Meet the powerhouse of optical engineering.
Introducing the FX-format (full-frame) Z 9, our flagship Z series mirrorless camera. A true pioneer, this camera comes with multiple first time features never before seen in a Nikon or even in this category. Experience breakthrough technology with up to 9 types of simultaneous subject detection in both stills and videos, a real-life viewfinder with no blackout period, and stunning 8K UHD/30p in-camera recording that can capture up to approximately 125 minutes. Its robust design marries form and function to bring you the best overall shooting experience, including a newly designed flexible 4-axis vertical and horizontal tilting monitor and an integrated vertical grip. Discover the unstoppable power and precision of the Z 9.
NEVER MISS YOUR MOMENT
See more, capture more. Detect multiple subjects in every frame and easily find your focus with the Z 9. Experience the world’s largest1 variety of simultaneous subject detection2 thanks to an algorithm developed using deep learning technology, so whether you’re looking to capture people, cats, dogs, birds, cars, motorbikes, bicycles, planes, trains, or similar subjects, the Z 9 can identify up to 9 types of these subjects at the same time, even when shooting stills or videos.
Enjoy extra peace of mind knowing that your subjects will stay sharp, thanks to the advanced auto-area AF with 405 focus points and 3D-tracking in stills – delivering a new level of focusing precision. Dynamic AF is available to help photographers track multiple subjects in a frame, perfect for team sports.
For those looking to capture unpredictable moments in the heat of the action, such as wildlife in flight or a sporting event, a split second could make all the difference. With the Z 9, capture those shots without missing a beat with the world’s fastest1 frame rate of up to maximum 120 fps3 with High-Speed Frame Capture+ that is realised with the new EXPEED 7 image-processing engine, along with continuous shooting at 20 fps that allows continuous shooting of 1000 frames and more in JPEG or RAW4 format.
A COMPANION LIKE NO OTHER
Feel closer to your craft with the Z 9. Allowing photographers to shoot their subjects more comfortably and more accurately, this camera will feel like an extension of yourself. Whether you’re at a live event or documenting key moments, capture any split-second action in real time with the new Real-Live Viewfinder with zero blackout period – made possible by the new 45.7MP stacked CMOS sensor with Dual-Stream technology and high performance EXPEED 7 image-processing engine.
See every scene clearly through your lens, even in challenging lighting conditions mid-day or in the evening with the new Quad-VGA panel which holds the title of the world’s brightest5 at 3000cd/m2. Achieve more, with the Nikon’s first 4-axis vertical and horizontal 8cm touch-sensitive tilting monitor that provides a comfortable and easy shooting experience for photographers in both portrait and landscape formats, and even helps with reading settings, no matter the orientation. Additionally, enjoy the ergonomic integrated vertical grip that facilitates easier and more comfortable handling when shooting in portrait or landscape.
UNSURPASSED CLARITY SCENE TO SCENE
Other than being able to shoot stills in high-resolution 45.7MP, the Z 9 is the first Nikon to record high-resolution 8K UHD/30p video directly in-camera utilising full-sensor with full-pixel read-out up to approximately 125 minutes.
Another first for a Nikon is the ability to record in 4K UHD/120p in full frame without cropping the scene, giving videographers the added versatility to create dramatic slow-motion scenes, revealing precise details with a wide range of frame rate from 24p to 120p. Featuring advanced time-lapse functions, the Z 9 is also capable of producing 8K in-camera timelapses, while allowing the option to save high-resolution stills from the video footage for expanded possibilities.
Support for diverse codecs give professionals more options with modern H.265 (HEVC), which has higher compression efficiency and is available with various mode including 8K30p/4K120p or the industry standard, Apple ProRes 422 HQ for intermediate file editing.
BE IN CONTROL OF THE MOMENT
Take control of all photographic situations. The Z 9 is Nikon’s first full-frame mirrorless camera with no mechanical shutter. Perfect when capturing moments that are sound sensitive, such as weddings or theatrical performances, the non-mechanical shutter design removes any concern around creating unwanted disturbances, along with mechanical shutter wear and tear. Likewise, when crucial shots hang on a single moment, such as the swing of a golf club or a helicopter coming into land, you can rely on the world’s lowest rolling shutter distortion and the fastest scan rate6 to minimise distortion when capturing high-speed action shots.
Make sure every shot is sharp, even in highly challenging situations such as shooting handheld using slower shutter speed, with Synchro VR (Vibration Reduction)7 – which combines in-camera 5-axis VR, with compatible NIKKOR VR-equipped lenses to effectively minimise image blur.
READY TO HANDLE ANY ENVIRONMENT
Built to enhance your overall experience, the Z 9 has a number of features that make shooting with it an absolute dream. When shooting in dark environments, quickly and easily locate essential buttons with illuminated icons. Capture as much and as fast as you can with dual card slots that are compatible with CFexpress Type B – which support the fastest writing speed available in memory cards preventing lag-time in critical moments, especially shooting 8K videos or 45MP stills.
For those seeking adventure, or for those who work in the field, the camera’s highly robust body is more than capable to handle general wear and tear with its magnesium alloy structure, while withstanding extreme environment condition of up to -10°C. When the weather turns at a moment’s notice, the effective exterior sealing prevents the elements from entering the camera with its dust and drip-resistant performance.
A first for digital cameras – enjoy added protection on the go with dual coating on the image sensor surface that repels dust to keep the image sensor in pristine condition. A newly introduced sensor shield further prevents dust or accidental fingerprints from getting onto the sensor when lenses are being changed.
GO WITH THE FLOW
Be more connected than ever. With the Z 9’s in-camera Wi-Fi, enjoy image transfers straight from the camera to FTP servers along with useful automated functions, such as interval timer and focus shift shooting, without any additional accessories. Transfer quickly and efficiently while out in the field by assigning multiple frequently-used commands such as “select to send”, “protect”, and “rating” and executing them with one button.
With NX MobileAir smart device app8, seamlessly transfer images in mere moments from camera to smart devices and onto an FTP server – bypassing the need for personal computers (PC) to send the latest images from the field to a news desk in the shortest time. For studio and artistic shoots in a controlled setting, such as fashion or commercial photography, the NX Tether software with a user-friendly interface, allows tethering direct from camera to a PC, so you can control, shoot and see your shots on a larger screen in all their glory.
See how you can achieve peak photography performance with the magnificent design and engineering of the Z 9.
2Subject detection works for wide-area AF (S) and (L), auto-area AF and 3D-tracking and subject-tracking enhancing AF accuracy other than for spot AF.
3 At approx. 11MP image output with High-Speed Frame Capture+ (C120) mode.
4With Jpeg L Fine for JPEG, and with High-Efficiency RAW. For RAW, with using ProGrade Digital CFexpress COBALT 1700R 325GB card.
5Among full-frame mirrorless cameras, based on Nikon research, as of 28 October 2021.
7Synchro VR compatible lenses (As of 28 October 2021):
– NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S (firmware update required)
– NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S
– NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S
8The number of albums and saved images can be increased by registering a paid plan. Available languages are English and Japanese and simplified Chinese. Available regions are Japan, US, and China.