Updating nikon camera firmware
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.
If the battery fails during the firmware update or the update is interrupted in some manner, the risk is having a camera without usable software.
Meaning you have a dead camera that you have to take to the manufacturer to fix!
This information is found within one of your camera’s menu options.
Finding it is different on every camera and not always obvious.
Usually you will find included a list of the fixes or updates in earlier versions of the firmware too.
You need not know why they have this scheme, just know what version is the latest for your camera model and use that to keep your camera up to date.
Other camera manufacturers generally have just one firmware version to install.
Other reasons why firmware updates are released is to include new camera features such as added languages, or to have manually adjustable settings that were once solely automatic.
Some updates are to support new optional accessories for your camera (e.g. I like to think of them as free upgrades to your camera.Believe it or not some people wanted more from their cameras and the only option was to team up with other smart people and write their own firmware!