Nikon Z 9 Mirrorless Camera
Nikon Z 9 Mirrorless Camera
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Nikon Z 9 FX Mirrorless Pro Body Camera
The camera of the year just got better.Unlock revolutionary video and photography upgrades in the Z 9 with Firmware 2.0.
Unlock revolutionary video and photography upgrades in the Z 9.
12-bit RAW video. In-camera.Now you can record pristine 12-bit ProRes RAW HQ or new N-RAW video straight to the Z 9’s memory cards—no external device required. To speed up in-camera playback and edits, a smaller Full HD companion file is created, too.
Half the file size. All the flexibility.Nikon’s groundbreaking new N-RAW video format packs all the depth and detail of 12-bit RAW video into a file that’s half the size of equivalent ProRes RAW HQ files. Work at increased resolutions, frame rates and bit depths without slowing down your edit.
50% SMALLERRecord in-camera for longer, and speed up your post-production workflow.
12-BIT 8.3K/60PN-RAW is available for every Z 9 resolution and frame rate, including 8.3K/60p and 4.1K/120p.
DCI & UHD READYCapturing 8.3K footage in FX Mode gives ample space to crop to either cinematic standard.
ProRes RAW HQ. Workflow optimized.Firmware 2.0 also unlocks the Z 9’s ability to record 12-bit 4.1K ProRes RAW HQ footage up to 60p in-camera. ProRes RAW HQ makes it easy to move between multiple cameras and editing platforms with a consistent workflow.
Dedicated REC display.Now your Z 9 has separate display interfaces for video and stills, each one optimized for the task at hand.
Red REC border.Know exactly when you are (and aren’t) recording.
Waveform display.Confirm and monitor your exposure.
Video info display.Easily view video settings at a glance.
Fine tune ISO with 1/6-stop adjustments.Maintaining a consistent exposure, especially when following a subject into different scenes, requires fine adjustments of ISO. Now you can make smooth ISO adjustments in 1/6-stop increments.
Even more video upgrades:Enhance sharpness and definition in 4K/60p with Extended Oversampling.
See key information more clearly with a new Brightness Information Display custom setting.
Stable exposure on faces with improved Auto Exposure.
Toggle between two focus speeds with the new Fast AF-ON setting.
Quickly export a sequence of stills from your footage with Save Consecutive Frames.
Nail the shot you missed.When shooting fast action, new Pre-Release Capture records the instant right before you take your shot, capturing a moment that might otherwise have been missed. Give your reaction time a boost.
Create your own focus areas.Sometimes, you need precise control of where your Z 9 should focus. With 20 new custom Wide-Area AF (C1/C2) options, you can define the shape of your focus area. Your custom focus area will even work simultaneously with Subject Detection and Eye-Detect AF.
Set and recall focus positions with any NIKKOR Z lens.For the first time in a Nikon camera, you can now save multiple focus positions to the Z 9 or your compatible lens and recall them with the touch of a button. Toggle your focus between the shortstop and the play at the plate without missing a beat.
Real Live Viewfinder gets smoother with 120 fps refresh rate.Firmware 2.0 unlocks an option to increase the Z 9’s Real Live Viewfinder refresh rate to 120 fps, making it even easier to track fast action like sports, birds and wildlife.
Blend motion into one incredible image.A new retouch feature, Motion Blend, lets you combine a sequence of motion into one amazing still image, right in the camera with no additional software or accessories.
Clock your long exposures, right in-camera.For capturing amazing star trails and long exposures, Firmware 2.0 enhances the Z 9’s Long Exposure display to include a live counter of your exposure time. You also can now dim the viewfinder with greater precision to preserve power and your night vision.
Even more photography upgrades:Confirmation that you’re capturing images in silent mode with a new visual indicator.
Find the right image faster by setting the main or sub command dial to jump to the first shot of every burst sequence.
Move between focus points at your own speed with a new Focus Point Selection Speed setting.
Improved auto white balance for rapidly changing scenes like sports.
Improved manual white balance that lets you target an area as small as approx. 0.5% of the frame.
More easily toggle between camera settings like subject detection on and off with “Recall shooting functions (hold)” option.
Nikon Z 9 FX Mirrorless Pro Body Camera
Best.World’s best AF scene detection system.
Best-in-class 8K video resolution and internal recording.
