Nikon’s Z9 Firmware Version 2.1 Further Improves Autofocus

Nikon has announced a small firmware update 2.10 for the Z9 flagship camera. While not nearly as significant as the version 2.0 update released back in April, version 2.1 adds a high-frequency flicker reduction feature as well as further improves autofocus performance.

When High-Frequency Flicker Reduction is enabled in photo shooting mode, shutter speed can be fine-tuned in increments from the normal 1/3 or 1/2 EV to those as small as 1/96 EV. When [High-frequency flicker reduction] is enabled, shutter speed can be fine-tuned in very small increments at speeds between 1/8000 and 1/30 s. The ability offered by this new function to adjust shutter speed more precisely than ever before makes it possible to suppress the effects of flicker, even when signboards and lighting that use high-frequency LEDs are included in the angle of view with shooting.

AF performance has also been further improved, notably increasing AF tracking performance with small subjects (those that take up a very small portion of the frame) as well as focus accuracy when eye/face-detection AF is used with continuous-servo AF (AF-C).

Nikon will continuously meet users’ needs through timely updates of firmware versions with various useful functions. The new firmware is available for download now from the Nikon website.

More info on Nikon’s website.

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