Nikon has delivered on its promise. Nikon Z7 II and Z6 II can now download firmware version 1.10 to take advantage of Blackmagic RAW and improved autofocus, while Z6 II owners get the added benefit of 4K 60p/50p recording, a resolution already available in the Z7 II

To shoot BRAW, it requires the Z7 II and Z6 II to be sent to a certified Nikon facility to perform a hardware update. That cost is $199 +shipping. However, if you already purchased Nikon's RAW video upgrade for ProRes RAW, downloading the latest firmware version will give immediate access to BRAW when paired with Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR recorders.

With the addition of ProRes RAW and Blackmagic RAW, shooters can take advantage of all the benefits RAW workflows have to offer. When recording ProRes RAW and using Final Cut Pro, you can now display and adjust ISO sensitivity and color temperature. 

It's unclear if Blackmagic Design will be releasing a software update to the Video Assist monitors, or version 3.3.1 which supports BRAW on the Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras is sufficient. We'll update this post with any future findings. 

Nikon has also said its improved eye-detection performance in Auto-area AF (people) and Wide-area AF (L-people) AF-area modes comes with the firmware.

You can download the free update for the Nikon Z6 II here and Z7 II here.