More Rumored Nikon Z 9 Flagship Mirrorless Camera Specs Appear

We have known the Nikon Z 9 mirrorless camera is on its way fairly soon for a while now, and specs have been slowly trickling out. Another set of specs have leaked, and it looks like the camera will be quite impressive.

Nikon Rumors is reporting some new specs on the upcoming Z 9 flagship mirrorless camera. So far, we have heard things like a 45-megapixel sensor, a 30 fps burst rate, blackout-free EVF, 16-bit raw, 8K video, and more. The newest reports include more on the camera, and some interesting rumored specs include a lower-resolution burst mode offering up to 120 fps, built-in GPS (likely GNSS), a sensor-protection mechanism that covers the sensor automatically when changing lenses, a car autofocus mode, improved 3D tracking, a third joystick, and more. Most exciting, however, is that the official announcement is expected soon, likely within the next two months. Unsurprisingly, though, due to the ongoing parts shortage, consumers can expect a fairly lengthy wait to receive the camera. Historically, Nikon often experiences delays with popular cameras, and that in tandem with the parts shortage is likely to make it tricky to get one's hands on the camera. That being said, it looks like the Z 9 will be a mightily impressive camera. 

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Chris Rogers's picture

damn. sounds like that thing is going to be a monster.

J.d. Davis's picture

From the report ~

"The shutter release sound level can be adjusted from silent to loud… so you can still get that D6 machine gun sound…"

Just a thought - that might not be the best selling point.

Nate Reese's picture

why not, D6 has nice sound .. unless Im in situation where shutter sound is no go I prefer going loud. Lack of mechanical feeling is along with viewfinder the downside of mirrorless cameras for me ..

J.d. Davis's picture

With the pro-gun and anti-gun arguments raging, comparing the sound to a machine gun, IMHO, may not be a great strategy. Old fashioned sound? Perhaps

Tom Pinches's picture

I get what you're saying. Not a good way of phrasing it - but still a potentially useful feature. Model photographers find it useful if the model can hear when the shutter fires so they know when to change pose. Apparently.

J.d. Davis's picture

Fair enough -

Timothy Gasper's picture

That's for sure. Decades ago I was shooting models with Rolleiflex TLR. After a while the girls said they didn't know when to change a pose bc they didn't hear the shutter. So I switched to the Hasselblad. Problem solved....for sure.

Marc F's picture

Sure. The girls and you must wear ear protection when you use a Hasselblad.

Timothy Gasper's picture

That's for sure. They tried that but then couldn't hear anything at all so we had to find a happy medium. They decided on using the Hasselblad. Thanks lol

Tom Kinkel's picture

I thought the pop of a flash may of been a better indication as to the shutter firing

Jim Cutler's picture

Haha!

Brad Smith's picture

So...it's basically going to be a Sony A1 that's not as capable and with a bigger body? Got it..... Add to that, when's the actual ship date going to be? Add to that, where's the Z mount 400mm 2.8?

Sridhar Chilimuri's picture

and for that matter most Z mount tele lenses. Nikon is losing business because they cannot produce enough.

Brad Smith's picture

Nikon is losing business because they're not producing a pro level mirrorless body and lenses, not because they don't produce enough. ;-)

Tom Kinkel's picture

Sony is obviously your thing

Tom Kinkel's picture

Maybe when the Z9 is readily available you might want to compare with a Sony A1 ,I am sure we would love to hear your thoughts ?