Firmware Updates Nikon

Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras’ Software Upgrade Ver. 1.00 (2019/08/27): Get the Dedicated LUT for N-Log for Professional & Advanced Video Creators, at No Charge

The following video presents Nikon Z Series: Z 7 in N-Log:
Nikon Presents: Along for the Journey. All footage shot with the new mirrorless Z 7 in N-Log.

This is an update to these previous blogs:

Nikon Z6 and Z7

Nikon Z6 and Z7

The N-Log 3D LUT (Lookup Table) is a 3D lookup table developed by Nikon for use when color grading movie footage shot with N-Log gamma.

The N-Log setting utilizes extensive colour depth and twelve-stop, 1,300% dynamic range to record* a wealth of tone information from highlights and shadows for more effective colour grading.

* Movies are recorded to the external recorder only.

The following video presents Low Light Shooting with the mirrorless Nikon Z 6:
With a 24.5MP BSI CMOS sensor and flawless EXPEED 6 noise reduction, the Z 6 is a low-light powerhouse. Watch to see how the Z 6 performs in limited-light situations and allows you to capture beautiful content at extremely high ISO settings. What will you create with the Nikon Z 6?


August 27, 2019


Additional Details Announced for Upcoming RAW Video Output Update

MISSISSAUGA, ON – Today, Nikon Canada Inc. has introduced a dedicated LUT (lookup table) for users of the N-Log feature on the Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 cameras, allowing greater creative control in post-production. Further adding to the Z series capabilities for professional and advanced video creators, a new update will also be released later this year for the Z series cameras, which will enable the support of RAW video output from the camera when using a compatible ATOMOS Ninja V digital recorder.

Nikon Z6: Image grab from second video above

Nikon Z6: Image grab from second video above

N-Log and LUT: Next Level Control in Post

Nikon Z6: Image grab from second video above

Nikon Z6: Image grab from second video above

While Nikon’s legacy in colour science delivers an appealing palette and tones, this free upgrade takes colour control to the next level. For even more flexibility, the dedicated LUT available for Nikon’s N-Log is compatible with the Rec. 709 colour space and is available in several versions, allowing users to easily apply different looks to their content. This 3D LUT is a preset of RGB colour values, used to transform the appearance of video footage in post-production colour grading, and enables adjustment of brightness, saturation and hue. The Nikon Z 7 and Z 6’s N-Log HDMI output is optimized for 10-bit recording, bringing out the image sensor’s full dynamic range. It records rich gradation information in highlights and shadows to allow for more flexible colour grading.

To download the LUT free of charge, please visit the following links:
For Nikon Z 7 users, click here to download

For Nikon Z 6 users, click here to download

Support for RAW video output
Scheduled to arrive later this year, the output RAW data stream will enable recording in ProRes RAW video format on the Ninja V 4K HDR monitor/recorder made by ATOMOS, Nikon’s collaborator in developing RAW video output technology. RAW video files provide the richest information, just like still image RAW data. By bringing even more flexibility to post-production colour grading, RAW video output support firmly places the Nikon Z series as an affordable contender for professional-level production and filmmaking of any scale. This feature will require an additional internal upgrade that will need to be performed at a local Nikon service centre, which will incur a service charge.
For more information about ProRes RAW and the advanced video capabilities of the Nikon Z series mirrorless cameras, please visit

About Nikon
Nikon is a world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo and video capture technologies; globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for an award-winning array of equipment that enable visual storytelling and content creation. In 2017, Nikon celebrated a legacy of innovation with its 100-year anniversary celebration. Nikon Canada Inc. distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories, Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras and Nikon software products. Nikon Corporation, the parent company of Nikon Canada Inc., announced the production of 100 million NIKKOR lenses, creating a new milestone in Nikon’s heritage of superior optics. For more information, visit, which links all levels of photographers and visual storytellers to the Web’s most comprehensive learning and sharing communities. Connect with Nikon Canada on FacebookInstagramTwitter and YouTube.

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