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digitalandfilm Registered since 13th Nov 2010Sun 02-Jan-11 01:23 AM
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"Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
Sun 02-Jan-11 07:44 PM by digitalandfilm

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My Camera has version 1.0, and I see 1.01 is available.

Should I download now or wait until many bugs are ironed out?



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JosephK Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Sun 02-Jan-11 03:04 AM
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#1. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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Seattle, WA, US
          

Nikon is not known for releasing buggy firmware. Unless I needed any of the listed fixes, I might wait a month to see what shakes out, but I have always updated my cameras.

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b1234s Registered since 05th Dec 2010Sun 02-Jan-11 04:07 AM
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#2. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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Winter Garden, US
          

From the instructions it indicates that you must have a PC with a card reader or a card reader unit in order to upgrade the firmware as you must copy the firmware to your SD memory card.

Is this the only method to upgrade? I assume there is no way to upgrade by connecting the camera to your computer.

  

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JosephK Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Sun 02-Jan-11 04:32 AM
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#3. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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Seattle, WA, US
          

Putting the firmware on the card is the only method.

The most common mistake is putting the file into a subdirectory when it needs to be at the root directory of the card.

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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Sun 02-Jan-11 11:56 AM
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#4. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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Atlanta, US
          

I tend to give it a week or two unless there is an issue being address that has been problematic for me.

At this point I don't think I have seen any problems with D7000 v1.1 firmware, so it should be safe to move ahead.

Follow the steps explicitly. Be sur eyou have a fresh battery. Update A first then update B separately - essentially repeating the steps. They cannot be copied to hte card and updated at the same time.


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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Sun 02-Jan-11 12:13 PM
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#5. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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Paignton, GB
          

>Update A first then update B separately - essentially repeating
>the steps. They cannot be copied to the card and updated at the
>same time.

Yes, that was always one of the things that caught people out, but according to the procedure at Nikon's website they have improved things this time - there is a single file containing both A and B firmware

By the way, Bob - to avoid any confusion, the new firmware is version A:1.01; B:1.01 not 1.1.

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Gamecocks Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jul 2010Sun 02-Jan-11 12:23 PM
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#6. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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Joanna, US
          

Hello Brian,

I recently updated and the view on the camera firmware shows A and B are 1.00 and L is 1.002. Is this correct or has there been another update?

Thanks and have a good day.

John

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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Sun 02-Jan-11 12:33 PM
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#7. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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Paignton, GB
          

>I recently updated and the view on the camera firmware shows A
>and B are 1.00 and L is 1.002.

As far as I know, those are the original firmware levels for the camera. It looks like your update attempt did not work correctly.

You've probably seen them already, but Nikon's instructions are here. As Eric says, make sure you follow them EXACTLY.

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BillboTex Registered since 23rd Nov 2010Sun 02-Jan-11 03:32 PM
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#8. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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Houston, US
          

Thanks Brian, you are a great resource here! I understand that EXACTLY means exactly.......but am I correct in worrying that the NIKON update instructions work best with a brand new SD card? Because otherwise the SECOND format instruction (#8), will eliminate any photo/video files that might be on the card?

I will be a beginner next week when my D7k gets here (so I guess that I am a pre-beginner right now)? So let me know if I am being too anal.

Thanks,

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briantilley Moderator Deep knowledge of bodies and lens; high level photography skills Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Sun 02-Jan-11 04:06 PM
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#9. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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Paignton, GB
          

Thank you, Bill

I always use an empty card for software updates, and format it - in the camera - before beginning the update process.

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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberSun 02-Jan-11 04:16 PM
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#10. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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Monterey Bay, US
          

I updated and only notice a slight improvement in Video quality.
Nothing else seems to have changed.

I evidently had a hot pixel that finally showed up in a firelight video.
Not really a problem as it looked like a firefly or ferry.
Apparently gone now.

