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Nikon releases D3 firmware update version 1.10

Nikon releases a major firmware update version 1.10 for their D3 digital SLR camera. The following improvements have been made:
- A Vignette control item has been added to the shooting menu.  
A Focus point brightness item has been added to the Focus point illumination setting
- Highlights playback display option has been moved
- An "L" (lock) icon is now displayed in the monitor.  
- When shooting in hand-held live view mode and the frame is magnified prior to autofocusing, the display returns to the magnified display...
Check-out the Nikon D3 specifications & reviewsGoto the Nikon D3 firmware download pages:

US - Nikon D3 Firmware update A/B version 1.10 – Windows
US - Nikon D3 Firmware update A/B version 1.10 – Macintosh

EU - Nikon D3 Firmware update A/B version 1.10 – Windows
EU - Nikon D3 Firmware update A/B version 1.10 – Macintosh

About this firmware update

This service provides software for upgrading D3 A and B firmware to v1.10.  When performing this firmware upgrade, be sure to upgrade both A and B firmware.  Be aware that operation of your D3 is not guarentee if either A or B firmware is upgraded to v1.10 while the other firmware is not upgraded.

The following improvements have been made in version 1.10:

- A Vignette control item has been added to the shooting menu.  For information regarding supported lenses, see the supplemental manual.
- A Focus point brightness item has been added to the a6: Focus point illumination setting in the Autofocus category of Custom Settings.
- The Highlights playback display option has been moved from Display mode>Basic photo info>Highlights in the playback menu to Display mode>Detailed photo info>Highlights.
- When shutter speed and/or aperture are locked with shooting in live view mode, using the “L” (command lock) button, an “L” icon is now displayed in the camera monitor.  
- The size and color of “Demo” displayed in the monitor with playback, when No memory card? in the Custom Settings is set to Enable release, have been modified.
- The range of settings available for ISO sensitivity settings>ISO sensitivity auto control>Minimum shutter speed in the shooting menu has been increased from 1/250–1 s to 1/4000–1 s.  
-  When a compatible Speedlight or Wireless Speedlight Commander is used, the AF assist illuminator now lights regardless of the focal length.
- When shooting in hand-held live view mode and the frame is magnified prior to autofocusing, operation has been modified so that display returns to the magnified display rather than full-frame display.
- In some rare cases, the image area visible through the viewfinder and the image area actually recorded differed when Image area>Choose image area in the shooting menu was set to DX format (24x16).  This issue has been resolved.  
- In some rare cases, white balance was not accurately calculated for images captured at a shutter speed of around 1/4 s in P and A exposure modes.  This issue has been resolved.  
- When attempting to crop images at an aspect ratio of 4:3 using the Trim option in the retouch menu, the cropped image did not have an accurate 4:3 aspect ratio.  This issue has been resolved.

Additional information: Check-out the Nikon D3 specifications & reviews
April 16, 2008
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