third party lens so I can’t pass on the thought.

        • Scotli

          I don’t own a single Nikon lens – all third party. No worries. Why would this be a crippling update?? It’s not the first firmware update they ever released.

          • Aldo

            I’ve read reports of third party batteries being affected by some firmware updates. I’m not sure if there are cases for lenses, but with Nikon doing not so well atm you never know what they are willing to try. I’m glad they haven’t affected you at all.

            • That’s a great way to lose long term customers. They’re not much for progress but I don’t see them spiting the third party market.

            • E Jacob Cornelius

              Don’t mess with third party batteries. Unless you’re a fan of seeing flames come out of your camera.

        • dabug91

          lol really? Take the paranoid tinfoil hat off. Please point me to the last update for any of Nikon’s DSLR’s from 2008 onwards that have ever crippled any third party lenses and prevented them from working.
          And batteries? If you can afford a $2,000 camera, you can afford a damn $50 Nikon battery. It’s not like you ever really need more than 2 anyway since they each get over 1200 shots. And don’t third party batteries still cost like $40 anyway? Why would you want to risk using an incompatible or potentially risky battery just for $10?

          • Aldo

            In 2008 you didnt have lenses that were arguably better and cheaper than the nikon counterparts. Nikon is taking big hits. I dont thing anyone knows for certain what they may do or try to do. All Im saying is that if you have a working system why bother with it? Many firmware updates in a lot of devices not just cameras advice you against updating unless you are experiencing the issued fixed by the firmware. As for batteries it was a reference to show that nikon can prevent third party accessories from working. They may not prevent lenses from working altogether… but they can do subtle adjustments so that they dont work as intended.

            • dabug91

              lol well if you can find a solid, verifiable instance of Nikon firmware updates crippling third party lenses in any meaningful way, I am sure everyone would love to hear it!
              I’m sure Nikon is plenty smart enough to understand that the huge amount of backlash and negative PR that would rain down on them would completely offset the cost/benefit if they ever did that. So I am pretty sure you really don’t have to worry.

            • Aldo

              I hope you are right!

            • dabug91

              I am. I already have my D750 and D500 updated with these new firmware releases. No issues. ๐Ÿ˜‰

          • Scott M.

            I got one of the fake, “just as good” EnEl-15 batteries for a gift. (I asked for a Nikon battery.) It worked through about 4 charges and then failed. Not worth the risk for me.

          • David Peterson

            You need way more than two batteries if you do video.

            • dabug91

              Well any dirt cheap batteries probably aren’t going to live up to their proclaimed battery life (this is basically always the case with many Chinese knock-off camera batteries), and if someone really needs the battery life for video work they should probably at least have a vertical grip, and perhaps 4 batteries instead of two. Or better yet, if they don’t need much mobility for a particular scene and a power outlet is handy, they can just use Nikon EP-5B and EH-5b power adapter. I was able to nab both of those off eBay for just $64.

          • Al Schreitmueller

            Once the camera series is discontinued, Nikon batteries are too soon after. If you need a new ENEL-4 or 4a, you can only get it from 3rd party, otherwise throw out your D3, D3s, D3x, etc…

        • KnightPhoto

          Have to generally agree with dabug, not familiar with ANY firmware updates that bricked third-party lenses.

          Generally in any case third-party lenses tend to have trouble not with PDAF but CDAF, and even then the drill is you send the third-party lens in and they update the firmware. But even that is not driven by new firmware, normally this happens only with new camera releases not firmware updates.

      • Kรกri Jensson

        Ive had the missing photo issue where a photo just vanishes.

    • Allen_Wentz

      Almost any time an OS version is working well for you it is best to wait on upgrading.

  • VanHoff

    I think this firmware release is for allowing my D810 NOT to work with the latest 3rd party lenses, batteries, etc.

    • Mikycoud

      Hummm… I doubt it. If that was the case, Nikon would DEFINITELY mention that in the firmware release info. Right ? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • MB

        Of course they would, and they will also make a big apology for any incontinence and also promise to help Sigma and others in resolving the issue ;-P …

        • Allen_Wentz

          Sure do wish Nikon would apologize for its incontinence…
          Sort of like the President of the USA.
          ;~)

    • JS

      My D810 is working fine but the “pictures would sometimes not be recorded” part scares me. I think I’ll do this update.

      • silmasan

        … but… but… that’s probably the hook to get people to update.

  • fotograf

    And why not the D610? Is it really that difficult?

    I would sure welcome a few D750 features… like the 1:1 magnification with the OK button and the record button for ISO adjustment… That would really make a difference.

    • VanHoff

      If they the D750 the ability to use the record button for ISO adjustment (like it happens in the D810), the price difference against the D810 will be even more unjustified for many users.

      • Nikos Skartsilas

        With D 750 you have this ability. I suppose “fotograf” wishes are for D 610.

