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Nikon Z9 firmware updated version 1.11 released

Nikon Z 9 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body

Nikon Z9 Firmware – Nikon just released firmware update version 1.11 for the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera:

Z 9 Firmware

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 9 camera “C” firmware to version 1.11. 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.• Read the information below before proceeding.

Changes from “C” Nikon Z9 Firmware Version 1.10 to 1.11

  •  Fixed an issue that prevented the camera focusing on detected subjects during video recording with all the following chosen in the VIDEO RECORDING MENU:
    • – Image area > Choose image areaDX
    • – AF-area mode: Any of Wide-area AF (S)Wide-area AF (L)Subject-tracking AF, and Auto-area AF
    • – AF subject detection options > Subject detection: Any option other than Subject detection off
  • • Fixed typos in the names of some items in Group a (Focus) of the CUSTOM SETTINGS MENU in some languages.
  • • Fixed an issue that would in rare cases cause horizontal stripes to appear in a circle in the center of pictures taken with a Z TELECONVERTER TC-1.4x or Z TELECONVERTER TC-2.0x attached to a NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S lens and an option other than Off selected for Vignette control in the PHOTO SHOOTING MENU.
  • • Added support for NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S lenses (from “C” firmware version 1.10).
  • • Fixed the following issues (from “C” firmware version 1.10):
    • – Using menu items that offer only ON and OFF options would sometimes corrupt the menu display when a lens that supported Custom Setting a14 (Manual focus ring in AF mode) in the CUSTOM SETTINGS MENU was attached.
    • – The colors in HLG or N-Log would not be correctly adjusted for display in the viewfinder when ON was selected for Custom Setting g8 (View assist) in the CUSTOM SETTINGS MENU.

Nikon Z9 Firmware Changes from Previous Versions

Changes from “C” Firmware Version 1.00 to 1.10

• Added support for NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S lenses.• 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.• Fixed the following issues:- Using menu items that offer only ON and OFF options would sometimes corrupt the menu display when a lens that supported Custom Setting a14 (Manual focus ring in AF mode) in the CUSTOM SETTINGS MENU was attached.- The colors in HLG or N-Log would not be correctly adjusted for display in the viewfinder when ON was selected for Custom Setting g8 (View assist) in the CUSTOM SETTINGS MENU.

Nikon Z9 FirmwareViewing the Camera Firmware Version

  • Turn the camera on.
  • Press the camera MENU button and select Firmware version in the SETUP MENU to display the camera firmware version.
  • Check the camera firmware version.
  • Turn the camera off.

Nikon Z9 FirmwareProduct Description

NameZ 9 “C” Firmware Version 1.11
Supported camerasZ 9
Supported camera firmware versions“C” firmware versions 1.00–1.10
File nameF-Z9-V111W.exe
System requirementsMicrosoft Windows 11Microsoft Windows 10Microsoft Windows 8.1Note: Card reader and computer required.
CopyrightNikon Corporation
Archive typeSelf-extracting
ReproductionNot permitted

Updating the Nikon Z9 Camera Firmware Camera

  1. Create a folder on the computer hard disk and name it as desired.
  2. Download F-Z9-V111W.exe to the folder created in Step 1.
  3. Run F-Z9-V111W.exe to extract the following file to a folder named “Z9Update”:
    • Z_9_0111.bin (the camera firmware)
  4. Using a card reader, copy “Z_9_0111.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)”.

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