The Nikon Z9 is one of the most powerful cameras on the market, capable of up to 30 fps shooting in JPEG or 20 with Raw capture, and able to record 8K/30 video, with the promise of 12-bit Raw 8K/60 capture in a future firmware update. It’s also one of relatively few cameras on the market to completely forego a mechanical shutter, a design decision made possible by the impressively fast read-out speed of the new sensor.
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According to latest rumors, Nikon is rumored to release a new firmware version 2.1 for Nikon Z9 in the next 7-14 days. The new firmware includes AF fixes and improvements, but will also include some important updates.
It is rumored that Nikon’s new APS-C mirrorless camera will be announced at the end of June or early July, so we think there will be multiple announcements on the same day (the new Z 400mm F4.5 is also expected to be announced).
The new firmware for Nikon Z9 seems to be a surprisingly big update, including improvements in AF. Also, it seems that the previously rumored APS-C mirrorless camera and interchangeable lens may be announced at the same time, and if Nikon Rumors expected, the next Nikon announcement will be a large one.
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.
Market data from The NPD Group has confirmed that the Nikon Z9 was the best-selling professional flagship full-frame mirrorless camera in the first quarter of 2022 with a 57% market share.
This data is based on a comparison of US unit sales of full-frame mirrorless cameras with an average selling price of $5,000 and above in the first three months of 2022. The Nikon Z9 competitors in this price range are mainly the “Canon EOS R3” and “Sony a1“, but did you mean that there was more demand for high-end models than other companies? If you think calmly, the competitors have other choices of high-end models such as “Canon EOS R5” and “Sony a7R IV / a9 II“, so there is no need to forcibly buy the highest-end model that exceeds $ 5,000. There may be a reason.
Nikon EN-EL18d Battery for Z9 is now in stock and shipping at Amazon, Adorama, and it will be soon in stock at B&H. The US price is $220.95.
The Nikon EN-EL 18d Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery has a capacity of 3300mAh, an output of 10.8V, and 36Wh. The battery can charge within the MH-33 charger and it can be used as a spare or replacement battery for the Nikon Z 9.