New Nikon Z7 II, Z6 II, Z7, Z6, Z5 and Z50 Firmware Updates

Nikon Z7 IIZ6 IIZ7, Z6Z5, and Z50 Firmware Updates now available for download. New Nikon Z5, Z6, Z7, and FTZ adapter rebates also introduced in the US.

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Nikon Z7II Firmware Version 1.20

Nikon Z6II Firmware Version 1.20

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.10 to 1.20

  • • Improved live view focus-point display response during face/eye-detection and subject-tracking AF.
  • • Improved the performance of face/eye-detection AF and subject visibility with optional flash units.
  • • Improved low-light autofocus detection times at a Focus mode setting of Single AF.
  • • Fixed the following issues:
    • – Selecting Focus for Custom Setting a1 (AF-C priority selection) would sometimes slow shutter response.
    • – Focus accuracy was sometimes unreliable.
    • – Using custom Picture Controls created with Manage Picture Control when recording movies at a frame size/rate of 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD); 60p or 50p would sometimes produce unexpected results.

Nikon Z6 Firmware Version 3.30

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 3.20 to 3.30

  • • A Save focus position option has been added to the SETUP MENU. If On is selected, the focus position in effect when the camera is turned off will be restored when the camera is next turned on. This option applies only when the camera is used with Z mount autofocus lenses.
  • • A Voice memo option has been added to the roles that can be assigned to the Movie record button via Custom Setting f2 (Custom control assignment). In the Voice memo role, the movie-record button can be used to record and play voice memos up to about 60 seconds long while a picture is displayed.
  • • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause the camera to stop responding when time-lapse movie recording was interrupted.

Nikon Z7 Firmware Version 3.30

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 3.20 to 3.30

  • • A Save focus position option has been added to the SETUP MENU. If On is selected, the focus position in effect when the camera is turned off will be restored when the camera is next turned on. This option applies only when the camera is used with Z mount autofocus lenses.
  • • Fixed an issue that would sometimes cause the camera to stop responding when time-lapse movie recording was interrupted.

Nikon Z5 Firmware Version 1.10

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.02 to 1.10

  • • A Save focus position option has been added to the SETUP MENU. If On is selected, the focus position in effect when the camera is turned off will be restored when the camera is next turned on. This option applies only when the camera is used with Z mount autofocus lenses.
  • • Improved low-light autofocus detection times for Custom Setting a11 (Low-light AF).

Nikon Z50 Firmware Version 2.10

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 2.03 to 2.10

  • • A Save focus position option has been added to the SETUP MENU. If On is selected, the focus position in effect when the camera is turned off will be restored when the camera is next turned on. This option applies only when the camera is used with Z mount autofocus lenses.
  • • Fixed an issue that resulted in the option selected for Custom Setting a2 (Auto-area AF face/eye detection) in P, S, A, and M modes being reset whenever Custom Settings for mode U1 or U2 were reset.

New Firmware Updates Released for Nikon Z7 II, Z6 II, Z7, Z6, Z5 and Z50

Nikon officially announced the new firmware updates for the Z7 IIZ6 IIZ7, Z6Z5, and Z50 mirrorless cameras.  New Firmware Updates will be available for download on April 26, 2021.

  • Firmware update version 1.20 for the Z7 II and Z6 II
  • Firmware update version 3.30 for the Z7 and Z6
  • Firmware update version 1.10 for the Z5
  • Firmware update version. 2.10 for the Z50

New Nikon Z5, Z6, Z7, and FTZ adapter rebates also introduced in the US.
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New Nikon Z5, Z6, Z7, and FTZ Rebates Now Live in US

Here are the new Nikon rebates for the US. These savings include Nikon Z5, Z6, Z7 mirrorless cameras and the FTZ adapter.

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Buying Guide : Canon EOS RP vs Nikon Z5 Comparison

If you want to buy an entry-level full-frame mirrorless camera and are unsure about which one to buy, this buying advice is for you. Which camera should you buy, the Canon EOS RP (AmazonAdoramaB&H) or the Nikon Z5 (AmazonB&HAdorama)?

