Upgrading the Firmware for the D700



  Thank you for choosing a Nikon product. This guide describes how to upgrade the camera firmware for the D700.
If you are not confident that you can perform the update successfully, the update can be performed by a Nikon-authorized service representative.

The camera may be damaged if power is interrupted or camera controls are operated during the update. Do not turn the camera off, remove or disconnect the power source, or operate camera controls during the update. If the update is not completed successfully and the camera becomes inoperable, take the camera to a Nikon-authorized service representative for inspection.

Get ready

  To upgrade the camera firmware, you will need:
The camera
A computer equipped with an CF card reader or card slot
One of the following power sources:
  —An EH-5/EH-5a AC adapter
  —A fully-charged EN-EL3e rechargeable Li-ion battery
A Nikon-approved memory card that has been formatted in the camera (note that all data on the memory card will be deleted when the card is formatted; before formatting the card, back up any data you wish to keep to a computer or other device).
The camera User's Manual

Check the current camera firmware version

1 Turn the camera on.
2 Press the MENU button and select Firmware version in the setup menu.
3 Two firmware versions (A and B) will be displayed. Both should be earlier than 1.01.
4 Press OK and turn the camera off.

Download and extract the new firmware

  Click the I agree - Begin download link on the download site to download the file “F-D700-V102M.dmg”.┬áDouble-click this file to mount a disk image containing the folder “D700Update,” which contains the following files:
D7000102.bin Camera firmware

Copy the firmware to the memory card

  To copy the firmware to the memory card, a computer is used.
1 Connect the card reader to the computer and insert a formatted memory card.
If Nikon Transfer is installed, it will start automatically; to exit, select Quit Nikon Transfer from the Nikon Transfer menu.
2 Copy the firmware to the memory card.
2-1. A camera volume will appear on the desktop. Copy “D7000102.bin” from the “D700Update” folder this volume.
2-2. When copying is complete, confirm that the camera volume contains the “D7000102.bin”.
3 Drag the camera volume into the Trash and remove the memory card from the card reader.
Be sure to copy the firmware to the root directory of the memory card. The camera will not recognize the new firmware if it is placed in a folder under the root directory.

Update the camera firmware

  During the update, do not:
Remove the memory card
Turn the camera off
Operate any of the camera controls
Attach or remove lenses
Unplug or disconnect the AC adapter
Remove the battery
Subject the camera to powerful electromagnetic noise
Any of the above actions could cause the camera to become inoperable.
1 Insert the memory card containing the firmware into the camera.
2 Turn the camera on.
3 Press the MENU button and select Firmware version in the setup menu.
4 The current firmware version will be displayed. Highlight Update and press the multi selector to the right.
5 A firmware update dialog will be displayed. Highlight Yes and press OK to begin the update.
6 The update may take anywhere from two to five minutes. Do not perform any operations while the messages shown at right are displayed.
  The message shown at right will be displayed when the update is complete.
7 Confirm that the update was completed successfully.
7-1. Turn the camera off and remove the memory card.
7-2. Check the camera firmware version as described in Step 2, “Check the current camera firmware version.”
7-3. If the version displayed is 1.02, the update was successful.
8 Format the memory card.
This completes the firmware update.