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Major Firmware Upgrade for Nikon Z8


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Heads up, Z8 shooters! Apparently Nikon has just released firmware 2.0 for the camera, and it's a major upgrade packed with a number of brand-new features that go well beyond those of the Z9. Among the major new features is dedicated "Bird Detect", which presumably will work with fish? 

 

As you know, @MatthewSullivan and @Alex_Mustard have featured Z8 content on their new Underwater Photography Show. Perhaps they'll make a new video exploring the new features contained in firmware 2.0 and which of them are especially relevant to underwater photographers.

 

In the meantime, here are a couple of videos exploring the hot-off-the-presses features in the new firmware update:

 

 

 

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  • The title was changed to Major Firmware Upgrade for Nikon Z8

I really like the fact that Nikon keeps updating their cameras in such a way for free!

 

The new firmware introduces the bird detection AF, as well as a new shift mode (up to 180MP) and Auto-Capture features as well as some new options/customization features. Nikon also claims to have improved AF-Performance.

 

And very important for underwater photographers: we get new shutter sound options 😆

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