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The Nikon Z50 is now able to detect the eyes and faces of dogs and cats

By Ng Chong Seng - on 22 Jul 2020, 7:28am

The Nikon Z50 is now able to detect the eyes and faces of dogs and cats

(Image: Nikon.)

If you’ve a Nikon Z50 mirrorless camera, there’s a new firmware v2.00 update that adds support for Animal-Detection AF, a custom AF mode (for still photos) that allows the camera to detect the eyes and faces of dogs and cats.

Additionally, Nikon is touting ‘modified’ subject tracking with still image shooting to allow for a ‘more flexible operational feel’. More specifically, subject tracking in AF-C mode now behaves closer to the 3D focus tracking that’s available on select Nikon DSLRs.

Nikon has also released firmware v3.10 for its Z7 and Z6 full-frame mirrorless cameras, adding support the company’s new TC–1.4x and TC–2.0x Z-mount teleconverters (the new Z50 firmware also supports these teleconverters). According to DPReview, it’s now also possible to update Nikon F-mount lenses when attached to the cameras via the FTZ mount adapter. DPReview has listed the full change logs so hop over there if you’re interested with the nitty-gritty.

Firmware v2.00 for the Z50 and firmware v3.10 for the Z7 and Z6 are now available at the Nikon Download Centre.

Source: Nikon, DPReview.