        • donpnz

          even still, the Record button is SO tiny! Love how Canons have a much bigger record button and its strategically placed for one’s thumb. (It’s like Nikon doesnt really care about video..?)

    • Wesley

      They omitted that feature on purpose I reckon.

      • fotograf

        I agree, they provably did.

        I’m just a little annoyed, since I reckon this would be a really tiny thing to implement, but would make a huge difference… at least for me.

        • Captain Megaton

          It’s Nikon’s longstanding policy that firmware releases are bug fixes and add compatibility but do not change the user interface or add features.

          So yes they could but they won’t ever map ISO to record on the D600/610. If you want that “innovation” you have to buy a newer camera. If you prefer a company to does do that kind of thing you need to talk to Fujifilm or to a lesser extent Ricoh.

        • zorwick

          This huge difference would cost you a D750 :)) That is how it is.

    • Mike Gordon

      May be an Expeed 3 vs 4 issue. D610 is Expeed 3 which may not have the functionality.

  • Andreas Vesper

    That’s definitely a step into the right direction, one single device for the current camera lineup. I appreciate it. Why did Nikon perform this step not earlier? As larger quantities of the WT-7 can be produced now, Nikon should consider repricing the device to a more appropriate level, e.g. USD 299 or 399?

    As WT-7 user I have some good experience with the device, but the lack of a tripod mount is a design flaw Nikon could have easily recognized.

    With the next generation of Nikon cameras, e.g. the D7300, D820/850 I’d expect that they’ll integrate this matured and good technology directly to the camera body as the power consumtion of the WT-7 electronic is moderate enough.

    • Sawyerspadre

      So the WT7 uses your tripod mount but doesn’t have one? That’s insane.

      I wouldn’t bet on your expectation. I bet we will see Snapbridge radio in D7300.

      I agree, a new WT7″s” with a tripod socket, at $299, still with the battery and compatibility with everything from D7000 and D800 on up, and everything newer in those series, would make sense. This should include D600, 610 and D750.

      If the power draw was really low, why did Nikon give its own full size battery?

      • Andreas Vesper

        Yes,it uses the tripod mount, but provides none. I wouldn’t bet on the D7300 now, the FX upgrades are more urgent. Nikon should see that Snapbridge might be OK for entry level cameras and low res images, but not for anything else. With the D500 it’s a dead end for me.

  • Wesley

    “Pictures would sometimes not be recorded.”

    Under what circumstances…?

    • Captain Megaton

      None that I’ve ever encountered.

      • Tom Bruno

        Me neither. Never. That’s a strange warning. Sounds like, I don’t know, corporate double-speak. Like they want to mention anything that could ever go wrong.

    • Aldo

      …when no memory card is inserted !

      • Politics_Nerd

        Happens to me more often than I’d like! Oh yeah, the thing has double card slots… (user error).

      • Wesley

        in that case…always not recorded ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • When I used Sandisk SD card on my D750 and D810, some photos are lost. I hope this update can correct that.

  • Orange Elephant

    Does this let the D810 work wirelessly with the SB-5000?

  • Fly Moon

    SnapBridge is better on my D500 after the upgrade.

    • Andreas Vesper

      In which regards? Connections are more stable than before? iOS or Android?
      Reliability of Bluetooth paring is ‘just’ a matter of C2 and C4 timer settings that have not been published by Nikon for some reason I don’t know.

      • Fly Moon

        iOS and with the same C2 and C4 the photos actually download to iPhone consistently. Tested with 5 photos.

        As for GPS, it worked for this epics but I haven’t tested more than that (at home). So I need to test it in the field before I am totally happy with it!

        • Andreas Vesper

          Done 2 field tests in the forest next to my home. and GPS positions were updated not too often. Each photo walk took 2 hours. First test: 4 position changes in the EXIFs, second test 7 position changes; maybe depending on GSM/3G/LTE signal strength.
          Times between two position changes in the EXIFs – not in real life – were between 5 and 30 min, but typically approx. 10 min without a clear rule.
          My conclusion so far: GPS works, but don’t expect to find very accurate GPS information in the EXIFs.

          • Allen_Wentz

            Good info to know. Thanks for that.

            • Andreas Vesper

              I think, but I do not know that the camera fully relies on the phone via the app that pulls GPS data form time to time to the camera. As said, my environment was 90% trees and 10% open space, foggy with a 300 – 500 ft visibility.

    • Not on mine! I don’t think it supports Nougat properly yet.

  • Sashimi

    One day, Nikon will do continuous improvement fuji’s kaisen style… Or will it ? :'(

    • MB

      Lets hope not … Nikon usually does it right in the first place …

      • nwcs

        Well, both are a bit extreme in statements. Fuji does have some “fixes” masquerading as feature enhancements. But they also genuinely add new capabilities in many of their updates. Given that many things that annoy us tend to be on the firmware side there would be a lot of benefit to enhancements in firmware. Just remember the excitement here a couple years ago when it was rumored that Nikon was going to initiate a paid firmware update program.

