Nikon released a firmware update for the P7000 yesterday, fixing many of the problems that came up in the review. Most importantly, the image recording time has improved, and lens control has been optimized.
There’s been a firmware release for the P7000 from Nikon. The new version (1.1) fixing some of the issues that I had with the camera, as well as issues I hadn’t experienced. Here’s a list of the bugs fixed by firmware 1.1:
- Image recording time at image quality settings that include NRW (RAW) has been reduced.
- Lens control has been optimized to reduce the frequency with which the “Initializing lens. Cannot focus.” message is displayed.
- An issue that, in some rare cases, prevented zoom operation has been resolved.
- An issue that caused the monitor display to exhibit a loss of detail in highlights (blown highlights) when the shutter-release button was pressed halfway with Active D-Lighting enabled has been resolved.
Nice to see that Nikon is working on the issues in their latest Coolpix. I’ve installed the new release, and it works extremely well. It even appears to have beaten the “lockup” problem I ran into. You can read the full review here.