Full frame Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 cameras have been updated. It introduces several changes, especially regarding the AF system.
The first full-frame mirrorless cameras in the producer's portfolio, Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7, made their debut on the market last summer. Now the manufacturer has released new software version 2.0, which brings several changes. Most focused on the autofocus, in which we now receive, inter alia, eye detection. What else does the firmware 2.0 bring you?
Nikon – a new firmware
1. Autofocus (AF) with eye detection in still image mode The new autofocus with eye detection function automatically detects human eyes and focuses on them in the auto-area AF mode (AF-S, AF-C). If you detect many people's eyes, you can use the multi selector or secondary selector and choose the eye to focus on. You can also do this by looking through the electronic viewfinder. After taking a picture, you can easily check if the image is sharp by pressing the "OK" button to enlarge the eye you want to focus on. 2. Extended range of AF detection in low light New software additionally increases the speed of autofocus when shooting and filming scenes in the dark or in low light. The software extends the AF * detection range from -1 EV to -2 EV on the Z7 and from -2 EV to -3.5 EV on the Z6. When the AF function at low brightness (a11) on the Z6 is on, the available AF detection range * will be extended ** from -4 EV to -6 EV, allowing you to use autofocus when it is even darker. 3. Automatic exposure tracking (AE) in high speed (extended) continuous shutter release mode Until now, the exposure has been blocked in the first photo in a series of fast serial shots. However, version 2.0 software adds support for AE tracking in high-speed (extended) continuous release mode, enabling cameras to track exposure similar to focus (AF tracking). Thanks to this, all the pictures taken in the series of high-speed serial shots are not only sharp, but also optimally exposed also when the brightness of the scene changes during the recording of the series.
How to download a new firmware
The new software can be downloaded directly from the manufacturer's website . Then the firmware should be installed in the camera, then the camera should be restarted and you can enjoy the new possibilities.