Nikon Firmware 3.0 Is Here & Bringing All The Cuteness

  By Ryley Smith


Nikon has made photographing your fur babies even easier! Firmware 3.0 for the Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6! With Animal Detection AF, improved subject tracking and more, this is one of the cutest firmware updates you can get!

As you would hope with an Aminal Detection AF upgrade, Firmware 3.0 is making it easier to take amazing portraits of your pets, regardless of how good they are at sitting pretty. Just like Eye AF for humans, Aminal Detection AF reliably focuses on your dog or cat’s eye, helping you get that perfect shot! 

Subject tracking can also be easily toggled on and off by pressing the shutter-release button halfway, or holding down the AF-ON button while shooting stills in AF-C mode. Release either button, and the focus point will return to its previous setting. Subject tracking can also be assigned to a camera or lens Fn button for convenient tracking while using the EVF (Electronic Viewfinder) in Auto-Area AF mode. 

The Nikon Firmware 3.0 also adds support to Nikon’s advanced NIKKOR Z lens controls, like those found on the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S! Two Lens Fn buttons can be assigned, the focus limit switch can be employed and autofocusing with Manual Override can (M/A mode) is fully supported. 

Finally, there is expanded support for CFexpress memory cards! Type B CFexpress cards made by ProGrade and Lexar in addition to Sony CFexpress memory cards will be supported for Z 7 and Z 6 cameras using the 3.0 firmware. 

To upgrade your Nikon Z 7 to version 3.0, click here. 

To upgrade your Nikon Z 6 to version 3.0, click here.

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Ryley graduated in 2018 from the U of C, with a bachelor in Sociology. With a strong love for writing, and having dabbled in photography, she wanted to take her curious mind and put it towards a more fun and creative future. In her spare time, Ryley finds herself camping, skiing, and fishing. She also loves craft beer and interesting food, ideally together.