Nikon Z9 Body

Camera West ID: 1078307

$5,499.95

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Quick Overview:

The new Nikon flagship. A fast, powerful AF system with subject detection developed using deep learning technology. 45.7-megapixel stills. High-speed still frame rates up to 120 fps. 8K and 4K videos. The world’s first truly blackout free viewfinder, and Nikon’s first 4-axis tilting touchscreen. All in the most intelligent, durable, comfortable and connected Nikon camera the world has ever seen.


Key Features: 

  • 45.7MP Stacked CMOS sensor and EXPEED 7 image processing.
  • Fast powerful AF that can keep up with the fastest subjects and frame rates.
  • Subject detection uses deep learning to automatically detect and track people, cats, dogs, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, trains and planes in stills and video with no menu changes.
  • Capture 45.7MP stills at 20 or 30 fps; 120 fps stills at 11MP, all with full AF and AE, and no viewfinder blackout. - 8K/30p video capture in-camera for over 2 hours recording time.
  • 4K 120p slow motion video capture.
  • 10-bit 4K/30p from oversampled 8K, recorded in-camera as ProRes 422 HQ or H.265 video.
  • New high-efficiency RAW file format is 1/3 the size of uncompressed RAW while retaining the same high image quality and dynamic range as conventional RAW files.


Subject detection from deep learning. Automatic. Simultaneous.

A breakthrough algorithm developed using deep learning enables the Z 9 to automatically detect and track the world’s largest range of subjects3—people, dogs, cats, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, trains and planes—in stills and video with no menu changes.


Keeps up with the smallest, fastest subjects.

AF and AE calculations are made at 120 cycles per second with rapid, constant communication between the lens and the camera through the Z mount. Even small, erratic subjects like birds in flight are tracked with ease.


Enhanced Eye AF for people, pets and birds.

Eye Detection AF automatically tracks the eyes of people, dogs, cats and birds (and similar creatures) even when they’re small in the frame, covered by hair, glasses or goggles, right-side up or upside down.


3D Tracking + Subject Detection. A new dimension of AF.

The power of Nikon’s acclaimed 3D Tracking is now available with deep learning subject detection. Effortlessly lock onto fast-moving subjects and track them moving toward you, away from you and everywhere in between.


A groundbreaking new processing engine.

EXPEED 7. The most powerful Nikon processing engine ever. 10x faster than previous generations. Handles complex AF and AE calculations at 120 cycles per second. Separately processes dual-streamed data from the stacked image sensor. Enables next-generation features like 120 fps still shooting, 8K video recording, a blackout-free viewing experience and more.


Go from zero to 120 fps in the press of a shutter.

To capture moments you may never have seen before, the Z 9 captures 45.7-megapixel stills at an action-freezing 30 fps and press-ready 11-megapixel stills at an insanely fast 120 fps—all with full AF and AE performance and no blackout.


Keep your finger down. 1,000-image buffer capacity.

With a seemingly bottomless buffer, the Z 9 shoots continuously for more than 1,000 frames at 20 fps* as full resolution High-Efficiency RAW or JPEG (L) fine files.


The fastest write speeds. Dual CFexpress Type B.

Under a newly designed latching door are two matched slots optimized for high-performance CFexpress Type B cards. The slots are independent from each other, so you can load cards with different write speeds—including XQD cards.


Finally, an electronic shutter you can trust.

The electronic shutter in the Z 9 achieves the world’s most minimal rolling-shutter distortion2, eliminating the need for a mechanical shutter. Shoot at shutter speeds up to 1/32,000 second in complete silence, with no shutter vibration and no concerns about shutter wear.


Silent mode.
Become invisible.

When you need to be invisible, Silent Mode turns off menu sounds and VR Lock and minimizes lens drive noises. And since the Z 9 does not have a mechanical shutter, you can shoot without a shutter click—or plug in headphones so only you can hear the simulated shutter sound.*

*A simulated shutter sound and release timing indicator can be set as desired.


Finally, an electronic shutter you can trust.

