Firmware Friday: Nikon solves battery-charging issues for Coolpix P340, P600


posted Friday, October 17, 2014 at 2:46 PM EDT


If you've been having difficulty getting the battery of your Nikon Coolpix P600 or P340 digital camera to take a charge, we have good news this Firmware Friday. Nikon is aware of the problem, and it's just released new firmware aimed at resolving the issue.

Nikon P600 firmware version 1.2 and Nikon P340 firmware version 1.2 both correct a problem that could result in the battery failing to take a charge once fully discharged, so if you have any battery packs that weren't charging, now is the time to try them once more -- after you update your firmware, that is.

And for Coolpix P340 owners, there's a second reason to upgrade. The new firmware release corrects a problem whereby raw images shot in Continuous High burst mode could have incorrect colors when opened in software such as Nikon's own ViewNX 2.

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(Camera parts image courtesy of Kelly Hofer / Flickr; used under a Creative Commons CC-BY-2.0 license. Image has been modified from the original.)