Get Nikon Z7 at B&H Photo.
Given the unacceptable hit rate of Panasonic S1R Eye AF, I’m not assuming that Nikon Eye AF is as good as Sony Eye AF. It’s got to have a 95% hit rate on the iris of the eye, not the frustrating “eyelash focus” of the Panasonic S1R.
In general I trust Nikon to take its time to do things right, but I’m in favor of “trust but verify” for companies that have done a reliable job before.
Nikon’s description of the Nikon Z7 and Nikon Z6 firmware update 2.0 below.
Firmware 2.0: Eye-Detection AF & More
Superior image quality is the foundation of the Nikon Z series. Now, the all-new Firmware 2.0 upgrade builds upon that foundation with key feature enhancements developed in direct response to user feedback. Among the exciting improvements are the highly-anticipated Eye-Detection AF feature for still shooting, improved AF performance in low light and AE tracking capability in continuous high-speed (extended) mode. Firmware 2.0 ushers in the next era of a camera system designed to never stop evolving.
- Continuously tracks eyes, even when subjects move within the frame
- Works in AF-S and AF-C focus modes.
- Intelligently recognizes the eyes of multiple people in the frame, giving you the freedom to choose which person and eye to focus on.
- Remains locked on the eyes even when face is partially or temporarily obstructed .
- Built on a legacy of Nikon autofocus and facial recognition innovations.
Even Better AF Performance in Low Light
- Faster, more accurate focusing indoors and for night portraits.
- Reduces the need to switch to Low-Light AF mode to acquire focus.
AE Tracking in Continuous H+ (extended) Shooting
- Auto Exposure (AE) continues to track in every shot throughout the entire burst sequence