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Nikon announces enhancements for the Coolpix 885 with Firmware Version 1.2  update






Nikon announces enhancements for the Coolpix 885 with Firmware Version 1.2  update - digital camera and photography news

OVERVIEW

Features and Benefits of this Upgrade

1) Addition of PTP Support:

The SET-UP menu now offers an Interface option containing Video Mode and USB settings. The former is identical to the existing Video Mode option that allows you to choose the video mode used when connecting the camera to a television. The USB option specifies the USB protocol used when the camera is connected to a computer. Two protocols are available: Mass Storage and PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol).

2) Addition of EXIF 2.2 Support

The Coolpix 885 now supports EXIF (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) version 2.2, a standard that allows information stored with photographs to be used for optimal color reproduction when images are output on EXIF-compliant printers. PRINT Image Matching (PIM) is no longer supported. Users who require PIM should not install this update.

Section 1. About Firmware and the Firmware Uploader Software
The “Firmware Uploader Software for the Coolpix 885 Ver.1.2” is a computer program that updates the firmware in your Coolpix 885 (E885). The firmware is a program, which runs inside the camera and controls its operation. By running the Uploader Software you will install the new firmware in the camera.

The process of transferring the new firmware from the computer to the camera is sometimes called “Uploading,” “Upgrading” or “Updating” the firmware.

The entire package (Uploader software and new firmware for the camera) is supplied in a single file, which is compressed for distribution over the Internet. Before performing a firmware update, you must de-compress the files back to their original format. The firmware updater cannot be run from the compressed folder.

Section 2. System Requirements

Windows Users:

CPU: Pentium 120MHz or greater
Hard Disk Space: 5MB or more
RAM: 32MB or more
Interface: USB interface (built-in only)
Operating System

Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition (SE) (note 2)
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional (note 1)
Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me)
Microsoft Windows XP Professional (note 1)
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (note 1)
NOTES

You must have Administrator authority on your computer to install, uninstall, or run the Uploader Software. See your network administrator if you require this authority.
If connecting the camera to your computer for the first time and you do not have Nikon View 5 or higher already installed, download the “NDCD.zip” file from the same page from which this Firmware Uploader Software was downloaded and install the device driver.
Macintosh Users:

CPU: PowerPC G3 or greater
Hard Disk Space: 5MB or more
RAM: 32MB or more
Interface: USB interface (built-in only)
Operating System

Mac OS 9.0.4, 9.1.x, 9.2.x
Mac OS X is not supported

Section 3. Restrictions on Usage

This utility will update the firmware in your Coolpix 885 Digital Camera to version 1.2.

It is not suitable for use with any other model of Coolpix Digital Camera.

Section 4. Confirming the Current Firmware Version

Switch the camera off.
While holding down the Menu button, turn the camera on. Continue holding down the Menu button until the firmware version appears in the monitor. The LCD display will display ‘E885V”*.*”' where “*.*” represents the version number. If it reads “1.1” or earlier, your firmware can be updated.
Switch the Coolpix 885 off. This completes the version confirmation procedure.
October 12, 2002
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