Firmware Updates for Nikon D4, D800/D800E

Nikon has released new firmware update version 1.01 for the Nikon D4, D800 and D800E camera bodies. The major issue resolved is the reported lockup problem.

Nikon D4 vs D800

From the Nikon website:

Nikon D4 Issues Resolved:

  • When a still image was captured while viewing existing images in playback mode, the monitor turned off, the memory card access lamp glowed steadily, and, in some rare cases, the camera ceased to respond to operations. This issue has been resolved.
  • When network functions were used with certain settings applied, RAW images were also transferred when Network > Send file as was set to JPEG only. This issue has been resolved.
  • When an option that utilized the main command dial was selected for Custom Setting f15: Playback zoom, and an image was zoomed in or out with playback with certain settings applied, shooting shutter speed, aperture, and exposure compensation settings were sometimes changed. This issue has been resolved.

D4 Firmware update is available here: D4 A:1.01/B:1.01

Nikon D800/D800E Issues Resolved

  • When a still image was captured while viewing existing images in playback mode, the monitor turned off, the memory card access lamp glowed steadily, and, in some rare cases, the camera ceased to respond to operations. This issue has been resolved.
  • When the Wireless Transmitter WT-4 was used with certain settings applied, RAW images were also transferred when Wireless transmitter > Transfer settings > Send file as was set to JPEG only. This issue has been resolved.
  • A dark shadow sometimes appeared at the bottom edge of images captured with Active D-Lighting set to any option other than Off with Image area set to 5:4 (30×24). This issue has been resolved.

D800 Firmware update is available here: Nikon D800 A:1.00/B:1.01

D800E Firmware update is available here: Nikon D800E A:1.00/B:1.01

Comments

  1. 1
    ) OSeven
    May 30, 2012 at 5:15 am

    what a pity, still no correction to the useless Custom Settings Banks and Shooting Banks setup… Why not introduce a pair of settings bank options that saves everything? How hard can it be?

    • 2
      ) peter2
      May 30, 2012 at 10:19 pm

      I like those options too. I wish Nikon would do so. Supposedly the controls that have hardware stuck with them (like metering) cannot be saved. But now most of the selections can be change in menu, it should be possible…

    • May 31, 2012 at 12:13 am

      I agree – such a useless feature! I never use custom banks, because I don’t have time to go through two of them. I really wish there was a way to have one custom bank for the entire camera and a customizable switch on the camera that would allow us to switch from one bank to another…

  2. 4
    ) trialcritic
    May 31, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Hi Nasim,

    I am going off topic here, sorry about that.

    Please see Ming Thein’s website. He has compared Nikon D800E to Leica S2, very interesting article.

    http://blog.mingthein.com/2012/05/05/an-unfair-fight-nikon-d800e-vs-leica-s2-p/

    “It’s a shame, however, that most of Nikon’s lenses don’t seem up to the task. They have built a monster of a camera body capable of incredible resolution and color that seems to have outstripped the rest of the system somewhat – very, very few Nikkors can do the sensor justice. The PCEs are a safe bet, as are most of the Zeiss lenses; of the AF glass, be careful with the primes. Yes, there were focusing problems, yes, they’re being repaired, and yes, my D800E is much better than the D800 – though still affected to a very slight degree. Enough that I’ll be careful, but not a deal breaker as most of my work with the D800E will be done under controlled studio circumstances with longer lenses.”

    He claims that Nikkor primes have focus problems and are being repaired. Do you know about this and can you comment? He prefers us going to Zeiss, I do not like them as they are manual focus.

    Thanks

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