Nikon Z9 4.1 Firmware: Supercharged For Birds!

Nikon just released firmware 4.1 for the Z9 and it includes a brand new subject detection option for birds!

I was fortunate enough to have my Nikon rep bring me a camera with a pre-release sample for some test shooting in Florida and I can’t wait to share what I found.

In this video, I’ll cover everything I learned, talk about the improvements, give you tips for using it, and more. I’ll also talk about when to use the Bird option vs. the Animal option when photographing our feathered friends (there’s a trick to it).

Oh, and Z8 shooters will see this update sometime during the first half of 2024.

Check it out!


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Pierangelo Lanfranchi
Pierangelo Lanfranchi
8 months ago

ihave updatedtge new 4.1 firmware byt i cant see tge bird or plane in my menu

David Sneddon
David Sneddon
8 months ago

Thanks Steve, can’t wait for the Z8 version. Cheers.

8 months ago

Thanks for the quick review. Quite helpful.
Look forward to upgrade and test out the bird mode.