Updating Camera Firmware

Updating Camera Firmware
Updating Camera Firmware
Updating Camera Firmware
— Windows
—
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.
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)
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• The camera User
’
s Manual
Check the current camera firmware version
The menus displayed on your camera may differ from those shown here.
1
Turn the camera on.
2
Press the
3
Select Firmware version in the setup menu.
4
The current firmware version will be
displayed. Confirm that the firmware version
is the correct version for this update.
to display the menus.
“XXXX” is the camera name and “**” the firmware version.
5
Exit to the setup menu and turn the camera off.
Download and extract the new firmware
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1
Create a new folder on your computer.
If you are using Windows 8, select Desktop in the start screen to enter
desktop mode.
2
Right-click the I agree - Begin download link on the download site and
select Save Target As. Save the file to the folder created in Step 3-1.
3
Open the folder created in Step 3-1 and double-click the downloaded file (“FXXXX-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.
The resulting file and folder hierarchy is shown below:
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.
1
Insert a formatted memory card in the card reader or card slot. If ViewNX 2 or
Nikon Transfer is installed, Nikon Transfer 2 or Nikon Transfer may start
automatically; exit the application before proceeding.
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Windows 8
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
.
Windows XP
Under Windows XP, a Removable Disk
dialog may be displayed. Click Cancel.
2
Copy the “firmware” folder to the memory card.
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Windows 8
To have both the current folder (the folder containing the firmware update)
and the memory card folder open at the same time, right-click the memory
card icon in Explorer and select Open in new window.
When copying is complete, open the “firmware” folder on the memory card
and confirm that it contains the file “firmware.bin”.
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.
3
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.
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.
1
Insert the memory card containing the firmware into the camera memory card
slot.
2
Turn the camera on.
3
Press the
to display the menus.
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4
Select Firmware version in the setup menu.
5
A firmware update dialog will be displayed.
Select Yes to begin the update.
The message shown at right will be displayed
while the update is in progress.
The message shown at right will be displayed
when the update is complete.
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6
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.
“XXXX” is the camera name and “**” the firmware version.
If the update was not successful, contact a Nikon service representative.
7
Format the memory card in the camera.
This completes the firmware update.
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