Nikon’s Z line of mirrorless cameras now has a pro-focused flagship. The Z 9 delivers a big enhance to autofocus efficiency, gives as much as 30 frames per second steady taking pictures, and may report lengthy video classes at 8K decision.
We have recognized it was within the works for some time, and now Nikon has revealed the Z 9 full-frame mirrorless flagship in full.
“The Z 9 is the entire package deal, providing an unprecedented stability of velocity, decision, reliability and efficiency that can exceed expectations for any sort of shoot, together with quick motion sports activities, business trend, low mild, landscapes and extra,” stated Nikon Govt VP, Jay Vannatter. “The Z 9 appears to the long run, with improvements and options that give all kinds of imaging professionals and content material creators the benefit when it issues most and the boldness to create in almost any circumstances.”
The Z 9 is constructed round a full-frame (35.9 x 23.9-mm) 45.7-megapixel back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor that is paired with an Expeed 7 processing engine. This implies a local ISO vary of 64 to 25,600, which may be expanded right down to 32 and as much as 102,400 for low-light taking pictures, and full decision JPEG bursts at as much as 30 frames per second (fps), however nudging that right down to 11-MP photos can bump the attainable body fee as much as 120 fps. Both manner, that is with full autofocus and auto publicity “with out skipping or repeating frames within the viewfinder.” That 0.5-inch OLED viewfinder rocks 3,690k-dot decision and three,000-nit brightness.
The digicam comes with large buffer potential for press and maintain motion pictures. With really useful ProGrade Digital CFexpress Kind B 2.0 Cobalt 1700R within the slots, a buffer capability of greater than 1,000 full decision RAW or JPEG frames at 20 fps is offered.
A hybrid phase-detection/distinction autofocus makes 493 focus factors out there, and the Z 9 comes with topic detection constructed on deep studying know-how that is partnered with 3D-tracking AF from Nikon’s DSLRs to allow the digicam to robotically zero in on people, cats, canine, birds, automobiles, bikes, bicycles, trains and airplanes in stills and video. In the meantime Eye AF can detect and concentrate on the attention of a topic farther away, and a brand new “starlight” mode helps the digicam focus in mild circumstances proper right down to -8.5 EV.
A brand new Synchro VR picture stabilization system combines the digicam’s personal 5-axis vibration discount prowess with the capabilities of appropriate lenses to supply as much as six stops of shake compensation.
There isn’t any mechanical shutter in play right here, however the digital shutter may be made to sound like one (or run silent). Due to a zippy picture scan fee that ends in “the world’s most minimal rolling-shutter distortion,” the digital shutter is reckoned to be greater than a efficiency match for a mechanical one, with speeds of as much as 1/32,000 out there.
The Z 9 appears like one thing of a video recording beast too. The digicam gives 8K UHD (7,680 x 4,320) at 24/30p, with a protracted recording time of as much as round 125 minutes attainable when utilizing CFexpress Kind B media. And an upcoming firmware improve will allow 8K/60p in 12-bit N-RAW and 12-bit ProRes RAW.
Full HD decision can also be on the desk at as much as 120 fps, and 4K UHD in included at as much as 60 fps. Compression decisions embody 10-bit ProRes 422 HQ, 8-bit H.264, and 8- or 10-bit H.265. In addition to a flat coloration profile, Nikon has thrown in 10-bit N-Log and Hybrid Log-Gamma too. And there is additionally help for 24-bit linear PCM audio recording.
Elsewhere, the digicam encompasses a 3.2-inch four-axis tilting LCD touchscreen panel for shoot versatility, USB-C and HDMI ports, audio out and in jacks, and an Ethernet LAN port. Wi-fi connectivity shapes up as Bluetooth 5.0 and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. The twin media slots are designed to take CFexpress playing cards, however can even accommodate XQD-type reminiscence.
The Z 9 full-frame mirrorless digicam will go on sale earlier than the shut of 2021 for a body-only recommended retail worth of US$5,499.95. The video beneath has extra.
Nikon Z 9 Product Tour
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