Nikon Upgrades Firmware for D3, D700 DSLRs

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Nikon today issued firmware updates for the D3 and D700 DSLRs enhancing camera functions and fixing a few glitches.

In the Nikon D3, the updated Firmware 2.01 includes the following improvements:

• Geodetic information is now displayed in ViewNX Ver. 1.2.0 or later and Capture NX 2 Ver. 2.1.0 or later 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.

In the Nikon D700, Firmware 1.01 now includes the following enhancements and fixes:

• When Custom Setting a4 Focus tracking with lock-on was set to Off in Continuous-servo AF, the lens drive moved gradually without achieving focus. This issue 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.
• When the Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10 was mounted on the camera and an EN-EL3e battery inserted in the camera but no batteries inserted in the MB-D10, and SB-900 flash mode set to TTL auto flash mode, the flash mode changed to A mode when the exposure meters turned off or were reactivated, or the camera was turned off or on. This issue has been resolved. (This issue has also been resolved with SB-900 firmware Ver. 5.02.)

Download sites:
D3 Firmware Update
D700 Firmware Update

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