Fast.World’s fastest still image frame rate of 120 fps.
World’s fastest scanning speed.
First.World’s first truly blackout-free electronic viewfinder.
First Nikon camera with 4-axis vertical and horizontal tilting monitor.
Subject detection from deep learning. Automatic. Simultaneous.A breakthrough algorithm developed using deep learning enables the Z 9 to automatically detect and track the world’s largest range of subjects—people, dogs, cats, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, trains, and planes—in stills and video with no menu changes.
Keeps up with the smallest, fastest subjects.AF and AE calculations are made at 120 cycles per second with rapid, constant communication between the lens and the camera through the Z mount. Even small, erratic subjects like birds in flight are tracked with ease.
Enhanced Eye AF for people, pets, and birds.Eye Detection AF automatically tracks the eyes of people, dogs, cats, and birds (and similar creatures) even when they’re small in the frame, covered by hair, glasses or goggles, right-side up or upside down.
3D Tracking + Subject Detection. A new dimension of AF.The power of Nikon’s acclaimed 3D Tracking is now available with deep learning subject detection. Effortlessly lock onto fast-moving subjects and track them moving toward you, away from you, and everywhere in between.
Focus in the dark. Go down to -8.5 EV.Subject detection and AF works down to -6.5 EV. Activate Starlight Mode, and focus down to -8.5 EV. And since you’ll be spending more time in the dark, the Z 9’s buttons are illuminated.
A groundbreaking new processing engine.EXPEED 7. The most powerful Nikon processing engine ever. 10x faster than previous generations. Handles complex AF and AE calculations at 120 cycles per second. Separately processes dual-streamed data from the stacked image sensor. Enables next-generation features like 120 fps still shooting, 8K video recording, a blackout-free viewing experience, and more.
Go from zero to 120 fps in the press of a shutter.To capture moments you may never have seen before, the Z 9 captures 45.7-megapixel stills at an action-freezing 30 fps and press-ready 11-megapixel stills at an insanely fast 120 fps—all with full AF and AE performance and no blackout.
Keep your finger down. 1,000-image buffer capacity.With a seemingly bottomless buffer, the Z 9 shoots continuously for more than 1,000 frames at 20 fps as full resolution High-Efficiency RAW or JPEG (L) fine files.
- 20 fps: 45.7-megapixel stills RAW + JPEG
- 30 fps: 45.7-megapixel stills JPEG
- 120 fps: 11-megapixel stills JPEG
The fastest write speeds. Dual CFexpress Type B.Under a newly designed latching door are two matched slots optimized for high-performance CFexpress Type B cards. The slots are independent of each other, so you can load cards with different write speeds—including XQD cards.
Finally, an electronic shutter you can trust.The electronic shutter in the Z 9 achieves the world’s most minimal rolling-shutter distortion, eliminating the need for a mechanical shutter. Shoot at shutter speeds up to 1/32,000 second in complete silence, with no shutter vibration and no concerns about shutter wear.
Silent mode. Become invisible.When you need to be invisible, Silent Mode turns off menu sounds and VR Lock and minimizes lens drive noises. And since the Z 9 does not have a mechanical shutter, you can shoot without a shutter click—or plug-in headphones so only you can hear the simulated shutter sound.
8K/30p. In-camera. No overheating.With an innovative body design that efficiently dissipates heat, the Z 9 records lush 10-bit 8K UHD video at 24, 25, or 30 fps internally for over 2 hours straight—with no risk of overheating. Need stills from your shoot? Save 33-megapixel frame grabs right from your footage.
4K/30p from oversampled 8K.Record dense 10-bit 4K UHD footage in-camera with full pixel readout from the Z 9’s outstanding sensor at 24, 25, 30p as ProRes 422 HQ or H.265 video. Or create dramatic 4K UHD slow-motion sequences up to 120p. A 2.3x crop format with full pixel readout is available for getting closer to your subject without changing lenses.
Lenses that shine in any light.Take advantage of fast-aperture NIKKOR Z lenses and the Z 9’s dynamic range to capture beautiful, sharp low-light footage. Add drama and depth to any production.
Steady handheld shooting. Enhanced electronic VR.The intelligence and processing power within EXPEED 7 improves electronic VR for video recording, correcting trapezoid distortion from wide angle lenses and allowing you to create smooth handheld walking shots.
