Nikon Australia has released firmware Ver. 3.00 for the Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 full-frame mirrorless cameras and firmware Ver. 1.10 for the Z 50 DX-format mirrorless camera.
The new Z 7 and Z 6 firmware update adds the new Animal-Detection autofocus (AF) feature to the existing Face/Eye-Detection AF, enabling the AF system to recognise the eyes and faces of dogs and cats for focusing so the user can concentrate on framing and composition.
Subject tracking has been modified for an operational feel that is more like the 3D-tracking feature built into DSLR cameras for increased usability. Support for more brands of CFexpress memory card has also been added.
Firmware Ver. 1.10 for the Z 50 improves AF operation with recording of self-portraits in movie mode. This improvement was made in response to user demands for the camera to maintain focus on the face(s) being recorded.
Firmware Ver. 3.00 for the Z 7 and Z 6, and Firmware Ver. 1.10 for the Z 50 are now available from the Nikon Download Centre.