Nikon Z9 Mirrorless Camera (body)
Nikon Z9 Mirrorless Camera (body) 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 Z9 stands out as a camera that appeals to photographers and filmmakers working across a wide variety of applications.
Stacked Sensor and Powerful Processing Engine
The core of the Z9 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. Also during playback, you can skip to the first shot of a given burst to expedite the on-camera review process.
Pre-Release Capture helps make decisive moment shots easier by recording frames in a burst for up a second prior to actually releasing the shutter.
When this feature is activated, burst shooting will commence when the shutter is half-pressed and the buffer will retain up to a second’s worth of frames prior to fully pressing the shutter.
The electronic shutter affords a top shutter speed of 1/32,000 sec for working in the brightest conditions with wider apertures.
A 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
493-Point Phase-Detection AF
Subject Detection with Deep Learning Technology
8K and 4K Video Recording
Up to 8K Recording Supported
Internal N-RAW and ProRes RAW Video
ProRes and H.265 10-Bit Internal Recording
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