Remote operation of the quiet shooting function, which is unique to mirrorless cameras, is enabled with firmware Ver. 1.1.0, and these remote cameras may be used even in locations and situations that necessitate silence operation, such as music halls and chess tournaments. Face- and eye-detection autofocus (AF) is also available in Nikon mirrorless cameras enabling simpler and smoother focus on the subject’s face and eyes when remote shooting.
Furthermore, the focus points distributed throughout a wide region of the frame make it simple to gain focus on things located at the frame’s boundaries, allowing for greater freedom in creating photographs.
The firmware update includes a new capability for interval timer shooting with both compatible digital SLR and mirrorless cameras, allowing the user to define the shooting interval and amount of shots on the remote camera to enable automated shooting even from a distance.
Nikon collaborated with one of Japan’s main newspapers, the Yomiuri Shimbun, to shoot the 34th Ryuo Shogi (Japanese Chess) Tournament and the 46th Kisei Go Tournament utilising NX Field. Silent shooting allowed for the uninterrupted capturing of the most thrilling and dramatic moments in the contests.
Nikon will continue to release NX Field2 upgrades to serve professional photographers who are on the frontlines of reporting and capturing important moments.
- To use the Nikon Field system, WT-7 wireless transmitters must be linked to cameras.
- The Nikon Z 9 will be supported in the future.