Nikon recently released a significant firmware update for their new Z 6 and Z 7 mirrorless full-frame cameras, bringing not only animal eye autofocus, but also a major upgrade to the autofocus tracking. Just how good is this new update? This short video seeks to find out.
Photographer Manny Ortiz loves Nikon’s mirrorless cameras, but the autofocus has been one area where he’s found them a little lacking. With the new firmware released, it was only a matter of time until Ortiz headed out to put it to the test.
Ortiz isn’t afraid to push his Z 6 to its limits, choosing to test the performance with an adapted 105mm f/1.4 lens. Though this still isn’t a perfect camera, the results certainly look impressive. The new technique of using the Z 6 and Z 7’s Function 1 and Function 2 buttons looks to be incredibly smooth and takes advantage of a part of the camera — where the fingers of your right hand sit alongside the lens mount — that so many manufacturers other than Nikon and Panasonic seem to be ignoring. Feedback from Nikon mirrorless shooters on these function buttons seems to be overwhelmingly positive.
Have you updated your Nikon? Are you impressed? Leave your thoughts below.