Demonstrating Nikon’s mastery of photographic design, the Z9 is a true feat of engineering and intelligent ergonomics, with a stacked 45.7 MP full-frame CMOS sensor and ultra-fast EXPEED 7 processer to deliver astonishing image quality. Combined with Nikon's advanced AF system, the Z9 is built for speed, offering exceptional performance across both photography and videography applications.
Nikon Z9 Mirrorless Camera Body Key Features:
- Powerful 45.7 Megapixel CMOS Imaging Sensor
- Optimised for high-speed, action image capture
- Super-fast & versatile frames rates of up to 120 fps
- 8K 30p footage at launch, 8K RAW up to 60p Spring 2022
- Capture 20 FPS RAW with continuous shooting
- Highly accurate and fast autofocusing mechanism
- Hybrid Phase-Detection/Contrast AF with AF assist
- Capable of capturing Full HD and 4K UHD up to 120p
- Apple ProRes 422 HQ (10 Bit), H.265/HEVC (8 Bit/ 10 Bit)
- Strong and reliable Nikon 5-Axis In-Camera VR system
- Wide & flexible 64-25600 ISO range for low-light shooting
- Equipped with a double-coated optical low-pass filter
- Standard & vertical grip with 3 additional function buttons
- Highly useful & intuitive rear two-way tilting touch LCD
- Dual Card Slot for CFexpress or XQD memory cards
Nikon Z9 Digital Camera Body Product Video:
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Expanded Nikon Z9 Mirrorless Camera Body Key Features:
One Giant Leap for Nikon-Kind
The Nikon Z9. The highly anticipated addition to the Z-Series lineup. This feat of engineering and intelligent ergonomics demonstrates Nikon’s true mastery of photographic design. This camera is equipped with a powerful 45.7 Megapixel CMOS Imaging Sensor and image processor that together unlock an array of incredible features and capabilities. Right off the bat, the Nikon Z9 is optimised for speed. This camera is designed to give you the ability to capture each and every moment with lightning-fast speed and in blistering detail, too. 20 FPS RAW with continuous shooting and the world's fastest 120 frames/sec continuous shooting with the Z9’s "High-Speed Frame Capture +". With this speed and a high pixel count of approximately 11 million pixels, you can freeze time and capture moments in incredible detail that simply cannot be captured with your eye alone.
Taking up the mantle of Nikon’s most powerful video performance camera system, the Z9 has the capacity to shoot up to 125 minutes of 8K UHD/30p footage. This is all thanks to the intricately designed heat dissipation technology, whilst further supporting 4K UHD at 120p/60p/30p. The ability to shoot 4K UHD at 120p truly sets the Z9 apart, with enhanced support for Nikon's original "NLog" and HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) recording with 10bit. Tailored to high-grade professional image workflows, the Z9 also supports ProRes 422 HQ, as well as 12bit RAW video over 8K/60p. Another impressive feature is the ability to shoot without screen cropping, which means that you can now edit video footage with the same angle of view at variable frame rates.
Optimised for high-speed, action-packed video productions, the Nikon Z9 further implements a range of user-centric functions to include Nikon’s first vertical and horizontal 4-axis tilt-type image monitor, electronic image stabilisation, and both a standard and vertical grip with 3 additional function buttons. When combined, you are left with the perfect imaging tool suited to sports, action sports, wildlife, studio photography, and so, so much more!
Nikon’s Z9 camera body is equipped with some of the fastest autofocusing performance ever seen in a camera body. This highly advanced AF system works seamlessly throughout both photographic and video applications, reliably acquiring focus so that you can record decisive, impactful moments. Through new deep-learning algorithms, the Z9 boasts the world's largest number of detectable AF subjects including not only the traditional subjects of people, dogs, and cats but now birds, bicycles, motorcycles, cars, trains, and aeroplanes. Furthermore, this subject detection can be set to auto where the Z9 will automatically detect these subjects without the need to change settings in-camera and therefore, allowing you to pay more attention to composition.
Until now, Nikon’s 3D Focus Tracking technology has been an exclusive feature of their DSLR camera range. The Z9 features this invaluable function that automatically shifts the focus point to follow the movement of your subject. With a half-depressed shutter button, the Z9 will continuously maintain focus as the subject moves, even in fast-paced environments. This system has been optimised with a highly intelligent predictive algorithm that takes a measurement of your subject's movement and speed and anticipates where the focus will need to be when the shutter is released. Further enhancing the AF performance, with emphasis on the high-speed continuous shooting of fast-paced subjects, the Z9 features Nikon’s proprietary technology - Overlap Servo. This advanced system prepares the camera for what the AF detection picks up next while the lens-driving operation for the current shot is in process.
A New Body Design
Another first for Nikon is the multi-axis tilting monitor. This is an incredibly useful addition to the Z9, as it actively supports freelance photographers and videographers looking to take a more dynamic approach to their craft. The LCD screen can now be moved in accordance with your shooting style, with a clear emphasis on speed, efficiency, and creativity when interacting with your subject. It doesn’t stop there, with the 8cm 3.2-type LCD monitor consisting of approximately 2.1 million dots, whilst supporting a versatile 170° viewing angle and 100% brightness adjustment.
Following in the footsteps of the D6 and 1D X Mark II, the Nikon Z9 features a more substantial body reminiscent of professional DSLR systems. This is in reference to both the standard and vertical grips, as well as the dual-control inputs. In short, this leads to a more rugged, functional, and heavier-set exterior design, which should feel very familiar to professional events, wildlife, and sports photographers and videographers. Specific to still-image creators, the Z9 features a bright 1.27cm (0.5 inch) Quad-VGA OLED electronic viewfinder with approximately 3.69 million dot resolution. Other key enhancements to the body include the tactile multi-axis tilting monitor, 3 additional function buttons located on the vertical grip, a user-centric button layout, and an accessible dual card slot for CFexpress or XQD memory cards.
What’s in the box?
- 1 x Nikon Z9 Mirrorless Camera Body
- 1 x BF-N1 Body Cap
- 1 x EN-EL18d Rechargeable- Li-ion Battery
- 1 x MH-33 Battery Charger
- 1 x EH-7P Charging AC Adaptor
- 1 x HDMI/USB Cable Clip
- 1 x AN-DC24 Strap
- 1 x UC-E24 USB Cable
- 1 x BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
Can I shoot 8K 60p?
At the time of launch, the Z9 can record 8K 30p footage and 8K RAW up to 60p will be released in Spring 2022.
Does the Z9 have GPS?
The Z9 has a precision GPS that offers latitude, longitude, altitude, UTC acquisition information.
How can I connect the camera to my laptop?
The camera has both reliable Wi-Fi IEEE802.11b and Bluetooth standard Ver.5.0 connectivity options. You can also make use of wired LAN via an RJ-45 connector.
What memory cards can I use?
The Z9 has dual card slots for both CFexpress or XQD memory cards.
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