Nikon Z9

Nikon Z9 is announced on 28th October 2021 after a long awaited time. Nikon Z9’s development is announced on March 2021. Due to a number of image and specification leaks, Nikon lovers already new that Nikon Z9 will be a killer. After-all, this is the Nikon’s first mirrorless flagship, so it is supposed to be standing out.

Nikon Z9
Nikon Z9

Nikon Z9
Nikon Z9
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Nikon Z9 Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor sizeFull-frame (35.9 mm x 23.9 mm)
Effective Pixels45.7 MP (Total 52.37 MP)
Sensor TypeStacked CMOS sensor
Maximum resolution 8,256 x 5,504 px
Aspect Ratio3:2
ProcessorExpeed 7
Sensor Cleaning SystemImage Dust Off reference data (NX Studio software required)
Image Stabilization5-axis image sensor shift
Lens MountNikon Z mount
Metering ModeTTL metering using camera image sensor
Metering Range-3 to +17 EV (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Exposure ModesMatrix / Center-weighted / Highlight-weighted / Spot metering
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
Exposure LockLuminosity locked at detected value
ISO RangeISO 64–25600 in step sizes of 1/3 and 1 EV (Extended ISO 32 – 102400)
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter
Electronic Front Curtain ShutterYes
Sync SpeedUp to:  1/200 sec. to 1/250 sec.
Shutter Speed1/32000 to 30 sec. (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2 and 1 EV, extendable to 900 sec.
in mode M), bulb, time, X200
Maximum Frames per Second20 fps in full resolution
Focus TypeHybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
Detection Range-6.5 to +19 EV (-8.5 to +19 EV with starlight view (Measured in photo mode at ISO 100,
f/1.2 lens, at a temperature of 20 °C/68 °F)
Focus ModesAutofocus (AF) / Single-servo AF (AF-S) / continuous-servo AF (AF-C) / full-time AF (AF-F; available
only in movie mode) / predictive focus tracking / Manual focus (M)
Focus Points493
AF Area ModesPinpoint / Single-Point / Wide-area AF (S) / Wide-area AF (L) / Dynamic-area (S) / Dynamic-area (M) /
Dynamic-area (L) / 3D-tracking / Subject-tracking AF / Pinpoint and Dynamic-area AF (S, M, L),
(3D-tracking available in photo mode only 3D-tracking available in video mode only)
Focus LockFocus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing
center of sub-selector
White Balance
White Balance ModesAuto (3 types) / Custom (2,500 K–10,000 K)
Colour Temperature Range 2,500 K–10,000 K
PresetsCloudy / Direct sunlight / Flash / Fluorescent (3 types) / Incandescent / Natural light auto / Preset
manual (up to 6 values can be stored) / Shade
White Balance BracketingYes
Dynamic Range
Active D-Lighting ModesAuto / High / Normal / Low / Off / Extra high 2 / Extra high 1
Active D-Lighting BracketingYes
Flash ControlTTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with
Sync. ModeFront-curtain sync / Rear-curtain sync / Red-eye reduction / Red-eye reduction with slow sync /
Slow sync / Off
Flash Compensation-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
External Flash ConnectionISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
Other Features– Flash-ready Indicator
– Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
– Flash Sync Terminal
Still Image Output
File FormatJPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine
NEF (RAW): 14 bit with lossless, high-efficiency, or high-efficiency compression
Number of Recorded Pixels FX-format
(L) 8,256 x 5,504
(M) 6,192 x 4,128
(S) 4,128 x 2,752

