Nikon Australia has released new firmware to enhance the performance of its Z 7 and Z 6 full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Firmware Version 2.0 for each camera will provide the following enhanced shooting functions:
1. Continuous Eye-Detection AF for still-image shooting with automatic eye detection in the auto-area AF (AF-S, AF-C) modes.  When the eyes of multiple human subjects are detected, the multi-selector or sub-selector can be used to select the eye upon which the camera should focus, including while the photographer it looking through the EVF. Focus can be easily verified once the shot has been taken

  1. Improved low-light Autofocus detection performance for faster autofocusing when capturing dark or dimly lit scenes in stills and videos. It will extend the low-light AF detection range [1] down from −1 EV to −2 EV with the Z 7, and from −2 EV to −3.5 EV with the Z 6. In addition, the Z 6 will be able to autofocus with even darker scenes, as the available low-light AF detection range will be extended from −4 EV to −6 EV.
  2.       Addition of AE tracking capability to the continuous high-speed (extended) mode. With earlier firmware versions, auto exposure was locked with the first shot in a burst of high-speed continuous shooting at approx. 9 fps (Z 7) or 12 fps (Z 6) in continuous high-speed (extended) mode. Firmware Ver. 2.0 adds support for AE tracking in continuous high-speed (extended) mode, allowing the cameras to track exposure with focus. This ensures that all images captured with a burst of high-speed continuous shooting are in focus and optimally exposed, even when the brightness of the scene changes.

Click here to access Nikon’s Download Center and download the new firmware.  Users will be prompted to follow the instructions provided to successfully install the firmware.