This page is about using digital cameras manufactured by Nikon Corporation with a Debian GNU/Linux operating system.
Updating firmware on Nikon cameras
Firmware updates for Nikon Cameras are provided as .exe (Microsoft Windows) or .dmg (Mac OS) files. Both files are self-extracting within the operating systems they are intended for. They provide access to the included .bin file which has to be copied to the root directory of a memory card that will later be inserted into the camera. In this section, it will be explained how to do a firmware update for a Nikon Camera using Debian GNU/Linux.
- Check the actual firmware version of the Nikon camera according to the Nikon manual
- Check on the Nikon homepage if there is a newer firmware version available
- Download firmware image from the Nikon homepage in .exe format
Install the unar package
- In a terminal window go to the directory to which you saved the .exe file and extract the .bin file from the .exe file:
$ unar [firmware-file-name].exe
- Go to the directory into which the .bin file was extracted and copy the .bin file to the root directory of a memory card formatted by the camera (just copy, no image writing using disk dump is necessary)
- Insert the memory card into the camera
- Turn on the camera and execute firmware update according to the camera manual
Parent Page : Digital_Cameras