Monthly Archives: May 2014

Nikon Releases Firmware Upgrade 1.1 for Coolpix P520 Camera

Today I learned that Nikon recently released a firmware upgrade for the Coolpix P520 camera. This upgrade updates the firmware to Version 1.1 to address a couple of bugs in the camera’s operation. One issue involves a situation in which the camera could not be turned on after it was used with GPS data recording enabled. The other issue involves a problem with the monitor display and camera controls after shooting images with subject tracking enabled for autofocus.

These errors both seem to involve fairly rare occurrences, and I never experienced either problem with my camera. It’s probably not a bad idea to install the upgrade, though, just to have the latest firmware. The instructions and download link are at Nikon’s support web site.

Sony Announces DSC-RX100 III Camera with Pop-up Electronic Viewfinder

Sony has just announced the DSC-RX100 III, another upgrade to the original RX100, following up on the RX100 II. This time, Sony has concentrated on improving the image quality and built-in features for ease of use. For example, the new camera includes a lens with a wider aperture at the full zoom range, enhanced video capability, and, probably most prominent, a pop-up electronic viewfinder. There is an excellent introduction to the new model at dpreview.com.

Although plans are not definite, at this point I expect to be producing a White Knight Press guide book for this camera this summer.