First set of rumored Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera specifications




I received a new set of Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera specifications from a reliable source:

  • Nikon Z9 is expected in the fall of 2021
  • No official plans for a Nikon Z8 camera yet
  • 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
  • The Z9 is described as a D6 body combined with EOS R5 imaging, α9II AF, and blackout-free EVF
  • 46MP (previous rumors suggested a 60MP sensor)
  • 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 he D6)
  • New battery: Nikon EN-EL18x
  • Gbit LAN, USB-C, WiFi, GPS
  • Price: $6,000 – $7,000

Canon and Sony are also rumored to announced new top of the line mirrorless cameras in 2021. Nikon executives have confirmed on several occasions that a pro-level Nikon Z camera is coming (D6 equivalent):

The biggest confusion so far is the 45MP/60MP sensor. Every single Z8/Z9 tip I received so far was about a 60MP sensor:

Maybe Nikon will keep the 60MP sensor for the Z8 and D850 replacement and make the Z9 the top of the line, D6-equivalent model with a 45MP sensor?

Top pictures: Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera mockups.


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