Nikon releases CP5000 firmware!|
(Friday, December 21, 2001 - 15:19 EST)
As promised - and on schedule - new firmware update appears on the Nikon website to correct a potentially damaging glitch in the Coolpix 5000 digital camera...
We told you a week ago that Nikon Inc. had discovered a problem in its newly released Coolpix 5000 digital camera which could potentially cause it to be rendered inoperable, and at that time noted that a firmware update would soon be forthcoming to fix this issue. Today, Nikon has released the new firmware as planned...
If you own a Coolpix 5000 digital camera, you should definitely check the firmware version to see if you need to install the patch (and since the patch has only just been released, you'll probably need to). To check the firmware revision:
If you have version 1.5 of firmware, you will need to install the update as per Nikon's instructions; the camera could potentially be damaged if left with the current firmware. If you already have the newer version, then you need do nothing.
- Power the camera off.
- Whilst holding down the Menu button, power the camera on - continuing to hold the Menu button down until an image appears on the monitor.
- The camera will display a code such as 'E5000V1.5' - the version number is the rightmost three digits (in this example, 'V1.5').
- Power the camera off again
Be sure to follow Nikon's upgrade procedures to the letter - upgrading firmware is a simple and easy process if done correctly, but if you don't read the instructions it is a great way to become the proud owner of a Nikon PaperWeight 5000. ;)