The Nikon Z9 is the most powerful camera photographers have been waiting for. It's a mirrorless camera that features a full-frame CMOS sensor with 45.7MP and an Expeed 7 processor. Together, these two features allow Nikon to claim "the world's fastest sensor scan rate,” which has implications for both video and still photography. Filmmakers will appreciate the ability to shoot 8K/30p video and Eye AF tracking which sets the Nikon Z9 apart from its competition.
Thanks to the new Expeed 7 processor and stacked 45.7MP Full-Frame CMOS sensor, 20fps burst shooting is insanely fast. The Z9 achieves low rolling shutter even at high speeds. The shutter is electronic rather than mechanical. As a result, the fastest readout speed is 1/270 of a second and the fastest shutter speed is 1/32,000 of a second. The Nikon Z9 captures full-resolution JPEGs at up to 30 frames per second and JPEG/RAWs at up to 20 frames per second with a 1,000-image buffer. It’s possible to push 120fps with resulting files around 11MP JPEGs.
Additionally, the Z 9’s next-generation EXPEED 7 image processing is Nikon’s most powerful engine yet — at 10x faster than previous models. This means the Nikon Z 9 presents an increased AF speed, burst rate, buffer capacity, and video resolution. You can capture those quick sports action shots or fast-moving wildlife creatures with ease.
Speaking of fast-moving, Nikon Z 9’s advanced autofocusing system means you can keep track of your subjects with no problem. It utilizes a new subject detection algorithm with the largest range of potential subjects — including animals, humans, birds, and cars, and airplanes. Nikon’s famous 3D-tracking mode also makes its first appearance in a mirrorless camera with the Z 9.
Nikon's subject detection algorithm has been vastly improved so that 90% of the image area can now be tracked using 120fps data. The Nikon Z9 uses machine learning-trained algorithms to detect humans, animals, and automobiles using its 3D AF tracking feature. To keep the focus on your subject no matter how it walks or turns, the system will switch between eye, face, head, and body tracking while prioritizing face and eyes. 3D Tracking can be turned off to only track objects based on color and distance instead of subject recognition. Low-light conditions enable focusing down to -8.5 and autofocus refresh rates up to 120 cycles per second.
PLEASE NOTE: The Nikon Z9 uses Nikon Z mount lenses. The Nikon FTZ adapter is required to use Nikon F mount (DSLR) lenses which is rented separately.