Firmware updates for Nikon D80 and D40

Nikon D40

Nikon has released a firmware update for the recently released D80 and D40 digital SLR cameras.

Firmware 1.0.1 for the D80 fixes a number of issues including the following:

  • The addition of the electronic analog exposure display in the viewfinder when the brightness of the subject exceeds the range that can be controlled by the camera (for the Shutter-priority auto (S) or Aperture-priority auto (A) exposure modes with the built-in flash up and Programmed auto (P) exposure modes)
  • When attempting to edit images, which had already been edited using a computer, with options in the D80’s retouch menu, the camera sometimes froze. Therefore, images that have been edited using a computer can no longer be edited using the camera.

Firmware 1.1 for the D40 adds certification for Windows Vista, adds support for the new USB Media Transfer Protocol (MTP), fixes an issue that caused the ISO auto feature to be disabled in certain scenarios, and fixes errors in the menus.

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