Many of us skip updating the firmware on our cameras, but new features and bug fixes are frequently being added by manufacturers via new firmware releases. In this video, you will learn how to update the firmware on your Nikon cameras.
Back in the days, firmware updates were mainly used to fix the issues on DSLR cameras; however, with the release of the mirrorless cameras, companies started to add new features that users can get via new firmware releases. Sony and Fuji are known for releasing new features with new firmware, but recently, Nikon joined them with the announcement of the new eye-tracking autofocus feature on the Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 cameras, which will come with the new firmware.
In this video, nature photographer Steve Perry shows step by step how to install the latest firmware on your Nikon camera. While he demonstrates this on his Nikon Z 7 camera, the technique can be used for any digital Nikon cameras.
Updating firmware is an easy, but a risky process. If you don’t follow the steps carefully, you might end up bricking your camera. At least, don’t forget to start the process with a fully charged battery.