Nikon has released a firmware update for the Coolpix P900 superzoom camera as well as for the Coolpix S6700 compact camera in order to fix some annoying issues.
One of the most exciting cameras released this year, the Nikon Coolpix P900, has just received a firmware update. The owners of the bridge shooter with an 83x optical zoom lens have encountered a couple of issues with the ML-L3 remote, so the Japan-based company has launched a new firmware to fix them.
Additionally, the Coolpix S6700 has also received a firmware update in order to fix a major bug that rarely occurred. Both updates are available right now at the company’s official support page.
Nikon Coolpix P900 firmware update 1.2 now available for download
Nikon has recently released the Coolpix P900 and the demand continues to be high. In the meantime, users have discovered some issues with the camera when using the ML-L3 remote. In order to fix the problems, the Nikon Coolpix P900 firmware update 1.2 has been released for download.
The changelog of the update is rather scarce, as it includes only two changes. The company says that it made an effort to fix the problem that did not allow the shutter to trigger using the ML-L3 remote control (which can be purchased separately) when someone or something was placed close to the camera’s rear.
It is unclear whether this issue has been fixed entirely or the users are going to encounter it at some point. Either way, the company is recommending to set the EVF auto toggle to “Off” from the camera’s settings when users plan on triggering the shutter using the ML-L3 remote.
The second bug fix is also concerning the ML-L3 and the shutter. The shutter could be released once when the ML-L3 remote was used while recording movies. As a result, videographers could not put an end to the action with the dedicated movie-record button. This bug is now fixed and users will be able to operate their camera normally when capturing videos.
The Nikon Coolpix P900 firmware update 1.2 can be downloaded from the company’s download center. Amazon is selling the Coolpix P900 for around $600.
Nikon also releases new firmware for Coolpix S6700 users
The second firmware update of the day concerns Nikon Coolpix S6700 users. This compact camera had a bug that caused it to freeze with its lens extended while the power was on. The bug could lead to many issues, but now it has been fixed.
This is the only entry in the Nikon Coolpix S6700 firmware update 1.1 changelog. If you own this compact, then you should download the new firmware version from the company’s website.
Let us know if you encountered any of these issues and if the new firmware fixed them.