Nikon Z9 gets faster and smarter, thanks to free new firmware. About time too?

Nikon Z9 with Nikon Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S
Nikon Z9 with Nikon Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S (Image credit: Nikon)

It is always good to hear when camera manufacturers release firmware to the current flagship model, these firmware updates are usually to solve minor issues or to improve upon certain features. In the Nikon Z9's case, it seems to me that firmware updates have been to add features that should have been there in the first place - or that every owner was promised. 

Now you might think that's quite a heavy swipe at Nikon and the Z9, but as a Nikon user for my whole professional life, and basically owning every lens they made from 24mm to 600mm, I'm allowed to be a bit bitter to the camera manufacturer once in a while. 

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.