Nikon launches Z9 with 45.7MP sensor, 8K, and 120 FPS shooting
Nikon takes a huge step forward as it officially launches the Z9 full-frame camera. The latest mirrorless flagship from Nikon packs a 45.7-megapixel stacked CMOS sensor, 8K video capabilities, and a 120 FPS continuous shooting.
The recent Nikon Z9 leaks revealed most of the specs. However, Nikon surprised everyone with the Z9's price.
For only $5,496, Nikon's flagship is priced lower than the Sony A1 ($6,498) and the Canon EOS R3 ($5,999).
Besides price, the latest Nikon camera is also ahead when it comes to action photography. The 120 FPS is a stunner but the resolution goes down to 11-megapixels only.
However, the Nikon Z9 can take 20 FPS continuous RAW shooting at full resolution. This is more than enough for sports and wildlife photography.
Moving on to the video department, the Z9 shoots 8K30p, 4K60, or fullHD120.
8K is getting common nowadays. But the Nikon Z9's edge is its video recording limit. While other cameras have 30-minutes to record videos, the Z9 can shoot for up to two hours before it overheats.
Nikon Z9 Key Features
- 45.7-megapixel stacked CMOS sensor
- 120 FPS shooting at 11-megapixels resolutions
- 20 FPS full resolution RAW
- 30 FPS JPEG continuous shooting
- 8K/30p capture with up to two hours of recording
- ProRes 422 HQ Option
- 8K/60p 12-bit 8K N-Raw
- 4K ProRes Raw coming with firmware update
- Internal 10-bit N-Log and HLG Capture
- Dual CFexpress Type B card slots
- 3.69M dot OLED EVF
- Full electronic shutter (no mechanical shutter)
- Rugged body
- Support for EN-EL18d, EN-EL18c, EN-EL18b, EN-EL18a, and EN-EL18 batteries
The Nikon Z9 is a flagship camera that is set to take on the mirrorless market. It has exciting features for less than the price of its competitors.
That being said, are you going to get one? Let us know it the comment section below.