Nikon has released firmware version 1.10 for its full-frame D800/D800E camera. This update includes support for CompactFlash memory cards greater than 128 GB, a number of feature adjustments and other bug fixes.
Nikon has released firmware updates for the D4, D800 and D800E that correct some issues of lock up while in playback mode, as well as a network/wireless-related bug. The update for the D4 also fixes an error related to playback zoom, while the updates for the D800 and D800E eliminate the appearance of a dark shadow that could appear at the bottom of frames when these models were set to the 5:4 image area.
The Camera GP2012 Camera of the Year award is presented to the best still camera released on the Japanese market between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012.
This is the seventh time a Nikon camera has received a Camera Grand Prix “Camera of the Year award”, the last being the Nikon D3, which won the award in 2008.
The recipient of this year’s Readers Awards was selected through online voting by general users between March 20 and April 10, 2012. With the selection of the Nikon D800 this year, Nikon digital cameras have received the Readers Awards four times in the past five years, proving just how highly regarded the cameras are by a large number of users.
“The Nikon D800 was selected as the Camera GP2012 Camera of the Year based on comprehensive evaluation of the camera as a whole”, said the award committee. “Equipped with a 36.3-million pixel image sensor, the Nikon D800 is capable of capturing images with superior resolution. The number and variety of its advanced functions enable recording of both photos and movies with better image quality than ever before. The D800 offers performance and functions equal to those of Nikon’s flagship model at an affordable price. The extremely durable body also supports use under even the most severe photographic and environmental conditions.”
Since its release in March of this year, the D800 has been extremely well received. It was also the recipient of the TIPA Awards 2012 Best D-SLR Expert Award.
Three of Nikon’s products are recipients of the prestigious TIPA Awards 2012, the authority in the photography and imaging industry. The Nikon D5100 digital SLR camera has been selected for the Best D-SLR Entry Level Award, the Nikon D800 digital SLR camera for the Best D-SLR Expert Award, and the SB-910 Speedlight for the Best Professional Flash System Award.
The best photographic and imaging products in a number of categories, announced between April 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012, were selected for the TIPA Awards 2012 through voting by editors of member camera and imaging magazines from thirteen European countries, Australia, Canada, China, the United States of America and South Africa.