Nikon D7000 Time Limit Broken via Unofficial Firmware

by on April 7, 2012

in Nikon

Nikon D7000

The Nikon D7000 has received an unnofficial firmware update that allows you to get around the lowly record time limits for video.  The Nikon Hacker team now has lifted the limit to 25-30 minutes for the D3100, D5100 and D7000 cameras.  Note that this is an unofficial update and not sanctioned by Nikon.  use at your own risk.

[Nikon Hacker via Nikon Rumors]

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{ 3 comments }

1 jromie0924 April 7, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I feel like this would be a bad idea, as the time limit is set by Nikon based on the sensor’s tolerance. The sensor can be damages if overused.

2 RSiemers April 7, 2012 at 10:52 pm

I was under the impression that the time limit is a factor of the license compression codec and the overall finished file size. I can’t remember where I read that though.

3 jromie0924 April 8, 2012 at 8:58 am

I could be wrong, but all I am saying is that any firmware update I put on my D7000 is going to be created by Nikon, and Nikon only.

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