The electronic shutter in the Z 9 achieves the world’s most minimal rolling-shutter distortion2, eliminating the need for a mechanical shutter. Shoot at shutter speeds up to 1/32,000 second in complete silence, with no shutter vibration and no concerns about shutter wear.


Silent mode.
Become invisible.

When you need to be invisible, Silent Mode turns off menu sounds and VR Lock and minimizes lens drive noises. And since the Z 9 does not have a mechanical shutter, you can shoot without a shutter click—or plug in headphones so only you can hear the simulated shutter sound.*

*A simulated shutter sound and release timing indicator can be set as desired.


8K/30p. In-camera. No overheating.

With an innovative body design that efficiently dissipates heat, the Z 9 records lush 10-bit 8K UHD video at 24, 25 or 30 fps internally for over 2 hours straight*—with no risk of overheating. Need stills from your shoot? Save 33-megapixel frame grabs right from your footage.

*At a temperature of 23°C/73.4°F


4K/30p from
oversampled 8K.

Record dense 10-bit 4K UHD footage in-camera with full pixel readout from the Z 9’s outstanding sensor at 24, 25, 30p as ProRes 422 HQ or H.265 video. Or create dramatic 4K UHD slow motion sequences up to 120p. A 2.3x crop format with full pixel readout is available for getting closer to your subject without changing lenses.


Steady handheld shooting. Enhanced electronic VR.

The intelligence and processing power within EXPEED 7 improves electronic VR for video recording, correcting trapezoid distortion from wide angle lenses and allowing you to create smooth handheld walking shots.


Stacked CMOS sensor. 45.7-megapixels. Full frame.

Designed by Nikon specifically to bring ultra-high-resolution image quality to high-speed shooting applications. Achieves the world’s fastest scanning speed2, 12x faster data readout than the acclaimed Z 7II and absolutely spectacular image quality in stills and 8K videos.


World’s most minimal rolling-shutter distortion2.

The extreme scanning speed of the Z 9 suppresses rolling-shutter distortion. Capture natural-looking images of extremely fast moving subjects like golf and baseball swings, and vehicles.


Sharper handheld shooting. Up to 6.0-stops of compensation.

The Z 9 delivers advanced Vibration Reduction (VR) with Synchro VR* where 5-axis in-body VR and 2-axis lens VR work together, achieving an effect equivalent to a shutter speed up to approx. 6.0 stops** faster.

*Compatible with the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S, NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S and NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S. The NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S requires firmware update.

**Based on CIPA Standards. When using the telephoto end of the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S with NORMAL mode.


Wide open in any light. 1/32,000 second shutter speed.

Turn your shutter speed all the way up to 1/32,000 second and shoot wide open in harsh light. Enjoy the beautiful bokeh of NIKKOR Z lenses in more situations than ever.


High-Efficiency RAW. 1/3 smaller.

New RAW format retains the same high image quality, dynamic range and flexibility as conventional RAW files with approximately 1/3 smaller file size. Speed up your workflow.


World’s first truly
blackout-free viewfinder.

Until now, achieving a blackout-free view meant repeating certain frames within the viewfinder. The Z 9 is the first camera with a viewfinder that reveals every single moment1—including those previously blocked by conventional EVF or DSLR systems. Smoothly follow every movement of your subject, even when capturing at 120 fps.


World’s first truly
blackout-free viewfinder.

Until now, achieving a blackout-free view meant repeating certain frames within the viewfinder. The Z 9 is the first camera with a viewfinder that reveals every single moment1—including those previously blocked by conventional EVF or DSLR systems. Smoothly follow every movement of your subject, even when capturing at 120 fps.


4-axis horizontal and vertical tilting touchscreen.

It goes up. It goes down. It goes left. It goes right. Shoot from nearly any angle—high, low or sideways—and maintain a clear, bright view of the frame. When you rotate the Z 9 for vertical shooting, the user interfaces within the monitor and the Real-Live Viewfinder also rotate to a vertical orientation*.

*When using the camera in photo mode.


Ready to shoot in an instant.

Go from “off” to “shooting” in less than half a second.


Four function buttons.

Customizable and placed to prevent misoperation.


