The Nikon Z9 full-frame mirrorless camera was launched in India on Friday 29th October. The flagship (Nikon FX-format) Z-Series camera has a 45.7-megapixel stacked CMOS sensor, a 3.2-inch touchscreen monitor and an electronic viewfinder. The Nikon Z9 comes with an interchangeable lens and uses i-TTL balanced fill-flash which uses facial information to control the flash. The new Nikon camera supports 8K 30p video capture and up to 125 minutes with continuous recording time. Nikon claims that the Nikon Z9’s subject detection algorithm distinguishes between nine types of subject matter when capturing both stills and video. The Nikon Z9 is the company’s first full-frame mirrorless camera made without mechanical shutters.
Nikon Z9 price in India, availability
The Nikon Z9 is priced at Rs. 4,75,995 for body only. It will start selling across Nikon approved stores in India from November.
Nikon Z9 Specifications and Features
The Nikon Z9 comes with dual-stream technology with a 3.2-inch diagonal monitor and a 45.7-megapixel stacked CMOS sensor, 8,256 × 5,504 pixel resolution, and an Exped 7 image-processing engine.
The TFT LCD touchscreen display offers a 70-degree viewing angle, almost 100 percent frame coverage, and color balance. It comes with 11-level manual brightness control. There is an integrated vertical grip along with a 4-axis vertical and horizontal tilt monitor. The CMOS sensor measures 35.9×23.9mm and offers an ISO range from 64 to 24,600.
Nikon says that the Nikon Z9 is capable of recording 8K 30p for 125 consecutive minutes. It allows 4K UHD video recording up to 120p. The camera is said to capture 120 frames per second with the Knicker Z-Series lens and 94 Knicker F-Series lenses with AF, which Nikon says allows the device to capture faster than the human eye. The Z9 was asked to shoot continuously at 20fps to capture more than 1,000 frames in JPEG or RAW format, even with Flickr reduction on.
The Nikon Z9’s subject detection algorithm claims to be able to detect nine types of objects at the same time, including humans, cats, dogs, birds, cars, motorbikes, bicycles, planes and trains, while shooting stills or videos. The camera supports USB power delivery and USB charging with HDMI output capability.
N-Log and HDR (HLG) video is available on the Nikon Z9. In addition, the camera supports multiple codecs, including H.265 / HEVC (8 bit / 10 bit), Apple ProRes 422 HQ (10-bit), and H.264 / AVC (8-bit). Nikon says a new firmware update will be released this year to enhance the recording function when using the Nikkor Z 50mm f / 1.8 S lens and ProGrade Digital Cobalt 1700R 325GB memory card. Nikon says it has improved auto-focus on the Nikon Z9 with a 405-point Auto-Area AF.
Nikon’s new quad-VGA panel is adapted to adjust the viewfinder’s brightness to 3000cd / m2 in response to different lighting conditions. Nikon has added 3D tracking to the Z9. Even during video recording, the company claims that the subject detection works for wide-area AF (S) and (L), auto-area AF and 3D-tracking.
In addition to the various ports, the camera has microphone and headphone ports, Bluetooth v5 and Wi-Fi support. Nikon Z9 offers dual card slots for CFexpress and XQD for data transfer. Finally, it also supports GPS and GNSS technologies
The Nikon Z9 measures 149×149.5×90.5mm and weighs about 1.34kg with battery and memory card but without body cap and accessory shoe cover. Camera body weight 1.16 kg.
With the Nikon Z9, users will find a BF-N1 body cap, EN-EL18d rechargeable Li-ion battery, MH-33 battery charger and EH-7P charging AC adapter in the retail box. It will include HDMI / USB cable clip, AN-DC24 strap, UC-E24 USB cable and BS-1 accessory shoe cover.