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RAW Video Output for Nikon Z6 & Z7

Nikon have announced RAW video output will be enabled for the Z7 and Z6 full-frame mirrorless cameras. The upgrade comes with the release of firmware 2.20.

Nikon is the first camera manufacturer to enable RAW video output direct from a full-frame mirrorless camera over HDMI. Users of the Z7 and Z6 cameras will be able to output a 12-bit RAW video stream to an Atomos Ninja V external recorder. The video stream is recorded as ProRes RAW, which preserves colour accuracy and extends brightness and shadow details. Video shooters will benefit from maximum flexibility in post-production without slowing down the edit: ideal for HDR workflows.



After downloading the firmware 2.20 update, support for RAW video output can be installed on Z7 and Z6 cameras at Nikon service centres with a £179 fee.

Superior image quality is the foundation of the Nikon Z series, and enabling RAW output via HDMI is a key enhancement for videographers of every kind. The Z series will continue to respond to changing user needs and offer next-generation features through future firmware updates.

Ready your Z7 or Z6 camera for 12-bit RAW video output. Please download the firmware 2.20 update and then take your camera to a Nikon service centre to activate RAW. Fees will apply, please contact your local Nikon service centre for more details.

  • Download firmware 2.20 for Z7 here.
  • Download firmware 2.20 for Z6 here.
  • Find your Nikon service centre here.


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