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Should I update camera Firmware?


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Hi, I have just bought an almost unused Coolpix L820.
I see that it has firmware version 1, and that there is a more recent version 1.1

It seem a bit of a complicated fiddle to update the camera firmware.  Do you think it is worth doing, or should I just use the installed firmware
Thanks?

 



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If there's a more recent version, then apply it.

I'd have to read the manual to see if updating firmware is any different on a Coolpix vs a DSLR, but it's probably the same.

 

The important points to remember:

 

Read through the update instructions a few times.

The card to be used for the update must be formatted in camera.

The update file must be copied from PC to the root directory of the card.

Be sure the camera battery is fully charged.

Said battery should be an original Nikon battery, not 3rd party. Otherwise the 3rd party battery may not work after update.



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I have any Nikon cameras and the only upgrade really necessary that I do, it was Nikon D2x to the last version of firmware that operates like D2xs.

The rest of updates totally redundant, only affected to specific lens that I don't own etc...

 

My advice, if it works, don't touch it. Like Microsoft Windows motto. :lol:

 

By the way, here is the download center for Nikon stuff, if you like strong emotions. :rolleyes:

 

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Thanks for the kinda conflicting advice!

My instinct is to go with La Bikina.  For one thing, it's certainly easier to do nothing!



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Thanks for the kinda conflicting advice!

My instinct is to go with La Bikina.  For one thing, it's certainly easier to do nothing!

Yup ! :P

 

Remember the glorious Microsoft Windows updates .... sometimes shit happens.

And you need to install all again and lost one day of your life. -_-

If not required, don't risk, wiser option. :lol:


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Yup ! :P

 

Remember the glorious Microsoft Windows updates .... sometimes shit happens.

And you need to install all again and lost one day of your life. -_-

If not required, don't risk, wiser option. :lol:

I spent much of the late afternoon and evening this past Saturday dealing with a Windows 10 update problem. So, yeah... :wacko:

 

--Ron



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I spent much of the late afternoon and evening this past Saturday dealing with a Windows 10 update problem. So, yeah... :wacko:

 

--Ron

 

The cameras' firmware are programmed by the same people. :D

So .... If works don't touch, it is the best we can do. We are lucky that the camera don't connect to Wi-Fi to looking for updates.

I can't imagine the disaster .... <_<


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The cameras' firmware are programmed by the same people. :D

So .... If works don't touch, it is the best we can do. We are lucky that the camera don't connect to Wi-Fi to looking for updates.

I can't imagine the disaster .... <_<

 

 

You ARE right. I've usually done updates on the cameras I have in order get some sort of benefit.

In the case of D3200, D3300 & D7200 to get support for AF-p lenses.

In reality, I only have one such lens - the AF-p Dx 10-20mm.