Nikon Z9

Nikon Z9

Nikon Z9
Announced: 28 Oct 2021
Sensor Resolution: 46Mp
Sensor Type: Full frame Stacked CMOS
ISO: 64-25600
Weight: 1340g
Physical Dimensions: 149 x 150 x 91 mm
Viewfinder: Electronic
Screen Type: 3.2" Tilting
Video Resolutions: 7680 x 4320
68
Overall Score
70
Image Quality
72
Speed Performance
96
Versatility
36
Comfort
Portrait

69

Portrait
Landscape

69

Landscape
Sport

74

Sport
Street

60

Street
Everyday

63

Everyday

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prospros

  • This camera autofocus is able to follow moving subjects
  • The Nikon Z9 is tropicalized - this means you can use it also in adverse atmospheric and environmental conditions without ruining it
  • The integrated stabilizer allows you to shoot firmly even in low light conditions
  • The LCD display is a convenient and almost indispensable feature
  • High resolution in video recording
  • The microphone input can be very useful if you shoot videos
  • Thanks to burst mode, it's ideal for action photos
  • Precise and fast autofocus, ideal for action photos, it performs well even in low light conditions
  • The second memory slot makes the camera more reliable, also for professional use
  • Thanks to the wireless connection, Nikon Z9 allows immediate picture sharing

conscons

  • Nikon Z9 is one of the heaviest cameras in its category. This makes it less suitable for street photography and daily use, but it could be a plus since it gives it more stability if you shoot regularly with the tripod.

Nikon Z9 and its rivals

Review compare Nikon Z9 with overall score Portrait
Portrait
Landscape
Landscape
Sport
Sport
Street
Street
Everyday
Everyday
Nikon Z9 Nikon
Z9
68 69 69 74 60 63 $5,884.95
Fujifilm GFX 100S Fujifilm
GFX 100S
78 93 94 72 67 67 $5,583.80
Sony Alpha a1 Sony
Alpha a1
75 70 71 76 74 76 buy on
Sony Alpha A7c Sony
Alpha A7c
72 65 66 70 75 76 $1,798.00
Fujifilm GFX 50S II Fujifilm
GFX 50S II
72 85 87 63 62 62 $3,999.95
Olympus OM System OM-1 Olympus
OM System OM-1
67 48 46 76 74 77 $2,409.89
Fujifilm X-Pro3 Fujifilm
X-Pro3
65 53 50 63 77 78 $1,819.00

Nikon Z9: concluding remarks and technical specifications

The Nikon Z9 is a mirrorless camera launched on 10/28/2021.

Technically speaking, the Nikon Z9 ranks in the best 25% of its category (and in the best 97 of all cameras in our database) scoring 68 overall. The Nikon Z9 weights 1340 gr and spans 149 x 150 x 91 mm. This means that it is one of the largest and heaviest cameras within its category.

Going into details, the Nikon Z9 behaves better than average in its category for:

  • Image Quality - Score 70, ranks in the category best 7%.
  • Speed Performance - Score 72, ranks in the category best 6%.
  • Versatility - Score 96, ranks in the category best 3%.

On the contrary, the performance of Nikon Z9 is below the category average in:

  • Comfort - Score 36, ranks among the worst 1% of its category.

However, the technical performance of your camera should be put in context. Indeed, depending on the type of photography you are interested in, each individual camera feature can impact your pictures to a different extent. This is the reason why we developed the iCamRank. iCamRank has been designed to weight all the individual technical specifications of each camera in the camerarace database, depending on different shooting conditions. Thus, here is what we suggest, depending on the photography type you like most:

  • Portrait - Great, score 69, ranks in the best 7% of its category. Nikon Z9 is perfect for Portrait photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Landscape - Great, score 69, ranks in the best 4% of its category. Nikon Z9 is perfect for Landscape photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Sport - Great, score 74, ranks in the best 3% of its category. Nikon Z9 is perfect for Sport photography, one of the best in its class.
  • Street - Good, score 60, ranks in the best 54% of its category. Nikon Z9 works well for Street photography, however even better options are available, which you may want to take into account.
  • Everyday - Good, score 63, ranks in the best 50% of its category. Nikon Z9 works well for daily photography, however other options are available too, which you may want to take into account.

