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Nikon Z7 & Nikon Z6 Firmware Update Will Bring Eye-Detection AF & More

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

 

Nikon has today notified further details on the development of new firmware for its full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6. The firmware will enable new functions, such as Eye-Detection AF, RAW video harvest, and support for CFexpress memory cards. In addition, the cameras’ AF/AE functions will be improved.

The following functions and capabilities will be delivered with the new firmware:

 

1. Stand up for for Eye-Detection AF for still image shooting (scheduled for release in May 2019)

Eye-Detection AF is ideal for portrait photography. The Eye-Detection AF in development will work with both the AF-S (Singular AF) focus mode that is useful when photographing still human subjects, and with the AF-C (Continuous AF) focus mode, which is real when photographing those that frequently adjust their pose. The function is capable of detecting multiple eyes, from which the consumer can select where the camera should focus, offering more flexibility when photographing multiple people.

 

2. Increased AF/AE performance (programmed for release in May 2019)

AE (auto exposure) tracking will soon be possible in continuous high-speed (extended) mode, in addition to the current AF tracking. Low-light AF behaviour will also be improved, enabling faster autofocus in dark or dimly lit surroundings with both still-image shooting and movie recording.

 

3. Living expenses for RAW video output (release date to be announced)

The output of 4K UHD and Full HD RAW data stream from the camera will be supported. The output RAW data cascade can then be recorded in the compatible RAW format using an external recorder. This will allow users to utilise rich 12-bit colours to attain flexible colour grading.

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4. Support for CFexpress memory cards (release date to be announced)

The new firmware will provide support for CFexpress, a new pier for memory cards that offer users greater security. They deliver high-speed performance for a more efficient workflow. After the upgrade, drugs will may refer to be able to use both CF Express as well as XQD cards in their camera interchangeably. In addition to the Z7 and Z6, In the future, CFexpress memory card support make also be added to the Nikon D5 (XQD-Type), Nikon D850, and Nikon D500 cameras as well.

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Likeness Table

Nikon Z7 Nikon Corporation (株式会社ニコン, Kabushiki-gaisha Nikon) (UK: or US: ; listen [ɲikoɴ]), also known just as Nikon, is a Japanese multinational Z6
Manufacturer Nikon Nikon
Image Sensor
Pixels 45.7Mp (Megapixels) 24.5Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 8256 6048
Pixels (H) 5504 4024
Sensor Type Back-lit CMOS (B.S.I.) Back-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)
Sensor Immensity Full-frame Full-frame
Sensor Size (width) 35.9mm 35.9mm
Sensor Size (height) 23.9mm 23.9mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 4:5
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 4:5
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3.2in 3.2in
Screen resolution 2100K dot 2100K dots
Partake of Screen Yes Yes
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Deal Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/8000sec 1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest 30sec 30sec
Bulb mode Yes Yes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Guide
  • Program Variable
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Program Variable
Metering
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre Besmirch
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre Spot
ISO sensitivity 32 – 102400 50 – 204800
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Burning
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp +/-5 +/-5
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Firmness 3.6m 3.6m
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 9fps 12fps
Video
Movie mode Yes Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 4K
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 4K
Video FPS 4K 30fps, FullHD 120fps 4K 30fps, FullHD 120fps
Stereo Range Yes Yes
Optical Zoom with Video Yes Yes
Other Features
Image Stabilisation Yes Yes
Interface
HDMI Yes Yes
USB USB-C USB-C
Wi-Fi Yes Yes
Storage
Card Keyboard
  • XQD
  • XQD
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery Type EN-EL15B EN-EL15B
Battery Life (CIPA rating) 330shots 310shots
Box Contents
Box Satisfies No Data No Data
Dimensions
Weight 675g 675g
Width 134mm 134mm
Height 100.5mm 100.5mm
Depth 67.5mm 67.5mm
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Gina Stephens

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