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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 1.70. 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 1.60 to 1.70
  • • Fixed an issue that occurred in rare cases where tapping the monitor would not move the focus point to the selected position.
Changes from Previous Versions
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.50 to 1.60
  • • More background color options are now available for the [Information display] item in the [SETUP MENU].
  • • Added a [Welcome screen] item in [SETUP MENU]. A welcome screen will be displayed when the camera is turned on.
  • • Added [Red REC frame indicator] to the [CUSTOM SETTINGS MENU] in position g7.
  • • 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 an issue that [Release mode] could not be properly adjusted using the Fn button in AUTO mode when [Release mode] was assigned to the Fn button.
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.41 to 1.50
  • • Added support for EN-EL25a rechargeable Li-ion batteries.
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.40 to 1.41
  • • Fixed an issue that occurred in rare cases where autofocus would fail when [AF-area mode] was set to [Pinpoint AF] or when shooting dark or low-contrast subjects.
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.30 to 1.40
  • • Added support for the iOS edition of NX MobileAir. Use NX MobileAir version 1.1.3 or later.
  • • Added support for MC-N10 remote grips.
  • • Added support for the power zoom feature available on some lenses.
  • • Focus-point selection for self-portrait mode using an ML-L7 has been improved.
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.20 to 1.30
  • • [Save focus position] and [Recall focus position] have been added to the roles that can be assigned using Custom Setting f2 [Custom controls (shooting)] in the [CUSTOM SETTINGS MENU]. As of November 29, 2022, these options were supported with the following lenses:
    • - NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S
    • - NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S
    • - NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S
    • - NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S
    • - NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S
  • • The behavior of autofocus during memory recall has been improved to ensure that the focus position will not change in any focus mode even if the shutter-release button is pressed halfway while focus recall is in progress.
  • • During remote photography with the ML-L7, the camera will now focus with every shot taken with [AF-C] selected for [Focus mode] if [Release] is chosen for Custom Setting a1 [AF-C priority selection] in the [CUSTOM SETTINGS MENU].
  • • Fixed an issue that sometimes resulted in the settings selected for Custom Setting f2 [Custom controls (shooting)] in the [CUSTOM SETTINGS MENU] not performing as expected in user settings modes.
Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.10 to 1.20
  • • Added support for:
    • - NIKKOR Z 28-75mm f/2.8 lenses, and
    • - NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S 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 “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 1.70
Supported cameras Z fc
Supported camera firmware versions “C” firmware versions 1.00–1.60
File name Z_fc_0170.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_fc_0170.bin (the camera firmware)
  2. Using a card reader, copy “Z_fc_0170.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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