Nikon D5100 and D7000 Firmware Upgrades

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Nikon D5100 Firmware Upgrade

The firmware upgrade for the D5100 (D5100 firmware: A: 1.0.1 / B:1.01 upgrade) addresses the following problems.

Modifications enabled with firmware A:1.01 / B:1.01

  • An error where the card may not have been recognized, when some memory cards were used, has been addressed.
  • When Selective Color from the retouch menu is performed on a picture taken, with the image quality set to NEF (RAW)+JPEG and an image size of M or S, the edges of the image may not have changed color. This issue has been resolved.
  • When Metering was set to Matrix metering, with the exposure mode set to M (Manual) and the HDR exposure differential set to Auto, the exposure differential was fixed at a value equivalent to 2 EV. This has been changed to enable automatic adjustment of exposure differential so that it is appropriate for the scene.

The D5100 firmware: A: 1.0.1 / B:1.01 upgrade can be downloaded free of charge here.

Nikon D7000 Firmware Upgrade

According to Nikon the improvements and modifications included in the firmware upgrade for the D7000 include the following.

Modifications enabled with B firmware Ver. 1.03

  • An error where the card may not have been recognized, when some memory cards were used, has been addressed.
  • The following issues occurred when the mode dial was rotated from U1 or U2 to another shooting mode or from another shooting mode to U1 or U2 when the power was off or when the exposure meters are off (Auto meter-off). These issues were resolved.
    • A new folder is sometimes created despite the fact that the current folder does not yet contain 999 files and none of the files are numbered “999.”
    • The number of remaining exposures may not be displayed as specified in the settings.
    • The setting for Role played by card in Slot 2 may change between Overflow, Backup, and RAW Slot 1- JPEG Slot 2.
  • An issue where Battery info in the setup menu sometimes showed sufficient remaining charge, even when the remaining charge for the AA batteries inserted in the MB-D11 battery pack was low, has been resolved.
  • An issue where a saved photo may not have been displayed properly, when a movie was displayed in playback mode while saving the photo, has been resolved.
  • An issue where zoom in or zoom out may not have performed properly, when the playback zoom in or playback zoom out button was pressed while in Live view, has been resolved.
  • The message displayed when the internal memory of the Wireless Transmitter WT-4 is formatted from the Format transmitter's memory, under Device settings in Wireless transmitter of the camera’s setup menu, was changed from Done to Built-in memory formatted.
  • The message displayed when the internal memory of the Wireless Transmitter WT-4 is formatted from the Format transmitter's memory, under Device settings in Wireless transmitter of the camera’s setup menu, was changed from Done to Built-in memory formatted.

This free firmware upgrade can be downloaded free of charge here.

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Can anyone please tell me in detail how to check if the new firmware of  D5100 has been updated properly without any errors or mistakes on my camera because my firmware version in A and B showed 1.01 before the update and after the update it is still showing the same so was my firmware already updated coz i bought the camera 6 months ago and never updated its firmware before !

You can confirm if the firmware was properly updated by going into the Setup Menu on your camera and select the "Firmware" option.  It should then reflect "A:1.01 / B:1.01".  If it already reflects this,  its possible your camera was shipped from the factory with the updated firmware already.  It's not uncommon for models to be stocked with a new firmware before it is posted as available for download for customers who have the camera already and running older versions of the firmware. 

Thanks for the reply, i have just checked my Firmware Version in my camera's menu and it says as follows :

A 1.01

B 1.01

L 1.003

So as far as i rember A and B were the same before updating the new Firmware and the only thing chenged is in L because before updating it was L 1.001 so what does this change in L represent ???? I hope i have not messed up my camera or is it the way it should be ????

Nikon does not mention anything about an "L" setting in regards to firmware updates.  Check out the following link to a Nikon PDF regarding firmware updates.  The first thing they state is that if you have problems or are not confident that you installed the firmware properly to send it to Nikon, as doing an improper update can cause problems with your camera.  I would recommend that you contact Nikon directly and allow their technical support agents to comment on your camera, and they can determine if you would need to send it in for service.

Here is the link to the Nikon PDF:  http://bit.ly/t6URv6

You can contact Nikon via telephone at 800-645-6678.

L is the Lens Distortion control data.
Distortion control data are used to correct barrel and pincushion distortion during shooting and editing. They can be loaded into cameras that support distortion control.
For more information on distortion control, see the camera manual.
Current version is 1.006.
Supported cameras: D90, D3100, D3200, D5000, D5100, D7000, D4, D800, D800E

Nikon please...give us 25fps @ 1080....please!!!