Come here to get a complete list of all the latest firmware updates for the Nikon Z6II.  Nikon has already announced two firmware updates for the Nikon Z6II so owners of this new camera will want a one stop shop to keep track of the latest updates for their cameras.

As an owner of the new Nikon Z6II camera I will be staying on top of these updates and posting them here.  Consider this your one stop shop for everything Nikon Z6II firmware related.

 Nikon Z6II FTZ Firmware Update

In order to use your old F mount lenses you’ll need to purchase an FTZ adapter with your new Nikon z6ii.  The first time you mount your old lenses and FTZ adapter to your Nikon Z6II you are going to get an error message.  The error will advise you that you need to do and download the FTZ adapter firmware.  You’ll be required to go to the Nikon FTZ Firmware download site to get a firmware update.

The instructions below are what you need to do to install the firmware.

NOTE 1: YOU MUST HAVE THE FTZ ADAPTER MOUNTED TO YOUR CAMERA WHEN YOU PERFORM THE UPDATE.

NOTE 2: DOWNLOAD THE BIN FILE TO THE ROOT DIRECTORY ON ONE OF YOUR MEMORY CARDS AND ONLY HAVE THAT CARD IN YOUR CAMERA.

  1. Create a folder on the computer hard disk and name it as desired.
  2. Download F-FTZ-V0110W.exe to the folder created in Step 1.
  3. Run F-FTZ-V0110W.exe to extract the following file to a folder named “FTZUpdate”:
    • MAFTZ0110.bin (the mount adapter firmware)
  4. Using a card slot or card reader, copy “MAFTZ0110.bin” to a memory card that has been formatted in the camera.
    Note: Be sure to copy the firmware to the root (top-most) directory of the memory card. The camera will not recognize the new firmware if it is placed in a folder under the root directory.
  5. Attach the FTZ mount adapter to the camera.
  6. Insert the memory card into the camera and turn the camera on.
  7. Select SETUP MENU > Firmware version and follow the on-screen instructions to perform the firmware update.
  8. When a message is displayed stating that the update is complete, turn the camera off and remove the memory card.
  9. Turn the camera on and confirm that the firmware has been updated to the new version.

The installation is surprisingly quick.  The splash screen says this will take several minutes but mine was done in 15 seconds or so it seemed.

Nikon Z6II – 1.01 Firmware Update (Released Nov 2020)

Nikon has already released it’s first Nikon Z6ii firmware upgrade for the Nikon z6ii in addition to the FTZ adapter firmware mentioned above.

You can download this firmware upgrade from the Nikon Download Center.  (This link will take you directly to the 1.01 firmware download)

 The Fix:

Nikon fixed an issue that sometimes caused overexposure in photos taken in continuous release modes using an AF-area mode with human or animal face/eye detection.

Instruction For Updating

Note: You must create a new folder and place the F-Z6II-V101W.exe in it before you try to extract the exe file.

  1. Create a folder on the computer hard disk and name it as desired.
  2. Download F-Z6II-V101W.exe to the folder created in Step 1.
  3. Run F-Z6II-V101W.exe to extract the following file to a folder named “Z6IIUpdate”:
    • Z6_2_0101.bin (the camera firmware)
  4. Using a card reader, copy “Z6_2_0101.bin” to a memory card that has been formatted in the camera.
    Note: Be sure to copy the firmware to the root (top-most) directory of the memory card. The camera will not recognize the new firmware if it is placed in a folder under the root directory.
  5. Insert the memory card into the slot currently selected as the primary slot on the camera and turn the camera on.
  6. Select Firmware version in the SETUP MENU and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the firmware update.
  7. Once the update is complete, turn the camera off and remove the memory card.
  8. Confirm that the firmware has been updated to the new version.

The Nikon Z6ii with FTZ adapter or separate FTZ adapter can be purchased at B&H Photo.