Nikon Z7 and Z6 cameras to get eye detection firmware update in May

By April 26, 2019 No Comments

In January this yr, Nikon introduced that it was once running on firmware that may upload new options to the Z7 and Z6 full-frame mirrorless cameras, together with eye detection. That firmware is now in a position and, Nikon says, will roll out on Would possibly 16.

The announcement was once made by the use of a 15-second video on Nikon’s Ecu and Asian YouTube channels. The video is only a teaser, and doesn’t be offering any data as opposed to that eye autofocus (AF) is “coming quickly for the Z7 and Z6”, whilst the date for the firmware free up is discussed underneath the video.


With a bit of luck eye AF received’t be the one new function coming to the brand new Z sequence cameras. Throughout the preliminary announcement in January, Nikon additionally promised that the full-frame mirrorless cameras gets improve for RAW video output that can paintings with ATOMOS Ninja V track recorder the use of the ProRes RAW codec. 

We have been additionally informed that improve for next-gen CFexpress reminiscence playing cards (that are the similar dimension because the XQD playing cards the Z sequence cameras use) can be added, but it surely’s as but unclear whether or not those two options will arrive with the brand new firmware free up in Would possibly.

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