official announcement from Nikon JP : Z6 / Z7 firmware update ver 2.0 will be coming on 16 May 2019

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ericbowles Regular Member • Posts: 218
Re: Upgrading without card reader?

dspoel wrote:

Will it be possible to upgrade without a card reader?

I've held off buying a card reader because I want to be certain that it will work with CF Express as well.

No - you can't copy files to the card from your computer so you will need a reader.

Current readers will be compatible with CFExpress.  Right now if the reader supports two rows of contacts for XQD 2.0 it will support the same physical size for CFExpress.  You might run into some sort of speed limitation in the future but that applies to your computer, your USB slot, and other components.  Worst case is a current reader will be a little slower than a new reader for CFExpress.

Eric Bowles

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