Nikon Z50 gets Animal-Detection AF in new firmware

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Nikon has released new firmware for the Z50, Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras, adding support for its new teleconverters to all three and Animal-Detection AF to the Z50.

Nikon Z50 firmware version 2.0 adds Nikon’s popular Animal-Detection AF, which recognises the faces and eyes of dogs and cats.

The new firmware also modifies the Nikon Z50’s subject tracking in AF-A, AF-C, and auto-area AF in AF-area modes. The camera now tracks the subject when you half press the shutter button and it stops when you take your finger off the button. With the new firmware, the focus point returns to the original position before subject tracking.

A custom control can also be configured for switching between the auto-area AF screen and the subject tracking screen, allowing users to more easily transition to subject tracking, or to change the target subject, while looking through the viewfinder.

Nikon Z50 firmware version 2.0 and Z7 / Z6 firmware 3.10 also adds support for Nikon’s new Z TELECONVERTER TC-1.4x and Z TELECONVERTER TC-2.0x.

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