Nikon D5/D850/D500 DSLR cameras now support CFexpress memory cards (firmware updates release)

Joined
Jan 13, 2006
Messages
4,809
Location
Columbia, Maryland
Real Name
Walter Rowe
D5 Download

https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/download/fw/370.html

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.30 to 1.40
  • Added support for Type B CFexpress memory cards. For more information, see the Nikon support website for your country or region.
  • Users can now choose the band (2.4 or 5 GHz) for the host SSID when connecting to wireless networks via a WT-6 or WT-5 wireless transmitter attached to the camera. The band is listed in Connection Wizard network-selection dialog and post-connection in the Network display.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented normal shutter release and caused an error to be displayed if all the following conditions were met during shooting in photo live view:
    • A Type E lens and a flash unit such as the SB-5000 were attached.
    • A shutter speed of 1/500 s or faster was selected with Auto FP High-Speed Sync enabled.
    • Single frame was selected for release mode, or
      Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)
      (Self-timer mode) was selected with the number of shots for Custom Setting c3 (Self-timer) set to 1.
Note: For information on the license for the open-source software included in the camera’s NVM Express driver, see “BSD License (NVM Express Driver)”.

D500 Download

https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/download/fw/383.html

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.20 to 1.30
  • Added supported for CFexpress cards (Type B). For more information, see the Nikon support website for your country or region.
  • Fixed an issue that caused both the Entire frame and Background only options for Custom Setting e3 Exposure comp. for flash in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU to produce the same results as Entire frame during flash photography.

D850 Download

https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/download/fw/384.html

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.11 to 1.20
  • Added supported for CFexpress cards (Type B). For more information, see the Nikon support website for your country or region.
  • Changed the default for Custom Setting b6 Center-weighted area from ⌀8 mm to ⌀12 mm.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • When shooting with the lens aperture ring rotated to maximum aperture on a non-CPU lens for which lens data had been supplied via Non-CPU lens data in the SETUP MENU, the camera would sometimes fail to display the correct aperture value in the monitor or record it to the Exif aperture value field for photographs taken with On (Mode 2) selected for Silent live view photography in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU.
    • When movie live view was output to an external recorder via HDMI, the R and L volume indicators in the camera monitor would show the reverse of the indicators for the HDMI device.
    • A portion of the display would dim during silent photography if all the following conditions were met:
      • On (Mode 1) selected for Silent live view photography in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU
      • Continuous low speed (CL) selected for release mode
      • 2 fps selected for Custom Setting d1 CL mode shooting speed in the CUSTOM SETTING MENU.
    • When a VR lens was attached, the camera would stop responding if all the following conditions were met:
      • Photo live view enabled
      • Shutter speed set to 1.3 s or slower
      • On selected for Long exposure NR in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU
      • On (series) or On (single photo) selected for HDR (high dynamic range) > HDR mode in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU
      • ON selected with the lens VR switch
 
Joined
Jun 9, 2008
Messages
398
Location
Washington State
Opened my email this morning and Nikon sent me the announcements of the Update. Updated both the D500 and D850. Now to determine if a purchase of CF Express B Cards is needed to replace the QXD cards. Plus the purchased of a new CF Express Card Reader.
 
Joined
Jun 3, 2009
Messages
6,071
Location
Chicago "burbs"
Opened my email this morning and Nikon sent me the announcements of the Update. Updated both the D500 and D850. Now to determine if a purchase of CF Express B Cards is needed to replace the QXD cards. Plus the purchased of a new CF Express Card Reader.
There is a thread on FM where people are comparing CF express performance to XQD. Surprisingly XQD is the clear winner in terms of hitting the buffer wall for D5/D500/D850. Supposedly the D6/F7II/F6II are optimized for CF express and behave accordingly.

FM thread XQD vs. CF express on D5/D500/D850
 

Butlerkid

Cafe Ambassador
Administrator
Joined
Apr 8, 2008
Messages
22,898
Location
Rutledge, Tennessee
Real Name
Karen
Thanks so much for posting.
There is a thread on FM where people are comparing CF express performance to XQD. Surprisingly XQD is the clear winner in terms of hitting the buffer wall for D5/D500/D850. Supposedly the D6/F7II/F6II are optimized for CF express and behave accordingly.

FM thread XQD vs. CF express on D5/D500/D850
Makes sense. Aren't XQD's quite a bit cheaper than CF Express cards right now? Good news: I don't need more cards. Bad News: I'm not shooting very much!
 
Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Copyright © 2005-2019 Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom