Nikon Z9 Mirrorless Camera Body
Say hello to Nikon’s most advanced mirrorless camera for those pushing the boundaries of professional imaging, the Nikon Z9. The Z9 is a significant step forward for both Nikon and professional imaging. The mirrorless camera boasts a new, stacked 45.7 MP full-frame CMOS sensor designed by Nikon engineers and an ultra-fast EXPEED 7 processor. It features Nikon’s most sophisticated autofocus system and 3D tracking to date, class-leading video capabilities, an exceptional electronic viewfinder display, speeds of up to 120 fps with full autofocus and exposure metering, and more.
Best in class AF and tracking performance
The 493-point AF system includes 405 auto-area AF points – five times more than the Z 7 II – while 10 AF-area modes let users optimise their AF setup for any job. Deep-learning AI, meanwhile, powers the most advanced, simultaneous detection of up to nine different subject types. This, combined with 3D tracking – a first for Nikon’s mirrorless camera range – helps capture every key moment. From people and their features to animals and vehicles, the Z9 understands what is being photographed and reacts instantly to changes in subject position, orientation, or velocity.
Game-changing video capabilities
The Z9’s incredible imaging power lets users record exquisite full-frame 8K 24p to 60p and 4K 24p to 120p video and time-lapse movies in-camera. 8K video footage at 30p can be recorded for approximately 125 minutes at a time, the longest duration amongst mirrorless cameras. Furthermore, the Z9 is compatible with the ProRes 422 HQ recording format, which reliably meets the wide range of demands of video production. And an upcoming firmware update will enable the recording of RAW 8K video in ultra-smooth 60p. Full AF/AE and Eye-Detection AF support filming, as Nikon’s new N-RAW format, keeps file sizes manageable.
Capture more than 1,000 frames in full-resolution RAW at 20fps in one burst. It is also possible to shoot up to 120fps at approximately 11 MP in JPEG normal image quality with full AF/AE capability in the new C+ mode. The world’s fastest scan rate virtually does away with rolling-shutter distortion to such an extent that the mechanical shutter has been removed. Shutter speeds of 1/32000 combine with the camera’s ability to shoot at ISO 64 to deliver incredible depth of field, even in extreme bright-light conditions.
Constant visibility in real-time
The Z9 features the brightest (3000-nit) electronic viewfinder display, with dual-stream technology that ensures always-live, black-out free shooting so that photographers never miss a moment. The Z9’s display provides a genuinely continuous real-time view, meaning if a subject moves or there’s the slightest change in the scene being photographed, the user will see it.
Ergonomics and robustness
In another first for Nikon, the Z9 is equipped with a 4-axis vertical and horizontal tilting monitor, allowing photographers to adapt to the moment with fast, flexible framing. Every inch of the professional’s tool, the camera’s ergonomics, such as the button layout, have been refined and improved based on input by professional photographers. Its robustness, meanwhile, goes beyond the D6, ensuring users can capture everything even under harsh conditions. A new AF mode button lets users switch AF mode and AF area mode during viewfinder shooting, while the top and rear LCD control panels and key buttons illuminate with a flick of the power switch to easily change settings in the dark.