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Nikon updates D3, D300 firmware for dSLRs

updated 02:10 am EDT, Thu July 3, 2008

D3, D300 firmware updates

Only a few days after its D700 announcement (pictured at right), Nikon has released v2.0 firmware for its D3 digital SLR (Windows/Mac), bringing improved autofocus performance, improved Auto White Balance, and an issue that caused the battery indicator to blink, regardless of actual battery charge (which the company claims happened in "rare circumstances"). Nikon says that the firmware update incorporates a number of other fixes, including (1) allowing the aperture setting to be adjusted from the computer when shooting LiveView mode using Camera Control Pro 2 (ver. 2.2.0) or later with a PC-E lens. Other fixes include more "Vignette control" settings and fixes, more world-time options, new options for "Choose image area," and a new "Copyright information" item that has been added to the setup menu.

Nikon has also updated the D300 v1.03 firmware (Windows/Mac), fixing the aforementioned battery indicator problem on some models; it requires that both A and B firmware be updated.

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