updated 12:45 pm EST, Mon October 28, 2002
Up coming software: Nikon has announced for Nikon digital SLR owners: Capture 3.5, D1X Buffer RAM upgrade, and the Digital SLR Firmware updates. Nikon Capture 3.5 brings Mac OS X 10.2 compatibility, improved speed when opening, viewing, and saving photos, and added control from Capture Control. The D1X Buffer RAM upgrade doubles the capacity of buffer RAM in the D1X, the number of consecutive frames in a burst jumps from a maximum of 9 JPEGs/TIFFs to 21, and from 6 NEFs to 14. The Nikon Digital SLR Firmware Updates 2.0 adds PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol) to the camera, improved metadata of a photo, and support for Lexar Media's Write Acceleration (which improves write speed by 10%).
A reader notes that he received an official email about Graphic Converter 4.5, which will be available on November 1. "Users who purchased Serial Numbers before 1 April 2002 will not be eligible for a free upgrade."