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Nikon Releases Major Firmware Update 1.1 for D800 and D800E

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In addition to the major hardware announcements that Nikon made late last night, the company also released some major firmware upgrades for two of their biggest DSLRs: the D800 and D800E.

Available to download over on their website, the update addresses a plethora of issues, most notably the memory card light and changes made when the Nikon Wireless transmitter is connected to the cameras.

For those in the US, here are the links to download the firmware for the D800 and D800E, while our European readers can use the following links for the D800 and D800E.

Below is a detailed list of the changes made, as shared by Nikon Rumors:

  • Custom Setting f13 has been changed to Assign Movie Record Button.
  • With Custom Setting f13 changed to Assign Movie Record Button, Assign MB-D12 AF-ON is now Custom Setting f14.
  • Custom Setting f15: Assign Remote Fn Button has been added.
  • The following functions have been added or renamed when the D800 is used with the Communication Unit UT-1 running firmware Ver. 2.0.
  • A Network (UT-1) option has been added to, and Wireless transmitter has been renamed Wireless transmitter (WT-4) in, the setup menu.
  • Function that has been added:
  • HTTP server mode — Use to view the pictures on the camera memory card, or to take photographs, from the web browser on a computer or iPhone.
  • Functions that have been renamed:
  • FTP upload mode (previously Transfer mode (FTP)) — Use to upload photos and movies from camera memory cards, or to upload photos as they are taken, to an ftp server.
  • Image transfer mode (previously Transfer mode (PC)) — Use to upload photos and movies from camera memory cards, or to upload photos as they are taken, to a computer.
  • Camera control mode (previously PC mode) — Use to control the camera from a computer running Camera Control Pro 2 (available separately) and save photos and movies directly to the computer.
  • Support for the updated version of Communication Unit UT-1 firmware has been added.
  • Support for CompactFlash memory cards with capacities greater than 128 GB has been added.
  • When AF-ON only was selected for Custom Setting a4 (AF activation) and the AF-ON button was pressed to initiate autofocus during viewfinder photography, focus remained locked even after the user took their finger off the button, and the shutter could be released at any time. However, specifications have been modified so that the shutter cannot be released under the following conditions if the camera fails to focus.
  • Autofocus mode is set to AF-S (single-servo AF)
  • AF-area mode is set to Single-point AF
  • Custom Setting a2 (AF-S priority selection) is set to Focus
  • When values for 12 or 18 lenses were stored with AF fine-tune > Saved value in the setup menu, only some of the lenses for which values had been stored were displayed under List saved values. This issue has been resolved.
  • When the live view selector was set to live view photography with Custom Setting g4 (Assign shutter button) set to Record movies, a value for preset manual white balance could not be measured. This issue has been resolved.
  • When the built-in flash was set to Commander mode, remote Speedlights sometimes did not fire. This issue has been resolved.
  • In some rare cases, the memory card access lamp remained lit for longer than usual, and some time was required before any operations could be performed. This issue has been resolved.

(via Nikon Rumors)


 
  • Joe

    I hope they really fixed that issue with memory card access, it was very annoiyng….

  • http://www.jason-kirby.com/ Jason Kirby

    So where is the small raw option? All of this, but no smaller raw files…

  • Michael DeLisio

    Adobe DNG converter will let you save D800 Raw files to a smaller lossless RAW file of your choice. Just donwload it from Adobe, It’s Free!

  • fatso

    But no options in camera, shooting a timelapse using raw with this camera takes up a huge amount of space and processing power (obviously there are work-arounds, but smaller Raws in camera would be ideal)

  • https://www.danielyubi.com/ Daniel Yubi

    I want to upgrade the firmware but I’m afraid about the captures one tethering, has someone upgraded and still works?? Well capture one is hard to know because is always crashing haha

  • Phil Warner

    There is an option in camera. Search d800 lossless compressed and it will reduce the raw file size by half.