Here is an updated set of rumored Nikon Z9 professional mirrorless camera specifications. The Nikon Z9 camera will be tested by several different photographers in August. This timeline matches with the rumored official announcement in November/December 2021.
Nikon’s top-of-the-line flagship mirrorless camera is now listed on B&HPhoto. While this makes the Nikon Z9 a landmark for cameras – as the successor to the Nikon D6; it also marks the end of an era when DSLRs were the choice of professional sports flagships.
Here is what we know so far from the official Nikon Z9 official development announcement:
- Newly developed FX-format stacked CMOS sensor
- New image-processing engine
- 8K video recording
- Various other video specifications
- Significant leap in technology and performance
- To be released in 2021
Rumored Nikon Z9 Specifications
- Newly developed 45MP high-resolution stacked FX sensor
- 30 fps
- Integrated vertical grip handle
- The Z9 is described as a D6 body combined with EOS R5 imaging, α9II AF, and blackout-free EVF
- Nikon confirmed that the Z9 will be better than the D6
- 16-bit RAW option
- 8k30p, 4k120/60/30p (support for 8K video recording)
- New EXPEED image-processing engine designed for 8k (newly developed Imaging Pipeline Processor to broaden sensor readout emphasizing speed)
- Improved AF (Object detection AF)
- “Stunning” AF tracking (better than the D6)
- Advanced real-time tracking
- Two XQD/CFX type B memory card slots
- ISO 64 – 25,600, Hi1, Hi2
- Improved noise levels and specifically significantly better dynamic range
- High resolution, blackout-free EVF: probably 5.76 MP or maybe even 9k MP viewfinder, 120 Hz refresh rate (the resolution can be reduced to increase the refresh rate)
- New user interface (no second LCD screen on the back like the D6)
- New battery: Nikon EN-EL18x
- Gbit LAN, USB-C, WiFi, GPS, built-in transmitter
- Price: $6,000 – $7,000
- Scheduled to be tested in August
- Official announcewment expected in November/December
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