Nikon has released firmware updates for five interchangeable-lens cameras, the Coolpix A300 digicam and its Capture NX-D and ViewNX-i applications.
The D610 is one of three DSLR models that can benefit from Nikon’s latest firmware updates. (Source: Nikon.)
The updates to the D600, D610 and D750 DSLR cameras address an issue that resulted in over-application of distortion control in pictures taken with an AF-P DX Nikkor 10-20mm f/4.5-5.6G VR lens at a focal length of 10 mm and with FX (36×24) 1.0x selected for Image area > Choose image area, Off selected for Image area > Auto DX crop, and On selected for Auto distortion control in the Photo Sooting Menu. They also correct a problem that caused photos shot with non-CPU lenses being overexposed when taken by pressing the shutter-release button all the way down in a single motion under the following conditions: the standby timer off, On selected for Custom Setting c1 (Shutter-release button AE-L) in the Custom Setting Menu, and lens information specified using the Non-CPU lens data option in the Setup Menu.
The Nikon Z6 and Z7 updates enable both cameras to access the maximum sensitivity setting when shooting movies if On is selected for HDMI > Advanced > N-Log setting, the camera is in a PASM mode and when camera is in M mode and Auto ISO control is enabled for movie capture. It also provides a fix to correct a bug that showed an incorrect value for the Exif 35mm-equivalent focal length for photographs taken with a non-CPU lens connected via an FTZ mount adapter and includes a fix for overexposure with optional flash units when a face is detected in Auto-area AF mode. The Z6 also receives two fixes the Z7 gained with its previous firmware update. The first fixes an issue that resulted in an incorrect aperture being selected in mode P (programmed auto) with a flash mounted on the camera under conditions in which f/32 would normally be selected. The second addresses an issues that prevented flash units controlled via radio Advanced Wireless Lighting syncing with shutter speeds of 1/100 s or faster when On was selected for Flicker reduction shooting and Custom Setting d5 (Electronic front-curtain shutter) was enabled.
In addition, Firmware Version 1.3 for the Coolpix A300 corrects a problem that would cause the camera to stop responding if a picture was taken with the camera zoomed in, Date stamp enabled, and 1600 selected for ISO sensitivity.
Nikon’s Capture NX-D and View NX-I software applications have also been updated. Capture NX-D Version 1.5.2 fixes the following issues:
– The application would crash under some conditions.
– If the Specify size option was selected in the batch processing dialog, some time would elapse before the Start button would be available.
– Changes to image length in the Convert Files dialog would sometimes not be matched by changes to width.
– All changes to NEF/NRW (RAW) pictures made with NEF/NRW + JPEG enabled would be lost when the files were saved in JPEG format.
– Batch processing and file conversion could not be resumed once paused.
– The application would sometimes fail to launch.
– Image artifacts (“noise”) would increase in pictures saved in other formats.
– Straighten now functions as intended.
– Files saved at an image quality of “99” would be larger than those saved at an image quality of “100”.
– Portions of NEF (RAW) images shot with the Z 6 would sometimes not display correctly after the pictures were saved using NEF processing.
View NX-I Version 1.3.2 fixes an issue that resulted in files saved at an image quality of “99” being larger than those saved at an image quality of ‘100’ and corrects a fault that resulted in changes to XMP/IPTC information being lost from files saved using Ctrl+S.
Visit Nikon’s Download Centre for links to downloads of the new firmware updates and updated software applications.