Nikon releases firmware updates for all six of its Z series mirrorless cameras

Nikon has announced it will release firmware updates for its entire line of Z series mirrorless cameras on April 26, including updates the Z50, Z5, Z6, Z7, Z6 II and Z7 II. Although not major, the respective firmware updates should do add new and improve upon existing features.

Firmware version 2.10 for the Nikon Z50 and firmware version 3.30 for the Z6 and Z7 adds the ‘Save Focus Position’ option ‘that allows the current focus position to be saved when the camera is turned off and restored when next turned on.’ The Z6 — and only the Z6 — also receives the voice memo recording/play function found on Nikon’s D6 DSLR camera.

Nikon’s current Z series camera lineup. Top (from left): Z50, Z5, Z6. Bottom (from left): Z6 II, Z7, Z7 II.

Moving onto the Z5, firmware version 1.10 adds faster AF detection speed in low-light situations when shooting in the ‘Low-Light AF mode,’ as well as the ‘Save Focus Position’ option found in the Z50 firmware update.

Jumping up to the newer Z6 II and Z7 II cameras, firmware version 3.30 adds improved AF performance. Nikon details the AF improvements, saying:

‘[Firmware version 1.20 for the Z6 II and Z7 II include] faster focusing when shooting with AF in low light situations. Further, AF usability when using an external Speedlight will also increase, through improvements to detection performance in scenes where it was difficult to detect faces and eyes, as well as improvements to subject visibility during live view shooting. In addition, tracking frames used for face and eye detection, as well as subject-tracking AF have been improved, enabling smoother and more stable shooting.’

The firmware updates for the respective cameras should go live on Nikon’s respective product support pages for each camera model on April 26.

NIKON TO RELEASE NEW FIRMWARE FOR Z SERIES MIRRORLESS CAMERAS ON APRIL 26

MELVILLE, NY (April 20, 2021) Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce that firmware Ver. 1.20 for the Z 7II and Z 6II, firmware Ver. 3.30 for the Z 7 and Z 6, firmware Ver 1.10 for the Z 5, and firmware Ver. 2.10 for the Z 50 will be released on April 26.

Firmware Ver. 1.20 for the Z 7II and Z 6II will offer increased AF performance, including faster focusing when shooting with AF in low light situations. Further, AF usability when using an external

Speedlight will also increase, through improvements to detection performance in scenes where it was difficult to detect faces and eyes, as well as improvements to subject visibility during live view shooting. In addition, tracking frames used for face and eye detection, as well as subject-tracking AF have been improved, enabling smoother and more stable shooting.

Additional firmware updates will also be available on April 26 for other Z series cameras. These updates include firmware Ver. 3.30 for the Z 7 and Z 6, as well as Ver. 2.10 for the Z 50, which will add the Save Focus Position option that allows the current focus position to be saved when the camera is turned off and restored when next turned on. The new firmware for the Z 6 will also add the voice memo recording/play function*, popular with the D6. The addition of the voice memo recording/play function is also planned for the Z 6II in a future firmware update.

Further, firmware Ver. 1.10 for the Z 5 will include faster AF detection speed during low light situations when shooting in the Low-Light AF mode, thereby improving usability. The Z 5 will also gain the Save Focus Position option.

For more information on the latest Nikon products, including the latest firmware updates, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

Nikon has announced it will release firmware updates for its entire line of Z series mirrorless cameras on April 26, including updates the Z50, Z5, Z6, Z7, Z6 II and Z7 II. Although not major, the respective firmware updates should do add new and improve upon existing features.
Firmware version 2.10 for the Nikon Z50 and firmware version 3.30 for the Z6 and Z7 adds the ‘Save Focus Position’ option ‘that allows the current focus position to be saved when the camera is turned off and restored when next turned on.’ The Z6 — and only the Z6 — also receives the voice memo recording/play function found on Nikon’s D6 DSLR camera.

Nikon’s current Z series camera lineup. Top (from left): Z50, Z5, Z6. Bottom (from left): Z6 II, Z7, Z7 II.

Moving onto the Z5, firmware version 1.10 adds faster AF detection speed in low-light situations when shooting in the ‘Low-Light AF mode,’ as well as the ‘Save Focus Position’ option found in the Z50 firmware update.
Jumping up to the newer Z6 II and Z7 II cameras, firmware version 3.30 adds improved AF performance. Nikon details the AF improvements, saying:
‘[Firmware version 1.20 for the Z6 II and Z7 II include] faster focusing when shooting with AF in low light situations. Further, AF usability when using an external Speedlight will also increase, through improvements to detection performance in scenes where it was difficult to detect faces and eyes, as well as improvements to subject visibility during live view shooting. In addition, tracking frames used for face and eye detection, as well as subject-tracking AF have been improved, enabling smoother and more stable shooting.’
The firmware updates for the respective cameras should go live on Nikon’s respective product support pages for each camera model on April 26.

NIKON TO RELEASE NEW FIRMWARE FOR Z SERIES MIRRORLESS CAMERAS ON APRIL 26
MELVILLE, NY (April 20, 2021) – Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce that firmware Ver. 1.20 for the Z 7II and Z 6II, firmware Ver. 3.30 for the Z 7 and Z 6, firmware Ver 1.10 for the Z 5, and firmware Ver. 2.10 for the Z 50 will be released on April 26.
Firmware Ver. 1.20 for the Z 7II and Z 6II will offer increased AF performance, including faster focusing when shooting with AF in low light situations. Further, AF usability when using an external
Speedlight will also increase, through improvements to detection performance in scenes where it was difficult to detect faces and eyes, as well as improvements to subject visibility during live view shooting. In addition, tracking frames used for face and eye detection, as well as subject-tracking AF have been improved, enabling smoother and more stable shooting.
Additional firmware updates will also be available on April 26 for other Z series cameras. These updates include firmware Ver. 3.30 for the Z 7 and Z 6, as well as Ver. 2.10 for the Z 50, which will add the Save Focus Position option that allows the current focus position to be saved when the camera is turned off and restored when next turned on. The new firmware for the Z 6 will also add the voice memo recording/play function*, popular with the D6. The addition of the voice memo recording/play function is also planned for the Z 6II in a future firmware update.
Further, firmware Ver. 1.10 for the Z 5 will include faster AF detection speed during low light situations when shooting in the Low-Light AF mode, thereby improving usability. The Z 5 will also gain the Save Focus Position option.
For more information on the latest Nikon products, including the latest firmware updates, please visit www.nikonusa.com.Read MoreArticles: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)

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