Integrated vertical grip.

Because the world doesn’t fit in just one orientation.


Dual card slots.

High-speed CFexpress Type B for maximum capacity and write speed.


Kensington security slot.

Theft prevention when you need to leave your camera unattended.


Extended battery life.

Works with EN-EL18 series batteries and a new EN-EL18d battery that can handle up to 170 minutes of video recording.*

*Based on CIPA Standards. In “monitor only” mode.


USB power delivery.

Power and charge Z 9 from a laptop, mobile
battery or wall adapter.*

*Requires optional UC-E25 Cable sold separately.


20% Smaller.

The Z 9 maintains a button layout and integrated vertical grip similar to the D6, but it’s 20% smaller.


Rugged reliability.

Magnesium alloy shell with phenomenal heat dissipation and cold tolerance down to -10°C/14°F. Flagship weather-sealing to keep out dust, dirt and moisture.


Sensor Shield

Automatically closes when you remove a lens. Blocks out dust and accidental touches.


Dust-Repelling
Sensor Coatings

An electro-conductive coating repels dust while a fluorine coating makes it easy to wipe the sensor clean of dust.


VR Lock

Locks the sensor securely in place to prevent jostling when traveling over rough terrain.


Faster image uploads. 2.4 and 5GHz Wi-Fi®. 1000BASE-T wired LAN.

Deliver your images to your editor faster than ever with built-in 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi for over-the-air transfers and 1000BASE-T, the fastest wired LAN protocol, for faster wired transfers.


Mobile uploads. NX MobileAir smartphone app.

In venues where Wi-Fi access is spotty or in high-demand, get an edge over the competition by transferring images at high speed with a 4G or 5G smartphone. Automatically transfer shots in real-time, or add IPTC information, voice memos, crop and rotate with the smartphone before sending.


Flick shortcuts for annotations, transfers and more.

By simply flicking upward or downward in fullscreen playback, images can be sent, protected or rated, voice memos can be added and images can be prioritized to skip the queue during large transfers.


Ultimate optics: S-Line lenses.

The most impressive optics ever created by Nikon. Overwhelming sharpness, excellent point-light reproduction, beautiful bokeh and minimum aberration. Optimized for video recording with quiet operation, suppressed focus breathing and a control ring for smooth aperture, exposure or ISO adjustments. The perfect match for the Z 9.

TYPE

Type
Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses

Lens Mount
Nikon Z mount


IMAGE SENSOR

Effective Pixels
45.7 million

Sensor Size
35.9 mm x 23.9 mm

Image Sensor Format
FX

Image Sensor Type
Stacked CMOS sensor

Total Pixels
52.37 million

Dust-Reduction System
Image Dust Off reference data (NX Studio software required)

Image Area (pixels)
FX-format (L) 8,256 x 5,504 (M) 6,192 x 4,128 (S) 4,128 x 2,752

DX-format (L) 5,408 x 3,600 (M) 4,048 x 2,696 (S) 2,704 x 1,800 1:1 (24 x 24) (L) 5,504 x 5,504 (M) 4,128 x 4,128 (S) 2,752 x 2,752 16:9 (36 x 20) (L) 8,256 x 4,640 (M) 6,192 x 3,480 (S) 4,128 x 2,320

File Format Still Images
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression; size-priority and optimal-quality compression available

NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

NEF (RAW): 14 bit with lossless, high-efficiency*, or high-efficiency compression

Storage Media
CFexpress (Type B) XQD Type Memory

File System
DCF 2.0 Exif 2.32


VIEWFINDER

Viewfinder
1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 16- level manual brightness controls

Viewfinder Frame Coverage
Approx. 100% horizontal 100% vertical

Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m -1)

Viewfinder Eyepoint
21 mm (-1.0 m-1; from rearmost surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)

Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
−4 – +3 m−1

Eye Sensor
Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays


SHUTTER

Shutter Type
Electronic shutter with shutter sound and sensor shield

Shutter Speed
1/32000 to 30 sec. (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2 and 1 EV, extendable to 900 sec. in mode M), bulb, time, X200

