Nikon D70: New firmware|
(Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - 06:39 EDT)
Nikon USA has now released its new version of firmware for the D70 digital SLR, promised alongside the announcement of the D70s model late last month.
The v2.0 firmware incorporates a number of improvements from the D70s, including:
The firmware is available for download from Nikon's website for both Windows and Macintosh users. As always, we recommend carefully following the manufacturer's instructions, to ensure a smooth and trouble-free upgrade...
- Performance of the 5-area AF system has been improved (Dynamic area and Closest subject AF-area modes).
- Changes have been made to the design of menu displays.
- Page-size settings can now be applied from the camera with direct printing from a PictBridge-compatible printer.
- The number of exposures remaining, displayed in the control panel and viewfinder, when shooting at an image-quality setting of NEF (RAW) or NEF+JPEG Basic has been changed (the number is calculated based on the size of compressed RAW file).
Maximum number of exposures displayed when a 256-MB CompactFlash memory card is used:
Version 2.00: NEF (RAW): approx. 44 exposures; NEF+JPEG Basic: approx. 39 exposures
Version 1.03 or earlier: NEF (RAW): approx. 23 exposures; NEF+JPEG Basic: approx. 21 exposures
- The default setting for camera clock has been changed from 2004.01.01 to 2005.01.01. Now you cannot set the clock back to a date before 2004.12.31.
- A problem that sometimes caused communication between the camera and computer to be unexpectedly terminated when using Nikon Capture Camera Control has been corrected. (Windows)