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Firmware Updates Announced For Nikon Z Series Mirrorless Cameras

Firmware updates used to be looked upon as just a patch to get rid of bugs and little else but things have really moved on. Firmware updates can open up significant functionality.

There are also some fairly important issues with running a firmware update that should be noted. To read more on this take a look at a previous blog we posted.

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What's in the firmware update for the Nikon Z7 user? 

  • Improvements to the Atomos Open protocol
  • Support for the Z mount teleconverters (the TC-1.4x/TC-2.0x)
  • Improvements in the bracketing increment
  • Support for F mount lens firmware updates
  • And some bug fixes
  • 'Save Focus Position' option
  • Improved autofocus performance
  • Tracking frames used for face and eye detection, plus subject-tracking AF

What's in the firmware update for the Nikon Z50 user? 

  • Animal detection - Face and eye detection has been extended to cats and dogs
  • Support for the Z mount teleconverters (the TC-1.4x/TC-2.0x)
  • Improvements in the bracketing increment
  • Several improvements to subject tracking
  • Improved 'Flash Required' prompts
  • Support for F mount lens firmware updates
  • And some bug fixes

What's in the firmware update for the Nikon Z6 user?

  • Support for the Z mount teleconverters (the TC-1.4x/TC-2.0x)
  • Improvements in the bracketing increment
  • Improvements to the Atomos Open protocol
  • And some bug fixes
  • 'Save Focus Position' option
  • Voice memo recording/play functionality 
  • Improved autofocus performance
  • Tracking frames used for face and eye detection, plus subject-tracking AF

What's in the firmware update for the Nikon Z5 user?

  • Faster AF detection speed during low light
  • Save Focus Position option
  • And some bug fixes

Firmware updates will be available to download from the links below on April 26

  • Nikon Z7 II
  • Nikon Z6 II
  • Nikon Z7
  • Nikon Z6
  • Nikon Z5
  • Nikon Z50