Nikon releases a pair of firmware updates for its Z6, Z7 mirrorless cameras

23 Nov

Nikon has released a pair firmware updates for its Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless camera systems that add new lens support, improves custom settings and address a number of issues.

Firmware version 2.10 (for both the Z6 and Z7) adds support for optical VR with Nikon’s NIKKOR Z DX 16–50mm F3.5–6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50–250mm F4.5–6.3 VR Z-mount lenses. It also enables lens control rings to adjust ISO sensitivity, a setting that can be found under the ‘Custom Setting Menu.’

Beyond that, the firmware addresses the following issues for both the Z6 and Z7:

  • As of November 14, 2019, the aperture display in the lens info panel for NIKKOR Z 24–70mm f/2.8 S and NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lenses shows both the current aperture and adjacent aperture values in modes A and M.
  • When On was selected for Auto ISO sensitivity control and an option that does not include “slow sync” was selected for Flash mode, shutter speed was formerly restricted to values between those chosen for Custom Settings e1 (Flash sync speed) and e2 (Flash shutter speed), but this has now been changed to match the behavior of digital SLR cameras, with the result that the minimum shutter speed now corresponds to the value selected for Auto ISO sensitivity control > Minimum shutter speed.
  • Fixed an issue that in extremely rare cases resulted in the camera failing to correctly record movies with 1920×1080; 120pselected for Frame size/frame rate.
  • Fixed an issue that occasionally resulted in “noise” in the form of white lines at the bottom of the display when the electronic viewfinder was on.
  • Fixed an issue that in rare cases resulted in “noise” in the form of fine horizontal lines appearing throughout the frame in movies and the live view display.
  • Fixed errors in the UTC time zones for the following three cities in the Time zone and date > Time zone display in the SETUP MENU:
    • Caracas: was -4:30, is now -4:00
    • Casablanca: was 00:00, is now +1:00
    • Ankara: was +2:00, is now +3:00
  • Fixed an issue that resulted in an incorrect date of creation being displayed in the Windows 10 “properties” dialogs for movies and time-lapse movies created with the camera, as well as copies created with camera movie editing controls.

You can download the latest firmware updates from Nikon’s Z6 and Z7 support pages.

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