(L) 5,408 x 3,600
(M) 4,048 x 2,696
(S) 2,704 x 1,800

1:1 (24 x 24)
(L) 5,504 x 5,504
(M) 4,128 x 4,128
(S) 2,752 x 2,752

16:9 (36 x 20)
(L) 8,256 x 4,640
(M) 6,192 x 3,480
(S) 4,128 x 2,320
Picture ControlAuto / Flat / Landscape / Monochrome / Neutral / Portrait / Standard / Vivid
Multiple ExposureYes
Video Output
File formatMOV / MP4
Video EncodingApple ProRes 422 HQ (10 bit), H.265/HEVC (8 bit/10 bit), H.264/AVC (8 bit)
Frame rate
8K UHD 7,680×4,320 / 30p (progressive)
8K UHD 7,680×4,320 / 25p
8K UHD 7,680×4,320 / 24p
4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 60 fps
4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 50 fps
4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 30 fps
4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 25 fps
4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 24 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 120 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 100 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 60 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920×1,080 / 24 fps
Maximum Recording Time2 hours 5 minutes
Movie AudioBuilt-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity can be adjusted
(Linear PCM / AAC)
Movie e-VRYes
Movie Focus PeakingYes
Movie Highlight Display (Zebras)Yes
Time-Lapse MovieYes
AF for MovieAF Speed and AF Tracking Sensitivity can be adjusted
Type1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color
balance and auto and 16- level manual brightness controls
Coverage of Viewing Area vs. Capturing AreaApprox. 100% horizontal
100% vertical
Eyepoint21 mm (-1.0 m-1; from rearmost surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter Adjustment−4 – +3 m−1
MagnificationApprox. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m -1)
Built-In Eye SensorYes (Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays)
LCD Monitor
TypeVertically and horizontally tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD
Size3.2 in. diagonal
Playback OptionsAuto Image Rotation / Full-frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) / Highlights / Histogram Display /
Location Data Display / Movie Playback / Photo Information / Picture Rating / Playback with Playback /
Zoom / Playback Zoom Cropping / Voice memo input and playback / IPTC information embedding and display
Wireless Transmitter
StandardStandards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Africa, Asia, Bolivia, and Oceania)
Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac (Europe, U.S.A., Canada, Mexico)
Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a (other countries in the Americas)
Operating FrequencyOperating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11; Africa, Asia, Bolivia, and Oceania)
Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5805 MHz (other countries in the Americas)
Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5825 MHz (U.S.A., Canada, Mexico)
Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5745–5805 MHz (Georgia)
Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5320 MHz (other European countries)
EncryptionOpen system, WPA2-PSK, WPA3-SAE
Maximum Output Power (EIRP)Maximum output power (EIRP): 2.4 GHz band: 8.4 dBm
Maximum output power (EIRP): 5 GHz band 6.0 dBm (Georgia)
Maximum output power (EIRP): 5 GHz band: 9.0 dBm (other countries)
Smart Device App ConnectivitySnapBridge
StandardVersion 5.0
Operating frequency (Center frequency)– 2402–2480 MHz
– Low Energy: 2402–2480 MHz
Maximum output power (EIRP)– 2.9 dBm
– Low Energy: 1.4 dBm
Digital interfaceUSB: Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB);
HDMI outputType A HDMI connector
Audio InputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio OutputStereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
EthernetRJ-45 connector
Others– GPS
– Built-in 10 pin remote terminal
Storage MediaCFexpress (Type B) / XQD Type Memory
Operation Environment
Operating Temperature−10 °C – 40 °C (+14 °F–104 °F)
Operating HumidityLess than 85% (no condensation)
Supplied BatteryEN-EL18d rechargeable Li-ion battery
(EN-EL18c, EN-EL18b, EN-EL18a,and EN-EL18 batteries can also be used.)
Battery life for still images– [Viewfinder only] selected for monitor mode with: [ON] selected for [Energy saving (photo mode)]
in the setup menu: Approx. 740 shots
– [Viewfinder only] selected for monitor mode with: [OFF] selected for [Energy saving (photo mode)]
in the setup menu: Approx. 700 shots
– [Monitor only] selected for monitor mode with: [ON] selected for [Energy saving (photo mode)]
in the setup menu: Approx. 770 shots
– [Monitor only] selected for monitor mode with: [OFF] selected for [Energy saving (photo mode)]
in the setup menu: Approx. 740 shots
– Photo Mode (Burst Photography): Number of Shots: Approx. 5310 shots
Battery life fo rMovies– [Viewfinder only] selected for monitor mode: Approx. 170 minutes
– [Monitor only] selected for monitor mode: Approx. 170 minutes
AC AdapterEH-7P Charging AC Adapter
Battery ChargerMH-33 Battery Charger
WeightApprox. 1340 g (2 lb. 15.3 oz.) with battery and memory card but without body cap and accessory
shoe cover;approx. 1160 g/2 lb. 9 oz. (camera body only)
Dimensions149 mm x 149.5 mm x 90.5 mm
Supported LanguagesEnglish
Tripod Socket1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Disclaimer: These Specifications of Nikon Z9 are as published by Nikon Electronics Inc.

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