Flash Sync Speed
Up to: X=1/200 sec. to 1/250 sec.; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 sec. or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported

Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution
20 frames per second


EXPOSURE

Exposure Metering System
TTL metering using camera image sensor

Metering Range
-3 to +17 EV (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)

Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M

Exposure Lock
Luminosity locked at detected value

Picture Control
Auto Flat Landscape Monochrome Neutral Portrait Standard Vivid Creative Picture Controls: (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon) Selected Picture Control can be modified Storage for custom Picture Controls

Multiple Exposure
Yes Add Average Lighten Darken


SENSITIVITY

ISO Sensitivity
ISO 64–25600 in step sizes of 1/3 and 1 EV can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 32 equivalent) below ISO 64 or to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600; auto ISO sensitivity control available

Active D-Lighting
Can be selected from: Auto Extra high 2 Extra high 1 High Normal Low Off

Active D-Lighting Bracketing
YES


FOCUS / AUTOFUCUS

Autofocus System
Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist

Detection Range
-6.5 to +19 EV (-8.5 to +19 EV with starlight view (Measured in photo mode at ISO 100, f/1.2 lens, at a temperature of 20 °C/68 °F)

Lens Servo
Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); full-time AF (AF-F; available only in movie mode); predictive focus tracking

Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used

Focus Point
493 (single-point AF)

AF-Area Mode
Pinpoint Single-Point Wide-area AF (S) Wide-area AF (L) Dynamic-area (S) Dynamic-area (M) Dynamic-area (L) 3D-tracking Subject-tracking AF Pinpoint and Dynamic-area AF (S, M, L), 3D-tracking available in photo mode only 3D-tracking available in video mode only

Focus Lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing center of sub-selector

Vibration Reduction
5-axis image sensor shift


FLASH

Flash Control
TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering

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

Flash Compensation
-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M

Flash-ready Indicator
Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output

Accessory Shoe
ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread

Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, unified flash control

Flash Sync Terminal
YES


WHITE BALANCE

White Balance
Auto (3 types) Choose color temperature (2,500 K–10,000 K) Cloudy Direct sunlight Flash Fluorescent (3 types) Incandescent Natural light auto Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning Shade

White Balance Bracketing
YES


MOVIE

Movie Metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor

Movie Maximum Recording Time
2 hours 5 minutes

Movie File Format
MOV MP4

Movie Video Compression
Apple ProRes 422 HQ (10 bit), H.265/HEVC (8 bit/10 bit), H.264/AVC (8 bit)

Movie Audio Recording Format
Linear PCM AAC

Movie
8K UHD 7,680×4,320 / 30p (progressive) 8K UHD 7,680×4,320 / 25p 8K UHD 7,680×4,320 / 24p 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 60 fps 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 50 fps 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 120 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 100 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively

Movie Audio
Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity can be adjusted

Movie ISO
Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity can be adjusted

Movie ISO
Mode M: Manual selection (ISO 64 to 25600; choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1 EV); with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600

Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2.0) available with selectable upper limit Modes P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2.0) with selectable upper limit

Movie Active D-Lighting
Can be selected from: Extra High High Normal Low Off

Time Code
Yes

Movie Log Gamma Output
Logarithmic (N-Log) and HDR (HLG) movie output with View Assist (HDMI output only)

Movie e-VR
Yes

Movie HDMI Output
Yes

Movie Focus Peaking
Yes

Movie Highlight Display (Zebras)
Yes

Time-Lapse Movie
Yes

AF for Movie
AF Speed and AF Tracking Sensitivity can be adjusted


MONITOR

Monitor Size
3.2 in. diagonal

Monitor Resolution
2100 k dots

Monitor Type
Vertically and horizontally tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD


PLAYBACK

Playback Functions
Auto Image Rotation Full-frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) Highlights Histogram Display Location Data Display Movie Playback Photo Information Picture Rating Playback with Playback Zoom Playback Zoom Cropping Voice memo input and playback IPTC information embedding and display

