After initially announcing the update earlier in the year, Nikon Europe have unveiled a new video giving a glimpse into how its eye-detection autofocus will work.
Clocking in at a brief 15 seconds, the clip is the first preview we’ve had into the Eye-Detection AF functionality that’s soon to be released for the Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras. The video features two female subjects, demonstrating how the new Eye-Detection AF jumps from one to the other. In a separate scene, the subject is seen appearing from behind a door, staying in focus for the duration. In a third, the subject waves at the camera, her hand interjecting the camera’s view of her eye. For the duration, the focus holds steady.
It’s the second visual released by the camera company. The first, also pretty swift at only 14 seconds long, was unveiled back in January. Check it out below.
Nikon has also announced May 16th as the day the new update will be available.
And the new AF is not the only update; Nikon promises to include RAW video support (outputting RAW video to the ATOMOS Ninja V monitor recorder using the ProRes RAW codec), as well as support for next-gen CFexpress memory cards. However, at the moment there’s no word as to whether these additional features will be available in the same May release.