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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 MemberFri 30-Dec-11 07:34 AM
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"What firmware fixes or improvements would you like to see?"


Monterey Bay, US
          

I will start with some of my suggested additions:

100-1600 Auto ISO
Display actual ISO used instead of limit.
Adjustable minimum shutter speed
1080P 60fps
24 and 50 Movie Settings
Adjustable still image size while shooting in Movie mode
Adjustable Movie size while shooting in Still mode
AF-ON and other programing for Function button
Use of remote for starting and stopping movies.

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rbsandor Gold Member Nikonian since 29th Aug 2007Fri 30-Dec-11 03:08 PM
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#1. "RE: What firmware fixes or improvements would you like to see?"
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Denver, US
          

I would like the option to turn off the image display that appears after each shot. This is a shortcoming, especially when shooting moving subjects, although it can be overcome. The fix is to not let up on the shutter button. Too late now, but who thought keeping P S A M off the shooting mode dial was a good idea? Last, starting with the D7000, camera dials are too easily moved inadvertently. While I've learned to check the dials frequently, I shouldn't have to.

  

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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 MemberFri 30-Dec-11 03:22 PM
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#2. "RE: What firmware fixes or improvements would you like to see?"
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Monterey Bay, US
          

Quote> camera dials are too easily moved inadvertently.
While I've learned to check the dials frequently, I shouldn't have to. Quote<

I am afraid that firmware cannot fix this.
Strange that I have never had this problem with my V1, but
constantly change the focal point on my D5100 with the unlocked multiselector.

I too am irritated by the automatic image display and hopefully something that can be fixed with firmware.

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rbsandor Gold Member Nikonian since 29th Aug 2007Fri 30-Dec-11 05:16 PM
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#3. "RE: What firmware fixes or improvements would you like to see?"
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Denver, US
          

I know a firmware fix cannot change the dial resistance, but you did ask for improvements as well as firmware fixes. Richard

  

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critidoc Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Feb 2007Sat 31-Dec-11 12:29 PM
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Kingsville, US
          

would like to be able to shoot with tracking focus point using the FT1, not just single point

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#5. "RE: What firmware fixes or improvements would you like to see?"
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Monterey Bay, US
          

I would like the ability to turn off the LCD and use the viewfinder only.
This could be a real battery and time saver.

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wblink Registered since 09th Feb 2009Sun 01-Jan-12 05:41 PM
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Gendt, NL
          

>I would like the ability to turn off the LCD and use the
>viewfinder only.
>This could be a real battery and time saver.

+1

Willem

Sony Nex-7

  

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gerryw Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Nov 2006Mon 02-Jan-12 10:49 AM
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#9. "RE: What firmware fixes or improvements would you like to see?"
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Mon 02-Jan-12 10:51 AM by gerryw

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>I would like the ability to turn off the LCD and use the
>viewfinder only.
>This could be a real battery and time saver.

Push the display button until the LCD is off ... then you can use the view finder without it. The view finder will turn on when you go to look through it.

The display of the picture after the shot is what needs to be turned off or and menu option to control it. This would make this camera much less like a point and shot

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wblink Registered since 09th Feb 2009Sun 01-Jan-12 05:40 PM
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Gendt, NL
          

>I know a firmware fix cannot change the dial resistance, but
>you did ask for improvements as well as firmware fixes.
>Richard

It is irritating many users. So in my opinion it is an important isue for Nikon to resolve.

They COULD implement a warning "mode changed ok?" or other clever things in software.

But what Nikon should do is make an easy fix that can be done quick and simple (mechanichal) and let Nikon dealers do it.

I know a little bit about mechanics and think it can be done at a certain cost.

Willem

Sony Nex-7

  

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Vox Sciurorum Registered since 18th Oct 2007Tue 10-Apr-12 03:17 PM
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#21. "RE: What firmware fixes or improvements would you like to see?"
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Newton, US
          

Another problem with burst shooting is when you turn the camera off it won't turn back on until it finishes writing all pictures to the card. The camera should respond to the on/off button in this state.

I tried pulling the battery in the middle of a big write. While it did stop the write and let me restart sooner, it left some camera settings (like last image number used) in a bad state because they are only saved on normal shutdown.

And speaking of on/off buttons, the use of mode changing instead of mode setting controls is really annoying. There is a button that turns the camera on if it is off or in standby mode and turns it off if it is in on mode. This makes me miss a lot of shots when I have a lens on an FT1, where it takes 2.5 seconds to switch modes and activate the viewfinder. The red button is also a mode change button. It means "whatever video mode you are in, switch to the opposite one."

This is more of a hardware flaw than a firmware flaw.

  

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rickpaul Silver Member Charter MemberSun 01-Jan-12 07:12 PM
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#8. "RE: What firmware fixes or improvements would you like to see?"
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Tucson, US
          

Set minimum shutter speed with auto ISO.

In still image mode, put PASM under the function button, rather than mechanical or electronic shutter. PASM is something I am more rather to access often that the shutter type.

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Neuritis Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Apr 2007Mon 02-Jan-12 03:51 PM
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Canton, US
          

>Set minimum shutter speed with auto ISO.
>
>In still image mode, put PASM under the function button,
>rather than mechanical or electronic shutter. PASM is
>something I am more rather to access often that the shutter
>type.
>
>
I second this one. Or let it be programable.