      • fanboy fagz

        Im not one for releasing a buggy productvand patching it along the way. Thats bullshit.

        • Allen_Wentz

          That is an unfair characterization. In the world of tech things are evolving all the time. Things like phone OS versions and lens evolutions. Upgrades are not simply due to “releasing a buggy productvand patching it along the way.”

          • Politics_Nerd

            That’s exactly how the gaming industry operates. You can absolutely count on day-one patches, as well as bug fixes (and new bugs added) as they update the software many multiple times over its lifespan in the market. If you’re lucky.

            They also tend to add features (new guns and game modes for shooters, etc.).

        • Tieu Ngao

          I’m in software development business long enough to know that it’s almost impossible to produce bug-free software in the first version. So I’m OK that Nikon keeps fixing the bugs for the older models. It’d be nice if they throw in couple of new features for each firmware update. Adding new features will make the current customers happy and Nikon’s older models stay competitive until they’re replaced by the new models.

      • nwcs

        Hmm, I had a comment on this that disappeared. Oh well. In any case there is a lot that can be added in firmware updates. Most of the issues we complain about could readily be done with a firmware update. Fuji does fix some stuff but they also genuinely add features.

    • Andreas Vesper

      I have no problems with a continous improvement via firmware updates. Olympus e.g. did this very successfully with OM-D E-M1 over the years adding Features to keep some sort of distance to more recent products like the E-M5 II or the E-M10 II. In a computerized world that’s simply product maintenance.

  • DaveyJ

    I’d be interested in D7200 firmware improvements?Any luck there? The D7200 is a great camera. What is needed is a D3200 update so it can use the new AF-P DX 70-300 VR lens which it can not use at all at present, makes that lens purchase almost worthless!

    • zorwick

      Did you write to Nikon regarding this? Maybe they just forgot :p But seriously, if nobody tells them……

    • fanboy fagz

      Does it not work because its an E lens?

      • Eloise

        It doesn’t work in term of not being able to turn VR on and off (it’s done with incamera menus) iirc.

    • GirchyGirchy

      Doesn’t sound like the D7200 firmware fixes the VR problem with AF-P lenses either.

  • delta snowan

    “Pictures would sometimes not be recorded”

    Huh.. Yeah, I can see where that could cause problems.

  • S Cargill

    Thanks for posting information about firmware updates. Nikon has never emailed me when they update firmware even though I am on their registered list to email when updates are available.

  • Allen_Wentz

    Unlike Android, a huge percentage (80-90%) of users of iOS tend to be running under the very latest iOS version. iOS 10.2.1 is the current version. The download for the D500 identifies as for iOS 10.2.

    1) Is Nikon a dot version behind? Or just ignoring the (often essential) detail?

    2) Will it matter?

    We shall see…

    • Andreas Vesper

      I don’t think the minor version really matters. As most of the iOS users I’m always running the latest version, as the update process is very convenient and I’m expecting slight improvement, e.g. reduced power consumption, which can be an issue on older or heavily used devices. Personally, I’m running the public beta version to have the latest features. As the end of January I’m on iOS 10.3 public beta – currently 4 – and it’s expected that the final version will be released by the end of March.

      To answer you questions: Yes, it matters, if it’s 10.2 or 10.3 and the service note released by Nikon clearly state this. The same with the notes in the Apple store. If Nikon does not release a new Snapbridge version by the end of March, Nikon will be again a dot version behind.

      To my experience so far, that won’t matter to much, both Snapbridge versions 1.1.0 and 1.2.0 worked with the D500 even without the firmware update 1.12 released today. The timer settings in the camera have to be modified to more relaxed and more power consuming setting as I wrote several times here.

  • nwcs

    Ah, there’s my comment. Probably was in a holding area. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Yeah, Snapbridge is still broken for Android Nougat (7.1.1).

  • morcheeba

    I know that the D800 is getting long in the tooth, but I would have thought it shared enough firmware with the D810 that it might suffer from similar problems. It seems unlikely that all the problems they fixed were introduced in the D800->D810 update, so did they stop supporting the D800?

  • tomherren

    I found a comment where they say that settings get lost during the update. One would need to record them on a memory card before the update and reload after.

  • David Stewart

    Question for everyone…I know Nikon has now come out and said that certain import models (like the D810) they will honor repairs at certain service centers…but do you know if you were to purchase a grey market/import model D810 how do you get firmware updates? I know the repair centers are listed but can you get the firmware updates as well? I think the answer is yes but just want to make sure.

    • KnightPhoto

      Yes Gray Market cameras can take firmware updates, no restrictions on that.

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