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Old Dec 21, 2002, 4:17 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I have heard vague rumors about a firmware update for the
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Can anybody confirm or deny?

Thanks!

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Old Dec 21, 2002, 6:06 PM   #2
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I can confirm there are rumors. Then again some people claim Elvis isn't dead. I'll beleive in a firmware patch when I have downloaded it from Nikon... :roll:
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Old Dec 29, 2002, 9:08 PM   #3
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The firmware update has been out off unitl April 1, 2003. Here are some details:

1. low light focusing will be greatly improved.
2. internal battery capacity will be expanded to allow 4 NiMH in the current LiON space.
3. camera will now support full zoom and "OTS" (off the sensor) metering with all Nikon flashes.
4. for low light imaging the viewfinder will now support image summation, allowing you to see anything you can photograph (although images will be jerky).
5. camera will support "VIS" (virtual image stabilization) to allow handholding at focal lengtha as long as the coolpix' max zoopn WITH tele attachment.
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Old Dec 30, 2002, 4:38 PM   #4
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Hi Steve,

Thanks much for a superb update on firmware for the 5700.

It sounds like a great "package"!

Steve, I have two followup questions for you re this firmware
update...

1. Will this be free to present 5700 owners?
2. Will present owners be able to download and install the
firmware from the web or will Nikon require the camera be sent in?
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Old Dec 30, 2002, 4:50 PM   #5
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Hey Steve!

I hope you're right about this rumour. At lest No.1 - low light.... is something we all are waiting for - right!

From where did you get this information ? Can it be trusted ?

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1. Well, I don't think that is "the" Steve...as it is "Steves" and there is no icon portrait.

2. How could a firmware update produce this result: <QUOTE> 2. internal battery capacity will be expanded to allow 4 NiMH in the current LiON space. </QUOTE> ...when there is only space enough for the EN-EL1 Lithium ? Never heard of a firmware that does this :roll:
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Old Dec 30, 2002, 6:52 PM   #7
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First,

Yes I am not THE Steve of Steve's merely A Steve.

As for the planned April 1 2003 frimware update for the battery compartment, the trick is in the use of simulation. The battery will nto change but the system will siulate 4 AA 2000 MaH NiMHs. To make this work you will need to buy the new Maha 200 MaH batteries fot use in the simulator, but the actual batteries placed in the camera will be the sam LiON you use now.

This sumilation technology is also the basis for the new 16X firmware update for the zom lens and the image stabilization. The 16X is simulated by shooting two frames rapidly at a slight ofset, then usinf the data form the two full frames to derive one frame at a crop equivalent to two times the current mag. The result is no loss of resolution but a "digital zoom" that is real.

Can't wait till April!
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Old Dec 30, 2002, 6:53 PM   #8
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Please read the expected date for this firmware!
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Old Dec 31, 2002, 2:32 AM   #9
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It would be a welcome update, however I have found software
solutions for the noise in my low light photos.

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Old Dec 31, 2002, 11:49 AM   #10
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Well......, maybe we'll have to wait till April

At least.... could you (Nikon's Tech Support) gave us the confirmation about the firmware update?
I believe Nikon's guys monitoring this forum :roll:

Happy New Year everyone......
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