The company already mentioned about a firmware update in February 2021. The upcoming firmware will enable 4k 60p mode in the Nikon Z6 II camera and it will also upscale the AI algorithms inside the Nikon Z6 II as well as the Nikon Z7 II.
This new Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II firmware update will be available for download on February 25, 2021. Both full frame mirrorless cameras will benefit from Improved EyeAF. See the details from the Google translated text below.
Firmware Ver.1.10 Changes
Firmware Ver. 1.10 supports 4K UHD / 60p * 1 when shooting “Z 6 II” movies.
In addition, the pupil AF performance of the “Z 7 II” and “Z 6 II” has improved pupil detection performance. Eyes can be detected even when the person’s face is smaller than before, supporting comfortable and stable shooting.
In addition, “Z 7 II” and “Z 6 II” will be compatible with RAW video output * 3 * 4 to an external recorder * 2 manufactured by Blackmagic Design * 5. You will be able to record * 6 not only with ProRes RAW but also with Blackmagic RAW.
Firmware Ver. 1.10 supports a variety of video recording workflows to meet professional full-scale video production needs.
In addition, for ProRes RAW videos recorded with Atomos’ external recorder “NINJA V”, the ISO settings and color temperature adjustments added in Apple’s Final Cut Pro version 10.4.9 or later are supported. This further expands the range of video editing in Final Cut Pro.
For cameras that have already provided the paid setting service, the RAW video output function to an external recorder made by Blackmagic Design will be enabled only by upgrading to firmware Ver.1.10.
On Nikon CP + 2021 Online, we will introduce explanations and examples with the same firmware upgrade β equipment by delivering the appearance stage of Mr. Koji Ueda and Mr. Hideki Kohno.
Nikon CP + 2021 Online: https://www.nikon-image.com/event/cpplus2021/
“Z 6 II” is capable of 4K UHD and full HD RAW video output regardless of FX or DX.
RAW video output paid setting service overview
If you send the “Z 7 II” or “Z 6 II” to the Nikon Repair Center or bring it to the Nikon Plaza or Service Center * 1, you will be charged to set the RAW video output * 2. This allows you to record RAW videos with high grading resistance to an external recorder via the HDMI terminal.
Before applying, please check the precautions for this service (Notes on the [RAW output setting] function) described in the “Z 7II / Z 6II Technical Guide-RAW Movie Shooting-” in advance.
33,000 yen (tax included) If the camera is mailed to the repair center, the return shipping fee will be borne by the customer.
・ The firmware will be upgraded to the latest version when the camera is set.
・ The service is applied to each camera. A new application is required for another camera.
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