Firmware 4.0

Powerful new advantages for nailing critical moments. Greater detail and definition in videos. More control and personalization options.

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Auto Capture. New possibilities for remote photography.

Mount your camera, set your Auto Capture criteria and walk away. The Z 9 will do the rest.

See it in action.

Set one criteria or use them together.


The Z 9 will take photos or start recording video when it detects motion. Specify the direction, speed or size of the subject to zero in on exactly the right shot.

Subject Detection

The Z 9 will take photos or start recording video when it detects your chosen subject—a person, animal or vehicle—within the frame.


The Z 9’s shutter releases when a subject is in a designated distance area.

Use Nikkor Z lenses for best results.


ISO 200 equivalent in N-LOG video.

A new Lo 2.0 setting (ISO 200 equivalent) for N-LOG captures more details in shadows with extremely low noise. Even when your subject looks dark against a bright background, you can reveal its details beautifully in post.


Smooth slow motion video, in-camera.

Record beautiful 4x and 5x 1080p slow motion footage straight to your memory card, no editing required.


More control over the speed of Hi-Res Zoom.

Select from 11 speed options (previously three) to give your zoom shot exactly the right feel.


Improved 3D-tracking for small and fast subjects.

Firmware 4.0 further improves tracking persistence to let you focus on the best moments.


More time to nail the decisive moment with Pre-Release Capture.

Now you can keep Pre-Release Capture activated for up to 300 seconds.


Four new shutter sounds.

These sounds are for demonstration purposes only; actual shutter sounds may vary.

More Firmware 4.0 enhancements.

  • Set a delay on the shutter button so your hands are off the camera when the shot is taken.

  • Bracket shots with much finer aperture increments: 1.3, 1.5, 1.7, 2.3, 2.5 and 2.7.

  • Assign custom functions to more buttons: four for stills, four for video and five for image playback.

  • Change the 3D Tracking focus point from white to red for higher contrast in bright conditions.

  • Faster, more reliable 3D Tracking for small, erratic subjects.

  • Improved metering accuracy for interval shooting.

  • Numeric display for focus distance on the camera or compatible lenses.

  • Faster, easier reviewing of images in playback mode.

  • Support for Nikkor Z DX 12-28mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR power zoom lens.

Z 9 Firmware 4.0

See over 25 new features and improvements on the firmware download page.

Also available through your SnapBridge app. (as of June 14)

When paired, the app will notify you and send Firmware 4.0 directly to your camera’s memory card for a quick and easy, and totally wireless, install.

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± Wi-Fi® Compatibility

This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.

Using the SnapBridge App

System Requirements:

Android 5.0 or later, 6.0.1 or later, 7.0 and later, 8.0 or later, 9.0
iOS 11, iOS 11.4, iOS 12.4
A device with Bluetooth® 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.

Updating to Version 2:
Images downloaded to the smart device with version 1.x will no longer be displayed in the Gallery after you upgrade to version 2, but can be viewed in the “Photos” app provided with the smart device.
Make sure your camera’s firmware is updated to the current version

Compatible devices are those capable of acquiring location information and those that support BLE (iPhone 5S and later, iPad 5th Generation and later, iPhone X or later).

For compatibility and to download the application, please visit:

Make sure your camera’s firmware is updated to the current version

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