Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera review
Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera summary
- Review Title: Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera
- Available Models: Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera, Nikon Z8 mirrorless camera, Nikon Z7ii mirrorless camera, Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera, Nikon Z6II mirrorless camera, Nikon Z6 mirrorless camera review, Nikon Z5 mirrorless camera, Nikon Z50 mirrorless camera, Nikon Z30 mirrorless camera, Nikon Zfc mirrorless camera
- Review Category: #Nikon #MirrorlessCamera
- Price Range: 5 (where 1 is very cheap and 5 is very expensive based on a comparison of products in the same category)
- Price: $5,499.95
Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera product highlights
Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera product highlights:
- Full frame
- 45.7 megapixels
- ISO 64-25600
- EXPEED 7
- Real-Live Viewfinder
- Subject detection for
- 9 subject types
- Up to 120 fps and
- Pre-Release Capture
- RAW video up to 8.3K/60p
- 4K UHD/120p
- 4-axis tilting monitor
- Durability down to -10°C/14°F
The Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera is packed with exciting features designed to enhance your photography and videography experience. With Auto Capture, you can set shooting criteria for stills or video and let the camera automatically capture subjects, allowing for unattended operation. This feature works seamlessly with the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera’s powerful AF system, which can detect the world’s largest range of nine different subject types for both stills and video, including 3D-tracking.
Experience every single moment in motion with the Real-Live Viewfinder, which ensures there are no skipped frames or loss of view. The camera’s High-Speed Frame Capture+ capability enables you to shoot at up to 120 fps for FX-format and 60 fps for DX-format, perfect for capturing the decisive moment. The Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera boasts the world’s fastest scanning speed, reducing rolling-shutter distortion and eliminating the need for a mechanical shutter, allowing for massive amounts of still-photo shooting.
Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera features
When it comes to video, the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera offers in-camera recording of 12-bit RAW up to 8.3K/60p, enabling you to produce ultra-high-resolution videos without the need for extra gear. The camera can also oversample for 4K UHD/60p, 50p, and 30p videos. With Hi-Res Zoom, you can effectively extend the telephoto range beyond the lens’ potential, creating sharp hi-res zoomed video in 4K by real-time cropping from 8K recording.
The Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera also includes features to improve your overall workflow. High-Frequency Flicker Reduction is available in video recording mode, ensuring your still images are free from flickering. Timecode sync via Bluetooth allows for easy post-production synchronization among multiple cameras, giving you more flexibility in a wider range of scenes.
The camera’s highly ergonomic 4-axis vertical/horizontal tilting monitor offers diverse angles for composing your shots. Additionally, the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera’s solid body is built to withstand challenging environments with robustness, drip-resistance, and dust-resistance equivalent to the D6, even functioning in temperatures as low as -10°C/14°F.
In conclusion, the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera combines advanced features such as Auto Capture, a powerful AF system, Real-Live Viewfinder, High-Speed Frame Capture+, and in-camera recording of 12-bit RAW to deliver exceptional performance for both stills and videos. With its ergonomic design and rugged construction, this a versatile and reliable tool for photographers and videographers alike.
Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera lenses
The Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera is compatible with two types of lenses: Z mount NIKKOR lenses and F mount NIKKOR lenses. With the Z mount, you can use the latest generation of lenses specifically designed for the Z series cameras, providing excellent image quality and performance. If you already have F mount lenses, you can use them on the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera with the help of a mount adapter.
However, please note that certain restrictions may apply when using F mount lenses with the adapter. This flexibility allows photographers to choose from a wide range of lenses to suit their shooting needs.
Nikon Z9 image sensor
The Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera features a high-quality image sensor. The sensor is a 35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor, which is in the Nikon FX format. This format ensures excellent image quality and performance. The total number of pixels on the sensor is 52.37 million, allowing for detailed and sharp images. To keep the sensor clean, the camera has an image sensor cleaning system. Additionally, you can use the Image Dust Off reference data feature, which requires the use of Nikon’s NX Studio software, to further enhance image cleanliness and remove any unwanted dust particles.
Our final opinion about Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera
Overall, the Nikon Z9 is a powerful mirrorless camera that offers excellent image quality and many advanced features. It is perfect for professionals and enthusiasts alike and is capable of producing outstanding images in a variety of situations. With its robust set of features, excellent speed and responsiveness, and rich selection of lenses and accessories, the Nikon Z9 is a great choice for anyone who wants to get creative with their photos and videos.
FAQ - Frequently asked question about Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera?
The Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera is one of the best on the market right now. It has an impressive feature set, with the ability to sharp hi-res zoomed video in 4K by real-time cropping from 8K recording. Additionally, it offers high-quality 4K UHD video and impressive autofocus capabilities. So overall, this a great choice for those looking for a top-of-the-line mirrorless camera.
The Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera is one of the most sought-after cameras in the market today. It offers a variety of impressive features and capabilities, such as an incredibly high 45.7 megapixel resolution, 4K Ultra High Definition video, and an ergonomic and lightweight body. Additionally, it offers a host of advanced features designed to meet the demands of professional photographers, such as the ability to shoot up to 120 fps and a RAW video up to 8.3K/60p.
Finally, this camera wide selection of customizable add-on lenses and accessories provide a wealth of options to customize your camera to meet your needs.
Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera technical specifications
Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera technical specifications:
Type of camera
Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Nikon Z mount
Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera lens
Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera effective pixels
Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera image sensor
35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires NX Studio)
Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera Picture Control system
Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat, 20 Creative Picture Controls; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
CFexpress (Type B), XQD memory cards
Dual card slots
The card in Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage, for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG pictures, or for storage of duplicate JPEG pictures at different sizes and image qualities; pictures can be copied between cards
Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera viewfinder
1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 18-level manual brightness controls; high frame-rate display available
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera monitor
8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 2100k-dot vertically and horizontally tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 15-level manual brightness controls
Nikon Z9 shutter
Electronic shutter with shutter sound and sensor shield
1/32000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 and 1 EV, extendable to 900 s in mode M, bulb, time
Single frame, continuous L, continuous H, High-Speed Frame Capture+ (with Pre-Release Capture), self-timer
Approximate frame advance rate
Nikon Z9 Exposure
TTL metering using camera image sensor
Metering range (ISO 100, f/2.0, 20°C/68°F)
-3 to +17 EV
Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera ISO sensitivity
ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/3 or 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
Auto, Extra high 2, Extra high 1, High, Normal, Low or Off
Nikon Z9 Autofocus
Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
Detection range (in photo mode, AF-S, ISO 100, f/2.0, 20°C/68°F)
-7 to +19 EV (-9 to +19 EV with starlight view)
Focus points (in photo mode, FX format, single-point AF)
Pinpoint AF, single-point AF, dynamic-area AF (S, M and L), wide-area AF (S, L, C1 and C2), auto-area AF, 3D-tracking and subject-tracking AF (available in video mode only); Pinpoint AF, dynamic-area AF and 3D-tracking are available in photo mode only
Camera on-board VR
5-axis image sensor shift
Lens on-board VR
Lens shift (available with VR lenses)
Nikon Z9 Flash
TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, color information communication, auto FP high-speed sync, unified flash control
Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (3 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 to 10000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning
Exposure and/or flash, white balance and ADL
Matrix, center-weighted or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate (RAW video)
Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera file format
NEV, MOV, MP4
Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera video compression
N-RAW (12 bit), Apple ProRes RAW HQ (12 bit), Apple ProRes 422 HQ (10 bit), H.265/HEVC (8/10 bit), H.264/AVC (8 bit)
Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera audio recording format
Linear PCM (for videos recorded in NEV or MOV format) or AAC (for videos recorded in MP4)
Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera audio recording device
Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
-3 to +3 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Nikon Z9 ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
Time-lapse movie recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes, N-Log and HDR (HLG) video, wave-form display, red REC frame indicator, video recording display zoom (50%, 100%, and 200%), extended shutter speeds (mode M), and dual-format (proxy-video) recording for RAW video; extended oversampling available; option to view video recording info available via i menu; Hi-Res Zoom
Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
Type A HDMI connector
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Ten-pin remote terminal
Built-in; can be used with MC-30A/MC-36A remote cords and other optional accessories
Supported GNS systems
GPS (USA), GLONASS (Russia), QZSS (Japan)
Latitude, longitude, altitude, UTC (Universal Coordinated Time)
Camera clock can be set to time acquired via GNSS
15 s, 30 s, 1 min., 2 min., 5 min.
Max. log recording time
6, 12 or 24 hours
One EN-EL18d Rechargeable Li-ion Battery; EN-EL18c, EN-EL18b, EN-EL18a and EN-EL18 can also be used; Note that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL18d and that the EH-7P Charging AC Adapter can be used to charge EN-EL18d, EN-EL18c and EN-EL18b batteries only
Charging AC adapter
EH-7P Charging AC Adapter
EH-6d AC Adapter; requires EP-6a Power Connector (available separately)
0.635 cm; 1/4 in., ISO 1222
Nikon Z9 dimensions/weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 149 x 149.5 x 90.5 mm/5.9 x 5.9 x 3.6 in.
Approx. 1340 g/2 lb. 15.3 oz with battery and two memory cards but without body cap and accessory shoe cover; approx. 1160 g/2 lb. 9 oz (camera body only)
Temperature: -10 to 40°C/+14 to 104°F; humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories (may differ by country or area)
BF-N1 Body Cap, EN-EL18d Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-33 Battery Charger, EH-7P Charging AC Adapter, DK-33 Rubber Eyecup, HDMI/USB Cable Clip, AN-DC24 Strap, UC-E24 USB Cable, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover