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10-28-2008, 05:22 AM
Version 1.10

Windows users click here (http://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/nikoneurope_en.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=25962&p).

Mac users click here (http://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/nikoneurope_en.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=25743&p_created=1220872034&p_sid=KBznSshj&p_accessibility=&p_lva=25962&p_sp=&p_li=).

Edit: Corrected link.

10-28-2008, 05:28 AM
hmmm...how do i do this again ?
download it and then what ?

10-28-2008, 05:33 AM
I think that you put the file onto your CF card then do the update from the camera menu.

And Nikon tell you anyway.

Quick guide for download and installing this firmware update
Power the camera from AC adapter unit or use a fully charged battery.Microdrives cannot be used to perform this firmware upgrade.If the downloaded firmware will be copied to a CompactFlash memory card, do not use the Lexar Media JumpShot USB Cable. The D300 firmware may not be updated correctly.

1. Download the software and extract the firmware file.
2. Format an approved memory card in the camera.
3. Connect the camera to the computer (in MSC Mass Storage USB mode) or use a memory card reader.
4. Copy only one of the downloaded files "A3000110.bin" (A firmware) or "B3000110.bin" (B firmware) to the top level of the memory card. Do not copy both files to the card at the same time.
5. Disconnect the camera from the computer (if using an memory card reader then insert the memory card to the camera)
6. Turn the camera on, press the "Menu" button, select the SETUP menu and then select "Firmware Version".
7. Select "Update" and follow the camera's on-screen menus. Do not turn the camera off during the upgrade.
8. When a message displays that the upgrade is complete, turn the camera off.
9. Repeat steps 2 - 8, to perform the second firmware update.
10. Re-format the memory card.
11. Turn the camera on again to confirm that the firmware has successfully been updated.

10-28-2008, 05:45 AM
its scary.
someone else do it first. lol

10-28-2008, 11:07 AM
Nikon USA has it up now as well:

Macintosh (http://support.nikontech.com/cgi-bin/nikonusa.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=16150&p_sid=ZdvY6uhj&p_lva=13783)

Windows (http://support.nikontech.com/cgi-bin/nikonusa.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=16149&p_sid=ZdvY6uhj&p_lva=13783)

Visual Reality
10-28-2008, 02:07 PM
Aha! I bitched about this when the D90 was out. I said it didn't make sense for this kind of feature to be on the D90, but not on the D300, and they fixed it.

- The range of settings available for ISO sensitivity settings > ISO sensitivity auto control > Minimum shutter speed in the shooting menu has been increased from 1/250 – 1 s to 1/4000 – 1 s.

It used to be limited to 1/250s.

The following improvements have been made in version 1.10

- The Highlights playback display option has been moved from Display mode > Basic photo info > Highlights in the playback menu to Display mode > Detailed photo info > Highlights.
- The size and color of “Demo” displayed in the monitor with playback when No memory card? in the Custom Settings is set to Enable release, have been modified.
- The range of settings available for ISO sensitivity settings > ISO sensitivity auto control > Minimum shutter speed in the shooting menu has been increased from 1/250 – 1 s to 1/4000 – 1 s.
- When shooting in hand-held live view mode and the frame is magnified prior to autofocusing, operation has been modified so that display returns to the magnified display rather than full-frame display.
- Images captured with Rotate tall, in the playback menu, set to On are not automatically rotated for display immediately after capture (image review).
- A Copyright information item has been added to the setup menu. When Copyright information is enabled, the copyright symbol () is shown in the shooting info display.
- Recent settings can now be displayed in place of My Menu.
- Custom Setting e3 Flash cntrl for built-in flash (e3 Optional flash when an optional Speedlight is mounted on the camera) can now be added to My Menu using the Add items option in My Menu from Add items > Custom setting menu > e Bracketing/flash.
- The degree of the High ISO NR setting can now be confirmed in the shooting info display while the High ISO NR setting item, in the shooting menu, is being applied.
- Ankara, Riyadh, Kuwait, and Manama have been added to the Time zone options for the World time item in the setup menu.
- When a GPS device is used and no heading information is available, ---.-- is now displayed for the Position > Heading option in the GPS item in the setup menu.
- When shooting in live view mode using Camera Control Pro 2 (Ver. 2.2.0 or later) with a PC-E lens, the aperture setting can now be adjusted from the computer.
- Focus acquisition performance in dynamic-area AF mode has been improved.
- Focus acquisition performance with contrast-detect AF has been improved.
- Auto white balance performance has been improved.
- The fourth digit in seconds display for GPS latitude and longitude information is now rounded off rather than omitted.
- The current MB-D10 battery type setting can now be confirmed in the shooting info display when R6 / AA-size batteries are used with the Multi-Power Battery Pack MB-D10.
- An issue that caused an increase in noise with shooting in [M] exposure mode at a shutter speed setting of bulb with the shutter held open for less than 8 seconds and Long exp. NR enabled has been resolved.
- An issue that prevented shutter release at the specified shutter speed when no operations were performed for 30 seconds in mirror up mode has been resolved.
- An issue that caused abnormal image display when Image review was set to On and the playback zoom in button was pressed immediately after shooting at the following settings has been resolved.
. Image quality: NEF (RAW ) + JPEG
. NEF (RAW) recording: Lossless compressed or Compressed
. Image size: S or M
- When the Speedlight SB-800 was mounted on the camera with flash mode set to distance-priority manual (GN) mode, and the camera recovered from standby mode triggered by the auto meter off function, the distance information displayed on the SB-800 changed. This issue has been resolved.

10-28-2008, 03:59 PM
its scary.
someone else do it first. lol

Send that POS camera you own down to me and I'll update the firmware for you no charge. :)

10-28-2008, 04:53 PM
yee ha !!
i did it and it worked. :)

Visual Reality
10-28-2008, 05:58 PM
For sale: Bricked D300 :(


If anyone can comment on the Autofocus and White Balance performance that would be great, they claim improvements but they may be very small and tough to notice.