Rumored Nikon Z9 Specifications

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Nikon Z9 Specifications

Tony Northrup compares the specifications of the Nikon Z9 to those of the Canon EOS R3 and Sony A1. The Canon EOS R5 is also included in the comparison.

Previous speculations said that the Nikon Z9 featured a continuous shooting speed of 20 fps, but new information indicates that it is 30 fps, which is comparable to the Sony a1 and Canon EOS R3.

The Nikon Z9, according to Tony, has benefits over all of these full-frame mirrorless cameras. This isn’t always a bad thing because Nikon can get major benefits by not being the cutting-edge innovator that they have been known to be. By delaying the availability of technology for a year or two, they allowed Canon and Sony to absorb the majority of the research, development, and marketing costs.

Rumored Nikon Z9 Specifications

  • Newly developed 45MP high-resolution stacked FX sensor
  • 30 fps
  • Integrated vertical grip handle
  • The Z9 is described as a D6 body combined with EOS R5 imaging, α9II AF, and blackout-free EVF
  • Nikon confirmed that the Z9 will be better than the D6
  • Multishot-mode
  • 16-bit RAW option
  • 8k30p, 4k120/60/30p (support for 8K video recording)
  • New EXPEED image-processing engine designed for 8k (newly developed Imaging Pipeline Processor to broaden sensor readout emphasizing speed)
  • Improved AF (Object detection AF)
  • “Stunning” AF tracking (better than the D6)
  • Advanced real-time tracking
  • Two XQD/CFX type B memory card slots
  • ISO 64 – 25,600, Hi1, Hi2
  • Improved noise levels and specifically significantly better dynamic range
  • High resolution, blackout-free EVF: probably 5.76 MP or maybe even 9k MP viewfinder, 120 Hz refresh rate (the resolution can be reduced to increase the refresh rate)
  • New user interface (no second LCD screen on the back like the D6)
  • New battery: Nikon EN-EL18x
  • Gbit LAN, USB-C, WiFi, GPS, built-in transmitter
  • Price: $6,000 – $7,000
  • Scheduled to be tested in August
  • Official announcement expected in November/December

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