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Latest Nikon Z7 II and Z6 II Firmware Updates Add Blackmagic RAW Recording
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, February 25, 2021 @ 06:00 AM (EST)

Nikon has released a pair of firmware updates for its Z7 II and Z6 II mirrorless cameras. Firmware version 1.10 adds the ability to shoot 4K/60p video, improved Eye-AF performance, and Blackmagic RAW recording. The new high frame rate recording is, however, limited to the cropped (DX) format in “Normal” movie quality mode.

For serious underwater videographers, the Blackmagic RAW update is potentially the most interesting. It gives the cameras the ability to output Blackmagic RAW video to Blackmagic Design’s Video Assist 5-inch 12G HDR and Video Assist 7-inch 12G HDR external monitors/recorders.

As with the Z7 and Z6, getting Blackmagic RAW capabilities requires a $200 RAW Video Output Upgrade that means sending your camera to a Nikon service center. The upgrade additionally gives the Z7 II and Z6 II the ability to output ProRes RAW to the Atomos Ninja V external recorder. Indeed, Atomos has already released AtomOS 10.62, which includes “added support for full adjustment of White Balance and ISO in ProRes RAW for Nikon Z 6II and Nikon Z 7II users,” in addition to other fixes.

Head to Nikon’s website to download firmware version 1.10 for the Z7 II and Z6 II.



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