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Nikon D5 firmware update version 1.30 released

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Nikon released a new major firmware update for its high-end Nikon D5 FX-format digital SLR camera.

Firmware update version 1.30 for Nikon D5 offers a major upgrade to the camera’s shooting capabilities. The 1.30 update delivers severalkey improvements.

The flagship DSLR camera features a 20.8-megapixel FX sensor, a 153-point AF module with 99 cross-hatched focus sensors, a maximum shooting speed of 14fps at full resolution (12fps with AF), as well as 4K movie recording capabilities. See the official announcementNikon D5 vs Canon 1D X Mark II ComparisonNikon D5 vs D4s Comparison and Reviews Roundup.

Nikon D5 Firmware Update Version 1.30 Details

Nikon D5 firmware update version 1.30 released

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.21 to 1.30

  • • Added Recall shooting functions to the functions that can be assigned to camera controls. Holding the selected control recalls previously-saved exposure settings (including shutter speed and aperture), a feature that can for example be used to switch rapidly between scenes that require different exposures.
    • Recall shooting functions can be assigned to the following controls using Custom Setting f1 (Custom control assignment): Preview buttonFn1 buttonFn2 buttonAF-ON buttonSub-selector centerAF-ON button for vertical shooting, and Lens focus function buttons. It can also be assigned to the Fn button on a WR-1 or WR-T10 remote control using the Assign remote (WR) Fn button option in the SETUP MENU.
    • For more information, see the addenda to the User’s Manual available from the Nikon Download Center (Nikon Download Center > D5 > Manuals > Supplementary Firmware Update Manual).
  • • Fixed the following issues:
    • – If Backup or RAW Slot 1 – JPEG Slot 2 was selected for PHOTO SHOOTING MENU > Role played by card in Slot 2 in http server mode, the shutter would sometimes not be released during burst shooting.
    • – Reactivating the standby timer would sometimes fail to re-establish the link between the camera and some makes of mobile router connected via Ethernet cable (Prioritize power saving selected for SETUP MENU > Network > Options > Power saving).
  • • The focal lengths displayed when teleconverters for AF-S or AF-I lenses are attached have been updated as follows:
    Lens focal length Teleconverter Before update After update
    400 mm 1.4× 550 mm 560 mm
    400 mm 1.7× 650 mm 680 mm
    800 mm 1.4× 1150 mm 1120 mm
    800 mm 1.7× 1350 mm 1360 mm
    • The focal length displays for some combinations of lenses and teleconverters may differ from those given above.
  • • The SETUP MENU > Time zone and date > Time zone display now shows only the names of major cities in the currently selected zone.


Download Nikon D5 Firmware Update Version 1.30

The Nikon D5 digital SLR camera is currently body only priced for $6,499.95 at Amazon.  See more details at the in-depth review page.