Nikon releases firmware updates for KeyMission 80, D600, D610 and D750 cameras



Nikon released new firmware updates for the KeyMission 80 ($276.95), D600 (discontinued), D610 ($1,496.95) and D750 ($1,796.95) cameras:

Nikon KeyMission 80 Firmware Version 1.2

  • Improved an issue that interfered with pairing or resulted in unreliable connections when the camera was used with the Android edition of the SnapBridge app.

Nikon D600 Firmware Version 1.03

  • Added support for the following features of AF-P lenses:
    • If the standby timer expires after the camera has focused, the focus position will not change when the timer is reactivated.
    • In manual focus mode, the focus indicator in the viewfinder (or in live view, the focus point selected in the monitor) will flash to show that infinity or the minimum focus distance has been reached by rotating the focus ring.
  • Added support for AF-P DX lenses.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • Optimal exposure would sometimes not be achieved in photos taken in live view using a lens with electromagnetically controlled aperture (type E lenses).
    • When used to take pictures after an option was selected for Custom Setting d10 (Exposure delay mode) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU, Camera Control Pro 2 would sometimes display the error “The camera was not able to take a picture.” despite having actually taken the picture.

Nikon D610 Firmware Version 1.02

  • Added support for the following features of AF-P lenses:
    • If the standby timer expires after the camera has focused, the focus position will not change when the timer is reactivated.
    • In manual focus mode, the focus indicator in the viewfinder (or in live view, the focus point selected in the monitor) will flash to show that infinity or the minimum focus distance has been reached by rotating the focus ring.
  • Added support for AF-P DX lenses.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • Optimal exposure would sometimes not be achieved in photos taken in live view using a lens with electromagnetically controlled aperture (type E lenses).
    • When used to take pictures after an option was selected for Custom Setting d10 (Exposure delay mode) in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU, Camera Control Pro 2 would sometimes display the error “The camera was not able to take a picture.” despite having actually taken the picture.

Nikon D750 Firmware Version 1.12

  • Added support for the following features of AF-P lenses:
    • If the standby timer expires after the camera has focused, the focus position will not change when the timer is reactivated.
    • In manual focus mode, the focus indicator in the viewfinder (or in live view, the focus point selected in the monitor) will flash to show that infinity or the minimum focus distance has been reached by rotating the focus ring.
  • • Fixed the following issues:
    • When pictures were viewed after shooting with Overflow selected for Role played by card in Slot 2 in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU, the camera would sometimes display the second-last picture taken.
    • Microphone sensitivity would sometimes not be correctly adjusted when movies were recorded with Auto sensitivity > Microphone sensitivity.
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  • tom

    so these are the big announcements on the 100th anniversary

  • I can’t believe it…

    NIKON DOING WELL!!!???

    • Yep, updated the firmware on my D600 and, at least, still runs 🙂

      And the AF-P 70-300 DX now works on it (strong vignetting from 200 mm, though). Before updating, it did nothing at all.

      • BVS

        The soon-to-be-released FX version has a VR switch on it though.

        • Yeah, I know, but somewhat I was hoping the option to control VR in the menu, even if it wasn’t in that “Added support for AF-P DX lenses.”.

          Perhaps it’s not so easy to change that, who knows…

      • Spy Black

        I wonder if third-party items like batteries and grips are rendered inoperable.

        • Tested a DSTE I have (which I use in the V1) and it works 🙂

      • Mike Gordon

        Bummer, no on/off in menus, that is strange!

      • Sebako

        In fairness, the manual for the AF-P 70–300 DX recommends keeping VR on when mounted on a tripod or monopod (albeit with the concession that you “may prefer to turn it off” under some conditions). So it will probably do no harm keeping it switched on all the time. Which is what I do, I love that lens.

        • Love it too. Nikon has had some good & cheap telephoto lenses (also some not good…).

  • nek4life

    Hey what about my D810. I’d like to have the AF-P limitation fixed as well.

    • nek4life

      Also make a wireless commander unit so I could use the new wireless flash system while you’re at it.

    • Eta76

      And the VR-Off switch.

