Caution Level: Safe
Operating System: Windows 95, 98, 98SE, ME, XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.0.0004.0 / 19 May 2003
The driver for this digital camera enables communication between the camera and the operating system of the compute. Installation of the driver to the computer can be done to the user's computer from the software CD of Nikon. It is the different operating systems which will determine whether camera drivers will be installed. One should ensure that the camera is not attached to the computer before installing the driver. Software for scanning viruses should be turned off and any other applications that are running. The older digital cameras need the manufacturer's driver to be installed so that this communication can take place. These cameras are those that use Widows 98/98SE. Modern operating systems however do not need this because they have internal drivers to facilitate this communication. It has Mass Storage device a class of message settings that enable transmission via the USB port.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Devices for mass storage are any device that would need a driver letter and is seen as a detachable drive such as memory card readers. It also has a picture transfer protocol that enables the transmission of files and messages from the camera to the computer without need for a driver. If the user's camera is D-1 series or one that is a coolpix connected to a serial cable and has the latest version of windows it is recommended for them to use a memory card reader as it will serve better in transmitting images to the personal computer. The initial digital cameras from Nikon utilized a proprietary driver in order to transmit data to the computer. This was the sole way of data transfer to the system. They were serial connected thus quite slow and could not operate without this driver. To increase the speed the memory card could be removed and used alongside a card reader. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Nikon Digital Camera Mass Storage Driver errors before installing any driver updates.