The APS-C camera, which is designed primarily as a stills camera, will now expand its video capability through the new Eye AF autofocus feature.
Moreover, the version 2.4 “C” update improves the camera’s articulating LCD refresh rate so that users can better see focus points while in live view while using subject tracking and face or eye detection AF.
Eye detection in stills mode has also received improved performance, but the big takeaway here is that while in video mode, Z50 users have even more accurate subject tracking.
The Nikon Z50 Mirrorless camera has a 20.9 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor with an Expeed 6 image processor and 1.5x crop factor that is capable of capturing 4K video at 3840×2160 at up to 30 frames per second with 14-bit color.
Full HD recording can be captured at up to 120 fps and the camera is capable of capturing in 3:2 and 16:9 aspect ratios.
The camera relies on 209 autofocus points in either phase detection or contrast detection autofocus points for focusing video in automatic, continuous servo, and now face and eye detection autofocus.
The latter of which was only previously available in still image mode. The autofocus also has a sensitivity of -2 to +19 EV.
In order to update the Z50, users can head to NikonImgLib.com and download it according to the operating system being used. Connect the camera and follow the prompts in the firmware package.
Nikon advises verifying the camera’s firmware version before updating and being sure the camera is fully charged before attempting the update.
The update also includes all firmware changes made in previous updates, so there’s no need to update in a step fashion before installing version 2.4.
Additionally, users of ViewNX-i will need to upgrade to version 1.4.3 or later while users of Capture NX-D to Capture NX-D version 1.6.3 or later.
Nikon Z50 APS-C Mirrorless Camera (B&H)
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