Nikon cameras are known for their high performance, compact size and excellent image quality. But even the best cameras can be improved with new firmware updates. By installing the latest version of the camera’s operating system, you’ll get access to new features, bug fixes and enhanced performance.
The new firmware will improve the performance of your camera, fix bugs and add new features.
Nikon cameras come with a built-in firmware that can be updated to the latest version. This is done by connecting the camera to a computer via the USB cable or SD card, then downloading the firmware from Nikon’s website and installing it.
Here’s how to update Nikon Firmware:
Step 1: Download the latest version of Nikon Firmware from Nikon’s website. The file should be a .bin file, which you can download on Windows computers using 7-Zip (for Mac users, we recommend using The Unarchiver).
Step 2: Extract the downloaded file using 7-Zip or any similar program on Windows (or The Unarchiver for Mac users). You’ll get an EXE file inside the archive (it should be called something like NIKON_D7200_1.01_WINDOWS) — this is what you need to install in order to update your camera’s firmware.
Download and install Nikon Transfer 2 (this is a free download). This software allows you to transfer photos from your camera using a USB cable. If you don’t want to use this software, there are other options such as File Explorer or Windows Photo Viewer that will allow you to transfer files from your camera to your computer.
Connect the camera to your computer via USB, then turn it on and off again (or press the power button). You should see a pop-up window asking if you want to update the firmware. Click Yes or OK (depending on your version of Windows).
Step 3: Run the EXE file and follow the instructions on screen until it completes installing all necessary files onto your camera.