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Nikon Z9 top camera coming
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    Rumored specs

    • 46MP FF sensor
    • 8K 24p and 30p video
    • 20fps serial shooting
    • AF with object detection, can have dual pixel AF for first time
    • Simplified user interface oriented on touch
    • Special magnesium case
    • Resistant to splashes of water and cold up to minus 30 C
    • 5.8Mp OLED EVF
    • Dual XQD/CFExpress card slots
    • 1Gb Ethernet port
    • $6000 price, but can reach $7999
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  • Please no time limit.

  • This will be interesting.

    • Newly developed high-resolution stacked FX sensor. 60MP.
    • Integrated vertical grip handle
    • [The development announcementshould be tonight or tomorrow
    • Nikon Z9 is expected to be released in the fall of 2021
    • No official plans for a Nikon Z8 camera yet
    • Prototype Z9 cameras will be tested at the Tokyo Olympics next year
    • The Z9 is described as a D6 body combined with EOS R5 imaging, α9II AF, and blackout-free EVF
    • Nikon confirmedthat the Z9 will be better than the D6
    • 20 fps
    • Multishot-mode
    • 16-bit RAW option
    • 8k30p, 4k120/60/30p
    • New EXPEED processor designed for 8k (newly developed Imaging Pipeline Processor to broaden sensor readout emphasizing speed)
    • Improved AF (Object detection AF)
    • "Stunning" AF tracking (better than the D6)
    • Two XQD/CFX type B memory card slots
    • ISO 64 -- 25,600, Hi1, Hi2
    • Improved noise levels and specifically significantly better dynamic range
    • High resolution, blackout-free EVF: probably 5.76 MP or maybe even 9k MP viewfinder, 120 Hz refresh rate (the resolution can be reduced to increase the refresh rate)
    • 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
  • With all this, the critical spec is missing - 10bit internal or what?

  • How hot?

  • Nikon Inc. is pleased to announce the development of the first flagship model for which the Nikon Z mount has been adopted: The Nikon Z 9. The full-frame (Nikon FX-format) mirrorless camera is scheduled for release in 2021, and represents a significant leap in technology and performance.

    The Z 9 brings together Nikon's groundbreaking technologies to deliver the best still and video performance in Nikon history, meeting the advanced needs of professionals in a wide range of genres. It utilizes a newly developed FX-format stacked CMOS sensor and new image-processing engine. In response to the growing needs of professionals, advanced enthusiasts and cinematographers, it includes support for 8K video recording as well as various other video specifications that fulfill diverse needs and workflows. The Z 9 embodies ultimate usability as a tool, offering users an unprecedented imaging experience from capture to workflow exceeding that of previous digital-SLR and mirrorless cameras.

    Information regarding the release of this product will be announced at a later date.

    For more information about current Nikon products, including the Nikon Z series camera line and NIKKOR Z lens lineup, please visit