Nikon Z6/Z7 firmware update available today

snerkler

Distinguished Member
New firmware adds eye AF, improved low light AF, AE changes during continuous high extended shooting and auto EFCS. All in all a pretty decent upgrade imo :smashin:

Also coming at some point is CFexpress card compatibility and support for RAW video output.
 

m11rphy

Active Member
New firmware adds eye AF, improved low light AF, AE changes during continuous high extended shooting and auto EFCS. All in all a pretty decent upgrade imo :smashin:

Also coming at some point is CFexpress card compatibility and support for RAW video output.
Did you do the upgrade, any thoughts?
 

m11rphy

Active Member
Haven't noticed any ill effects, but haven't had chance to try Eye-AF out yet except for the fact it doesn't work on my dog ;)
Have you had any more chances to test?
 

snerkler

Distinguished Member
Have you had any more chances to test?
Yeah, works really well actually as long as the subject is not too far away. It also worked on my friend's dog. His is white with dark eyes as opposed to mine who has dark fur and dark eyes so maybe not enough contrast to pick up the eyes?
 

m11rphy

Active Member
Yeah, works really well actually as long as the subject is not too far away. It also worked on my friend's dog. His is white with dark eyes as opposed to mine who has dark fur and dark eyes so maybe not enough contrast to pick up the eyes?
Sounds good, hoping to get my Z6 in the next few weeks
 

snerkler

Distinguished Member
Sounds good, hoping to get my Z6 in the next few weeks
Cool. TBH the Z7 is better than I was expecting, the only thing that lets it down is the frame rate when seeing a real time view, ie 5.5fps, but I knew this before I bought it :smashin:
 

m11rphy

Active Member
Cool. TBH the Z7 is better than I was expecting, the only thing that lets it down is the frame rate when seeing a real time view, ie 5.5fps, but I knew this before I bought it :smashin:
Do you mean for burst mode shooting?
 

snerkler

Distinguished Member
Do you mean for burst mode shooting?
Yes. Both the Z6 and Z7 have continuous hi which shoots at 5.5fps (12 bit raw, in 14 bit the Z7 drops to 5fps) and has exposure and AF changes from shot to shot and shows a real time view in the viewfinder. They also have continuous hi extended which allows 9/8fps for the Z6/Z7 respectively at 14 but raw, and whilst you get exposure and AF changes you do not get a real-time view in the viewfinder, instead you get a slideshow view which shows the previous shot in succession which makes tracking subjects very hard indeed.
 

m11rphy

Active Member
Yes. Both the Z6 and Z7 have continuous hi which shoots at 5.5fps (12 bit raw, in 14 bit the Z7 drops to 5fps) and has exposure and AF changes from shot to shot and shows a real time view in the viewfinder. They also have continuous hi extended which allows 9/8fps for the Z6/Z7 respectively at 14 but raw, and whilst you get exposure and AF changes you do not get a real-time view in the viewfinder, instead you get a slideshow view which shows the previous shot in succession which makes tracking subjects very hard indeed.
Just got myself a Z6 with 24-70 F4 lens, just charging it up now, can’t wait to try it out
 

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