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Nikon releases D3 firmware upgrade version 2.01

Nikon releases firmware version 2.01 for their D3 dSLR. These improvements have been made:

• Geo info display for the GP-1
• Improved Autofocus-response
• Enhanced AF button function
• Modified Photo info displayed in full-frame playback
• Issue with black dots in images has been resolved
• Problem with Speedlight SB-800 has been resolved
• An under exposure issue with images captured with some lenses has been resolved...
Check-out the Nikon D3 digital SLR camera specifications & reviewsUS - D3 Firmware Update 2.01 Windows
US - D3 Firmware Update 2.01 Macintosh

EU - D3 Firmware Update 2.01 Windows
EU - D3 Firmware Update 2.01 Macintosh

[ Version 2.01 ]

• Geodetic information is now displayed in ViewNX 1.2.0 or later and Capture NX 2 2.1.0 or later shooting information for images captured with the GPS Unit GP-1 mounted on the camera.  
• Autofocus-response performance in focus mode C (Continuous-servo AF mode) with relatively dark subjects has been increased.
• When the AF-ON button is pressed, the monitor turns off and a focus point can now be selected using the multi selector.  
• Photo information displayed in full-frame playback has been modified as follows:  
  HI-, LO- has been changed to Hi, Lo
  WARM TONE has been changed to WARM FILTER
  COLOR CUSTOM has been changed to COLOR BALANCE
• Manamah, displayed in the Time zone options for the World time item in the setup menu, has been changed to Manama.  
• An issue that, in extremely rare cases, resulted in noticeable black dots in images captured with Long exp. NR in the shooting menu set to On has been resolved.
• When the Speedlight SB-800 was mounted on the camera with flash mode set to Distance-priority manual (GN) mode, and then the exposure meters were reactivated or the camera was turned on, the distance information displayed on the SB-800 changed.  This issue has been resolved.
• An issue that, in some rare cases, caused images captured with the following lenses to be under-exposed, has been resolved.


In case you missed or did not apply the previous Nikon D3 firmware updates, you will get these improvements too:

[ 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 digital SLR camera specifications & reviews
January 21, 2009
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