Future Nikon Eye-AF Enhancements

Nikon’s Eye-AF in the Nikon Z7 and Z6 is fantastic, but like anything else, there is room for improvement. Here is my short wish list for improvements to Eye-AF in the future.

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So there are two things that I would love to see come to the Nikon Z7 and Z6 in the future via a firmware update and software update, uh, which you’ll hear in a second. Hey, this is Scott Wyden Kivowitz a storyteller with a camera and talking about all the things photographers like you and I are thinking about in this video, we’re going to be talking about I detection in the Nikon z body. I’m recording this on May 15th. And they Nikon just released the; I detect I was about to record a video showing focus before and after installing the firmer update and turns out that the I detect is not available in videos. So I couldn’t really record that video. I couldn’t record the second half of that video. So that one’s down the drain. In the process though of testing, I detect, I, uh, came up with two things I would love to see Nikon do in the future.

The first is, well ed I detection to video. I don’t know what the reasoning is of why it’s not currently there. In video. I, I think the Sony’s don’t offer it either. Whatever the reasoning is, I hope they can find a way to get past it. The second thing I would love to see Nikon do in the z bodies in the future is add the ability for me to touch on an eye right here on the screen when I’m doing snapbridge. Now you can see right here that I am actually uh, my eyes in focus. It is grabbing my eye. Yeah, it is grabbing my eye again. I can’t tell I’m recording my iPhone right now, so hopefully if this works right, you’re seeing my iPhone on the screen and not the camera footage on the screen. It would be cool if I can just tap on my eye to change, which I it’s on or tap on a face to switch to the face or something like that. Touch control for autofocus will be really nice in snapbridge right now when you’re an autofocus, it’s kind of like you have to you, you just have to guess so, but what is cool as I can just take a picture and I just took a picture. I know it’s going to be in focus because it was using, I detect and you know, basic like that talking to another one.

And I know that it’s unfocused because it has, I detect that it is catching my eyes with and without the glasses here, there’s no glasses and I’ll show those in this onscreen as well. So you can see the, the image, obviously not the best photo in the world, but it just means demonstrating and testing out. So obviously this would have been much easier to film if I had the atomos five or something like that. Uh, but I don’t, I do have a, a video monitor, but it’s, uh, it doesn’t have an issue my out or a recording device. So it’s just, uh, a monitor for me to see myself, but I’m filming. Um, but yeah, those are the two things. And this was a very short video. I just had my opinion. I hope that I can seize it and thanks for watching. See the next one.

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