Nikon has unveiled its flagship mirrorless camera, the Nikon Z9. This camera received in many ways unique features (including in terms of video recording). The Nikon Z9 features a 45.7 – megapixel multi-layer CMOS sensor and an ultra-fast EXPEED 7 processor. Nikon claims that rolling shutter has almost completely disappeared. The camera also received support for operation at temperatures up to -10 degrees.
Such a bunch has improved the capabilities of the camera, both in terms of photos and videos. Increased autofocus performance, burst speed, exposure metering and other features. In addition, the camera received a protected housing, the reliability of which, according to Nikon, exceeds the reliability of the Nikon D6 camera.
The Nikon Z9 features autofocus with 493 points (90% frame coverage) – 405 of which support automatic AF area selection, five times more than the Nikon Z 7II, and 10 AF area modes allow you to optimize the AF area setting for any task.
Autofocus uses an artificial intelligence system with machine learning. It allows you to detect up to nine different types of objects. The system is said to work alongside new 3D tracking technology.
Nikon Z9 also received advanced video shooting capabilities. Video recording is supported in 8K up to 60 fps and 4K up to 120 fps with full frame. The maximum length of a single 8K 30p movie is approximately 125 minutes, a record time for a mirrorless camera. What’s more, ProRes 422 HQ recording format is available.
After the firmware update, the camera will support smooth movie recording in RAW 8K (8256 × 4644 ) 60p (firmware update will be available in 2022). Movie recording supports full-time eye-detection autofocus, and Nikon’s new N-RAW file format is smaller than standard RAW.
The camera will also receive high-speed continuous shooting – up to 20 frames per second. One series of RAW images can be over 1000 frames. In the new C+ mode, you can achieve up to 120fps in normal quality JPEGs at 11MP with full-time AF/AE.
The Nikon Z9 does not have a mechanical shutter. At the same time, it is reported that the effect of rolling shutter is “virtually excluded” in the camera.
“The camera’s ability to shoot at 1/32,000 at ISO 64 guarantees shallow depth of field even in extremely bright conditions ,” says Nikon.
The electronic viewfinder in the camera has a very high brightness claim of 3000 nits. The company says it’s always active and doesn’t dim when shooting.
New display design
Nikon Z9 received a new display design. It deviates in four axes and has a resolution of 2.1 million points. The camera has two memory card slots: CFExpress type B or XQD.
“It’s tougher than the D6, allowing you to work even in the harshest environments. A new AF mode button has been added to switch from AF mode to AF area mode during viewfinder shooting, and the power switch can be used to turn on the backlight on the top and rear LCD control panels and buttons, making it easier to adjust settings in the dark,” says Nikon. press release.
Nikon Z9 camera features
a) Compact body: 20% smaller than the D6, the deep grip makes it comfortable to hold for both horizontal and vertical shooting.
b) The frame is made of magnesium alloy, which makes it durable and lightweight.
c) Reliable sealing ensures that the camera, Z-series lenses and mount adapters will work in all weather conditions.
d) The key to high quality is an ISO sensitivity range of 64 to 25600 combined with an advanced noise reduction algorithm and camera flicker reduction.