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Z f Firmware

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This software update program is for the customer-owned product listed above (the “affected product”), and is provided only on acceptance of the agreement listed below. By selecting “Accept” and clicking “Download”, you are held to have accepted the terms and conditions of the agreement. Be sure you understand the terms of the agreement before beginning download.

  • • This service supplies software that can be used to update the Z f camera “C” firmware to version 1.20. 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.
  • • This update includes all changes made in previous updates.
  • • A card reader and computer are required for the firmware update.
  • • Read the information below before proceeding.
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.10 to 1.20
  • • The color temperature for the first shot will now be applied to the rest of the series of photos taken in pixel shift photography when the white balance is set to [Auto] or [Natural light auto].
  • • Changed the default values for the following settings displayed when connecting wirelessly:
    • - Encryption keys
    • - The password displayed after the camera's default settings are restored
  • • Fixed the following issues:
    • - The camera would sometimes stop responding when [ON] is selected for [Photo flicker reduction] and bursts are taken in the [Continuous H (extended)] release mode.
    • - The camera would sometimes stop responding if connected to an HDMI compatible device while the monitor was in the storage position.
    • - Releasing the shutter with the monitor in the storage position sometimes would not darken the viewfinder if [Silent mode] was set [ON] and an NEF (RAW) or RAW + JPEG/HEIF option was selected for [Image quality].
    • - “Noise” could sometimes be noticeable in the live view display during photography and video recording, as well as in the shadows of pictures taken and videos recorded when:
      • ▸ [Set Picture Control] was set to [Deep Tone Monochrome] or [Flat Monochrome]
      • ▸ A positive value or [A] (auto) was selected for [Contrast]
      • ▸ A negative value was selected for [Brightness]
    • - The camera would sometimes stop responding after a time-lapse video was recorded.
    • - The camera would sometimes stop responding when videos recorded under certain conditions were operated with actions such as rewinding or advancing during playback.

Last updated May 23, 2024.

Changes from Previous Versions
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.00 to 1.10
  • • Added slow-motion video recording.
  • • Fixed an issue, which the viewfinder live view display may not show correctly under some conditions.
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 f “C” Firmware Version 1.20
Supported cameras Z f
Supported camera firmware versions “C” firmware versions 1.00–1.10
File name Z_f_0120.bin
Copyright Nikon Corporation
Reproduction Not permitted
Updating the Camera Firmware
  1. Download the following firmware file to your computer.
    Please make sure you have the downloaded firmware file on your computer.
    • Z_f_0120.bin (the camera firmware)
  2. Using a card reader, copy “Z_f_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.
  3. Insert the memory card into the camera and turn the camera on.
  4. Select [Firmware version] in the [SETUP MENU] and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware update.
  5. Once the update is complete, turn the camera off and remove the memory card.
  6. Confirm that the firmware has been updated to the new version.

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

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