Nikon has just released its Firmware 2.0 update for the mirrorless full frame cameras Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 for free download. The most important new feature is the already announced implementation of the Eye-AF function. With this Nikon is catching up to the full format competition of Sony, among others. As with the Sony A7III, the Eye-AF function is only available for photography and not for the video function. But video users can also enjoy upgraded functions.
Nikon claims to have significantly improved the low-light AF performance of both the Z7 and the more video-sensitive Z6: With the Z7, the lower limit of the sensitivity range for the autofocus is said to have been extended from -1LW to -2LW and with the Z6 from -2LW to -3.5LW. In addition, the AF sensitivity of the Z6 has been increased from -4LW to -6LW in low light autofocus mode.
In addition, the exposure metering for high frame rate images (series H images) has been extended by a tracking measurement. This means that AF and exposure are now equally fast for continuous shooting.
However, Nikon users still have to wait for the as well announced ProRes Raw recording function, which we are very excited about as well ...
The new Nikon Firmware 2.0 is available at Nikon Download Center.