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Nikon releases firmware update for the D40 and D80 digital SLR

Nikon releases firmware updates for the D40 and D80 digital SLR. The firmware update for the D40 includes Certification for Windows Vista and adds new USB support, extended date settings, and a number of display and menu improvements. In addition a number of problems have been resolved. The update for the D80 adds the display of additional information in the viewfinder when the brightness exceeds the range that can be controlled by the camera. Furthermore problems with in-camera editing of images have been resolved...
Nikon releases firmware update for the D40 and D80 digital SLR - digital camera and photography newsNikon D40 and D80 download pages:

US Nikon D40 Firmware Update 1.10 - Windows
US Nikon D40 Firmware Update 1.10 - Macintosh

EU Nikon D40 Firmware Update 1.10 - Windows
EU Nikon D40 Firmware Update 1.10 - Macintosh

US Nikon D80 Firmware Update 1.0.1 - Windows
US Nikon D80 Firmware Update 1.0.1 - Macintosh

EU Nikon D80 Firmware Update 1.0.1 - Windows
EU Nikon D80 Firmware Update 1.0.1 - Macintosh


Modifications enabled and issues addressed with D40 A and B firmware Ver. 1.1

The product will be "Certified for Windows Vista".
Support for the new USB Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) has been added.
The PTP option in the setup menu's USB item will be modified to MTP/PTP. The icon will also be modified
The range of possible settings for the Date option in the setup menu's World time item will be changed to 2000-2099.
An issue that caused the ISO auto feature to be disabled, when a two-button reset operation was performed with ISO sensitivity set to any option other than ISO 200, has been resolved.
When attempting to edit images, which had already been edited using a computer, with options in the D40's retouch menu, the camera sometimes froze.  Therefore, images that have been edited using a computer can no longer be edited using the camera.
An issue that prevented accurate recording of flash output value when manual flash photography was applied with use of the Nikon Speedlight SB-400 has been resolved so that flash output value is accurately recorded.
Errors in English, Polish, Swedish, and Traditional Chinese menus have been corrected.
When white balance is fine-tuned, "+" or "?" will be displayed with the following icons:
White balance mode icon in the shooting information display
White balance mode icon in the shooting menu
When the mode dial is set to a Digital Vari-Program and the AF-area mode setting is changed, the AF-area mode setting will no longer revert to the default setting with the following operations:  
The camera is turned off
Monitor and exposure meters turn off automatically (auto meter off)
The electronic analog exposure displays will flash in the viewfinder and the shooting information display when:
The brightness of the subject exceeds the range that can be controlled by the camera, whether too bright or too dark
While in P (Programmed Auto) exposure mode with the built-in flash raised.


Modifications enabled and issues addressed with D80 A and B firmware Ver. 1.0.1

The electronic analog exposure display will be displayed in the viewfinder when the brightness of the subject exceeds the range that can be controlled by the camera, whether too bright or too dark, in the following shooting modes:
Shutter-priority auto (S) or Aperture-priority auto (A) exposure modes with the built-in flash up
Programmed auto (P) exposure mode
Effects of processing performed when the Long exp. NR item in the shooting menu is enabled have been improved.  
When attempting to edit images, which had already been edited using a computer, with options in the D80's retouch menu, the camera sometimes froze.  Therefore, images that have been edited using a computer can no longer be edited using the camera.
Errors in English, Polish, Swedish, and Traditional Chinese menus have been corrected.
January 31, 2007
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