News |Nikon Z 9 development announced: 8K video, 2021 release date

Nikon Z 9 development announced: 8K video, 2021 release date

A new full-frame Nikon mirrorless camera directly aimed at the professional photography market

Nikon Z9

Nikon has announced the development of a new flagship full-frame mirrorless camera, introducing the Nikon Z9 and specs such as a newly designed sensor and support for 8K video. This new mirrorless camera will take position as the flagship model aimed directly at the professional market.

The camera will feature a Z-Mount and full-frame (Nikon FX-Format) sensor.

Development for the camera is well underway with the Z9 scheduled for release later in 2021. Nikon has already said that the Nikon Z 9 will mark a leap in technology and performance.

The first design feature that you’ll notice about the new camera is the size. The form factor appears to be closer to that of the Nikon D6 than the previous Nikon Z cameras. It’s also dual-gripped with each grip have a collection of controls to make shooting upright images as easy as landscape format.

Here at Camera Jabber, we look forward to seeing how this upscaled Nikon Z camera handles. Does it balance size, performance and will the EVF really be good enough to satisfy the demands of professionals?

The Nikon Z 9 brings together many of Nikon’s advanced imaging technologies. From the latest Z-mount lenses to enhanced Nikon imaging technologies.

Nikon has already stated that the Z 9 will produce the best stills and video performance in the company’s history. That’s quite a claim with the likes of the Nikon Z5, Nikon Z6 II, Nikon Z7 II and Nikon D6 already on the market.

Nikon Z 9 specs

Nikon hasn’t revealed all of the Nikon Z 9 specs as yet, but this is fairly typical of development announcements. We can expect more Nikon Z 9 specs to be drip-fed throughout the year leading up to its release date. What we do know as of today, however, is that the Nikon Z 9 will feature and all new full-frame FX-Format sensor.

This new Nikon Z 9 FX-Format stacked CMOS sensor along with an all new image-processing engine is what will drive the imaging performance of the new cameras.

As we said, the full list of Nikon Z 9 specs has yet to be released but Nikon has already teased a few more bits of exciting information. The new Nikon full-frame mirrorless camera will add 8K video to meet the demands of professionals and advanced enthusiasts.

That 8K resolution also indicates that the Z9’s sensor will have at least 35.6million effective pixels.

Nikon has also said that the camera will also feature many additional video specifications, we’ll bring you more on those as we hear.

Nikon Z9 Release Date

Nikon hasn’t given a specific launch date yet for the Z 9; however, the company has said the Nikon Z 9 release date will fall within 2021.

The Z 9 will be the first Nikon mirrorless camera designed to truly meet the demands of professional photographers using the likes of the Nikon D6 DSLR.

Nikon Z9 Price

Nikon hasn’t said anything about the price of the Z9, but with the D6 retailing for around £6,300 / $6,500, and with mirrorless cameras generally costing more than DSLRs, we can reasonably expect the Nikon Z9 price to be at least that.

We look forward to finding out more as Nikon releases further details.


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