Nikon D500 Firmware Update Version 1.02 Released

Nikon released a new firmware update for its D500 DX-format digital SLR camera with APS-c sized image sensor.

Firmware update version 1.0.2 for Nikon D500 fixes an issue that sometimes caused errors with certain UHS-II SD memory cards.

The high-end DSLR features a APS-c sized image sensor and announced back in January, 2016 and currently priced for $1,999,95. Besides the Nikon’s distortion data control version 2, this is the first firmware upgrade for the DSLR shooter.

Nikon D500 Firmware Update Version 1.02 Details


Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.01 to 1.02

  • • Addressed an issue that sometimes caused errors with certain UHS-II SD memory cards. As we were able to confirm that these were read errors arising not in the camera but in the cards themselves, we addressed the issue with a work-around that switches temporarily to UHS-I mode when a card-side error occurs in UHS-II mode. The camera switches back to UHS-II mode when turned off and then on again or when the standby timer restarts. Card-side read errors may still occur after the update, albeit very infrequently.

Download Nikon D500 Firmware C 1.02

The popular DSLR camera provides a 20.9-megapixel APS-C image sensor. The new model is powered by the new Expeed 5 image processor found in the D5.

It also has the same 153-point AF system with 99 cross-type sensor and can able to shoot continuously at 10 fps with a 200 shot buffer for Raw images. See Nikon D500 Official Announcement | User’s Manual | Sample Images | Canon 7D Mark II Comparison | Nikon D7200 vs D7100 | Reviews Roundup.

  • I’ve tried downloading and running the software on several different WIN 7 PCs and it doesn’t RUN, period. I’ve even gone into my downloads directory and can’t get it to run there either. I did get one message that it is “not compatible.” I had no problem downloading, running, and installing the previous firmware update.