No D50 firmware update?
On the front page of this site there is an announcement of soon to be released firmware updates for a couple of cameras but not for the D50.
I guess this means that the D50 is probably destined to never get a firmware update. I'm not actually sure that one is needed although it would be good to go to a FAT32 format so cards greater than 2GB could be formatted in the camera.
Of course I could start a rumour that there is not firmware update because of the forthcoming release of the D50s (or D60 - you pick).
So now to the point. Realistically if you were introducing a firmware update to the D50 what would you change or add?
#3. "RE: No D50 firmware update?" | In response to Reply # 2
nwcs Nikonian since 15th Jan 2006Thu 15-Jun-06 11:21 PM
>ISO 100 or less would be nice.
Yes this and half stop support. That would be #1 for me. Then commander mode. You know, though, the ISO 100 may not be possible. I would imagine that the sensors put into the 50 and 70 are probably not compliant at 100 (hence why they are used in a 200 min mode) so even though the firmware may support it the sensors may be unreliableas a whole.
Like computer memory. If a high speed module fails at a certain speed but is always reliable at a lower speed it gets remarketed as the lower speed. Saves on expensive scrap.
#4. "RE: No D50 firmware update?" | In response to Reply # 0
The ability to use the focus/exposure lock button as a DOF preview and/or bracketing botton. I'd rather have either of those features than a lock button, but that's just me.
Also, the ability to use one of the preset modes as a savable custom mode. Not having that mode is one of the most annoying things about the D50. Come on, Nikon, it's in a lot of low end point and shoots, for crying out loud.