Nikon Z firmware

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Nikon berättar att man lanserar en helt ny firmware till Z6 och Z7 som ger en hel del nya funktioner. Just nu är det teknik-kapplöpning bland spegelfria systemkameror vilket gynnar oss användare och sätter press på tillverkarna. Vi får vänja oss vid att uppdatera firmware oftare de kommande åren...

Den här uppgraderingen ska ge Eye-detection-AF som har blivit en viktig del av autofokus-systemet i de nyare kamerorna. Att sätta fokus och skärpa på ögat och att kunna följa närmaste ögat hos motivet ger avsevärt fler skarpa och användbara bilder och då systemen idag är så snabba och effektiva så kommer det att ge förbättrade resultat på riktigt. Använder du din Nikon på AF-S och en centerpunkt idag och inte vågat eller orkat använda potentialen i din kamera...se till att göra det!

Den nya uppdateringen kommer att ge stöd för CFExpress (som vi snart har i lager!) i XQD-kortplatsen. RAW-video genom HDMI kommer också att bli möjligt, dock i en senare uppdatering som det verkar. Den första uppdateringen innehåller andra förbättringar inom området autofokus. Läs pressmeddelandet nedan (engelska) för mer specifik information.

1. Support for Eye-Detection AF for still image shooting (scheduled for release in May 2019). 
Eye-Detection AF is convenient for portrait photography. The Eye-Detection AF in development will work not only with the AF-S (Single AF) focus mode that is convenient when photographing still human subjects, but also with the AF-C (Continuous AF) focus mode, which is effective when photographing human subjects that frequently adjust or change their pose. What's more, the function is capable of detecting multiple eyes, from which the user can select the eye upon which the camera should focus, allowing the photographer greater flexibility when photographing multiple people to suit their intent.


2. Increased AF/AE performance (scheduled for release in May 2019)
AE (auto exposure) tracking will be newly possible in continuous high-speed (extended) mode, in addition to the AF tracking that existed previously. In addition, low-light AF performance will be improved, enabling faster autofocusing in dark or dimly lit surroundings with both still-image shooting and movie recording.

3. Support for RAW video output
Output of 4K UHD and Full HD RAW data stream from the camera will be supported. The output RAW data stream can then be recorded in the compatible RAW format using an external recorder. This will allow users to utilize rich 12-bit colors to achieve flexible color grading.

Release timing for this feature will be announced at a later date.

4. Support for CFexpress memory cards
The new firmware will provide support for CFexpress, a new standard for memory cards. Having passed durability tests in which they were inserted and removed from a camera 12,000 times, these memory cards offer users a greater sense of security. They also offer high-speed performance that will provide users with a more efficient workflow. After upgrading, users will be able to use both CFexpress as well as XQD cards in their camera interchangeably. In addition to the Z 7 and Z 6, in the future, CFexpress memory card support will be added to the Nikon D5 (XQD-Type), Nikon D850, and Nikon D500 digital SLR cameras as well.

Release timing for this feature will be announced at a later date.