Nikon issues firmware update for D7100


Nikon has released a firmware update for its Nikon D7100 digital SLR. Firmware version C 1.01 corrects errors in how certain kinds of shooting data is displayed, and aims to resolve other issues relating to live view shooting of stills and video. For example, when shooting 1080 HD video at 24p in manual mode, the camera’s live view failed to show changes in brightness that adjustments in shutter speed would produce. Firmware version C 1.01 addresses this problem, and is available for immediate download from the company’s website.

Nikon firmware C 1.01

Modifications enabled with this upgrade of firmware, release date June 25, 2013:

  • When images captured using a flash in Manual or Repeating flash flash mode were played back with the “Overview” display enabled, flash output level was displayed in the flash compensation portion of the display. This issue has been resolved.
  • When the AE/AF lock button was pressed with Special Effects mode enabled, Selective Color selected, and the view magnified with selective color options displayed in live view, the image did not change while live view was active. This issue has been resolved.
  • An issue that caused the Viewfinder Virtual Horizon to freeze when certain operations were performed has been resolved.
  • When images captured with white balance bracketing enabled were played back, a white balance fine-tuning value of 9 (steps) was displayed even for images captured with a fine-tuning value of 10 (steps) applied. This issue has been resolved.
  • An issue that prevented cursor movement when certain operations were performed in calendar playback mode has been resolved.
  • The size of some text displayed in calendar playback mode has been modified.
  • Display of focal lengths in 35mm [135] format recorded in image Exif data has been corrected.
  • With movie recording at 1920 × 1080/24p in M exposure mode, subject brightness did not change, even when shutter speed was adjusted. This issue has been resolved.



Any fix or perhaps lessening of the banding you sometimes get in the shadow areas when pushed?

Der Steppenwolf

That is something that is governed by quality of sensor, no firmware can do magic or undo laws of physics.You and I however can learn to expose better or use exposure bracketing and then we don’t have to push shadows as often or not at all.


Yes, but I had a situation where I had something that was barely half a stop under exposed and the banding reared it’s ugly head on me. I was quite surprised by it. Seemed be an isolated incident for me, but still was surprising.


That’s because you got cheap imported gray-market electrons. Or else you tried to use black-and-white electrons to make a color picture. Did you check the electron compatability table in the user manual?


Hmmm, I’ll check, but I think I got my electrons at….HEY!



The thing is you may have been more than half a stop under exposed. On a sensor that is prone to banding like the one on the D7100 getting the exposure correct, which means capturing as much data as possible, which means exposing to the right, is vital. sure the meter might have said you were one half a stop below zero on the meter but if your histogram has a bunch of empty space to the right you were actually probably more like 1- 2 stops under exposed. A correct exposure for a digital camera if you are shooting raw, which you should be when ever possible on a camera like the D7100, is to get as much light on the sensor as possible without blowing the important highlights and/or having too much motion blur and then adjust the output brightness to taste later in software such as lightroom.

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