Nikon Z9 Leaked Specifications

Nikon has officially announced the development of Z9 in March this year. And that made Nikon lovers all over the world restless. The release of the Nikon Z9 is much anticipated worldwide since it is going to be Nikon’s first-ever flagship mirrorless camera. Even though the official specifications are not announced yet, there are some rumours about the expected specifications in Nikon Z9, according to Nikon Rumours.

Things got escalated with Olympics 2020 as there are some sightings of a non-released Nikon mirrorless camera model used by some top-level sports photographers, in the Olympics.

Nikon Z9 in Olympics
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Nikon Z9 in Olympics
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And the camera in these leaked images matches the appearance of the Z9 which appeared in Nikon’s development announcement earlier this year. Therefore, it is highly believed that what people have seen is the actual Z9 and they might be given to top-level photographers to test the performance before releasing it to the public.

Nikon Z9
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Expected Nikon Z9 Specifications

Image Sensor
Sensor sizeFull frame
Effective pixels45 MP
Sensor TypeFX-format stacked CMOS sensor
Aspect Ratio3:2
Maximum resolution8256 x 5504 px
ProcessorNew EXPEED image-processing engine designed for 8K
Bit Depth16 Bit
Frame Rate20 fps / 120 or 160 fps in DX mode
Mechanical ShutterNo mechanical shutter
Sync Speed1/250
Auto-Focusing Features– Car Autofocus, Animal Autofocus, People Autofocus, Low Light Autofocus -7 EV
– Improved 3D tracking
Still & Video Output– 16-bit RAW option
– 8K 60p, 4K 120/60/30p (after upcoming firmware update after the launch)
Other Features– Built-in GPS
– Multi-leaf blade protective shutter
– Multi axis tilting LCD screen
– Two XQD/CFX type B memory card slots
– The sensor has a multi-leaf blade protective shutter
– Built-in ProRes RAW
– Integrated vertical grip handle
– High-resolution viewfinder (3.69MP), 120 Hz refresh rate
– Gbit LAN, USB-C, WiFi, GPS, built-in transmitter
– Weight: 300g

It should be noted that actual Z9 specifications may differ from these rumoured specifications. And according to the sources, the release would be in two or three months.

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