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Z6II and Z7II firmware update announced for Feb 25

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Thu 18-Feb-21 03:01 PM
Nikon has announced the release next week of a firmware update for the Z6II and Z7II. this update was planned from before the release of the cameras. The big items in the update are improvements to AF performance - particularly Eye AF, and 4k 60 fps video. As usual, there will be the typical bug fixes and other improvements to performance.

https://www.nikonusa.com/en/about-nikon/press-room/press-release/kg1fn9ef/NIKON-TO-RELEASE-Z-7II-AND-Z-6II-MIRRORLESS-CAMERA-FIRMWARE-VER.-1.10-ON-FEBRUARY-25.html


Here is a review of the new firmware from Ricci:


Ricci mentioned there is a big improvement in Eye AF speed and the distance at which Eye AF is activated and has some videos showing that improvement.

My take is this represents both improvement in Eye AF and competitively matching the display Nikon's Eye AF activation distance with Canon and Sony. I'm not sure the extent to which it really matters since DOF is such that Face Detect would provide in-focus eyes. Nikon had originally set Eye AF to switch to Face AF at nearer distances than competitors which created an inaccurate perception of AF capability.

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