Nikon confirms 12-bit RAW output & details upcoming firmware update

Atomos ProRes RAW recording from the Nikon Z7 and Z6

Nikon has confirmed that a 12-bit RAW output capture will be possible from the Z6 and Z7. The Nikon Z6 & Z7 will output 4K UHD or Full HD RAW data stream which can be recorded with the Atomos Ninja V to ProRes RAW, capturing the full 12-bit color data.

Atomos ProRes RAW recording from the Nikon Z7 and Z6

Also in the announcement, Nikon detailed the next firmware update which is scheduled for release in May 2019, will add a number of AF & AE performance boosts in high-speed and low light situations In addition to this, the cameras will also receive Eye-Detection AF (AF-S & AF-C modes) which is popular with Sony & Fuji cameras.

Finally, the new firmware will also add support for CFexpress memory cards which uses the same form factor as XQD.

 

Updated: Atomos ProRes RAW recording from the Nikon Z7 and Z6

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