Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Firmware updates, part of Nikon D5100 Essential Training.
Your camera is a piece of hardware, of course, and it comes with editing…software that you install on your computer.…Somewhere between hardware and software is firmware--software that runs on the…computer inside your hardware.…The firmware in your camera is what controls all of the camera's functions and…operations, and occasionally Nikon will update that firmware.…Before you can find out if there is a firmware update available for your camera,…you need to know what version of the firmware is currently installed on it.…You can find out by going to the menu.…
Into the Setup menu, scroll all the way down to the very bottom. The very last…entry is Firmware version.…If you just pick that, you get this list of firmware numbers.…You can compare those to the firmware numbers on Nikon's web site.…Once you've figured out what firmware version your camera is running, point your…web browser to nikonusa.com.…When it loads, go to the Service & Support menu, and go down to the Download…Center. Click on that and you will see a number of different things here.…
- What is an SLR?
- Attaching a lens to a camera
- Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
- Setting Auto mode
- Changing ISO
- Changing image format and size
- Manually selecting a focus point
- Correcting exposure while shooting
- Controlling white balance
- Using a driver and self-timer
- Auto exposure bracketing
- Selecting a picture style
- Using Live View
- Shooting video
- Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
- Cleaning the camera and sensor
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Your Nikon Digital SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
6. Understanding Release Modes
7. Understanding Exposure Control Options
8. Learning More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Controls
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Settings
15. Retouching Images
16. Taking Care of Your Camera
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