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TomCurious Registered since 03rd Jan 2007Mon 02-Jan-12 07:33 PM
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Mon 02-Jan-12 07:34 PM by TomCurious

Bay Area, US
          

These would be very good features! I'd have one more request for a firmware update:

- Menu setting to disable the mode dial

This way, any inadvertent move of the dial while taking the camera out of the bag would have no ill effect anymore. Shooting movies would then be done via the red button only, but with fully configurable movie settings. If anybody wants to use the other two silly modes, they can of course enable the mode dial for this use again.

This would be a workaround until the next model provides a better mechanical design of the dial (and includes PSAM and U1 - U4).

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wblink Registered since 09th Feb 2009Tue 03-Jan-12 01:40 PM
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Gendt, NL
          

>These would be very good features! I'd have one more request
>for a firmware update:
>
>- Menu setting to disable the mode dial
>
>This way, any inadvertent move of the dial while taking the
>camera out of the bag would have no ill effect anymore.
>Shooting movies would then be done via the red button only,
>but with fully configurable movie settings. If anybody wants
>to use the other two silly modes, they can of course enable
>the mode dial for this use again.
>
>This would be a workaround until the next model provides a
>better mechanical design of the dial (and includes PSAM and U1
>- U4).

+1 GOOD suggestion!!!

Willem

Sony Nex-7

  

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wblink Registered since 09th Feb 2009Tue 03-Jan-12 01:42 PM
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Gendt, NL
          

Now WHO is going to report all these beautyfull suggestions (I like a LOT of them) to Nikon?

Willem

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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 MemberTue 03-Jan-12 01:48 PM
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Tue 03-Jan-12 01:49 PM by RRRoger

Monterey Bay, US
          

>Now WHO is going to report all these beautiful suggestions
>(I like a LOT of them) to Nikon?<

Click this link:

http://support.nikonusa.com/app/utils/login_form/redirect/ask

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rbsandor Gold Member Nikonian since 29th Aug 2007Tue 03-Jan-12 01:41 PM
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Tue 03-Jan-12 11:58 PM by rbsandor

Denver, US
          

Actually, let's get serious. Please Nikon, divide the Nikon 1 product line as follows: for the J1, leave it as is for those looking for a camera upgrade. For the V1, add the modifications described here as well as on the Galbraith, Hogan, Tuck and Hill websites for those DSLR users who want to use the V1 as an augmentation to their DSLRs. That should just about cover it. Richard

  

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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 MemberTue 03-Jan-12 07:24 PM
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#17. "RE: What firmware fixes or improvements would you like to see?"
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Tue 03-Jan-12 07:24 PM by RRRoger

Monterey Bay, US
          

http://support.nikonusa.com/app/utils/login_form/redirect/ask

This is what I got back from my Nikon V1 inquiry:

Subject
Product Suggestions 1 Firmware

Discussion Thread
Response Via Email (Elizabeth H.) 01/03/2012 03:15 PM
Hellos Mr. Martin,

Thank you for contacting Nikon USA customer support. Thank you very much for your feedback. Yes we have someone who monitors blogs, forums, social media, and comments posted on the internet. We do value your opinions and suggestions and I will be sure to pass them along to our engineers.
Regards,
Elizabeth

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HeavyDuty Registered since 23rd Nov 2011Sun 08-Jan-12 04:54 PM
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#18. "RE: What firmware fixes or improvements would you like to see?"
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US
          

My wishlist:

    Auto ISO 1600
    Min shutter speed in auto ISO modes - soft knee?
    Turn off auto review
    Live exposure compensation review – no need to press OK
    Configurable F button:
      Back button focus
      AF tracking on
      ISO

    Configurable video button in photo mode
    Control dial lock – 2 modes, rotation only or all input
    One touch control dial mode configurable for function – ISO, EC, WB
    Live histogram
    Ability to independently set EVF and LCD to Exposure-Priority preview
    Improved wake-from-sleep timing
    Custom modes / shooting banks (what are they called in the DSLRs?)
    EVF on option
    WB by temp
    AFL toggle mode

  

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jjimerson Silver Member Nikonian since 29th Jun 2006Mon 02-Apr-12 03:12 AM
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#20. "RE: What firmware fixes or improvements would you like to see?"
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El Paso, US
          

I don't think adding the ability to bracket would be difficult
I am sure someone will be able to hack it then sell us the upgrades.
I hate the dial i also moves to easily.

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Nikonian in Far West Texas

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Vox Sciurorum Registered since 18th Oct 2007Tue 27-Mar-12 10:44 PM
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#19. "RE: What firmware fixes or improvements would you like to see?"
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Newton, US
          

Replace the generic "This menu or menu item is not available..." message with an explanation.

"ISO setting can not be changed when shutter is set to electronic hi"

"Smart photo mode is not available with the FT1 adapter"

"Our marketing department would prefer you buy a D4"

  

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Vox Sciurorum Registered since 18th Oct 2007Tue 10-Apr-12 03:18 PM
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#22. "RE: What firmware fixes or improvements would you like to see?"
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Newton, US
          

The letter "P" in a video mode is short for "twice as much Processing power" and I doubt it can be added in firmware.

  

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