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.
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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|Pixels||45.7Mp (Megapixels)||24.5Mp (Megapixels)|
|Sensor Type||Back-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)||Back-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)|
|Sensor Size (width)||35.9mm||35.9mm|
|Sensor Size (height)||23.9mm||23.9mm|
|Screen resolution||2100K dot||2100K dots|
|Partake of Screen||Yes||Yes|
|Shutter speeds shortest||1/8000sec||1/8000sec|
|Shutter speeds longest||30sec||30sec|
|ISO sensitivity||32 – 102400||50 – 204800|
|Video FPS||4K 30fps, FullHD 120fps||4K 30fps, FullHD 120fps|
|Optical Zoom with Video||Yes||Yes|
|Battery Life (CIPA rating)||330shots||310shots|
|Box Satisfies||No Data||No Data|
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