Nikon Z7 and Z6 to get eye-tracking autofocus

Nikon chose CES 2019 to announce a series of improvements that it has in store for its Z series of full-frame mirrorless cameras, which currently comprises of the Z 6 and Z 7 .  

Three different new features will be added to the camera range in a series of future firmware updates. But the most significant of these is that the Nikon is developing an Eye AF function. This is said to automatically detect the subject’s eyes to make attaining critical focus on the eyes easier. "It will allow users to capture photos in which focus has been clearly acquired on the subject's eye, which is useful for portrait, event and street photography scenarios", said the Nikon announcement.

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.