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COOLPIX W300 Firmware

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  • • This service supplies software that can be used to update the firmware for COOLPIX W300 cameras to version 1.2. Before proceeding, select Firmware version in the camera Set up menu and check the camera firmware version. You will not need to download or install this update if the firmware listed above is already installed.
  • • This update includes all changes made in previous updates.
  • • Read the information below before proceeding.

Note: This package includes two updates: one for the camera itself and the other for the GPS module. The second update will begin when you turn the camera on again after completing the first update.

IMPORTANT: Images stored in the camera’s internal memory will be deleted when the firmware is updated. Be sure to back up images stored in the camera’s internal memory before updating the firmware. See the camera manual for instructions on copying images from internal memory to a memory card.
Changes from Firmware Version 1.1 to 1.2
  • • The display when Home time zone or Travel destination is selected in the Set up > Time zone and date > Time zone sub-menu now shows only the names of major cities in the currently selected zone.
Changes from Previous Versions
Changes from Firmware Version 1.0 to 1.1
  • • Improved the accuracy of location data in certain locations (specifically, those locations where location data are augmented by data from “Michibiki” QZSS satellites).
  • • Fixed the following issues:
    • - The camera would sometimes freeze when turned on under water.
    • - The location data display for active mode showed seconds in base 10.
Viewing the Camera Firmware Version
  1. Turn the camera on.
  2. Press the camera MENU button to display the menus.
  3. Press the multi selector left to display menu icons, then highlight Set up and press OK.
  4. Highlight Firmware version in the Set up menu and press OK to display the camera firmware version.
  5. Check the camera firmware version.
  6. Turn the camera off.
Product Description
Name COOLPIX W300 Firmware Version 1.2
Supported cameras COOLPIX W300
Supported firmware versions Version 1.0–1.1
File name F-W300-V12W.exe
Operating system
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Note: Card reader or computer with built-in memory-card slot required.
Copyright Nikon Corporation
Archive type Self-extracting
Reproduction Not permitted
Updating the Camera Firmware
  1. Create a folder on the computer hard disk and name it as desired.
  2. Download F-W300-V12W.exe to the folder created in Step 1.
  3. Run F-W300-V12W.exe to extract the firmware to a sub-folder in the new folder. The resulting file and folder hierarchy is shown below:
    W300Update
    - firmware (the sub-folder containing the firmware)
     - firmware.bin (the camera firmware, located in the “firmware” folder)
     - gpsfirm.bin (the firmware for the GPS module, located in the “firmware” folder)
  4. Using a card slot or card reader, copy the “firmware” folder to a memory card that has been formatted in the camera.
    Note: Be sure to copy the “firmware” folder to the root (top-most) directory of the memory card. The camera will not recognize the new firmware if it is placed in a folder under the root directory.
  5. After confirming that the memory card write-protect (“lock”) switch is in the “write” (unlocked) position, insert the memory card into the camera and turn the camera on.
  6. Select Firmware version in the Set up menu and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware update.
  7. When a message is displayed stating that the update is complete, turn the camera off and then on again. The firmware update for the GPS module will then begin automatically (if the camera starts normally, the GPS module update is already complete).
  8. When a message is displayed stating that the second update is complete, turn the camera off and remove the memory card. Note that the second update will take longer than the first.
  9. Confirm that the firmware had been updated to the new version. If the current firmware is not version 1.2, repeat the update from Step 1.

Note: We recommend that you back up images stored in the camera’s internal memory before updating the firmware. See the camera manual for information on copying images from internal memory to a memory card.

Note: For more detailed instructions or information on the equipment needed to complete the update, download the following pdf file:
CPX_GPS_FirmUp_Win_En.pdf (PDF) (0.26 MB)

Note: Updates can be performed for you by a Nikon-authorized service representative.

Product Description
Name COOLPIX W300 Firmware Version 1.2
Supported cameras COOLPIX W300
Supported firmware versions Version 1.0–1.1
File name F-W300-V12M.dmg
Operating system
  • macOS High Sierra version 10.13
  • macOS Sierra version 10.12
  • OS X 10.11.6
  • OS X 10.10.5
  • OS X 10.9.5
  • OS X 10.8.5
  • OS X 10.7.5
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8
Note: Card reader or computer with built-in memory-card slot required.
Copyright Nikon Corporation
Archive type Self-extracting
Reproduction Not permitted
Updating the Camera Firmware
  1. Download F-W300-V12M.dmg.
  2. Double-click the F-W300-V12M.dmg icon to mount a disk image containing the folder and file below:
    W300Update
    - firmware (the sub-folder containing the firmware)
     - firmware.bin (the camera firmware, located in the “firmware” folder)
     - gpsfirm.bin (the firmware for the GPS module, located in the “firmware” folder)
  3. Using a card slot or card reader, copy the “firmware” folder to a memory card that has been formatted in the camera.
    Note: Be sure to copy the “firmware” folder to the root (top-most) directory of the memory card. The camera will not recognize the new firmware if it is placed in a folder under the root directory.
  4. After confirming that the memory card write-protect (“lock”) switch is in the “write” (unlocked) position, insert the memory card into the camera and turn the camera on.
  5. Select Firmware version in the Set up menu and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware update.
  6. When a message is displayed stating that the update is complete, turn the camera off and then on again. The firmware update for the GPS module will then begin automatically (if the camera starts normally, the GPS module update is already complete).
  7. When a message is displayed stating that the second update is complete, turn the camera off and remove the memory card. Note that the second update will take longer than the first.
  8. Confirm that the firmware had been updated to the new version. If the current firmware is not version 1.2, repeat the update from Step 1.

Note: We recommend that you back up images stored in the camera’s internal memory before updating the firmware. See the camera manual for information on copying images from internal memory to a memory card.

Note: For more detailed instructions or information on the equipment needed to complete the update, download the following pdf file:
CPX_GPS_FirmUp_Mac_En.pdf (PDF) (0.23 MB)

Note: Updates can be performed for you by a Nikon-authorized service representative.

End User License Agreement

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    F-W300-V12W.exe
    (Approx. 75.03 MB)

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    F-W300-V12M.dmg
    (Approx. 80.07 MB)

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