After the big announcement of the Canon EOS R5 and the shocking announcement of the Sony a1, it’s time for Nikon to announce their own 8K camera and they have to do something to catch up the really tough 8K mirrorless competition.
Speaking of the specifications, the high-end Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera will have the same 45.7MP resolution as the Z7 II (to keep it competitive with the Canon EOS R5 in terms of speed), 8K video up to 30fps as well as 4K video recording up to 120fps, 20 fps burst shooting, improved AF and more. The official announcement will be around Summer 2021.
Nikon Z9 Rumored Specifications:
- 45.7MP sensor (the same pixel count as the Nikon Z7 II)
- 20 fps
- 8k30p, 4k120/60/30p
- New EXPEED processor designed for 8k
- Improved AF (Object detection AF)
- Two XQD/CFX type B memory card slots
- ISO 64 – 25,600, Hi1, Hi2
- High resolution, blackout-free EVF
- New user interface (no second LCD screen on the back like the D6)
- New battery: Nikon EN-EL18x
- Gbit LAN, USB-C, WiFi, GPS
- Price: $6,000 – $7,000
- Prototype Z9 cameras may be tested at the Tokyo Olympics next year
- New Nikkor Z 400mm f/2.8 mirrorless lens is also rumored for the Olympics
- Nikon Z9 is described as a D6 body combined with EOS R5 imaging, a9 II AF, and blackout-free EVF
- Announcement in Spring / Summer 2021
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