New Nikon D4 Firmware Update

Nikon today posted a firmware update (D4 A:1.02/B:1.02) for the D4 that addresses some bugs. The link to this firmware update on Nikon USA website is here.

Nikon D4

Here is some detailed information about the new firmware:

  1. An issue that caused the camera to freeze when attempting to format a memory card (setup menu>Format memory card) while the camera was connected to a network in HTTP server mode has been resolved.
  2. Format memory card can now be added to My Menu.
  3. Gamut for Adobe RGB images displayed in the camera’s monitor has been changed. This enables more vivid display of images.
  4. The stability of network connections when the FTP upload option is selected has been increased.
  5. When recording movies using a lens with an aperture ring in [P] or exposure mode, and Aperture ring selected for Custom Setting f10: Customize command dials>Aperture setting, the minimum aperture was applied. This issue has been resolved.
  6. When a still image captured during movie recording with 1920 ×1080; 30 fps; crop, 1920 × 1080; 25 fps; crop, or 1920 × 1080; 24 fps; crop selected for Movie settings>Frame size/frame rate and Live frame grab selected for Custom Setting g4: Assign shutter button was displayed in Capture NX 2 or ViewNX 2, the position of the focus point displayed differed from actual recording position. This issue has been resolved.

Thanks to our reader Don for the heads up.


  1. August 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Dear Tom Redd, I am a photografer in Brazil and bought the Nikon D4 two weeks ago. The Camera is great, I’m really enjoying it, but I’m missing the focus assist light that had in the D700, it really helped me to focus in low-light situations, especially when I’m shooting without flash. Do you know if the D4 has some autofocus system by infrared lens that can help me to focus in the dark? I looked in the manual and found nothing about it. What do you suggest? I upgraded firmware today, but it made no difference to my problem. Regards, Fernando Lutterbach

  2. 2) MgNikon
    October 25, 2012 at 1:47 am

    the new firmware corrects yellow-green colors of LCD in sRGB?


  3. 3) laura p
    January 5, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Error when using Sony xqd S series 168 MBS and sandisk cf 32 or 64 160 MBS at the same time. Manual states can use 32 or 64 cards at the same time. Not in this case. I am hoping Nikon comes out with a firmware update even though rumors state a new d4 replacement is on the horizon.
    >  Subject
    > D4–Memory Card error
    >  Discussion Thread
    >  Response Via Email (Dave B.)
    > 12/02/2013 01:52 PM
    > Hello
    > I have received information from Japan about the problem you are having. They reported they have been able to reproduce the problem and are currently investigating measures to correct the issue.
    > For now you can prevent the problem from occurring by using a CF card only in camera OR using a CF card with a lower write speed speed, such as 90MB/s with an XQD card installed.
    > We apologize for the inconvenience, and will update you as soon as we have more information.
    > Thank you for your patience,
    > Dave
    > Thanks for using Nikon products!

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