Nikon D300, D300s, D700 and P7700 Firmware Updates

Nikon D700

Nikon has released firmware updates for the Nikon D300, D300s, D700 and P7700.

The firmware updates for the D300, D300s and D700 add support for the new Nikon 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR lens.

The firmware update for the Nikon Coolpix P7700 includes the following improvements:

When shooting with shooting mode set to M (manual) with Flash, and the ISO sensitivity set to Auto, ISO 80-200, ISO 80-400, or ISO 80-800, ISO sensitivity was sometimes not locked at ISO 80 and a different ISO sensitivity was sometimes applied.  This issue has been resolved.

You can download the firmware updates here at Nikon’s website.

Nikon D700 to Stay in Current Line-Up

Nikon D700

Those lamenting over the high resolution of the new Nikon D800 may be pleased to know that Nikon will continue to manufacturer the D700 “for the foreseeable future.”

There is no doubt to the popularity and solid performance of the Nikon D700, so this doesn’t necessarily come as a big shocker.  The continued flux of the D700′s availability proves that there’s still a pretty big demand for this camera.

No word on what kind of price decreases we might see though.  It’d be nice to see the D700 work its way into the sub-$2000 price range in the next few months.  (Although that’s mostly wishful thinking – given its current $2700 price tag.)  I think that would make it an easier reach for a lot of folks who have been holding off or saving their pennies to grab one.

[via Rob Galbraith]

Want Do You Want in the Nikon D800?

A few weeks ago, I asked Canon users what they wanted to see in the Canon 5D Mark III (or whatever it’s called).  Better autofocus, enhanced AEB options and dual CF card slots were some of the popular requests for Canon.

The Nikon D700 is a bit of a different animal though.  It’s got great AF, but no video options.  The photo purists out there would probably be happy to keep it that way; however, I suspect that the inclusion of HD video capture on the D3s likely signals that the smaller-bodied, full frame D700 replacement will get a dose of HD video as well. [Read more...]

Nikon D700 & D300s Rebates

B&H Photo still has some great rebates for the Nikon D300s and D700, but they are scheduled to end soon.

The rebates are instant rebates, so there’s no clipping UPCs off the box and sending in 3 copies of your receipt.  Just add the item to your cart and you see the discounted price right away.

The qualifying D300s and D700 “kits” are listed below. [Read more...]