News |New Nikon Z7 II, Z6 II firmware adds AF enhancements, Z6 II Essential Movie Kit released

New Nikon Z7 II, Z6 II firmware adds AF enhancements, Z6 II Essential Movie Kit released

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Nikon has announced new firmware for the full-frame mirrorless Z6 II and Z7 II cameras that enhances their Eye-Detection AF performance, as well as new recording formats.

Firmware version 1.10 for the Nikon Z6 II and Nikon Z7 II will be available on 25 February and will improve the performance of Eye-Detection AF to be able to pick out the eyes of human subjects even when they are small within the frame.

Nikon says users will see these improvements when shooting in auto area AF and wide area AF modes.

The new Nikon firmware update will also add support for 4K UHD video at 60p within the Z6 II video options, as well as enable raw video output for both the Z6 II and Z7 II to Blackmagic external recorders.

Nikon has also announced a Z6 II Essential Movie Kit, priced at £2,909 / €3,299.

The new Nikon filmmaker’s kit includes the Nikon Z6 II with the RAW video output function already enabled. It also includes the Atomos Ninja V, the Nikon FTZ Mount Adapter, a SmallRig quick-release camera cage, and accessories such as batteries.

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