The latest firmware update for the Nikon Z9 camera, “C” Firmware Version 4.010, adds bird and airplane detection to the AF subject detection options for stills and video shooting.

The Birds option increases overall detection performance for birds. In addition to increased detection and AF performance with complicated and high-contrast backgrounds such as forests and mountains, this option adds the ability to quickly detect birds in various states, including flying, perched, and even those with unique-looking appearances. Tracking performance with rapidly moving birds is also increased for a smooth shooting experience that ensures you will never miss a crucial moment when photographing birds. Adding the same Airplanes option built into the Nikon Z 8 enables reliable detection of airplanes regardless of their size. This option offers increased detection capabilities with dark scenes and those that include busy backgrounds.

This software update program takes approximately six minutes to apply and follows on from the update from Version 4.00 to 4.01, which was released, which was released in late August. Click here to visit the support page for full details and links for downloading the new firmware and updating your camera.