Firmware update squashes Nikon D4 bugs, improves operation


posted Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 9:53 AM EST

Nikon's D4 digital SLR. Click for our Nikon D4 preview!Nikon USA yesterday issued a firmware update for the Nikon D4 digital SLR that fixes several bugs, and improves operation in a number of areas.

Nikon D4 firmware version A:1.02 / B:1.02 includes the following changes, according to the release notes:

  • 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.

  • Format memory card can now be added to My Menu.

  • Gamut for Adobe RGB images displayed in the camera's monitor has been changed. This enables more vivid display of images.

  • The stability of network connections when the FTP upload option is selected has been increased.

  • When recording movies using a lens with an aperture ring in [P] or [S] 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.

  • 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.

The D4 v1.02 firmware update also rolls in the various changes made in the previous update, issued last May. Hence, if you've not already installed that update you can safely skip straight to the latest firmware.

More details and the update itself can be found on the Nikon USA Service & Support website.