The Nikon Z9 will begin shipping to customers in 2021, as Nikon promised. Nikon Japan issued a statement earlier this week stating that the Nikon Z9 will release on December 24. Unfortunately, even if you have preordered a camera, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get your hands on Nikon’ Z9 new flagship mirrorless camera this year. Nikon also stated that the preorders for the Z9 exceed expectations, and, importantly, exceed supply.
The Nikon Z9 is one of the most powerful cameras on the market, capable of up to 30 fps shooting in JPEG or 20 with Raw capture, and able to record 8K/30 video, with the promise of 12-bit Raw 8K/60 capture in a future firmware update. It’s also one of relatively few cameras on the market to completely forego a mechanical shutter, a design decision made possible by the impressively fast read-out speed of the new sensor.
Nikon Z9 Hands-on Reviews
Nikon Z9 at a Glance
- Full-frame mirrorless camera with dual-grip design
- Nikon Z mount
- Newly-designed 45.7-megapixel stacked backside-illuminated full-frame CMOS image sensor
- New EXPEED 7 image processor
- 20 frames per second continuous shooting RAW
- 1000+ RAW buffer with Nikon’s new compressed RAW format
- 30 fps continuous shooting, full-res JPEG
- 120 fps continuous shooting, 11-megapixel JPEG
- Electronic shutter only
- Fast scan rate image sensor to minimize rolling shutter
- Blackout-free EVF
- 4-axis tilt touchscreen display
- Eye-AF for people and animals
- Vehicle detection AF
- 8K/30p and 4K/120p at launch, 8K/60p via firmware update in 2022
- Dual Type-B CFexpress slots (XQD supported)
- Built-in GPS and Wi-Fi (plus 1000Base-T Ethernet)
- $5,500 body only
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