Stacked CMOS sensor. 45.7-megapixels. Full frame.Designed by Nikon specifically to bring ultra-high-resolution image quality to high-speed shooting applications. Achieves the world’s fastest scanning speed2, 12x faster data readout than the acclaimed Z 7II, and absolutely spectacular image quality in stills and 8K videos.
World’s most minimal rolling-shutter distortion.The extreme scanning speed of the Z 9 suppresses rolling-shutter distortion. Capture natural-looking images of extremely fast-moving subjects like golf and baseball swings, and vehicles.
Sharper handheld shooting. Up to 6.0-stops of compensation.The Z 9 delivers advanced Vibration Reduction (VR) with Synchro VR where 5-axis in-body VR and 2-axis lens VR work together, achieving an effect equivalent to a shutter speed up to approx. 6.0 stops faster.
Wide-open in any light. 1/32,000 second shutter speed.Turn your shutter speed up to 1/32,000 second and shoot wide open in harsh light. Enjoy the beautiful bokeh of NIKKOR Z lenses in more situations than ever.
High-Efficiency RAW. 1/3 smaller.New RAW format retains the same high image quality, dynamic range, and flexibility as conventional RAW files with approximately 1/3 smaller file size. Speed up your workflow.
World’s first truly blackout-free viewfinder.Until now, achieving a blackout-free view meant repeating certain frames within the viewfinder. The Z 9 is the first camera with a viewfinder that reveals every single moment1—including those previously blocked by conventional EVF or DSLR systems. Smoothly follow every movement of your subject, even when capturing at 120 fps.
Quad-VGA PanelWorld’s brightest; adjustable to 3000cd/m2.
CustomizableChoose what settings and information appear in the EVF.
Glasses ModeReduces display size so the whole frame is visible.
Dual-Stream Technology. Dedicated feed.The Z 9 outputs two data streams from the stacked CMOS sensor: one for writing to the memory card and one for viewing. The viewing stream is unaffected by any capture processing, leaving a pristine, lag-free, uninterrupted view with absolutely no blackout.
4-axis horizontal and vertical tilting touchscreen.It goes up. It goes down. It goes left. It goes right. Shoot from nearly any angle—high, low, or sideways—and maintain a clear, bright view of the frame. When you rotate the Z 9 for vertical shooting, the user interfaces within the monitor and the Real-Live Viewfinder also rotate to a vertical orientation.
Ready to shoot in an instant.Go from “off” to “shooting” in less than half a second.
Four function buttons.Customizable and placed to prevent misoperation.
Integrated vertical grip.Because the world doesn’t fit in just one orientation.
Dual card slots.High-speed CFexpress Type B for maximum capacity and write speed.
Kensington security slot.Theft prevention when you need to leave your camera unattended.
Extended battery life.Works with EN-EL18 series batteries and a new EN-EL18d battery that can handle up to 170 minutes of video recording.
USB power delivery.Power and charge Z 9 from a laptop, mobile battery, or wall adapter.
- Effective Pixels: 45.7 million
- Sensor Size: 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
- Image Sensor Format: FX
- Storage Media: CFexpress (Type B) & XQD Type Memory
- ISO Sensitivity: ISO 64–25600 in step sizes of 1/3 and 1 EV - can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 32 equivalent) below ISO 64 or to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600; auto ISO sensitivity control available
- 8K UHD 7,680×4,320 / 30p (progressive)
- 8K UHD 7,680×4,320 / 25p
- 8K UHD 7,680×4,320 / 24p
- 4K UHD 3,840 × 2,160 120p
- 4K UHD 3,840 × 2,160 100p
- 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 60 fps
- 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 50 fps
- 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps
- 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps
- 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps
- Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 120 fps
- Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 100 fps
- Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps
- Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps
- Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
- Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
- Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
- Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively
- Monitor Size: 3.2 in. diagonal
- Monitor Type: Vertically and horizontally tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD
- Battery / Batteries
- EN-EL18d rechargeable Li-ion battery
- EN-EL18c, EN-EL18b, EN-EL18a,and EN-EL18 batteries can also be used. Note, however, that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL18d.
- Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth): 5.9 in. (149 mm) x 5.9 in. (149.5 mm) x 3.6 in. (90.5 mm)
- Approx. Weight: 47.3 oz. (1340 g)