Nissin MG80 Pro Flash Firmware Update Instructions

Nissin M80 Pro

Nissin MG80 Pro flashes have user-upgradeable firmware. That means that you can update the internal software that runs the MG80 Pro in order to add compatibility with new cameras, fix problems, or to add features.

The MG80 Pro's firmware can be updated by downloading current firmware files to a MicroSD card (FAT32 formatted) and inserting the MicroSD card into the MG80 Pro flash to perform the update.

How to Check a MG80 Pro Flash's Current Firmware Version:

1. Power on the MG80 Pro Flash by pressing and releasing the power button.  Wait a few seconds for the flash to start up.

2. After releasing the power button, press and hold the power button again, this time for 7 seconds.

3. The MG80's display with show numbers on two separate lines that represent the currently installed firmware version.

How to Update the MG80 Pro's Firmware:

1.  Download the appropriate MG80 Pro firmware update file to your computer.  Scroll down to the bottom of the MG80 Product Page at and click the "Download" button next to the firmware version for your camera brand.  Open the .zip file downloaded to your computer, and you will find a folder with two .hex files inside it.
Insert SD Card
2. Insert a MicroSD card into your computer's card reader and make sure that that card is formatted in FAT32 format.
 Computer Copy
3. Copy the .hex files that you downloaded to your computer (and extracted from the .zip file) onto the MicroSD card.
MG80 Pro SD Card Slot
4. Make sure the MG80 Pro is powered off.  Insert the MicroSD card into the MicroSD card slot on the MG80 Pro and turn the MG80 Pro on by pressing the power button.
Blinking LED
5.  The LED light on the MG80 Pro will blink orange and then red.  Wait until the LED blinks green, indicating that the firmware update is complete.
Remove SD Card
6. Remove the MicroSD card from the MG80 Pro.  Press the power button on the MG80 Pro to restart the flash.  You can now check the MG80 Pro's current firmware version (see steps, above) to confirm that the update was installed.


Review the Nissin MG80 Pro Firmware License agreement (scroll to the bottom of the linked page).