(Pre-Order) Nikon Z9 Mirrorless Digital Camera

(Pre-Order) Nikon Z9 Mirrorless Digital Camera
Regular price 24,330.00

Description

Delivering speed, image quality, and connectivity, the Nikon Z 9 is a professional-grade camera characterized by its newly developed sensor, advanced AF performance, and high-resolution 8K video recording. Their first mirrorless flagship camera, the Z 9 stands out as a camera that appeals to photographers and filmmakers working across a wide variety of applications.

Details

Stacked Sensor and Powerful Processing Engine

45.7MP Stacked BSI CMOS Sensor

The core of the Z 9 is the newly developed FX-format 45.7MP BSI stacked CMOS sensor. Its stacked design offers fast readout speeds and helps to reduce rolling shutter, and the BSI design contributes to impressive clarity and minimal noise when working at higher sensitivities. At 45.7MP, it's also a high-resolution chip that benefits landscape, portraiture, and other detail-oriented genres, as well as enables recording video at resolutions up to 8K. The full-frame BSI design is known for exquisite color and detail rendering, too, and this sensor offers a native ISO 64-25600 range, that can be expanded to ISO 32-102400.

EXPEED 7 Image Processor

Complementing the sensor is an advanced processing engine, the EXPEED 7, which offers speeds approximately 10x faster than a Z 7II. This engine works in conjunction with the stacked sensor design to realize impressively fast AF speeds, burst shooting rates, a high buffer capacity, fluid video performance, and quick all-around handling.

Top continuous shooting speeds of 20 fps when shooting in raw, 30 fps when shooting in JPEG, and an impressive 120 fps shooting rate when recording 11MP stills, with all rates supporting full AF/AE performance.

Able to buffer over 1000 raw images in a burst, meaning raw image sequences can be recorded for approximately 50 seconds continuously.

Electronic shutter affords a top shutter speed of 1/32,000 sec for working in the brightest conditions with wider apertures.

Stacked sensor design reduces rolling shutter distortion so fast-moving subjects, like a golf club, tennis racket, or baseball bat, do not appear distorted when working with shutter speeds up to 1/32,000 sec.

AF calculations are done at a 120 fps rate to keep up with fast continuous shooting speeds.

New High Efficiency RAW file format maintains image quality akin to uncompressed raw files but with file sizes approximately 30% smaller for faster reading/writing to the memory card.

Electronic Shutter-Only Design

Relying on the speed and stacked design of the sensor, the Z 9 completely forgoes a mechanical shutter and uses just an electronic shutter for all capture modes. The speed of the sensor enables recording at up to 1/32,000 sec and the stacked structure reduces motion distortion for accurate depiction of fast-moving subjects, like golf clubs, baseball bats, and automobiles. Also, despite the absence of a mechanical shutter, flash sync up to 1/200 sec. is still supported as well as high speed sync functions.

By removing the mechanical shutter, the Z 9 can also operate completely silently and there is no worry over mechanical shutter wear or breakdown. A shutter release sound can be added for awareness when a photo is being taken, and the volume can be adjusted to suit different working scenarios.

Fast and Intelligent AF

493-Point Phase-Detection AF

Covering the full sensor area, the Z 9 uses a 493-point phase-detection AF system to realize fast and accurate focusing performance. This system is benefitted by the high-speed communication of the Z interface along with the speed of the sensor that enables AF readings to occur at up to 120 fps. This focusing system also supports working in low-light conditions with a Starlight mode that permits focusing down to -8.5 EV to greatly benefit astrophotography, concert, and other nighttime shooting applications.

New Subject Detection Algorithm and Deep Learning Technology

Utilizing a new algorithm and deep learning technology, automatic Subject Detection can now recognize nine distinct subject types, ranging from humans to animals to airplanes to bicycles. When working in Auto-Area AF, these subjects will automatically be detected, focused on, and tracked to ensure sharp focus when the subject is moving across the frame. Eye-Detection AF, specifically, has been tuned for improved accuracy and refined recognition of eyes in the scene regardless of how small or large they are within the image frame.

The Z 9 also sees the debut of the 3D Tracking mode in a Nikon mirrorless camera. This popular focusing mode from Nikon's DSLRs pairs with subject detection capabilities to lock onto fast and erratically moving subjects that move parallel and perpendicular to the camera axis. Additionally, there are also three Dynamic-Area AF modes, with a range of focus area sizes, to suit capturing a broader variety of moving subject types.

8K and 4K Video Recording

Up to 8K Recording Supported

Matching the high-end photo attributes, the Z 9 is Nikon's most capable video camera as well, with a variety of resolutions and frame rates available up to 8K. Using full pixel readout, UHD 8K 30p video can be recorded with continuous shooting possible for approximately 2 hours 5 minutes. Full-frame 4K recording is available, too, up to 120p for slow-motion playback. Using an 8K area, oversampled UHD 4K recording is possible at up to 30p for increased sharpness and detail. Also, high-resolution frame grabs can be recorded in camera from 8K and 4K videos, for producing 33MP or 11MP stills, respectively.

ProRes and H.265 10-Bit Internal Recording

Internal recording with 10-bit color and 4:2:2 sampling is possible in the ProRes 422 HQ and H.265 codecs, and H.264 and 4:2:0 color can be used depending on workflow needs. For more latitude when color grading in post, there is also a 10-bit N-Log setting as well as a Flat color profile. Additionally, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) can be used for creating HDR-ready content straight from the camera.