Here is a video review by Jared Polin showing the Canon EOS RP vs Nikon Z5 comparison and help you decide which one of these two might be the right choice for you. Continue reading “Buying Guide : Canon EOS RP vs Nikon Z5 Comparison”

Additional Coverage on Nikon Z5 Camera

Here are the latest reviews, samples and hands-on videos of the Nikon Z5 full frame mirrorless cameras. Before head over to the details let’s make a quick recap of the Z5.

The Nikon Z5 is made in Thailand but the name of the sensor manufacturer and the sensor pixel pitch is confidential. Nikon Z5 uses a different sensor from the Z6 and Z7 and it is actually a mid-level FX-format model. This means Nikon still have a room for a real “entry-level camera i guess. The full-frame mirrorless camera that looks and handles a lot like the Z6, and offers a lot of the same features.

The Nikon Z5 (AmazonB&HAdorama) uses a 24MP CMOS sensor, paired with an Expeed 6 processor, but it is not the same BSI-CMOS chip that we’ve seen in the Z6. The Z5’s sensor is probably closely related to the last-generation sensors in the likes of the Nikon D750. Despite its entry-level positioning, the Z5 offers a minimum exposure time of 1/8000sec, which enables wide-aperture shooting in bright conditions.

Anyway enough of the features of Z5, let’s dive into additional coverage. Continue reading “Additional Coverage on Nikon Z5 Camera”

The Best and Worst Cameras and Lenses of 2020 by Dpreview

Here are the Best and Worst Cameras and Lenses of 2020. Chris and Jordan at DPReview TV has named the best and the worst camera and lens of the year 2020. Sony a7S III is te best camera while the Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM is the best lens.  Check it out! Continue reading “The Best and Worst Cameras and Lenses of 2020 by Dpreview”

Nikon Z5 Firmware Update Version 1.02 Released

Nikon released new firmware update for its entry-level Z-series full frame mirrorless camera. With this firmware  Nikon Z5 camera updated to version 1.02.

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.01 to 1.02 Continue reading “Nikon Z5 Firmware Update Version 1.02 Released”

Nikon Z5 Hands-on Review – Comparison with Nikon Z6

The Nikon Z5 is a highly capable and the most affordable Z-mount full-frame mirrorless camera introduced by Nikon to date.

DPReview published the Nikon Z5 hands-on review to find out why they like it and where it has a few compromises. They also compared it to the Nikon Z6. The new Nikon Z5 full frame mirrorless camera is now in stock and shipping at major US stores.

Nikon Z5 body: $1,396.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Nikon Z5 with 24-50mm Lens: $1,696.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Nikon Z5 with 24-200mm Lens: $2,196.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama. Continue reading “Nikon Z5 Hands-on Review – Comparison with Nikon Z6”

More About Nikon Z6 II & Z7 II : Will They Save Nikon from Bankruptcy?

Here are more details about the upcoming Nikon Z6 II & Nikon Z7 II full frame mirrorless cameras.

Tony Northrup examines the upcoming 24-megapixel Nikon Z6 II and the 45-megapixel Nikon Z7 II to see how they will compare against the Canon EOS R5 ($3,899), Canon EOS R6 ($2,499), Sony a7R IV ($3,498), Sony a7 III ($1,998) and Panasonic S5 ($1,998).

Both cameras will use the same sensors as their respective predecessors but feature dual Expeed processors. The company will be adding several important new features and replacing the current Nikon Z7 and Z6.

Continue reading “More About Nikon Z6 II & Z7 II : Will They Save Nikon from Bankruptcy?”

Nikon Notice on the Latest Nikon Z5/Z6/Z7 Firmware : Do Not Install

Nikon posted a notice on download center for the latest Nikon Z5/Z6/Z7 firmware updates. Notice simply inform users that an issue has been identified and a fix will be provided soon.

All in all, if you are in the process of installing the latest  Nikon Z6,  Z7 and  Z5 firmware, do not install and wait. Continue reading “Nikon Notice on the Latest Nikon Z5/Z6/Z7 Firmware : Do Not Install”