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Firmware Updates For Nikon D3
By Jason Heller, July 6, 2008 @ 05:00 AM (EST)
Source: Nikon Europe

For some reasons we did not receive this from Nikon USA, but from our friends at Nikon Europe. The following updates to the firmware of both the Nikon D3 and Nikon D300 are recommended instals if you own either of these Nikon DSLR models. The following provides info on the D3 upgrade, for the D300 click here.


Nikon D3

The following improvements have been made in version 2.00

  • Autofocus performance has been improved.
  • Auto white balance performance has been improved.
  • Images captured with Rotate Tall set to On in the playback menu are not automatically rotated for display immediately after capture (image review mode)
  • The following changes and additions have been made to custom function f4: Assign Func. Button > Func. button + dials, f5: Assign preview button > Preview and command dials and f6: Assign AE-L/AF-L button > AE-L/AF-L + Command dials menus: The Choose image area option has been separated into 2 options, Choose image area (FX/DX/5:4) and Choose image area (FX/DX) A new Shooting menu bank option has been addedNikon D3 Firmware
  • When Choose image area (FX/DX/5:4) or Choose image area (FX/DX) is selected and the function button (Fn) is pressed, the image area setting is displayed inthe top control panel, in the shooting display and at the bottom of the viewfinder.
  • A Copyright information item has been added to the setup menu.  When Copyright information is enabled the copyright symbol (©) is shown in the shooting info display.
  • Recent settings can now be displayed in place of My Menu
  • The Virtual horizon can now be displayed along with the image in live view mode
  • The Vignette control setting can now be confirmed in shooting information.
  • The Vignette control item in the shooting menu now support all types of G and D type lenses, except DX and PC lenses.
  • The Vignette control compensation value has been optimised for shooting with Active D-Lighting in the shooting menu enabled.
  • Electronic analogue exposure displays are now shown in the control panel and shooting info display, while the exposure compensation setting is being applied
  • The degree of the High ISO NR setting can now be confirmed in the shooting info display while the High ISO NR setting item, in the shooting menu, is being applied.
  • Design of the FX format icon for the choose image area setting has been modified.
  • Ankara, Riyadh, Kuwait and Manamah have been added to the Time zone options for the World time item in the setup menu.
  • When a GPS device is used and no heading information is available ---.--° is now displayed for the Position > Heading option in the GPS section of the setup menu.
  • When shooting in Live view mode using Camera Control Pro 2 (v2.2.0 or later) with a PC-E lens, the aperture setting can now be adjusted from the computer
  • An issue that, in rare circumstances, caused the battery indicator to blink, regardless of actual battery charge has been resolved.
  • Errors in the German help displays have been corrected.


Down load the D3 Firmware here




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