Nikon Z9 Sensor is Made by Sony

Techinsights reported that Nikon Z9 camera image sensor (IMX609AQJ) is made by Sony Semiconductor (a different company from Sony).

The Nikon Z9 competitors in this price range are mainly the “Canon EOS R3” and “Sony a1“. Nikon Z9 sensor is a high-performance sensor of the same type as the Sony A1 that has both high-speed readout and image quality. DxOMark had the same score as Sony A1, so  the A1 sensor is also  the same.

Nikon Z9 body: $5,496.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

“This report presents a device essentials folder (DEF) of the Sony IMX609AQJ full frame 45.7 MP stacked back-illuminated CMOS image sensor from the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera.”

Nikon Z9 Key specifications

  • 45.7 MP full-frame stacked CMOS sensor
  • Native ISO 64-25,600, with expansion to ISO 32-102,400
  • 20 fps (RAW), up to 30 fps (JPEG)
  • 493-point phase-detection AF system
  • 3.69 m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF)
  • 3.2-in 2.1 m-dot quad-tilt TFT-LCD
  • 8K/60p, 12-bit N-RAW, 4K (oversampled)
  • Sensor shift, up to 6 stops compensation
  • Twin card slots (CFexpress Type B)
  • Ethernet (1000BASE-T), WiFi (2.4/5GHz) Bluetooth LE connection, USB-C (3.2), HDMI (Type A) connectivity

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