'The Z9’s stats are eye-watering to say the least. A full frame stacked 45.7 megapixel sensor provides incredible fidelity, coupled with unbelievably fast autofocus, tracking and AI learning, all of which makes this model an absolute beast. Capable of tracking people, animals birds and vehicles with its 493-point autofocus system, the Z9 also features 120 fps burst and a 1000 single burst – truly magnificent performance. All this means the Z 9 is hard to beat, something critics agree with judging by the swathe of Camera Of The Year awards it received upon release.'
Auto capture realises a wider range of shooting styles
Users can set the camera to automatically record still images or video by pre-configuring Auto Capture criteria. Three criteria include a Motion option that detects subjects that make certain movements, a Distance option which begins shooting when a subject is within a certain range, and a Subject detection option which detects a person, animal, or vehicle. These options can be used either separately or together.
Further advanced video recording functions
ISO sensitivity can now be set as low as Lo 2.0 with N-Log recording. In addition, the number of options available for Hi-Res Zoom speed has been increased from 3 to 11 for more precise speed control. Finer adjustment of the zoom speed is also now possible. A slow-motion video function enables high-speed recording of videos that play back at (4x) or (5x) the frame rate.
Improved still-image shooting functions
Superior subject acquisition performance is possible when 3D-tracking is used to capture stills of small and fast-moving subjects that cannot be detected with subject detection. In addition, the length of time the camera continues to buffer frames before stopping shooting during the Pre-Release Capture phase of High-Speed Frame Capture has been increased from 30 to 300 seconds. Firmware version 4.00 also adds an Exposure delay mode, which helps to avoid blur caused by the camera shake that occurs when the shutter-release button is pressed, reducing the need for a remote shutter release.
Due to a recent firmware update, the Nikon Z 9 now offers ‘Hi-Res Zoom’. The camera takes an 8K image and records in 4K. This means you can zoom in up to 2.0× without losing any image quality and can be set to three different speeds. It will work with any Nikon lens and means that you can effectively turn a prime lens into a zoom/variable focal length lens.
New N-Log LUT Version 1.04 has been also introduced, providing a greater dynamic range and more true-to-life colours.
• Added support for NIKKOR Z 85 mm f/1.2 S lenses.
• Improved focus accuracy for low-contrast subjects during burst photography with [Wide-area AF (S)], [Wide-area AF (L)], [Wide-area AF (C1)], [Wide-area AF (C2)], [3D-tracking], or [Auto-area AF] selected for [AF-area mode].
• Improved the frame advance rate during burst photography with optional flash units.
• 8.3K/60p video in-camera: internally record RAW 8.3K video in ultra-smooth 60p. Shoot in N-RAW to record ultra-high-resolution 8.3K (8256×4644) video using the full width of the Z 9 sensor.
• 4K UHD oversampled from 8K: record incredibly sharp 4K/60p Ultra HD footage oversampled from 8K.
• 12-bit RAW in-camera: with ProRes RAW HQ (up to 4K/60p) or Nikon’s new N-RAW format (up to 8K/60p and 4K/120p).
• Waveform monitor: confirm tricky exposures at a glance whether shooting in N-Log or RAW.
• Custom i-menu: display the main video settings simultaneously on the monitor. Confirm resolution and frame rate via the camera’s top screen.
• Red REC frame: a red REC frame appears on the monitor when the video record button is pressed.
• 8K still frames: extract consecutive high-resolution still frames from up to 10 seconds of 8K footage.
• Up to 20 selectable wide-area AF patterns: stay locked on the action and avoid fixed obstacles like tennis nets or hurdles.
• EVF—up to 120 fps refresh rate: for the camera’s bright (3000-nit) electronic viewfinder display. Ideal when shooting fast-moving subjects, such as race cars.
• Focus recall: assign focus positions to multiple camera buttons—each button can recall a separate focus position or the same focus position.
• Pre-release image capture: record images for up to a second before fully pressing the shutter-release button. Set a post-release burst to continue for up to 4 seconds.
Take a quantum leap forward
Astounding speed. Unparalleled precision. Phenomenal detail. Stills or video—the Z 9 flagship mirrorless camera will help you achieve flawless images without fail. Whether it’s news, sports, fashion, reportage, events. Take the most advanced camera Nikon has ever made – to places only you can reach.
No misses. No limits. No boundaries.
