The Nikon Z 9 is the most advanced Z series full-frame mirrorless camera to date, boasting an impressive swath of newly developed technology. It introduces the next-generation Expeed 7 image processing engine and a new 45.7-megapixel backside-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor plus a new scene detection system based on deep learning technology to deliver superlative autofocus performance.
In addition to ultra-high resolution images, the Z 9 offers sustained fast continuous shooting bursts, in-camera 8K video, and blackout-free Real-Live visibility in the viewfinder. Its sensor scan rate is so fast it eliminates the need for a traditional mechanical shutter. This means fast-moving action that would typically result in distortion can be captured accurately with the electronic shutter, even at 1/32,000 second.
The AF tracking system can perform 3D tracking and subject detection on humans, pets, birds, airplanes, trains, cars, motorcycles, and bicycles. If they’re within the Auto-Area AF, these subjects will automatically be detected and focused on without the need to change settings.
The camera body has an integrated vertical grip with controls and is built with a magnesium alloy chassis that is 20% smaller than its DSLR counterpart, the D6. The four-axis touchscreen LED tilts both horizontally and vertically. Vibration reduction image stabilization can achieve up to six stops of compensation with compatible lenses. The Nikon Z 9 is priced at $5,499.99.