Nikon Z9 full-frame mirrorless camera was launched in India on Friday, 29 October. The flagship (Nikon FX-format) Z-series camera features a 45.7-megapixel stacked CMOS sensor, a 3.2-inch touchscreen monitor, and an electronic viewfinder. The Nikon Z9 comes with interchangeable lenses and uses i-TTL balanced fill-flash which uses facial information for flash control. The new Nikon camera supports 8K 30p video capture and up to 125 minutes of continuous recording. Nikon claims that the Nikon Z9’s subject detection algorithm differentiates between nine types of subjects, capturing both stills and video. The Nikon Z9 is the company’s first full-frame mirrorless camera without a mechanical shutter.
Nikon Z9 price in India, availability
Nikon Z9 Specifications and Features
The Nikon Z9 comes with a 3.2-inch diagonal monitor and a 45.7-megapixel stacked CMOS sensor with Dual-Stream technology, 8,256×5,504 pixel resolution and Expeed 7 image-processing engine.
The TFT LCD touchscreen display offers 70-degree viewing angles, nearly 100 percent frame coverage, and color balance. It also comes with 11-level manual brightness control. The 4-axis vertical and horizontal tilting monitor also features integrated vertical grip. The CMOS sensor measures 35.9×23.9mm and offers an ISO range of 64 to 24,600.
Nikon says the Nikon Z9 is capable of recording 8K 30p for 125 minutes continuously. It also allows 4K UHD video recording at up to 120p. The camera is said to capture 120 frames per second with Nikkor Z-series lenses and 94 Nikkor F-series lenses with AF, which Nikon says will allow the device to capture motion faster than the human eye. gives. The Z9 is also said to shoot continuously at 20fps, capturing over 1,000 frames in JPEG or RAW formats even when flicker reduction is turned on.
The Nikon Z9’s subject detection algorithm is claimed to identify nine types of objects, including people, cats, dogs, birds, cars, motorbikes, bicycles, planes and trains, at the same time when shooting stills or video. The camera supports USB charging along with USB power delivery and HDMI output capability.
N-Log and HDR (HLG) video is available on the Nikon Z9. Additionally, the camera offers support for several codecs, including H.265/ HEVC (8 bit/10 bit), Apple ProRes 422 HQ (10-bit) and H.264/ AVC (8-bit). Nikon says that a new firmware update will be released this year to enhance recording function using the Nikkor Z 50mm f/1.8 S lens and ProGrade Digital Cobalt 1700R 325GB memory card. Nikon says it has improved auto-focus on the Nikon Z9 with 405-point auto-area AF.
Nikon’s new quad-VGA panel is optimized to adjust viewfinder brightness up to 3000cd/m2 in response to various lighting conditions. Nikon has also added 3D tracking to the Nikon Z9. Even during video recording, the company says that subject detection works for wide-area AF (S) and (L), auto-area AF and 3D-tracking.
In addition to various ports, the camera includes microphone and headphone ports, Bluetooth v5, and Wi-Fi support. The Nikon Z9 offers dual card slots for CFexpress and XQD for data transfer. Lastly, it also supports GPS and GNSS technologies.
The Nikon Z9 measures 149×149.5×90.5mm and weighs around 1.34kg with battery and memory card but without body cap and accessory shoe cover. The camera body weighs 1.16kg.
With the Nikon Z9, users will get a BF-N1 body cap, EN-EL18d rechargeable Li-ion battery, MH-33 battery charger and EH-7P charging AC adapter in the retail box. It will also include HDMI/USB cable clip, AN-DC24 strap, UC-E24 USB cable and BS-I accessory shoe cover.