Melville, NY—Nikon Inc. announced that new versions of Nikon Z series firmware were released on April 26. The firmware adds various enhancements to the mirrorless cameras’ usability.
Moreover, Nikon released version 1.20 for the Z 7II and Z 6II full-frame mirrorless cameras. In addition, the company launched firmware version 3.30 for the Z 7 and Z 6; firmware version 1.10 for the Z 5; as well as firmware version. 2.10 for the Z 50.
Nikon Z Series Firmware Details
Firmware version 1.20 for the Z 7II and Z 6II offers increased autofocus (AF) performance. This includes faster focusing when shooting with AF in low-light situations.
Furthermore, the new firmware increases AF usability when using an external Nikon Speedlight. Improvements were made to the detection performance in scenes where it is difficult to detect faces and eyes. Nikon also incorporated upgrades to subject visibility during live view shooting in the firmware. In addition, tracking frames used for face and eye detection, as well as subject-tracking AF were improved; these upgrades enable smoother and more stable shooting.
What’s more, additional updates include firmware version 3.30 for the Z 7 and Z 6, as well as version 2.10 for the Z 50. These firmware updates add the “save focus position” option to the cameras. This allows the current focus position to be saved when the camera is turned off and restored when it is next turned on.
The new firmware for the Z 6 also adds the voice memo recording/play function. This is a popular feature of the D6. Nikon will add the voice memo recording/play function for the Z 6II in a future firmware update.
Moreover, firmware version 1.10 for the Z 5 includes faster AF detection speed during low-light situations when shooting in the low-light AF mode. As a result, the upgrade improves the mirrorless camera’s usability in difficult lighting. The Z 5 will also gain the save focus position option.
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