    • Vinnie

      Why firmware update for discontinued D600 and also for the D610 and not the D810/800E/800?

      • Jeffry De Meyer

        Something about the innards of those is probably different from the ones that got the update.

      • 120_300 OS for nikon

        Same thinking here as D800 owner

      • NotAfb

        Maybe because the D850 already has this update and Nikon wants us to upgrade.

        • Vince

          Some of us can and will be able to afford to update to the 850. Others, myself included cannot afford to upgrade and therefore will not be able to use any of the new AF-P lenses that come out because our cameras will not be compatible with the lens. i’m sure the D850 is going to cost around $3700.00 US or more.

          • Sebako

            I believe you’re already able to use AF-P lenses. The only problem will be that the focus will reset after the standby timer expires. This is a considerable annoyance, but it can be alleviated by setting the timeout to 30 seconds or so. And if you want to mount one of the DX AF-P lenses (but why in the world would you do that?), then you would not be able to turn off VR, which will not cause any practical problems at all.

      • Sebako

        There is no reason to believe they won’t update the D810/D800 firmware eventually. They released an update for the D5 on July 11, bringing it the same level of AF-P compatibility that the D750 is getting now (i.e., no focus reset after the standby timer expires, and flashing focus lamp in manual focus mode). Clearly they’re taking their
        time. One gets the impression that firmware development at Nikon is a rather lean operation.

        • Vince

          I think it is as NotAfb said, that the D850 has the update and can use AF-P lenses, and Nikon wants 800/800E/810 users to upgrade to the 850, and this will force them to upgrade if they want to be able to buy and use new AF-P lenses, or else be stuck with what they have. I think the reason the D600/610 got the update is because there is no plan to upgrade that series, so Nikon gave it the upgrade so those users will be able to purchase newer AF-P lenses and be able to use them.

          If thats the reason though, then why give the D750 the firmware update if they are planning on upgrading that camera too.

          • Vince

            I emailed Nikon USA a few days ago regarding the firmware updates for cameras to use AF-P lens> I got a reply tonight from a Diana L, Tech Support Specialist. Here are the basics of her reply to me.

            “For AF-P lenses, the following technical information and specifications are below:

            Fully compatible models: D7500, D5600, D5500, D5300*, D3400, D3300*, D500 and later models.

            Compatible models with limited functions: D5, D810 series, Df, D750, D7200, D7100, D5200, Nikon 1 series with the FT1

            Incompatible
            models: D4 series, D3 series, D2 series, D1 series, D800 series, D700,
            D610, D600, D300 series, D200, D100, D7000, D5100, D5000, D90, D80, D70
            series, D3200, D3100, D3000, D60, D50, D40 series, film cameras”.

            So for D810 series users it appears that series will be “compatible with limited functions”.

            The 800/800E is listed as being incompatible, as is the D600/610 which were listed here as having a firmware update available.

            BUT… if you go to Nikons download center, there is a firmware update available for the 600/610 to fix the AF-P lens issue, as well as one for the D750. So clearly it seems the Tech Specialist at Nikon USA don’t have the correct info since the email I got says the D600/610 were not compatible and not being updated. I guess we will have to see how this plays out.

    • ITN

      Can’t do it, apparently.

  • Maybe full touch screen support for D500 for 100th bash? No? Oh ok.

  • Corrode

    “When pictures were viewed after shooting with Overflow selected for Role played by card in Slot 2 in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU, the camera would sometimes display the second-last picture taken.”

    Glad this issue is fixed. Was scary to do a shoot and then only be able to see a single photo displayed. Luckily all was well when importing the card to my computer.

  • Duncan Dimanche

    nice !

  • Mike Gordon

    Thank you Nikon for AF-P on the D600! Was not sure you would go back that far! Pls add to D7200 next!

  • Lauri Hyväri

    How about the most annoying problem ever in any camera – D750’s
    back-display blasts on every time when ISO changed in M-mode? That one mistake made the body unusable to me and i have to sell it.

    • Captain Megaton

      I know what you mean. It can be annoying, but its the natural consequence of the ISO display having been moved off the top LCD to the rear panel. I’ve learnt to live with it.

