Nikon has announced the release of firmware version 3.00 for its flagship, full-frame mirrorless camera, the Nikon Z 9.
The new firmware upgrade offers exciting new features for both video and stills functions, as well as improved operability and display features that respond to user needs.
New video features include High-Frequency Flicker Reduction and Hi-Res Zoom1 – a function that enables high-resolution zooming that effectively extends the telephoto range, regardless of the lens used. New stills features include the addition of a C60 option to High-Speed Frame Capture+2 – enabling high-speed continuous shooting at approximately 60 fps in DX format.
The firmware upgrade also offers users a more comfortable workflow with improved playback options for images captured in bursts of continuous shooting.
To satisfy the enhanced display and operability demands of professionals further, the upgrade increases the number of buttons available for custom controls and extends the customisable functions. In addition, images and the i menu can be displayed in vertical orientation during playback mode, and new image-size options for DX format have been added. Other improvements include an extended AF low-light limit and a reduction of shifting focus position to a foreground obstacle that briefly obscures the intended subject.
This upgrade demonstrates Nikon’s ongoing commitment to meeting users’ needs through timely firmware updates offering industry-leading functions.
1 Hi-Res Zoom is available only with video recording at video file type settings of ProRes 422 HQ 10-bit (MOV), H.265 10-bit (MOV), H.265 8-bit (MOV), or H.264 8-bit (MP4) with image area set to FX (36×24). Restrictions apply to some camera features.
2 With AE/AF tracking at an image quality setting of JPEG normal only. The maximum number of frames that can be captured with a single burst is fewer than that possible with high-speed continuous shooting. We recommend using a Nikon-recommended memory card.