Updating Camera Firmware

Updating Camera Firmware
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Thank you for choosing a Nikon product. This guide describes how to perform this firmware
update. If you are not confident that you can perform the update successfully, the update can
be performed by a Nikon service representative.
See the camera manual for information on camera operations.
Important
The camera may be damaged if power is interrupted or camera controls are operated during
the update. Do not turn the camera off, remove or disconnect the power source, or operate
camera controls during the update. If the update is not completed successfully and the
camera becomes inoperable, take the camera to a Nikon-authorized service representative
for inspection.
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Get ready
To upgrade the camera firmware, you will need:
• The camera
• A computer equipped with a card reader or card slot
• One of the following camera power sources:
——An AC adapter
——A battery or batteries with sufficient charge to complete the update
• A Nikon-approved memory card that has been formatted in the camera (note
that all data on the memory card will be deleted when the card is formatted;
before formatting the card, back up any data you wish to keep to a computer
or other device)
• The camera User’s Manual
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Check the current camera firmware version
The menus displayed on your camera may differ from those shown here.
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Turn the camera on.
Press the
to display the menus.
Select Firmware version in the setup
menu.
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The current firmware version will be
displayed. Confirm that the firmware
version is the correct version for this update.
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“XXXX” is the camera name and “**” the firmware version.
Exit to the setup menu and turn the camera off.
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Download and extract the new firmware
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Create a new folder on your computer.
If you are using Windows 10 or Windows 8.1, select Desktop in the start
screen to enter desktop mode.
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After reading the end-user license agreement on the download site, select
Accept and click Download. Save the file to the folder created in Step
3–1.
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Open the folder created in Step 3–1 and double-click the downloaded file
(“F-XXXX-V**W.exe”, where “XXXX” is the camera name and “**” the firmware
version) to extract the firmware to a sub-folder in the new folder.
: F-XXXX-V**W.exe
The resulting file and folder hierarchy is shown below:
: XXXXUpdate
: firmware
: firmware.bin
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Copy the firmware to the memory card
The firmware can be copied to the camera memory card using a computer
equipped with a card reader or card slot.
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Insert a formatted memory card in the card reader or card slot. If an
application such as Nikon Transfer 2 starts automatically, exit the application
before proceeding.
Windows 10/Windows 8.1
If Windows displays the message shown in
the illustration, click × to close the dialog.
Windows 7/Windows Vista
Under Windows 7/Windows Vista, an AutoPlay
dialog may be displayed. Click
.
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Copy the “firmware” folder to the memory card.
: firmware
: firmware.bin
When copying is complete, open the “firmware” folder on the memory
card and confirm that it contains the file “firmware.bin”.
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Important
Be sure to copy the “firmware” folder to the root directory of the memory
card. The camera will not recognize the new firmware if it is placed in a
folder under the root directory.
If your computer shows the memory card as a removable disk, right-click
the removable disk and select Eject from the menu that appears. Remove
the memory card from the card reader or card slot.
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Update the camera firmware
The menus displayed on your camera may differ from those shown here.
During the update, do not:
• Remove the memory card
• Turn the camera off
• Unplug or disconnect the AC adapter
• Remove the battery
• Subject the camera to powerful electromagnetic noise
Any of the above actions could cause the camera to become inoperable.
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Insert the memory card containing the firmware into the camera memory
card slot.
Turn the camera on.
Press the
to display the menus.
Select Firmware version in the setup
menu.
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A firmware update dialog will be displayed.
Select Yes to begin the update.
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The message shown at right will be
displayed while the update is in progress.
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The message shown at right will be
displayed when the update is complete.
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Confirm that the update was completed successfully.
6-1.Turn the camera off and remove the memory card.
6-2.Check the camera firmware version as described in Step 2, “Check the
current camera firmware version”.
6-3.If the updated version is displayed, the
update was successful.
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“XXXX” is the camera name and “**” the firmware version.
If the update was not successful, contact a Nikon service representative.
Format the memory card in the camera.
This completes the firmware update.
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