Nikon Z9 Price in USA

Nikon Z9 Price in US

The Nikon Z9 is a 45.7-megapixel full-frame pro sports mirrorless camera that is a statement of purpose from one of the most prominent players in the industry. It is capable of shooting in 8K resolution.
Nikon is the third company to design a professional-grade mirrorless camera on a fast-readout, stacked CMOS sensor. The company is anxious to prove that it does not intend to be an also-ran as the industry goes toward mirrorless cameras.

Nikon Z9 Price in USA

$5,100.00 $5,499.95 7 used from $5,100.00
Nikon Z 9 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body

Before now, Nikon had said that the Z9 will be constructed around a Stacked CMOS sensor, with all of the speed benefits that provides for burst rate, readout speed, AF updates, and video performance. Nikon also stated that the Z9 would be capable of shooting 4K video. However, at the time of its original unveiling, it was not entirely obvious how advanced a sensor it would turn out to be.

The sensor has the quickest reading rate of any full-frame camera that comes to mind, which results in a flash sync of 1/200 of a second (as fast as many mechanical shutters can manage). Equally as fascinating, though, is the fact that it has exactly the same pixel count as the sensor that is utilized in the Z7 cameras, in addition to having the same basic ISO setting of 64. Because of this, it is quite likely that the architecture of the photodiodes themselves is relatively similar, but with more complex readout circuitry. Initial reports from us suggest that the dynamic range is approximately a third of a stop less than that of the Z7 II.

Subject identification algorithms that have been taught by machine learning are proving to be the defining software innovation. This is similar to how “Stacked CMOS” has been the most significant hardware upgrade that underpins the most recent generation of professional-grade mirrorless cameras.

The Z9 is the first body in the Z series to have the capability of combining the stabilization provided by its in-body stabilization with that provided by its VR lenses. In previous models, the camera would delegate responsibility for pitch and yaw motion to the lens. However, the Z9 is able to employ both systems in a coordinated manner, which was not possible in previous models (as done by Panasonic, Olympus, Canon and Fujifilm).

Nikon has included two additional Raw compression settings as a means of coping with the enormous number of files of a significant size that the Z9 is so apt to create. The lossless compression mode serves as the default choice; however, in addition to this, there are two ‘High Efficiency’ compression modes available. The ‘HE*’ mode produces files that are around one-half the size of the original uncompressed data, while the ‘HE’ mode produces files that are approximately one-third the size of the original.

It was always expected that the Z9’s quick readout sensor would boost the camera’s video performance; nevertheless, it is evident that Nikon has spent a lot of effort into making sure that it delivers settings that are practical, as opposed to merely appearing nice on the spec sheet. For example, it is the first Nikon camera to have a full-sized HDMI connector and the first to be able to shoot Log footage or Raw footage internally. Additionally, it is the first Nikon camera to have a full-sized HDMI port.

Nikon Z9 Specifications

Price
MSRP$5500 (body only)
Body type
Body typeSLR-style mirrorless
Body materialMagnesium Alloy
Sensor
Max resolution8256 x 5504
Image ratio w:h1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels46 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors52 megapixels
Sensor sizeFull frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm)
Sensor typeStacked CMOS
Color spacesRGB, AdobeRGB
Color filter arrayBayer
Image
Boosted ISO (minimum)32
Boosted ISO (maximum)102400
White balance presets9
Custom white balanceYes (6 slots)
Image stabilizationSensor-shift
Image stabilization notesSynchro VR with select lenses
CIPA image stabilization rating6 stop(s)
Uncompressed formatRAW
File formatJPEGNEF Raw 14-bit (Lossless, HE*, HE)
Image parametersAuto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat. Selected Picture Control can be modified, Storage for custom Picture Controls
Optics & Focus
AutofocusPhase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points493
Lens mountNikon Z
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDTilting
Screen size3.2″
Screen dots2,088,960
Touch screenYes
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification0.8×
Viewfinder resolution3,686,400
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed900 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/32000 sec
Built-in flashNo
External flashYes
Flash modesFront-curtain sync, Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync Off
Flash X sync speed1/200 sec
Drive modesSingle frame, Continuous L, Continuous H, High-speed frame capture, Self-timer
Continuous drive30.0 fps
Self-timerYes
Metering modesMultiCenter-weightedHighlight-weightedSpotSpot AF-area
Exposure compensation±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
FormatH.264, H.265
Modes7680 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, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Connectivity
USBUSB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)
USB chargingYes
HDMIYes
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
WirelessBuilt-In
Wireless notes2.4, 5Ghz
Remote controlYes (Via app)
Physical
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionEN-EL18d
Battery Life (CIPA)740
Weight (inc. batteries)1340 g (2.95 lb / 47.27 oz)
Dimensions149 x 150 x 91 mm (5.87 x 5.91 x 3.58″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
Timelapse recordingYes
GPSBuilt-in
GPS notesGPS, GLONASS, QZSS
9.6Expert Score
Awesome

The Nikon Z9 is easily one of the most feature-packed cameras that we have ever evaluated. It takes 8K video in a variety of formats, from 8-bit MP4s to 12-bit N-Raw, and it can shoot outstanding 45-megapixel still photographs at up to 30 frames per second. The focusing technology on this camera is not only strong but also quite simple to operate, and it performs admirably for both video and static photography. It is bigger and heavier than some of its competitors, which makes it less well suited to some uses; yet, all things considered, it combines the greatest aspects of a video camera and a DSLR in a single body.

Build quality
9.5
Ergonomics & handling
10
Features
9.5
Image quality
10
Performance
9.5
Connectivity
9.5
Value
9
Pros
  • Intelligent subject recognition
  • The necessity for a mechanical shutter is eliminated by the stacked sensor.
  • Reliable autofocus that tracks in three dimensions
  • Big, gripping body for pro SLR enthusiasts
  • The flexibility of 45MP full-frame image allows for cropping.
  • Innovative rear display that can be articulated
  • Video formats include 8K ProRes Raw and 4K ProRes 4:2:2 HQ.
  • Abundant possibilities for both wired and wireless communication.
Cons
  • The Z lens system has not yet been completely developed.
  • There is a possibility of banding appearing in scenarios with digital signs.
  • Not everyone is a good fit for the large body style.

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