Dpreview’s Nikon Z9 review: the best camera ever tested (94% Gold Award)

Dpreview published their full Nikon Z9 review and the camera got the highest score ever (94% Gold Award):

Here is Dpreview’s conclusion: “The Nikon Z9 is perhaps the most complete camera we’ve ever tested.

It shoots excellent 45MP images at up to 30fps (20 with Raw), it captures 8K video in everything from 8-bit MP4s to 12-bit N-Raw. Its autofocus system is both powerful and easy to use and works well for both stills and video. It’s larger and heavier than some of its rivals, which make it less well suited to some applications, but overall it combines the best of a DSLR and a video camera in a single body.”

What we like What we don’t
  • Impressive image quality in Raw and JPEG
  • 20 fps shooting with full AF
  • Capable and easy-to-configure AF system
  • Responsive viewfinder with near-zero lag and no blackout
  • Behaves and feels like a D-series DSLR
  • Useful range of video modes
  • 10-bit and Raw video options
  • Waveform display for setting video exposure
  • Reliable and consistent AF in video
  • Can shoot for >2hrs in most demanding video modes
  • USB charging is useful
  • Stepped e-shutter creates banding with fast-flickering displays
  • No quick way to adjust Auto ISO min shutter speed
  • JPEG-only when matching peers’ 30 fps
  • Larger and heavier than direct rivals
  • Customization options are extensive but don’t give access to every feature
  • No 10-bit / HDR stills capability

Check the full detailed review at Dpreview.

Nikon Z9 camera sensor tested at DxOMark

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