Nikon has released a new Version 3.0 firmware for the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera. Yes, that’s right, they’ve announced a release. They haven’t announced that they’re going to release it in a week – I don’t understand why some camera manufacturers have started doing that lately. Anyway, the new firmware boasts over 20 new features, and enhancements to make it “more flexible and intelligent”.
New features include a faster, smarter and more reliable autofocus – which they’ve needed, given some of the comparisons I’ve seen against Sony and Canon – and new zoom controls, including a simulated crop-zoom in-camera in real-time while recording, even with primes. New timecode sync features have been added for video shooters, as well as smoother operation for vertical shooting and plenty more besides.