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digitalandfilm Registered since 13th Nov 2010Sun 02-Jan-11 07:42 PM
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#11. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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Thanks for all the good info.. I wasn't aware that "A" and "B" were updated seperately, I only have one 32gb card in slot 1.

What's ironic is that I rarely use video and this seems to be for a video problem. However- I like to keep things current.

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snapsh0t Registered since 30th Aug 2009Sun 02-Jan-11 09:52 PM
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#12. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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They used to be updated separately but not for the D7000 - one update is all that's needed.

  

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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberSun 02-Jan-11 10:07 PM
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#13. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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Monterey Bay, US
          

Yup, this is an advanced camera.
only one file was added to the root of my in-camera formatted card:

D700_0101.bin

After putting the card into slot one, turning on the camera, and using the menu to bring up Firmware version, the option to upgrade became visable.

It now reads:
A 1.01
B 1.01
L 1.002

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pwarbeck Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2009Mon 14-Feb-11 04:35 PM
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#22. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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Tucson AZ, US
          

After updating, I saw a tremendous improvement in Live View. I use Live View for focusing in macro work. Before the update Live View was so noisy as to be virtually useless.

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Gamecocks Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jul 2010Sun 02-Jan-11 11:11 PM
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#14. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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Joanna, US
          

Brian,

Thanks for your help and information; I followed the instructions and have successfully updated.

John

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PAStime Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009Mon 03-Jan-11 12:17 PM
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#15. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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Mon 03-Jan-11 12:17 PM by PAStime

Kingston, CA
          

>My Camera has version 1.0, and I see 1.01 is available.
>Should I download now or wait until many bugs are ironed out?

To answer your question: download now. Nikon is unlikely to release a buggy bug fix and unlikely to release another fix in the short term, if at all.

Cheers,
Peter

  

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digitalandfilm Registered since 13th Nov 2010Mon 03-Jan-11 06:17 PM
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#17. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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Did the upgrade this morning.

Works best if you remove the card from the camera and then copy the *.bin file directly to the card.

I first tried to copy the file while hooked up via the USB cable and cutting and pasting the file from the folder to the card while in the camera- gave me a copy error (Win7) so I just used the card slot in my daughters laptop, copied the file over to the root of the card, then placed the card into the camera. Went to the "firmware" entry in the menu of the camera- and choose "upgrade" and a minute or so later- it's done! Then formated the card and shot a test photo to verify camera operation. It's all good now!

Thanks again for all the help.

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#16. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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Alberta, CA
          

I shot an extensive amount of video last week in a darkened theatre and no more hot spots! This is my daughter...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP3_Xwsj4yY&feature=feedu

Prior to the firmware update, these same conditions resulted in 2 noticeable hot spots present in all clips (and one time several more than my two usual hot spots as the scene wholly darkened).

I am a happy camper.

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#18. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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US
          

I just bought a D7000. Is this something I have to do? I don't know anything about it.

  

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#19. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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Winter Garden, US
          

>I just bought a D7000. Is this something I have to do? I
>don't know anything about it.

Unless you are having a problem on the video side you probably don't have to update the firmware but here is the Nikon website address with information on the update:

http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/17108

  

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#20. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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Chicago, US
          

Steve, great video! Very impressed with the quality in low light. I am still looking for a D7000 body and can't wait to get one. Your daughter has a great voice as well! Thanks for sharing.

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#21. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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Alberta, CA
          

Thanks Pat. I am having a lot of fun with video. Am a little time-constrained right now due to work, but I plan to do more and more experimenting and learning with video and sound. Thanks for the complement about my daughter, I'll tell her you said so!

Let us know when you get your D7K.

Best regards, SteveK

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digitalandfilm Registered since 13th Nov 2010Mon 14-Feb-11 05:04 PM
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#23. "RE: Update D7000 firmware now or later?"
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US
          


Stumbled acoss this on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN3W2nXh-t0

"All intervening steps.. scribbles, sketches, drawings, failed work, models, studies, thoughts, conversations.. are of interest"

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