3.0 Firmware Update

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3.0 is available

  • • Added support for ProGrade and Lexar CFexpress memory cards (Type B). For more information, see the Nikon website for your country or region.
  • • Custom Setting a4 (Auto-area AF face/eye detection) now offers an Animal detection option that adds dogs and cats to the subjects supported by face- and eye-detection autofocus. As a result, the camera can now detect and focus on the faces and eyes of dogs and cats. Animal face detection (but not eye detection) is also available in movie mode.
  • • Improved the functionality of subject-tracking AF (available when Auto-area AF is selected for AF-area mode) as follows:
    • - Subject-tracking AF can now be initiated via the Fn1 or Fn2 button on the camera or the Fn1 or Fn2 button on the lens. Subject-tracking AF must first be assigned to the control using Custom Setting f2 (Custom control assignment) in Group f (Controls) of the CUSTOM SETTING MENU or Custom Setting g2 (Custom control assignment).
    • - The behavior of the camera when tracking is end by pressing the AF-ON button or by pressing the shutter-release button halfway with AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) and subject-tracking AF enabled in photo mode has been changed to more closely resemble that of the 3D-tracking option for digital SLR cameras.
  • • Custom Setting f2 (Custom control assignment) in Group f (Controls) of the CUSTOM SETTING MENU now offers a Lens Fn2 button option, which can be used to choose the role played by the L-Fn2 button available on certain Z mount lenses (as of February 12, 2020, only the NIKKOR Z 70–200mm f/2.8 VR S).
  • • Added support for the focus limit switch available on certain Z mount lenses (as of February 12, 2020, only the NIKKOR Z 70–200mm f/2.8 VR S).
  • • Optimized the responsiveness of the switch to manual focus when the focus or control ring on a Z mount lens is rotated during autofocus. Note that the control ring only functions in this capacity when assigned the Focus (M/A) role.
  • • Fixed the following issues:
    • - When Viewfinder brightness was adjusted manually, brightness would sometimes change when the standby timer was restarted.
    • - iOS devices running iOS 13 would sometimes display a Bluetooth pairing request when pairing was complete.
    • Note: For information on the license for the open-source software included in the camera’s NVM Express driver, see “BSD License (NVM Express Driver)”.v
 
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Sweet. Animal AF eye. I had a pet portrait session last fall and tried using AF eye and it failed miserably. It did AF, but no AF eye. A dog’s or cat’s eyes look different from a human’s eyes.
 
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Trooper the willing subject. Auto focused on the eye..
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I find animal AF pretty handy, especially shooting dogs. Without animal AF, if you're not careful while shooting shallow DOF, it's really easy to focus on puppy noses instead of the eyes! :D
 
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Allan, I'd be curious how you compare this Eye AF to the Sony A9 II Eye AF
I tried the Z6 eye AF with FW 3.0 vs my Sony A7III eye AF. I like Sony's eye AF a bit more since you can activate it on the fly with a button press and deactivate it as well. Plus it works with all AF focus modes. With Nikon eye AF you have to switch to auto area AF in order to use it. Saying that, I found Nikon's implementation accurate and I would have no issue using it when needed.
 

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