The following video presents Introducing the development of Eye AF function for Z cameras:
“Our much-anticipated Eye AF function that is currently in development for the #Z7 and #Z6 can effectively detect your subject’s eyes, making focusing so much easier! You’ll capture stunning shots where focus has been clearly acquired on the subject’s eyes – good news for #portrait and #streetphotographers! 📷
Eye AF detection portrait photographers“
@ CES 2019, Nikon announced it is working on a firmware update for its new Z Series mirrorless cameras that will add CFexpress memory card support, add an Eye AF function and provide RAW Video support.
This is the strongest indication yet from Nikon of a new level of attention to user’s requests and its commitment to compete head-on with Sony’s A7 Series.
Here is Nikon’s delineation of the upcoming firmware upgrade features which are on display at CES 2019:
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 Z 6 and Z 7 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.
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