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Z fc Firmware

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  • • This service supplies software that can be used to update the Z fc camera “C” firmware to version 1.20. 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.
  • • Read the information below before proceeding.
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.10 to 1.20
  • • Added support for NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 lenses.
  • • Increased the refresh rate for the focus point displayed during face/eye-detection and subject-tracking AF.
  • • Fixed the following issues:
    • - Pictures would be underexposed if taken at shutter speeds of 1/250 s or faster with a flash unit (other than the SB-5000) compatible with auto FP high-speed sync and 1/200 s (Auto FP) selected for Flash sync speed.
    • - When assigned Zoom on/off via AE-L/AF-L button, the AE-L/AF-L button could not be used to zoom in on the display while the shutter-release button was pressed halfway.
Changes from Previous Versions
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.00 to 1.10
  • • Added support for:
    • - FTZ II mount adapters, and
    • - NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S lenses.
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 fc “C” Firmware Version 1.20
Supported cameras Z fc
Supported camera firmware versions “C” firmware versions 1.00–1.10
File name F-Zfc-V120W.exe
System requirements
  • Microsoft Windows 11
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1
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-Zfc-V120W.exe to the folder created in Step 1.
  3. Run F-Zfc-V120W.exe to extract the following file to a folder named “ZfcUpdate”:
    • Z_fc_0120.bin (the camera firmware)
  4. Using a card reader, copy “Z_fc_0120.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 fc “C” Firmware Version 1.20
Supported cameras Z fc
Supported camera firmware versions “C” firmware versions 1.00–1.10
File name F-Zfc-V120M.dmg
System requirements
  • macOS Monterey version 12
  • 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-Zfc-V120M.dmg.
  2. Double-click the F-Zfc-V120M.dmg icon to mount a disk image containing a folder named “ZfcUpdate”, which in turn contains the following file:
    • Z_fc_0120.bin (the camera firmware)
  3. Using a card reader, copy “Z_fc_0120.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-Zfc-V120W.exe
    (Approx. 28.19 MB)

  • Download

    F-Zfc-V120M.dmg
    (Approx. 32.59 MB)

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