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Nikon does it again and updates firmware for Z series cameras

Posted on 2020-12-18 00:45:00 , by News Service

Firmware updates version 3.20 for Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras and a new Webcam Utility released

Nikon does it again and updates firmware for Z series cameras. The Z series has become a hot cake for Nikon and is selling pretty well. The improved features that are pushed in the body by updated firmware are really helping improve the customer experience. Check out the latest updates in firmware.

Nikon just released new firmware updates version 3.20 for the Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras and a new Webcam Utility:

 

Here is the changelog for Z6 & Z7:

  • Support for RAW video output is available via a fee-for-service upgrade, * and firmware version 3.20 adds support under this service for Blackmagic Design external video recorders (currently the Video Assist 5″ 12G HDR and Video Assist 7″ 12G HDR). If you have already purchased the RAW video output upgrade for your camera, updating to firmware version 3.20 will add support for Blackmagic Design external video recorders automatically.
  • Users of Apple’s Final Cut Pro X (version 10.4.9 or later) can now adjust ISO sensitivity—and display and adjust color temperature—for ProRes RAW footage output to ATOMOS NINJA V external recorders using the fee-for-service RAW video output upgrade. *
    • < Choosing a RAW Output Type >
    • Before filming RAW video, choose an option for HDMI > Advanced > RAW output options > RAW output type in the SETUP MENU based on the type of recorder connected: select Type A for NINJA V recorders and Type B for Video Assist recorders.
  • Added support for NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S lenses.
  • Fixed the following issues:
    • Rotating the focus or (if Focus (M/A) is assigned to the control ring) control ring would sometimes fail to activate manual focus during burst photography when a NIKKOR Z lens was attached.
    • The exposure indicator would not be displayed in mode M when a non-CPU lens was attached via an FTZ mount adapter.
    • Certain aperture values would not be selected when control rings for the following lenses were rotated to stop aperture down in movie mode:
      • NIKKOR Z 24-50mm f/4-6.3
      • NIKKOR Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR
      • NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
      • NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR
  • Unexpected aperture values would sometimes be displayed during bracketing in mode M if a bracketing option that made changes to aperture was selected with a NIKKOR Z lens attached.
  • Power aperture controls would sometimes stop responding after the standby timer had been on for an extended period in movie mode.
  • The RAW video output upgrade is available on a fee-for-service basis. For more information, contact a Nikon-authorized service representative.

And the changelog for the Nikon Webcam Utility:

  • Added support for macOS Big Sur version 11.
  • Added support for Apple Silicon. Note that the Webcam Utility functions as a universal plugin and on Apple Silicon machines runs as an Apple Silicon native app in the universal version of Chrome.

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