Last but not least, the price. You can find the Nikon Z9 sold on Amazon for a price comprised between 5884.95 USD and 6779.95 USD, well above the average for this camera type.

Overall, Nikon Z9 is a good value for money. However, alternatives are also available, which you may want to take into consideration before taking the final decision. Click here to see alternative options.

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Nikon Z9 technical specs

Sensor Type

Sensor Type

Stacked CMOS

Sensor Size

Full frame

Sensor Dimensions

35.9 x 23.9 mm

Sensor Area

858.01 mm2

Sensor Resolution

46 Mp

Max Image Resolution

8256 x 5504

Max Native ISO

25600

Min Native ISO

64

RAW Support

yes

Lens

Manual Focus

yes

Lens Mount

Nikon Z

Number of Lenses

29

Focal Length Multiplier

1

Screen Type

Screen Type

Tilting

Screen Size

3.2"

Screen Resolution

2089Kdot

Live View

yes

Touch Screen

yes

Viewfinder

Viewfinder

Electronic

Viewfinder Resolution

3686000.0

Viewfinder Coverage

100

Viewfinder Magnification

0.8x

Features

Min Shutter Speed

900s

Max Shutter Speed

-

Continuous Shooting

30fps

Shutter Priority

yes

Aperture Priority

yes

Manual Exposure Mode

yes

Exposure Compensation

yes

Custom White Balance

yes

Image Stabilization

yes

Built-in Flash

no

Flash Range

None

Max Flash Sync

1/200s

Flash Modes

Front-curtain sync
Rear-curtain sync
Red-eye reduction
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync Off

External Flash

yes

AE Bracketing

yes

WB Bracketing

yes

Dxo Sensor Scores

DxO Overall Score

DxO Color Depth

DxO Dynamic Range

DxO Low Light ISO

Exposure Modes

Multi-Segment

yes

Average

yes

Spot

yes

Partial

no

AF-Area

yes

Center Weighted

yes

Autofocus

AF Touch

yes

AF Continuous

yes

AF Single

yes

AF Tracking

yes

AF Selective

yes

AF Center

yes

AF MultiArea

yes

AF Live View

yes

AF Face Detection

yes

AF Contrast Detection

no

AF Phase Detection

yes

Number of Focus Points

493

Number of Cross Focus Points

0

Video Features

Video Resolutions

7680 x 4320 @ 30p MOV H.265 Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 25p MOV H.265 Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 23.98p MOV H.265 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 120p MOV ProRes Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 120p MOV H.265 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 120p MOV H.264 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 100p MOV ProRes Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 100p MOV H.265 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 100p MOV H.264 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p MOV ProRes Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p MOV H.265 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p MOV H.264 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p MOV ProRes Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p MOV H.265 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p MOV H.264 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p MOV ProRes Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p MOV H.265 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p MOV H.264 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p MOV ProRes Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p MOV H.265 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p MOV H.264 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p MOV ProRes Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p MOV H.265 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p MOV H.264 L

Max Video Resolution

7680x4320

Video Formats

H.264 H.265

Microphone Port

yes

Headphone Port

yes

Connectivity

Wireless Connectivity

Built-in

HDMI

yes

USB

USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)

Physical

Environmental Sealing

yes

Water Proof

no

Dust Proof

no

Shock Proof

no

Crush Proof

no

Freeze Proof

no

Weight

1340g

Physical Dimensions

149 x 150 x 91 mm

Battery Life

740

Battery Type

Battery Pack

Battery Model

EN-EL18d

Other Features

Self Timer

Yes

Timelapse Recording

yes

GPS

yes

Storage Type

Dual CFexpress Type B slots

Storage Slots

2

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