Nikon Z6, Z7 and Z50 Firmware 3.0 Upgrade Available: Report
Nikon takes care of the mirrorless full-frame cameras users!
After last year’s patch with Eye AF for the Z6 and Z7 bodies, the newest Firmware 3.0 update provides us with ProGrade and Lexar CFexpress (type B) cards support.
But the biggest change regarding this patch is the one about the AF mode, which was a bit defective.
What’s new? Switching the autofocus modes is much easier now, as it can be done with F1 and F2 buttons on a body or lens tube (if you’re using a compatible lens with the Z mount). This means that the focus tracking operation in AF-C mode is improved and similar to the 3D tracking we know from Nikon’s DSLRs. It can be easily toggled on and off by simply pressing the shutter-release button halfway or holding down the AF-ON button while shooting stills in AF-C mode.
Release either button and the focus point returns to its previous setting. Moreover, switching from the AF screen with Auto-Area mode to subject tracking can be assigned to an Fn button. This is a step towards personalization.
Other corrections have been made in areas like the viewfinder brightness, the iOS Bluetooth connection and the rare phenomenon with horizontal lines on some photos.
The newest upgrade can be downloaded from the official Nikon website.