Nikon has finally released the anticipated firmware for Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras that allow users to use eye autofocus. The firmware was announced a while ago, but now, it is officially available for download.
Nikon started following Sony's and Fujifilm's footsteps by adding new features via firmware updates. With this update, the Z 6 and Z7 will get better on paper in terms of specs and features. As many of you know, the Nikon Z 7 is the more capable version of the Nikon Z 6, but both models will receive the same new features with the latest firmware. Without a doubt, the biggest news about this update is the newly added eye autofocus feature, which has been a default feature on many mirrorless cameras these days.
Here are the highlights of this update:
- Eye autofocus system that can even be used in multi-model scenarios
- Improved low light performance
- Improved autofocus system, both for photo and video
- Responsive exposure when shooting a dynamic subject
- Improvement in the menu system and texts
- Bug fixes for the previous firmware
Due to technical differences between two models, the Z 6 and Z 7 will benefit differently from the improved low light autofocus features. You can read the full details and download the latest firmware at Nikon's official website.
If you don't know how to update the firmware on your Nikon Z series camera, don't forget to check this post for an in-depth explanation of the process.
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