Nikon Z6 & Z7 Firmware Updats Coming Soon: Add CFexpress, Eye AF and RAW Video Support

At CES 2019 Nikon officially announced the development of firmware updates to add CFexpress, eye AF and RAW video support to Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 mirrorless cameras.

The Nikon Z Series: Upcoming Firmware on Display

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 Z6 and Z7 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.

Details, including the release date of new firmware updates, will be shared at a later date.

Reminder: The new Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens & Nikon Z6 Filmmaker’s Kit are now available for pre-order at major US stores:

Nikon NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S Lens: $1,296.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Nikon Z6 Filmmaker’s Kit: $3,996.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.