The new features available with camera “C” firmware version 1.30 are described below.

Focus Point Selection Speed (C 1.20 and Later)

A [Focus point selection speed] option has been added to Custom Setting a17 [Focus point options]. The speed at which the focus points for viewfinder photography can be cycled by holding the sub-selector or 1, 3, 4, or 2 on the multi selector can be chosen from [Normal], [High], and [Extra high].

Exposure Maintenance (C 1.30 and Later)

A new option, [Keep exp. when f/ changes], has been added to the Custom Settings menu at position b8. In exposure mode M, actions such as changing to a lens with a different aperture range when [Off] is selected for [ISO sensitivity settings] > [Auto ISO sensitivity control] in the photo shooting menu may cause unintended changes to aperture and consequently also to exposure. Selecting an option other than [Exposure maintenance off] for [Keep exp. when f/ changes] lets the camera adjust shutter speed or ISO sensitivity to keep exposure constant.

  • Exposure maintenance also keeps exposure constant when you:

    • adjust zoom on zoom lenses that have different maximum apertures at minimum and maximum zoom,

    • attach a teleconverter, or

    • change the shooting distance while using a micro lens.

  • The setting varied to compensate for changes in aperture can be chosen from [Shutter speed] and [ISO sensitivity]. Choose [Exposure maintenance off] to disable exposure maintenance.

  • Depending on the lens and shooting conditions, the camera may sometimes fail to keep exposure constant.

  • Exposure maintenance is not available with movies.

Recalling Shooting Functions (C 1.20 and Later)

A [Recall shooting functions (hold)] item has been added to Custom Setting f3 [Custom controls]. Assigning this role to a control lets you recall previously-saved values for such settings as exposure mode and metering by pressing the control once during viewfinder photography. The previous values can be restored by pressing the control a second time.

  • To choose the settings recalled when the button is pressed, highlight [Recall shooting functions (hold)] and press 2. The items and options available are mostly shared with [Recall shooting functions]. The exception is the option chosen for [AF-ON], which cannot be saved using [Recall shooting functions (hold)].

  • The exposure mode indicators in the viewfinder and top control panel flash while the recalled settings are in effect.

  • After recalling settings, you can adjust shutter speed and aperture using the command dials.

    • Adjustments for mode P are made using flexible program.

    • If an option other than [Off] is selected for Custom Setting b4 [Easy exposure compensation], exposure compensation can be adjusted by rotating a command dial.

  • The conditions under which settings cannot be saved or recalled are the same as those for [Recall shooting functions].

  • [Recall shooting functions (hold)] can be assigned to the [Preview button], [Fn1 button], [Fn2 button], [Fn button for vertical shooting], [AF-ON button], [Sub-selector center], [AF-ON button for vertical shooting], [Movie record button], or [Lens focus function buttons].

New Sub-Selector Center Option (C 1.20 and Later)

A new option, [Prefer sub-selector center], has been added to the Custom Settings menu at position f13. Although at default settings the sub-selector cannot be used to position the focus point while the center is pressed, selecting [Off] for [Prefer sub-selector center] lets you hold the center and still position the focus point by pressing the sub-selector up, down, left, or right.

  • This lets you position the focus point while simultaneously using the center of the sub-selector in the role chosen for Custom Setting f3 [Custom controls] > [Sub-selector center]. Of particular note is that if [AF-area mode] is assigned to the center of the sub-selector, you can now hold the center of the sub-selector to temporarily switch AF-area modes without losing the ability to choose the focus point.

Auto AF Fine-Tuning (C 1.11 and Later)

The prompt displayed for zoom lenses in Step 4 of “Auto AF Fine-Tuning” (Auto AF Fine-Tuning) has changed. Pressing the X button will now return you directly to a dialog where you can choose the remaining zoom position ([WIDE] or [TELE]).


After completing AF fine-tuning for either the maximum angle or maximum zoom, you will need to repeat the process for the remaining item. Press the X button, select [Overwrite value for existing lens], and repeat Steps 2 to 4.

Is Now

After completing AF fine-tuning for either the maximum angle or maximum zoom, press the X button and choose the remaining zoom position ([WIDE] or [TELE]). Repeat Steps 3 and 4 to complete auto fine-tuning for the selected item.

Band Selection (C 1.10 and Later)

Users can now choose the band (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) for the selected SSID when connecting to a wireless network via a WT-6 wireless transmitter attached to the D6. To connect to networks operating on selected bands:

  1. In the setup menu, go to [Wired LAN/WT] > [Options] > [Router frequency band] and choose a router frequency band.
    • Select [2.4 GHz] or [5 GHz] to connect only to networks operating on the chosen band.

    • Select [2.4 GHz/5 GHz] to connect to networks operating on either band.

  2. In the setup menu, go to [Wired LAN/WT] > [Network settings] and select [Create profile].
  3. Select [Connection wizard].
  4. Choose a connection type and name the profile.
  5. When prompted to choose a connection method, select [Search for wireless network].
    • The camera will search for networks active in the vicinity and list their SSIDs.

    • Only networks operating on the band or bands chosen for [Router frequency band] will be listed. The band is listed next to the network SSID.

    • If you select [2.4 GHz/5 GHz] when connecting via wireless routers that operate on both bands, the camera will list the SSIDs in the band or bands detected by the wireless transmitter.

  6. Follow the on-screen instructions.
    • The camera can connect to the selected network when setup is complete.

    • The band for the current network appears in the [Wired LAN/WT] display once a connection is established.