Nikon V1.1.0 NX Field Remote Shooting System for Professional Agencies

Nikon V1.1.0 NX Field Remote Shooting System for Professional Agencies


Melville, NY—Nikon Inc.’s V1.1.0 of NX Field was released. NX Field is a remote shooting system for professional agencies. This update adds support for the company’s Z 7II, Z 6II, Z 7 as well as Z 6 full-frame (Nikon FX-format) mirrorless cameras. (Photographers must connect WT-7 wireless transmitters to their cameras for use with the Nikon Field system.)

Nikon V1.1.0 NX Field Upgrades

What’s more, V1.1.0 adds support for mirrorless cameras to enable remote operation of the silent shooting function unique to mirrorless cameras. This enables photographers to use remote cameras even in places and situations that require silent operation; for example, concert halls and chess matches. Nikon-NX-Field-icon

V1.1.0 also adds support for face- and eye-detection AF, which is featured in Nikon mirrorless cameras. The new version allows for more reliable focus on the subject’s face and eyes during remote shooting.

Further, the focus points positioned throughout a broad area of the frame make it easier to acquire focus on subjects that are positioned at the edges of the frame for more freedom in composing shots.

In addition, NX Field V1.1.0 adds support for interval timer shooting with both compatible digital SLR and mirrorless cameras. Specifying the shooting interval and number of shots on the remote camera enables automatic shooting, even from a distance.

Field Tested

Moreover, in real-world field tests at the 34th Ryuo Shogi (Japanese Chess) Tournament and the 46th Kisei Go Tournament, Nikon worked with the Yomiuri Shimbun to photograph the matches using NX Field. Consequently, silent shooting enabled capture of exciting and intense moments in the matches without disrupting the players’ concentration.

Photo taken with NX Field (left); Scenes where NX Field is used (right)
© Yomiuri Shimbun

Furthermore, the company announced it will continue to provide updates for NX Field to support professional photographers on the frontlines of reporting. In addition, it plans support for the Nikon Z 9 for the future.

For more information on NX Field, please visit the Nikon Professional Services (NPS) website.