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Nikon Adds Animal Eye AF to Z6 and Z7 with Major Firmware Update

Nikon has released a major firmware update (Version 3.00) for the full-frame mirrorless Z6 and Z7, adding some focus tracking improvements, additional CFExpress support, and one major new feature: Face and Eye “Animal Detection” autofocus for dogs and cats.

The new setting appears under Custom Setting a4 (Auto-area AF face/eye detection). Once Animal Detection is turned on, the camera should switch between Face and Eye detection as needed when shooting stills. As with humans, only Face Detection is available for animals in movie mode.

Nikon claims that the new feature will find and focus on the eyes of “even the shaggiest pets,” and the demo videos seem to back up this claim.

See the latest firmware in action in the videos below:

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