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Nikon Z9 Sensor Review – Scored 98 Points

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Nikon Z9 sensor review published by DxOMark. They have posted the test results and the 45.7MP sensor inside the full frame mirrorless camera achieved a score of 98 points.

The score of 98 points puts the Nikon Z9 camera to the 7th place in full-frame and MF sensors. This score of the sensor performance is close to that of Sony A1 (98 points) and Sony a7R IV (99 points).

In terms of base sensitivity, Nikon Z9 has achieved good results in color reproduction and dynamic range, and the low light ISO has also been very good. High score of 98 points offers a combination of 26.3 bits color depth, 14.4 EV dynamic range, and 2451 ISO low-light score. More details about the Nikon Z9 sensor review after the break!

Conclusion from DxOMark :

Given the balance between quality and high frame rates, the Nikon Z9 is a phenomenal performer. Strong results at base ISO with maximum dynamic range, and excellent color depth at most ISOs are highly attractive, even if both the Sony A1 and Canon EOS R3 have a slight edge in dynamic range at just about every other ISO setting. Nevertheless, the Nikon Z9 is a formidable rival to both, especially the latter, given that camera’s lower pixel count. With such an incredibly aspiring specification along with the sensor performance to match , the Nikon Z9 is a pioneering product for the Z series and is easy to recommend.

Nikon Z9 Key specifications

  • 45.7 MP full-frame stacked CMOS sensor
  • Native ISO 64-25,600, with expansion to ISO 32-102,400
  • 20 fps (RAW), up to 30 fps (JPEG)
  • 493-point phase-detection AF system
  • 3.69 m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF)
  • 3.2-in 2.1 m-dot quad-tilt TFT-LCD
  • 8K/60p, 12-bit N-RAW, 4K (oversampled)
  • Sensor shift, up to 6 stops compensation
  • Twin card slots (CFexpress Type B)
  • Ethernet (1000BASE-T), WiFi (2.4/5GHz) Bluetooth LE connection, USB-C (3.2), HDMI (Type A) connectivity

Nikon Z9 is available for sale and currently available for $5,496.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.