Nikon is developing a firmware update for the D2X that will bring a number of the D2Xs' refinements to the earlier camera, says a story on Japanese-language web site RBB Today. The article notes that the following features will be rolled into the new firmware:
- In-camera trimming function
- Autofocus algorithm improvements
- Metering of the capture area only Hi-Speed Crop mode
- Adjustable delay for Focus Tracking with Lock-on
- Additional ISO increments between 800 and HI-1 (ISO 1600)
- Maximum ISO and minimum shutter speed options added to Auto ISO feature
- Black and white mode
- Ability to use the sensor cleaning mode when the camera is powered by the battery exclusively
- Files will be verifiable with Nikon's upcoming Image Authentication Software
RBB Today say the downloadable update will be released in the fourth quarter of 2006.
Earlier this week we asked our own Nikon contacts about an update for the D2X; we'll publish a story if/when we have confirmation from them that an update is coming.
Thanks to Jarle Aasland for bringing the RBB Today article to our attention.