Professional Body Design

Real-Live Viewfinder and Four-Axis Tilting LCD

Real-Live Viewfinder is a an advanced EVF utilizing a 3.69m-dot OLED panel with adjustable luminance up to 3000 cd/m2 for clear visibility in bright conditions. This EVF also works in conjunction with dual-stream technology for blackout-free viewing when shooting continuously.

A first for Nikon, the Z 9 incorporates a 3.2" 2.1m-dot four-axis tilting touchscreen LCD that better supports working from high and low angles, regardless if shooting in the horizontal or vertical orientation. This screen's four-way tilting design allows for easier viewing from a variety of positions and the user interface orientation will also shift depending on how the camera is held.

Tough, Durable Construction

Dual CFexpress Type B memory card slots allow for flexible file saving and promote high-speed reading and writing to keep up with the fast continuous shooting and high-resolution 8K video recording. Both slots are also compatible with XQD memory cards.

Optimized for a professional workflow, the Z 9 is characterized by its ergonomic form factor and inclusion of a vertical grip for easy switching between horizontal and vertical shooting orientations.

Built to the same dust and moisture resistance standards as the D6, the Z 9 has a highly durable and rigid magnesium alloy chassis that manages to be 20% smaller than the former flagship DSLR body.

Included EN-EL18d battery offers approximately 700 frames per charge. The Z 9 is also compatible with other EN-EL18-series batteries.

In-body Vibration Reduction now supports Synchro VR to achieve up to 6 stops of camera shake compensation when used with select Z lenses.

VR safety lock secures the sensor and VR mechanism in place to prevent damage caused by movement while traveling.

Helping to cut down on dust reaching the sensor, the Z 9 incorporates a sensor shield that protects the sensor surface when changing lenses. For additional dust prevention, there is also a dual electro-conductive and fluorine coating on the optical filter covering the sensor.

Backlit buttons offer easier navigation and button recognition when working in low-light conditions.

Voice memo function for recording short spoken notes while shooting.

Versatile Connectivity

Matching the professional build quality, the Z 9 is fitted with a variety of connectivity options to suit various workflow needs:

Full-size HDMI port for outputting video to an external recorder or monitor

USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port supports tethering, data transfer, and in-camera battery charging

Ethernet port supports 1000BASE-T wired LAN connection for transferring files over FTP

10-pin port offers wide accessories and remote connectivity

PC sync port for flash sync

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi (2.4 and 5 GHz) permit wireless transferring of files, remote camera control via a mobile device, and works in conjunction with the NX Mobile Air app for file management

GNSS for in-camera geotagging and recording of location info while shooting

Technical Specs

Imaging

Lens Mount

Nikon Z

Sensor Type

35.9 x 23.9 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS

Sensor Resolution

Actual: 52.37 Megapixel
Effective: 45.7 Megapixel (8256 x 5504)

Crop Factor

None

Aspect Ratio

1:1, 3:2, 16:9

Image File Format

JPEG, Raw

Bit Depth

14-Bit

Image Stabilization

Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis

Exposure Control

ISO Sensitivity

Auto, 64 to 25600 (Extended: 32 to 102400)

Shutter Speed

Electronic Shutter
1/32000 to 30 Seconds
0 to 900 Seconds in Manual Mode
Bulb Mode

Metering Method

Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Matrix, Spot

Exposure Modes

Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority

Exposure Compensation

-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)

Metering Range

-3 to 17 EV

White Balance

Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade

Continuous Shooting

Electronic Shutter
Up to 20 fps at 45.7 MP for up to 1000 Frames (Raw)
Up to 30 fps at 45.7 MP
Up to 120 fps at 11 MP

Interval Recording

Yes

Video

Recording Modes

H.265 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
ProRes 422 HQ 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p
H.265 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p

External Recording Modes

UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) up to 29.97p
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 120p

Recording Limit

Up to 125 Minutes for UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) at 29.97p(4:2:2 10-Bit)

Video Encoding

NTSC/PAL

Audio Recording

Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input (Stereo)

Audio File Format

AAC, Linear PCM

Focus

Focus Type

Auto and Manual Focus

Focus Mode

Continuous-Servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S)

Autofocus Points

Phase Detection: 493

Autofocus Sensitivity

-8.5 to +20 EV

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type

Electronic (OLED)

Viewfinder Size

0.5"

Viewfinder Resolution

3,690,000 Dot

Viewfinder Eye Point

21 mm

Viewfinder Coverage

100%

Viewfinder Magnification

Approx. 0.8x

Diopter Adjustment

-4 to +3

Monitor

Size

3.2"

Resolution

2,100,000 Dot

Display Type

4-Axis Tilting Touchscreen LCD

Flash

Built-In Flash

No

Flash Modes

First-Curtain Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction

Maximum Sync Speed

1/200 Second

Flash Compensation

-3 to +1 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)

Dedicated Flash System

iTTL

External Flash Connection

Hot Shoe, PC Terminal

Interface

Media/Memory Card Slot

Dual Slot: CFexpress Type B / XQD

Connectivity

USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2), HDMI A (Full Size), RJ45, 3.5mm Headphone, 3.5mm Microphone, Nikon 10-Pin, PC Sync Socket

Wireless

Bluetooth
Wi-Fi

GPS

Yes

Environmental

Operating Temperature

14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C

Operating Humidity

0 to 85%

Physical

Battery

1 x EN-EL18d Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 10.8 VDC, 3300 mAh (Approx. 700 Shots)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

5.9 x 5.9 x 3.6" / 149 x 149.5 x 90.5 mm

Weight

2.9 lb / 1340 g (Body with Battery and Memory)
2.6 lb / 1160 g (Body Only)

 

 

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