NIKON Z9 FULL FRAME MIRRORLESS CAMERA BODY SUMMARY
The Z 9 is designed for those pushing the boundaries of photography and video. It is well suited to wildlife, sport and photojournalist professionals demanding exceptional EVF, AF and operability alongside robustness credentials that exceed even the D6. The Z 9 is also relevant to fashion and commercial professionals, who need to bring out their full creativity in high-resolution stills and video, and video creators wanting to achieve quality output in efficient and agile production environments.
FEATURES AT A GLANCE
- The 493-point AF system includes 405 auto-area AF points
- Record exquisite full-frame 8K 24p to 60p and 4K 24p to 120p video and time-lapse movies in-camera
- Capture more than 1,000 frames in full-resolution RAW at 20fps in one burst
- Brightest (3000-nit) electronic viewfinder display
- 4-axis vertical and horizontal tilting monitor, allowing photographers to adapt to the moment with fast, flexible framing
- NEWS: Nikon Z9 firmware update 3.0 released, packed with over 20 features and enhancements, for video, high-speed shooting, autofocus, useability and more
NIKON Z9 FULL FRAME MIRRORLESS CAMERA IN DETAIL
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 AFarea 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 combines with 3D tracking – a first for Nikon’s mirrorless camera range – to help capture every key moment. From people and their features to animals and vehicles; the Z 9 understands what is being photographed and reacts instantly to changes in subject position, orientation, or velocity.
Game-changing video capabilities.
The Z 9’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 camerasi. Furthermore, compatibility with the ProRes 422 HQ recording formatii 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 60piii. 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 ratevi 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 Z 9 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 Z 9’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 Z 9 is equipped with a 4-axis vertical and horizontal tilting monitor, allowing photographers to adapt to the moment with fast, flexible framing. Every inch 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.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
- 1 x Nikon Z9 Mirrorless Camera Body
- 1 x BF-N1 Body Cap
- 1 x EH-7P Charging AC Adaptor
- 1 x EN-EL18d Rechargeable- Li-ion Battery
- 1 x MH-33 Battery Charger
- 1 x HDMI/USB Cable Clip
- 1 x AN-DC24 Strap
- 1 x UC-E24 USB Cable
- 1 x BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
NIKON Z9 FULL FRAME MIRRORLESS CAMERA SPECIFICATION
|Type||Nikon Z mount|
|Image sensor||CMOS, 35.9 x 23.9 mm, 45.7 million effective pixels, total pixels: 52.37 million with 5-axis in-camera VR|
|ISO range||ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/3 and 1 EV; can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 32 equivalent) below ISO 64 or to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600; auto ISO sensitivity control available|
|Frame rate||Up to 120 fps; Continuous low-speed: Approx. 1 to 10 fps; Continuous high-speed: Approx. 10 to 20 fps; High-speed frame capture (C30): Approx. 30 fps; High-speed frame capture (C120): Approx. 120 fps|
|Buffer depth||1000+ in JPG(L) + Hi-efficiency RAW|
|Storage media||Dual card slot, CFexpress card or XQD cards; The card in Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage, for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG pictures, or for storage of duplicate JPEG pictures at different sizes and image qualities; pictures can be copied between cards.|
|Focusing system||Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist, -6.5 to +19 EV (-8.5 to +19 EV with starlight view)|
|AF-area mode||Pinpoint AF (available for photo shooting only) Single-point AF Dynamic-area AF (S) (available for photo shooting only) Dynamic-area AF (M) (available for photo shooting only) Dynamic-area AF (L) (available for photo shooting only) Wide-area AF (S) Wide-area AF (L) Auto-area AF 3D-tracking AF (available for photo shooting only) Subject-tracking AF (available for video recording only)|
|Movie – Frame size (pixels) and frame rate||7680 x 4320 (8K UHD): 30p (progressive)/25p/24p|
|Movie – Other options||Codecs: Apple ProRes 422 HQ (10 bit) , H.265/HEVC (8 bit/10 bit) , H.264/AVC (8 bit), free RAW update (spring 2022); File Formats MOV, MP4; Other options: Time-lapse video recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes, N-Log and HDR (HLG) video|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Approx. 149 x 149.5 x 90.5 mm|
|Weight||Approx. 1340 g with battery and memory card but without body cap and accessory shoe cover; approx. 1160 g/2 lb. 9 oz. (camera body only)|
|Operating environment||Temperature: -10 °C to 40 °C (+14 °F to 104 °F); Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)|
|Supplied accessories||BF-N1 Body Cap, EN-EL18d Rechargeable Li-ion Battery with Terminal Cover, MH-33 Battery Charger, EH-7P Charging AC Adapter (supplied with a plug adapter attached in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), HDMI/USB Cable Clip, AN-DC24 Strap, UC-E24 USB Cable, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover (comes attached to camera)|
|Viewfinder||Real-Live Viewfinder EVF frame coverage: approx. 100%, 1280 × 960, magnification: approx. 0.8× magnification: approx. 0.8×, eyepoint: 23 mm, diopter adjustment: −4 to +3m-1|
|LV||Still/movie modes, vertical display (still)|
|Shutter||Electronic shutter, 1/32000s to 30s, max. 900s, Bulb, Time, (X200), no mechanical shutter (electronic shutter sound is available)|
|Continuous shooting||CH: 20 fps, High-Speed Frame Capture C120: 120 fps (equivalent to size S), C30: 30 fps (equivalent to size L), (C120/C30: JPEG only|
|ISO sensitivity||64 to 25600, Lo1, Hi2|
|AF||Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF, 493 focus points, approx. 90% × 90% coverage, subject detection: people (face/eye), animals, vehicle Lowest AF detection limit*1: -6.5 EV (-8.5 EV with starlight view) *1 In photo mode, using single-servo AF (AF-S), ISO 100, single-point AF at the central focus point, f/1.2, at temperature 20°C|
|Metering||Matrix/center-weighted/spot/highlight-weighted metering, flicker reduction|
|VR||Image sensor shift camera on-board VR, Synchro VR|
|Image processing||Image-processing engine: EXPEED 7, still image recording format: RAW (lossless compressed, high-efficiency★, high-efficiency), JPEG|
24p,1080/120p,100p,60p,50p,30p,25p,24p are selectable MOV (H.265 (8/10 bit), ProRes (10 bit)) and MP4 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (8 bit)) are selectable, N-log, HLG, compatible with electronic VR
|Audio||Built-in stereo microphone, built-in monaural speaker, voice memo microphone, recording format for movies: Linear PCM (MOV, 24 bit)/AAC (MP4)|
|Monitor||4-axsis vertically and horizontally tilting 3.2-in. (3:2), approx. 2100k-dot touch-sensitive LCD|
|Power sourse||EN-EL18d/EN-EL18c/EN-EL18b/EN-EL18a/EN-EL18 (with ID/FG function, USB power charging when the power is off (excluding the EN-EL18/EN-EL18a), USB power delivery is supported when the power is on), AC power supply from the EP-6a|
|Interface||SB3.2 (Type-C), HDMI connector (Type A, HDMI2.1), external stereo microphone connector, headphone connector, 10-pin terminal, accessory shoe, sync terminal, Wi-Fi (wireless LAN)/Bluetooth, Wired LAN connector (1000BASE-T), location data (GPS/GLONASS/QZSS compatible)|
|Accessory||Wireless remote controller (radio AWL compatible)|
|Connection||PC connection/FTP connection/camera connection/HTTP server mode/smartphone connection (SnapBridge, built-in communication module only) supported|