The Z 9 will take you as close to perfect as you can imagine. The new, stacked 45.7 MP full-frame CMOS sensor and ultra-fast EXPEED 7 processer deliver astonishing image quality. Nikon’s most advanced AF system ever re-defines tenacious. Day-long shoots. Hours of 8K video. The most extreme locations. The fastest action. The Z 9 stands up to the toughest professional demands—and then some.
Class-leading, mind-blowing AF
Continuous AF calculations performed at unheard-of speeds. Simultaneous subject recognition powered by advanced AI algorithms. Real-time views with absolutely no EVF blackout. There might not be an algorithm for luck – but there’s a whole system for precision.
People, animals, birds, vehicles. No other AF system can recognise so many subjects in a scene at once. The Z 9 can lock onto eyes no matter how small the subject is within the frame and recognise faces—even if they’re upside down!
Advanced auto-area AF
The phenomenal 493-point AF system includes 405 auto-area AF points—five times more than the Z 7II. Subject tracking across the frame surpasses even that of the acclaimed D6. 10 AF-area modes let you optimise your AF setup for any job.
Advanced 3D tracking
The pitch. The sky. The track. The Z 9 follows subjects with ferocious precision. Our most advanced 3D-tracking system understands what you’re shooting and reacts instantly to changes in subject position, orientation, or velocity.
Blistering speeds of up to 120 fps with full AF/AE put the Z 9 firmly in a class of its own. You can also shoot at 20 fps and capture over 1000 full-resolution images in one high-speed burst. Lens choice is vast, with over 100 fast Nikon lenses supporting shooting at up to 120 fps.
Blackout-free EVF for real-time views
You have never seen a view like this before. The Z 9 boasts the world’s brightest (3000-nit) electronic viewfinder display—and there’s absolutely no lag. You get a genuine continuous real-time view. If your subject moves or there’s the slightest change in the scene you’re shooting—you’ll see it.
Four-axis tilting monitor
Adapt to the moment with fast, flexible framing. The large, responsive monitor tilts 90 degrees from a horizontal or vertical shooting position. You’re free to let the action lead, and nail extremely low or high angles with ease.
Intuitive information display
The info display automatically rotates when you switch to shoot vertically. The clean interface makes settings quick to confirm in landscape or portrait orientation, and the i-menu and ISO buttons are easy to reach when shooting vertically.
Advanced on-the-spot customisation
The Z 9 lets nothing come between you and the image. You can have the info display show a pure view, or customise display elements for the scene you’re shooting. Scrolling through shots on the touchscreen monitor is quick and seamless.
Extraordinary in any light
A native ISO range of 64 to 25600 (expandable to 32-102400, equivalent) couples with an advanced noise-reduction algorithm—and in-camera flicker reduction. Nail exceptional results under the toughest lighting conditions.
FTZ II Mount Adapter
The second-generation Mount Adapter FTZ II makes using an F-mount lens together with your Nikon Z camera more comfortable than ever. Improved ergonomics allow plenty of room to comfortably position your fingers when shooting vertically—even if you’re wearing gloves. Whichever F-mount lens you use, there’s no loss in image quality, and NIKKOR lenses without Vibration Reduction (VR) will find new levels of sharpness.
|FTZ II Adapter (with front and back cap)
|330GB CFexpress Type B XT
|EN-EL18d Battery Pack
|Metal Strap Clips with Plastic Cover (attached to camera)
|EH-7P AC Adapter (with UK plug)
|HDMI/USB Cable Clip (with cable clamp attached)
|UC-E24 USB Cable
|MH-33 Battery Charger
|iM2200 Black Flight Case
|Removable Battery Door
|Rubber Port Cover (attached)
|Z Mount Body Cap (attached to Camera)
|Extreme Pro CFexpress Card Reader & USB Cable (C Type)
06 June 2022
The past 12 months have been very exciting with the arrival of three new flagship sports and wildlife cameras – the Nikon Z 9, the Canon EOS R3 and the Sony a1. All three offer groundbreaking new technologies, such as Canon’s astonishing Eye Control AF function and Nikon’s whopping 120 frames per second, but which one do you have your eye on?Read full article
24 February 2022
The Nikon Z 9 is here! Offering astounding speed, breath-taking precision and phenomenal detail – be it for stills or video – Nikon’s flagship mirrorless camera will help you achieve flawless images without fail. Whether it’s news, sports, fashion, reportage, events, or anything else in between.Read full article
10 March 2021
London, United Kingdom, 10th March 2021: Nikon has announced the development of the first flagship camera for the Nikon Z mount: 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.Read full article