    • Ric of The LBC

      Have you reported this to Nikon?

    • Aldo

      I don’t like how they moved the button .01mm to the left either… selling the body and switching to Canon

    • I don’t think it a mistake but a change in the operation of the camera. I considered a D7200 about a year ago and it works the same way, but it seems that changing ISO throught the video record button doesn’t engage the rear display.

      As far as I know, that’s not the case of the D750 though…

    • David Lewis

      Lauri, this was the only update I was praying for. I still can’t believe they haven’t addressed this!!!

  • A-Sign

    Wow, thank you Nikon for my D600 support! My camera is nearly 5 years old now and got a free shutter replacement.

    • Why don’t you let them give you a new D610? Or yours does not have that oil issue?

      • A-Sign

        What a useless troll comment. You are obviously a fanboy of a different brand.

        • I don’t understand your reaction, I am sorry if I offended you.

          • A-Sign

            They will give you a new D610 if the shutter replacement didn’t solved the problem after the third repair. My issue was solved after the first attempt.

  • TheInfinityPoint

    Nice to at least have these features and bug fixes, especially adding AF-P support to the D610 and D750 which I own (even though I have no plans of acquiring an AF-P lens in the foreseeable future). I just wish they would add the option to use the video record button to also change ISO on the D610. Makes things so much easier.

    • rich

      “”video record button to also change ISO”‘ it isn’t on the d610 like it is on the d750. Very odd.

      • TheInfinityPoint

        Yes indeed. The other button option I use a lot is for the “OK” button in the middle of the directional pad to zoom into 100% during image review. There is no option for that on the D610, but exists on my D750 and D800. Super easy way to double check for critical focus.

  • Stefan Hundhammer

    Again, they assume everybody on this planet uses Windows or MacOS X. But that Windows .exe is really just a .rar archive which the “unrar” command will happily unpack.

    Here is how you do it on Linux (or other *ix systems):

    – Make sure you have the “unrar” command installed. On Ubuntu, this is in the “unrar” package:

    sudo apt-get install unrar

    – Download the Windows .exe file from the Nikon site

    – Unpack that .exe:

    unrar x F-D750-V112W.exe

    Creating D750Update OK
    Extracting D750Update/D750_0112.bin OK
    All OK

    – Copy the resulting .bin file to the camera’s SD card’s toplevel directory, put the SD card into the camera and perform the firmware update from the camera’s menu.

    I wish Nikon would simply offer a .zip file for this. Windows can handle that all by itself since Win95; there is just no need for a separate .exe file and for making an artificial difference between Windows and MacOS X for this. They just make life hard on everybody for no reason whatsoever.

    • Stefan Hundhammer

      P.S.: It appears you have to remove the second SD card from the other slot, otherwise the firmware update might not start. I just had that problem.

    • A-Sign

      Nikon should care about Linux? A system that has 1% coverage on the market for desktop and mobile systems? Not really.

      • Stefan Hundhammer

        You are missing the point.

        Wrapping those files into a self-extracting archive does not help anybody, but it creates additional dependencies which might make them unusable for a number of users. It doesn’t really matter how many are affected; since there is no benefit whatsoever in adding another layer of indirection, why exclude paying customers from such a firmware update?

        When you click on the self-extracting archive (the .exe file), all it ever does is to unpack itself so you can copy the resulting file(s) to an SD card.

        When you click on a ZIP file, it is opened just like a plain folder, and you can copy the file(s) to an SD card. I can’t tell first-hand because I don’t own any Apple hardware, but I am pretty sure the same thing happens on MacOS X.

        So from a user’s perspective, the same thing happens, but the second approach does not exclude anybody. You might even do that on a mobile device (Android or iPad).

        But then, we know that Nikon still lives in the late 90s when it comes to ANYTHING computer related; just look at their software offerings.

  • The 1.02 firmware update for the D610 broke the autofocus on the Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 apo dg hsm AND my Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 apo dg hsm; had to revert to 1.01 for the AF on those lens to work again.

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