Nikon Announced the Development of New Firmware for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500

Nikon has announced more details of firmware in development for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500 cameras.

As previously reported, firmware is being planned that will add Eye-detection AF, CFexpress support and Raw video over HDMI to the Z6 and Z7, with AF and AE improvements also coming in May.

You might familiar with Eye AF which is found on Sony mirrorless cameras, including the a7 III and a7R III against which the Z6 and Z7 compete. Another significant upcoming feature is the ability to output ProRes RAW video to an Atomos Ninja V. This would make the  and  the first stills/video hybrid cameras to support RAW video output. Check out the details below. Continue reading “Nikon Announced the Development of New Firmware for the Z6, Z7, D5, D850 and D500”

Nikon Z7 firmware update 1.03 and Nikon Z6 firmware update 1.01 released

Nikon has released new firmware updates for the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 full frame mirrorless cameras.

Nikon Z7 firmware update 1.03 and Nikon Z6 firmware update 1.01 firmware updates fixes several issues. The previously announced major firmware that will add Eye AF, RAW video support, CFexpress support to Z series is expected later.

Here are the list of changes with download links. Continue reading “Nikon Z7 firmware update 1.03 and Nikon Z6 firmware update 1.01 released”

Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6 AF Test Video

Here is a test video between the Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6 cameras. The new LUMIX S1R and S1 Micro Four Thirds cameras, uses the same Depth from Defocus AF system. On the other hand Nikon Z6 features 273 Phase AF points based Fullframe Sensor.

Panasonic S1’s ($2,497.99 at AmazonB&HAdorama) DFD is contrast-detect based but uses an understanding of each lens’s optical characteristics to work out where to drive the focus to. The camera’s AF Tracking mode has been updated, too. It now tracks whatever is under the focus point when you half-press (or AF-On) and then reverts to your original AF area when you release. Continue reading “Panasonic S1 vs Nikon Z6 AF Test Video”

Best XQD Memory Cards for Nikon Z6 & Z7

Best XQD Memory Cards for Nikon Z6 & Z7. Here are the top recommended XQD Memory Cards for Nikon Z6 & Z7 full frame mirrorless cameras. Both Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 mirrorless cameras have a single XQD card slot that supports XQD 2.0 and 1.0 cards.

Nikon full frame mirrorless cameras can shoot 4K videos and full HD footage at up to 120fps. The XQD cards are much faster than SD cards, and you will need a fast XQD card if you like shooting videos with Nikon Z6 & Z7 mirrorless cameras. Continue reading “Best XQD Memory Cards for Nikon Z6 & Z7”

Nikon to add Eye AF, Raw video and CFexpress support to Z6 and Z7 Cameras

Nikon has announced that new firmware update for Nikon Z6 & Z7 full frame mirrorless cameras is coming soon. The new firmware will add Eye AF, RAW video support, CFexpress support to Z series Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras. Continue reading “Nikon to add Eye AF, Raw video and CFexpress support to Z6 and Z7 Cameras”