Nikon’s brand new mirrorless cameras, the Z 6 and the Z 7, have one important feature that’s missing and according to one photographer, needs to be addressed through a firmware update as soon as possible. Check out this short video to find out what needs to be fixed.
Travel and adventure photographer Hudson Henry stumbled upon this limitation when shooting landscapes and attempting to check focus while shooting at smaller apertures. Live view in DSLRs and the innate advantages of mirrorless systems give you the opportunity to see your image as it will be captured, zooming in to check focus — or not, in the case of the Z6 and Z7.
Henry is optimistic that Nikon will provide a fix in the near future by releasing a firmware update. Until recently, Fujifilm set the bar in terms of tweaking their cameras through downloadable software updates to address certain issues or provide new features, but Nikon has caught on. In February, we learned that the Japanese manufacturer has some rather beefy updates — improved Eye-Detection AF and improved lowlight autofocus — due to arrive next month. Given the deadlines that both Nikon and Canon were working on in order to get their mirrorless systems to market, it’s no great surprise that certain features are arriving after the cameras have hit the shelves.
Would this small niggle put you off buying a Z 6 or Z 7? And do you think Nikon will offer a fix in their forthcoming firmware updates? Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.