[Updated] Nikon Updates D600 and D800(E) Firmware

[Updated] Nikon Updates D600 and D800(E) Firmware

Finally, Nikon has released a firmware update to address some minor issues. Some major features include 100% viewfinder in HDMI-out (up from 95%) in the D600, improved AF-C tracking performance for the D800, and support in both cameras for that new 800mm f/5.6 that I know you all ordered recently... Update: Even more DSLR firmware updates added from Nikon, too!

Below are quick clips of the performance improvements and bug fixes you'll see in the new firmware. One odd note is that there's a mention of Adobe RGB gamut tweaking on the monitor of the camera, citing an improvement in vivid picture display. However, there's no mention of whether or not this improves the actual accuracy of the colors (of course, it can't be perfect...).

Update the firmware for your D600, D800, or D800E by clicking on the model and following the directions. Let us know what you think!

Update: You can also download firmware updates for the following cameras by clicking on these links:
D4
D3
D3x
D3s
D7000
D3200

While some updates are more major, others are simply for compatibility with Nikon's new 800mm f/5.6 lens. But Nikon will tell you what the changes are on the site when you download the update.

Want to check if there's an update for some other gear of yours? Check out the current versions here.


D600 firmware update changes/fixes:
D600 Firmware Update

D800/D800E firmware update changes/fixes:
D800:D800E Firmware Update

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What a cruel joke. No left AF point fix for D800. Oh well, I guess I can use my 800mm f/5.6 now.

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For those wondering, from what I've heard, this actually needs to be fixed by Nikon technicians. Some people have had success sending theirs in under warranty.

it is also for the D4 D3s D3x D3 D7000 & D3200 - cheers

Its a shame D7000 update doesn't include any fix concerning metering inconsistency between shots in same light conditions.

Let's hope this addresses the green tint.. I love my 800 so much! but the colour on the LCD is so different to the D3s it's scary!

No Firmware adjustment to allow the 600 to become more customizable like the 700 -___-

Ran the update, the screen seems more natural and warm on my d800, will test tomorrow in the daylight to make sure!...it's about time!

Adam, as far as my personal testing on my three D800's go, it is the Auto WB showing incorrect colors on the monitor only. If you don't fine tune the WB, they will open fine in LR or PS. I believe it would be more appropriate to test it indoor with window light, and use Auto WB to see if the green casting is fixed. Outdoor daylight has always be working.

The Firmware isn't changing....I've tried with both the SD and the Compact cards...I get the Update screen I hit Yes the OK...the screen sits there for a while then turns off...I turn the camera off ...remove the card...go to check the version and its still A=1.00 B=1.01

Tried multiple times....What gives?

Never mind....you have to hit the OK button on the left side...I was hitting the middle dial button on the right...which I've always understood to be the OK button :)

oh didnt see your response! glad it worked!

do you have both memory cards in at the same time? that was my issue. only use the card with the file

The biggest issue with the D600 right now is that there is no tether support for Lightroom : (

I updated my D800 firmware but there seems to still be no difference in the way the Live View works. Has anyone else had this issue?

As far as I could tell, this firmware fixed the D800 green tinted LCD screen with this firmware. Only took you 9 months and without officially admitting there is a problem, good job Nikon, proud of you.

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