Nikon announces eye AF, raw video, CFexpress for Z cameras

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Nikon has announced it will update its full-frame Z cameras with a new firmware release that will add Eye AF, raw video and support for CFexpress memory cards.

Nikon hasn’t given a date for when the new firmware will be released but said it will share details soon.

Nikon says the updates are based on feedback from users. Nikon’s press statement reads:

The Nikon Z series will continue to adapt to changing user needs through the development and roll-out of firmware updates to meet and exceed creative expectations. Taking into account feedback from photographers and creators, Nikon will display three feature updates under development that open creative opportunities for the Z 6 and Z 7. Displays will include:

CFexpress – Coming soon to the Z 6 and Z 7 cameras is support for CFexpress, which is compatible with the XQD memory card form-factor.

Eye AF – Under development is an Eye AF function, which will automatically detect the subject’s eyes to make attaining critical focus on the eyes easier. It will allow users to capture photos in which focus has been clearly acquired on the subject’s eye, which is useful for portrait, event and street photography scenarios.

RAW Video Support – Nikon is currently developing a feature that works with the ATOMOS Ninja V to output video in RAW format, using the ProRes RAW codec.

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Nikon has announced it will update its full-frame Z cameras with a new firmware release that will add Eye AF, raw video and support for CFexpress memory cards.
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