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First Have a look at the brand new Eye AF for the Nikon Z6 & Z7

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At CP+ 2019 we received a primary take a look at the brand new Eye AF for the Nikon Z6 & Z7. New upcoming firmware that’s scheduled to be launched in Could will embrace Eye AF, higher autofocus efficiency in low mild circumstances, and the power to make use of CFexpress playing cards.

First Look at the new Eye AF for the Nikon Z6 & Z7

We received to check out a beta model of the brand new firmware that features Eye AF and higher autofocus efficiency, particularly in decrease lighting circumstances. Different competing cameras comparable to Sony’s a7R III have had Eye AF for fairly a while. The Eye AF was working properly on the Z7 that we tried and you’ll simply change from one eye to the opposite utilizing the joystick or dial on the again of the digital camera. Whereas it did work properly as soon as it locked onto somebody’s eye, sometimes it regarded prefer it was initially looking round searching for an eye fixed to trace. Because the firmware continues to be very a lot beta I think about Nikon will proceed to tweak it within the months main as much as its launch.

Usually, the general autofocus efficiency appears to have improved. When utilizing the upcoming 24-70mm f2.8 Z mount lens on the Z7, I discovered the autofocus was snappy and responsive.

First Look at the new Eye AF for the Nikon Z6 & Z7

What stunned me was Nikon instructed us that for the time being the Eye AF solely works when taking pictures and presently it doesn’t work when taking pictures video. Let’s hope that Nikon does make the  Eye AF work for each video and stills.


Nikon confirms 12-bit RAW output & particulars upcoming firmware replace

It’s good to see Nikon persevering with to enhance and add features to the Z6 and Z7. With a versatile mount, a big assortment of lenses that can be utilized by adapters, good video efficiency, and the upcoming potential to report Prores RAW to an Atomos Ninja V, they definitely try to win over video shooters.