Yesterday, Nikon has released its latest dSLR the Nikon D5000 and now it has released a new firmware version for its hugely popular entry-level dLSR Nikon D40.
The new firmware version is named A Firmware Ver. 1.12 and enables the following modifications:
- Remaining battery charge is now accurately detected for Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries EN-EL9a.
With firmware Ver. 1.11 and earlier, the number of images that could be captured (battery performance) when an EN-EL9a was used, was less than when an EN-EL9 was used. By upgrading A firmware to Ver. 1.12, EN-EL9a performance is maximized so that more images can be captured (battery performance) when an EN-EL9a is used than when an EN-EL9 is used.
- Number of shots possible (battery performance) with EN-EL9a (1,080 mAh)
- Single-frame shooting mode: Approximately 510 shots (with testing according to CIPA standards*)
- Continuous shooting mode: Approximately 2,400 shots (with testing according to Nikon standards*)
- *See the D40 user’s manual for details on test conditions.
I just updated my Nikon D40 with this new firmware and so far so good. The update process was simple yet I found it nerve-wracking as this is this my first time to update my camera’s firmware.
Nikon D40 users can visit here to download the new firmware ver. 1.12 and to see the easy instructions for the update process.
via Nikon Rumors