Last week, Nikon launched its new Z 9 flagship mirrorless camera with a 45.7MP FX-format Stacked BSI CMOS sensor and a frame rate of 20fps RAW capture with 1000+ image buffer. The Z 9 adds the next-generation EXPEED 7 image-processing engine and claims to offer “unparalleled AF performance using a revolutionary new scene detection system built on deep learning technology.” Nikon has also eliminated the traditional mechanical shutter thanks to the improved sensor readout. It features shutter speeds down to 1/32,000s.
In addition to its still imaging prowess, the Nikon Z 9 packs a punch for video capture with up to 8K video at 24p/30p frame rates (with an 8K/60p frame rate option coming via a 2022 firmware update) and 4K at up to 120p frame rate. As a flagship camera, the Nikon Z 9 looks to deliver across the board in shooting performance, control options, and durability/weather resistance.
Nikon Z 9 Key Features
- 45.7MP FX-Format Stacked CMOS Sensor
- EXPEED 7 Image Processor
- 8K30p and 4K120p Video, 10-Bit Internal
- Up to 20 fps Raw, 30 fps JPEG Shooting
- 493-Point Phase-Detection AF System
- AI-Based Subject Detection and Tracking
- Blackout-Free Real Live Viewfinder
- 3.2″ 4-Axis Tilting Touchscreen LCD
- Vertical Grip, 2x CFexpress Type B Slots
- 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GNSS
The Nikon Z 9 retails for $5500 and is expected to arrive by the end of 2021. You can pre-order the Z 9 here at B&H Photo.
More details in the complete press release below. [Read more…]