Nikon Z9 With 4.1 Firmware: The New King Of Birding?

Is there a new king for subject detection with birds?

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been putting the Z9 with firmware 4.1 to the test – and I’ve been doing it alongside the Sony a1.

In this video, we’ll talk about how the Z9 (firmware 4.1) compares to the a1 when it comes to bird detection – and which camera has the edge. In addition, we’ll discuss if Bird mode works well enough with mammals that you can forget Animal mode altogether. As a bonus, I’ll even show you how to set your camera to toggle between Animal and Bird mode!

And, of course, I’ll pass on lots of advice along the way!

This one is jam-packed! Check it out!

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Eric
Eric
2 months ago

How confident can we be that the Z8 will get this same bird AF update?

Richard Luse
5 months ago

Very helpful, thanks Steve.

Ra'id
Ra'id
5 months ago

Very helpful video. Thank you, Steve.

Vaughn
Vaughn
5 months ago

Truly excellent discussion. Thanks so much for all that you do. I’m heading for the Z9 and Recall Hold button!

Vaughn
Vaughn
5 months ago
Reply to  Vaughn

Congratulations on being recognized for your outstanding nature photography!

Dan Cogan
Dan Cogan
5 months ago

Great explanation! I think that even I will be able to set up the Recall button to switch from bird to mammal. Thanks for all your hard work.