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Nikon Z6 & Nikon Z7 Firmware Updates Adds Animal-Detection AF

Nikon has released a new firmware update for the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 mirrorless full-frame cameras. Plus, the Nikon Z50 has a small update as well.

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Nikon has introduced firmware version 3.00 for the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras along with version 1.0 for the Nikon Z50 DX-format mirrorless camera

Updating the Z7/Z6 to firmware version 3.00 adds a new Animal-detection AF feature to the current Face/eye-detection AF. Subject tracking has also been modified to function more like the 3D-tracking feature in Nikon digital SLR cameras and support for additional CFexpress memory card brands has also been added.


More On The Z7/Z6 3.00 Firmware Update (from Nikon):

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Animal-detection AF for automatic focusing on the face and/or eyes of dogs and cats
Animal-detection AF adds support for dogs and cats to the face and eye detection feature. When multiple animal faces or eyes are detected, the multi-selector or touch operation can be used to select the face or eye on which the camera will focus. In video recording, the faces of animals can be detected.


Increased usability for Subject-tracking AF
Subject tracking with still-image shooting in AF-C mode has been modified to give an operational feel more like 3D-tracking in Nikon digital SLR cameras. The camera tracks the subject while the shutter-release button is pressed halfway or the AF-ON button is held down. Subject tracking ends when the user takes their finger off the button and the focus point selected before subject tracking began is reactivated, for increased operability. In addition, the transition from Auto-area AF display to Subject selection display can be assigned to a custom control. These changes all improve subject-tracking operation and make it easier to activate and change the target subject while looking through the viewfinder.


Support for CFexpress memory cards
In addition to Sony CFexpress memory cards, Type B CFexpress cards manufactured by ProGrade and Lexar will also be supported with Z7/Z6 firmware Ver. 3.00.


Z50 firmware Version 1.10 update

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As well as updating the two full-frame mirrorless cameras, Nikon has also introduced a firmware update for the Nikon Z50 which modifies the camera's controls when recording self-portraits in movie mode. Currently, when self-portraits are recorded in Movie mode, the focus mode is locked at AF-S mode. With the update to Ver. 1.10, the focus mode will be locked at AF-F mode. This change improves operation by allowing the camera to maintain focus on the user's face in movie recording.


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