Set for release later this year, Nikon has confirmed the development of their flagship Z9, a full-frame mirrorless camera that is the first to use the company’s Z mount. To meet the demands of both professionals across a wide range of genres as well as enthusiasts, it incorporates a newly developed FX-format stacked CMOS sensor and new image-processing engine. When it comes to video recording, the camera caters to professionals, advanced enthusiasts and cinematographers, with support for 8K video recording. Read more for a video explaining the features and additional information.
Other details have not yet been revealed, but from the press image, we can see that the mode dial is gone, replaced by a host of buttons. However, since the bracketing button is visible, a Mode button to cycle between PASM, metering and WB functions will most likely be a function. A locking knob appears next to it, which means the bottom section probably rotates that could mean quick selection between single / continuous / self-timer / M-Up shooting modes.
- 20.1MP stacked back illuminated 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor w/ DRAM, large aperture 24-70mm1 F1.8-2.8 ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens
- Enhanced subject capture: wide 425 Phase/ 425 contrast detection points over 84 percent of the sensor
- Fast & accurate: Up to 11Fps continuous shooting at 24.2 MP raw with crisp, clear natural colors
- Multiple movie functions: Make time lapse movies or slow/quick motion videos without post processing
- Tiltable LCD screen: customizable for vlogging, still photography or recording a professional film
The Z9 embodies ultimate usability as a tool offering users an unprecedented imaging experience, from capture to workflow, exceeding that of previous digital-SLR and mirrorless cameras,” said Nikon in a press release.