Nikon D7000 Firmware Update A 1.02, B 1.03

I bought my Nikon D7000 a year ago, and I love it. It has been working perfectly well except a few issues that concerned me when using its custom setting U1 and U2. No doubt the dedicated U1, U2 modes found only in Nikon D7000 so far has been a great feature for me to switch between different setting for different shooting environment instantly. However, new folders can sometimes be created when you switch between U1, U2 and P modes, especially when you reset your U1, U2 settings. Moreover, image files can sometimes not being saved into my backup memory card in slot 2 when the same switching action being done during my shooting sessions. This has given me some headache for using this great feature of D7000 without reservation.

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Not anymore! Great news to me at least, Nikon had realised the issues and have finally came out with this firmware update A1.02 and B1.03 after 1 year of its availability. Firmware update A1.02 has been released sometimes ago, albeit is also being included in this update. The critical update is this version of B1.03 that corrects many of the firmware flaws previously found in the original version, including the  U1, U2 defects.

If you bought your Nikon D7000 sometimes ago, go to the Nikon website and download the latest Firmware update B1.03 that released on 10th November 2011. If you buy D7000 after this date, your camera should have installed this latest firmware version, so you need not proceed with download or installation of this Firmware Upgrade. Current firmware versions can be verified from the Firmware version item in the camera’s setup menu.

Here are the flaws of Nikon D7000 firmware that get rectified with this update:

  • An error recognizing some memory cards has been addressed.
  • The following issues occurred when the mode dial was rotated from U1 or U2 to another shooting mode or from another shooting mode to U1 or U2 when the power was off or when the exposure meters are off (Auto meter-off). These issues were resolved.
    – A new folder is sometimes created despite the fact that the current folder does not yet contain 999 files and none of the files are numbered “9999”.
    – The number of remaining exposures may not be displayed as specified in the settings.
    – The setting for Role played by card in Slot 2 may change between Overflow, Backup, and RAW Slot 1- JPEG Slot 2.
  • An issue where Battery info in the setup menu sometimes showed sufficient remaining charge even when the remaining charge for the AA batteries inserted in the MB-D11 battery pack was low has been resolved.
  • An issue where a saved photo may not have been displayed properly when a movie was displayed in playback mode while saving the photo has been resolved.
  • An issue where zoom in or zoom out may not have performed properly when the playback zoom in or playback zoom out button was pressed while in Live view has been resolved.
  • The message displayed when the internal memory of the Wireless Transmitter WT-4 is formatted from the Format transmitter’s memory under Device settings in Wireless transmitter of the camera’s setup menu was changed from Done to Built-in memory formatted.

I have updated this latest firmware version and all problems I mentioned above solved perfectly! Hooray!

Mind you this is an update to the firmware defects, not an upgrade. So please don’t expect a higher video shooting rate than its current 24fps, and don’t hope for any additional features! 🙂 – Cecil Lee Photography.

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