On my Z6 instead of a 3x3 grid, I get a 4x4 grid.

Is it at all possible to make a change on the firmware to show a 3x3 grid instead? I've checked the settings and can't change the grid to a 3x3 anywhere.

Failing a firmware upgrade, maybe some kind of screen protector that has rule of thirds lines?

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    \$\begingroup\$ I dont think there is a in-camera solution but Im not sure. Dont know any screen protectors either but I would get a protective film and take a sharp knife to slice the lines you need into it using a ruler. \$\endgroup\$
    – Arji
    Jun 5, 2020 at 20:27
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    \$\begingroup\$ What if the OP wants to use the EVF rather than the rear screen? \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Jun 6, 2020 at 8:30
  • \$\begingroup\$ OP specifically states that a screen protector with guides would be a suitable solution. I'm unaware of any existing protector for sale with premarked guides, but it's easy enough to mark them up yourself. \$\endgroup\$
    – xiota
    Jun 6, 2020 at 11:41
  • \$\begingroup\$ How to program firmware is outside the scope of this site. \$\endgroup\$
    – xiota
    Jun 6, 2020 at 11:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ You're taking "rule of thirds" too literally. The point is to not center subjects. But it's not an absolute. Sometimes it is desirable to center subjects. Workaround: Instead of using the grid lines, use the spaces between the lines. \$\endgroup\$
    – xiota
    Jun 6, 2020 at 11:49

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What I've found after staring at all the available options on the screen is that I can approximate the rule of thirds using the center circle/level tool. It's good enough that if imagine where the lines cut through that circle I can use it for framing.

Image showing what I mean (lines in red drawn on):

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