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Z 50 Firmware

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  • • This service supplies software that can be used to update the Z 50 camera “C” firmware to version 2.01. Check the camera firmware version before proceeding. You will not need to download this update if the firmware listed above is already installed.
  • • This update includes all changes made in previous updates.
  • • Users of ViewNX-i will need to upgrade to ViewNX-i version 1.4.3 or later, users of Capture NX-D to Capture NX-D version 1.6.3 or later.
  • • Read the information below before proceeding.
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 2.00 to 2.01
  • • Fixed character display issues that occurred when Korean or simplified Chinese was selected for the language item in the camera menus. No update is required if the language item in the menus for your camera does not list options for Korean or simplified Chinese.
Changes from Previous Versions
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.11 to 2.00
  • • With the addition of an Animal detection on option to Custom Setting a2 (Auto-area AF face/eye detection), face/eye-detection AF is now available with dogs and cats; when this option is enabled, the camera will now detect the eyes and faces of dogs and cats (in movie mode, only faces are detected). Animal detection on is selected automatically when the mode dial is in the SCN (scene mode) position with Pet portrait selected.
  • • Added support for Nikon Z mount TC-1.4x/TC-2.0x teleconverters.
  • • Added support for F mount lens firmware updates. F mount lens firmware updates are supported from FTZ mount adapter firmware version 1.10.
  • • Changed some of the f/-number values displayed when exposure is adjusted in steps of 1/3 EV (f/1.2 is now displayed as f/1.3). As of July 21, 2020, this applies to NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lenses.
  • • The bracketing increment is now properly applied to photos taken with exposure locked during AE bracketing in Continuous H (extended) release mode.
  • • Release-priority is now enabled if AF-S Single AF is selected for Focus mode when AF-ON is assigned to the AE-L/AF-L button.
  • • The following improvements have been made to subject tracking:
    • - Users can now switch between the auto-area AF and target selection displays using a custom control such as the Fn1 button.
    • - The behavior of subject tracking when AF-C is selected during still photography now more closely resembles that for 3D-tracking on digital SLR cameras.
  • • The conditions for displaying the prompt suggesting the use of the flash have been reviewed and the prompt is now displayed under more appropriate conditions.
  • • Fixed the following issues:
    • - The crop selected for “tall” (portrait-orientation) pictures using PictBridge would not be accurately reflected in the printed image.
    • - In rare circumstances, autofocus would not engage if a NIKKOR Z DX 16–50mm f/3.5–6.3 VR lens was extended at the same time the camera was turned on.
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.10 to 1.11
  • • Added support for the Fn2 button found on some lenses.
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.00 to 1.10
  • • Added support for the focus limit switch available on certain Z mount lenses (as of February 12, 2020, only the NIKKOR Z 70–200mm f/2.8 VR S). The lens Fn2 button is not supported.
  • • Movie footage shot in self-portrait mode is now filmed using AF-F (full-time autofocus), regardless of the option selected for autofocus mode.
Viewing the Camera Firmware Version
  1. Turn the camera on.
  2. Press the camera MENU button and select Firmware version in the SETUP MENU to display the camera firmware version.
  3. Check the camera firmware version.
  4. Turn the camera off.
Product Description
Name Z 50 “C” Firmware Version 2.01
Supported cameras Z 50
Supported camera firmware versions “C” firmware versions 1.00–2.00
File name F-Z50-V201W.exe
System requirements
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
  • Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise
Note: Card reader and computer required.
Copyright Nikon Corporation
Archive type Self-extracting
Reproduction Not permitted
Updating the Camera Firmware
  1. Create a folder on the computer hard disk and name it as desired.
  2. Download F-Z50-V201W.exe to the folder created in Step 1.
  3. Run F-Z50-V201W.exe to extract the following file to a folder named “Z50Update”:
    • Z_50_0201.bin (the camera firmware)
  4. Using a card reader, copy “Z_50_0201.bin” to a memory card that has been formatted in the camera.
    Note: Be sure to copy the firmware to the root (top-most) directory of the memory card. The camera will not recognize the new firmware if it is placed in a folder under the root directory.
  5. Insert the memory card into the camera and turn the camera on.
  6. Select Firmware version in the SETUP MENU and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware update.
  7. Once the update is complete, turn the camera off and remove the memory card.
  8. Confirm that the firmware has been updated to the new version.

Note: For detailed instructions or information on the equipment needed to complete the update, download the following pdf file:
Z-series_FirmUp_Win_En.pdf (PDF) (0.30 MB)

Note: Updates can be performed for you by a Nikon-authorized service representative.

Product Description
Name Z 50 “C” Firmware Version 2.01
Supported cameras Z 50
Supported camera firmware versions “C” firmware versions 1.00–2.00
File name F-Z50-V201M.dmg
System requirements
  • macOS Catalina version 10.15
  • macOS Mojave version 10.14
  • macOS High Sierra version 10.13
  • macOS Sierra version 10.12
Note: Card reader and computer required.
Copyright Nikon Corporation
Archive type Self-extracting
Reproduction Not permitted
Updating the Camera Firmware
  1. Download F-Z50-V201M.dmg.
  2. Double-click the F-Z50-V201M.dmg icon to mount a disk image containing a folder named “Z50Update”, which in turn contains the following file:
    • Z_50_0201.bin (the camera firmware)
  3. Using a card reader, copy “Z_50_0201.bin” to a memory card that has been formatted in the camera.
    Note: Be sure to copy the firmware to the root (top-most) directory of the memory card. The camera will not recognize the new firmware if it is placed in a folder under the root directory.
  4. Insert the memory card into the camera and turn the camera on.
  5. Select Firmware version in the SETUP MENU and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware update.
  6. Once the update is complete, turn the camera off and remove the memory card.
  7. Confirm that the firmware has been updated to the new version.

Note: For detailed instructions or information on the equipment needed to complete the update, download the following pdf file:
Z-series_FirmUp_Mac_En.pdf (PDF) (0.25 MB)

Note: Updates can be performed for you by a Nikon-authorized service representative.

End User License Agreement

  • Download

    F-Z50-V201W.exe
    (Approx. 26.63 MB)

  • Download

    F-Z50-V201M.dmg
    (Approx. 30.36 MB)

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