Updating nikon camera firmware

by  |  27-Sep-2014 09:48

This topic is one that I often find myself explaining in more detail, and one that many people aren’t even aware that they can update their camera’s firmware, and how this may affect their digital camera.

An analogy is to updating the version of software on your smart phone.

Inside your camera is a microprocessor (small computer), that uses software stored on non-removable flash memory inside your camera.

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Firmware also controls autofocus, exposure, image processing, noise reduction and other important functions within your camera.

Without firmware your camera would not be able to operate.

Updates generally contain fixes or feature enhancements.

Firmware updates aren’t always necessary – some cameras never have updates.

When a new camera is assembled the manufacturer loads the firmware that was designed at that time.

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