Nikon has decided to turn April into the month of firmware updates by releasing one for each of the D3, D3S, D3X, D4, D3200, and D7000 cameras.
Earlier today, Nikon has released a pair of new firmware updates for the D600 and D800 DSLRs. That was just the beginning, as the Japanese manufacturer has published a firmware update for six other cameras, including the D3 series, D4, D3200, and D7000.
The D7000 has just been replaced by the D7100, but this does not mean that Nikon will no longer provide support for it. The camera has been on the market for several years and a lot of photographers have purchased it so it is natural to keep receiving support.
Nikon focuses on the AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens thanks to six new firmware updates
However, for most of the aforementioned cameras, the only change, when compared to their previous versions, refers to compatibility with the recently-launched AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR super telephoto lens.
The list includes the Nikon D3, D3S, D3X, and D7000. The firmware updates for all of these cameras consist only of support for the Nikkor 800mm super telephoto lens.
The situation is different when it comes down to the D3200 and D4, as users of both of these DSLRs will receive some extra features.
Nikon D4 firmware update A:1.05 / B:1.03 brings several bug fixes as well
According to the Nikon D4 changelog, the camera now sports white balance enhancements and improved image quality. Several bugs have been fixed as well, including an issue which caused exposure preview to stay on when using the manual exposure mode.
Photos taken with the D4 at TIFF quality and small image size displayed a purple line on the right edge. However, this problem has been fixed, along with another one which caused JPEG photos to not work with certain software.
Nikon D3200 still does not support the Nikkor 800mm super telephoto lens
On the other hand, the Nikon D3200 will no longer stop recording movies when using specific storage cards. Additionally, colors are now being displayed properly when using incandescent or custom white balance.
It is worth noting that the D3200 does not support the AF-S Nikkor 800mm f/5.6E lens, just like the D7100, though the two shooters are expected to receive new upgrades in the near future.
The DSLR is now working better when being used in combination with Wireless Mobile Utility. Photographers can initiate live view and they can also use the camera in Auto or Auto Flash Off modes.
The six firmware updates can be downloaded at Nikon’s official website right now.