Voice Memo Function
Yes


INTERFACE

Interface
USB: Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended Audio Input: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported) Audio Output: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter) Type A HDMI connector 10 pin remote terminal: Built-in

Ethernet
RJ-45 connector Standards: IEEE 802.3ab (1000BASE-T), IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-TX), IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T) Data rates *: 10/100/1000 Mbps with auto detect Port: 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T (AUTOMDIX) * Maximum logical data rates according to IEEEstandard; actual rates may differ

Wi-Fi Functionality
Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Africa, Asia, Bolivia, and Oceania) Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac (Europe, U.S.A., Canada, Mexico) Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a (other countries in the Americas) Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11; Africa, Asia, Bolivia, and Oceania) Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5805 MHz (other countries in the Americas) Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5825 MHz (U.S.A., Canada, Mexico) Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5745–5805 MHz (Georgia) Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5320 MHz (other European countries) Maximum output power (EIRP): 2.4 GHz band: 8.4 dBm Maximum output power (EIRP): 5 GHz band 6.0 dBm (Georgia) Maximum output power (EIRP): 5 GHz band: 9.0 dBm (other countries) Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK, WPA3-SAE

Smart Device App Connectivity
SnapBridge

Bluetooth
Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification Version 5.0 Operating frequency: Bluetooth: 2402–2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402–2480 MHz Maximum output power (EIRP) Bluetooth: 2.9 dBm Bluetooth Low Energy: 1.4 dBm

GPS
Built-in Via the SnapBridge app

Supported GNS Systems
GPS (USA), GLONASS (Russia), QZSS (Japan)

Data Acquired
Latitude, longitude, altitude, UTC (Universal Coordinated Time)

Clock Synchronization
Camera clock can be set to time acquired via GNSS

Track Logs
NMEA-compliant

Log Interval
15 s, 30 s, 1 min., 2 min., 5 min.

Maximum Log Recording Time
6, 12, or 24 hours

Log Deletion
Supported


MENUS

Supported Languages
English


POWER

Battery / Batteries
EN-EL18d rechargeable Li-ion battery EN-EL18c, EN-EL18b, EN-EL18a,and EN-EL18 batteries can also be used. Note, however, that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL18d.

Battery Life (shots per charge)
[Viewfinder only] selected for monitor mode with: [ON] selected for [Energy saving (photo mode)] in the setup menu: Approx. 740 shots [Viewfinder only] selected for monitor mode with: [OFF] selected for [Energy saving (photo mode)] in the setup menu: Approx. 700 shots [Monitor only] selected for monitor mode with: [ON] selected for [Energy saving (photo mode)] in the setup menu: Approx. 770 shots [Monitor only] selected for monitor mode with: [OFF] selected for [Energy saving (photo mode)] in the setup menu: Approx. 740 shots Photo Mode (Burst Photography): Number of Shots: Approx. 5310 shots Movies: [Viewfinder only] selected for monitor mode: Approx. 170 minutes [Monitor only] selected for monitor mode: Approx. 170 minutes

AC Adapter
EH-7P Charging AC Adapter EH-7P charging AC adapter can be used to charge EN-EL18d, EN-EL18c and EN-EL18b batteries only

Battery Charger
MH-33 Battery Charger


MISCELLANEOUS

Tripod Socket
1/4 in. (ISO 1222)

Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)
5.9 in. (149 mm) x 5.9 in. (149.5 mm) x 3.6 in. (90.5 mm)

Approx. Weight
Approx. Weight47.3 oz. (1340 g) Approx. 1340 g (2 lb. 15.3 oz.) with battery and memorycard but without body cap and accessory shoe cover;approx. 1160 g/2 lb. 9 oz. (camera body only)

Operating Environment
Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation) Temperature: −10 °C–40 °C (+14 °F–104 °F)

Z 9

  • BF-N1 Body Cap
  • EN-EL18d Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery
  • MH-33 Battery Charger
  • EH-7P Charging AC Adapter
  • BL-7 Battery Chamber Cover
  • AN-DC24 Camera Strap
  • DK-33 Rubber Eyecup
  • HDMI/USB Cable Clip
  • UC-E24 USB Cable
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover