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Z 9 Firmware

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  • • This service supplies software that can be used to update the Z 9 camera “C” firmware to version 1.10. Use Firmware version in the SETUP MENU to check the camera firmware version before proceeding. You will not need to download this update if the firmware listed above is already installed.
  • • Read the information below before proceeding.
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.00 to 1.10
  • • Increased the burst length for dual-format (NEF/RAW + JPEG or JPEG + JPEG) pictures taken at 20 fps in continuous high-speed release mode.
    • “C” firmware version 1.00:
      • - NEF/RAW (high-efficiency★) + JPEG basic (large): Approx. 3 seconds *
      • - JPEG Slot 1 - JPEG Slot 2 (Slot 1: JPEG fine (large); Slot 2: JPEG basic (small)): Approx. 3 seconds *
    • “C” firmware version 1.10:
      • - NEF/RAW (high-efficiency★) + JPEG basic (large): Approx. 8 seconds *
      • - JPEG Slot 1 - JPEG Slot 2 (Slot 1: JPEG fine (large); Slot 2: JPEG basic (small)): Approx. 8 seconds *

    * The length of the burst that can be taken before the frame advance rate drops. Figures are reference values obtained via in-house measurements performed using a NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens and a ProGrade Digital COBALT 1700R 325GB CFexpress memory card. Burst length will drop in some circumstances, including if:

    • Backup is selected for Role played by card in Slot 2 or
    • ON is selected for Auto distortion control.
  • • Options highlighted in the Filtered playback criteria list in the PLAYBACK MENU can now also be selected and deselected by pressing the multi selector right.
  • • Fixed an issue that prevented optional SB-5000 flash units synchronizing with the shutter when all the following conditions were met:
    • - A shutter speed faster than the flash sync speed was selected with 1/200 s (Auto FP) or 1/250 s (Auto FP) chosen for Custom Setting e1 Flash sync speed in the CUSTOM SETTINGS MENU.
    • - The SB-5000 was controlled via radio AWL using an optional WR-R10 or WR-R11a wireless remote controller mounted on the camera.
    • - The flash unit was not mounted on the camera accessory shoe.
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 9 “C” Firmware Version 1.10
Supported cameras Z 9
Supported camera firmware versions “C” firmware version 1.00
File name F-Z9-V110W.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-Z9-V110W.exe to the folder created in Step 1.
  3. Run F-Z9-V110W.exe to extract the following file to a folder named “Z9Update”:
    • Z_9_0110.bin (the camera firmware)
  4. Using a card reader, copy “Z_9_0110.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 Slot 1 on 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.

Note: The license for the open-source software included in the camera’s NVM Express driver can be found under “BSD License (NVM Express Driver)”.

Product Description
Name Z 9 “C” Firmware Version 1.10
Supported cameras Z 9
Supported camera firmware versions “C” firmware version 1.00
File name F-Z9-V110M.dmg
System requirements
  • macOS Big Sur version 11
  • 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-Z9-V110M.dmg.
  2. Double-click the F-Z9-V110M.dmg icon to mount a disk image containing a folder named “Z9Update”, which in turn contains the following file:
    • Z_9_0110.bin (the camera firmware)
  3. Using a card reader, copy “Z_9_0110.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 Slot 1 on 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.

Note: The license for the open-source software included in the camera’s NVM Express driver can be found under “BSD License (NVM Express Driver)”.

End User License Agreement

  • Download

    F-Z9-V110W.exe
    (Approx. 64.48 MB)

  • Download

    F-Z9-V110M.dmg
    (Approx. 84.18 MB)

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