Nikon unveils new mirrorless flagship Z9 camera & additional Nikkor lenses

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in General Discussion edited October 28
Nikon has officially unveiled the Nikon Z9, the company's first mirrorless flagship camera, alongside a number of new lens options.

Credit: Nikon
Credit: Nikon


The Nikon Z9 features a professional body, speedy autofocus performance, and 8K video resolution at up to 30 frames-per-second. The company says it's a well-rounded camera that's suited for both filmmakers and still photographers.



According to Nikon, the Z9 features a sensor size of 35.9 x 23.9 mm. It's based on a new 45.7-megapixel PX format sensor that features a stacked design for faster readout speeds and virtually no rolling shutter distortion. The image processor has also been upgraded to a new EXPEED 7, which contributes to fast performance throughout.

As far as battery life, the Z9 sports "the world's longest record time" of more than 2 hours when shooting at 8K UHD and 30 fps. The Nikon Z9 also features a 3.2-inch touchscreen LCD and a durable body.

Alongside the new camera, Nikon has also introduced a number of new additions to its Nikkor lens lineup. That includes a new Nikkor Z super-telephoto lens that can cover a focal length from 100mm to 400mm.

The company says that the Nikon Z9 flagship camera will be available later in 2021 and will start at $5,499.95. Shoppers can preorder the Z9 at Adorama and at B&H.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    rcfarcfa Posts: 1,124member
    Sounds like the Sony Alpha α1 is superior in just about any aspect that counts…

    https://m.dpreview.com/reviews/sony-a1-review
  • Reply 2 of 6
    For that money you can also go Medium format, 43 x 32 mm and 100 Mio pixels, with a Fuji GFX… 
  • Reply 3 of 6
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,122member
    That’s cheap. Those of us who follow this expected $6,500-7,000. Nikon is underpricing Canon and Sony here. Should be interesting.
    viclauyycAlex_V
  • Reply 4 of 6
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,122member
    hucom2000 said:
    For that money you can also go Medium format, 43 x 32 mm and 100 Mio pixels, with a Fuji GFX… 
    Meh! Not the same thing. It’s not for the shooting the big three are selling to.
    Alex_V
  • Reply 5 of 6
    melgross said:
    That’s cheap. Those of us who follow this expected $6,500-7,000. Nikon is underpricing Canon and Sony here. Should be interesting.


    Lower resolution EVF and refresh rate compared to the R3 and A1.
    edited October 29
  • Reply 6 of 6
    melgrossmelgross Posts: 33,122member
    melgross said:
    That’s cheap. Those of us who follow this expected $6,500-7,000. Nikon is underpricing Canon and Sony here. Should be interesting.


    Lower resolution EVF and refresh rate compared to the R3 and A1.
    Sure. While APS-C and full frame sells in the millions every year, despite falling sales because of smartphones, medium format, and these smaller format cameras which are really super slide size, i.e., closer to full frame in area than to half frame medium format, a size Leica began to use over a decade ago, only sell in the tens of thousands.

    the big three sell to sports, photojournalists, wildlife, fashion and other areas where quick focus, shooting and fast bursts are required, these bigger format cameras are for more contemplative uses, such as portrait, landscape, etc.

    they can both be used for product shots and portraits of course, but generally the really high resolution isn’t needed there.
    Alex_V
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