New Firmware Ver. 2.1 for Nikon Z9 to be Released Soon

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.

The Nikon Z9 competitors in this price range are mainly the “Canon EOS R3” and “Sony a1“.

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

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.”

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Nikon Z9 is the Best-Selling Professional Mirrorless Camera in Q1 of 2022

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

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Lexar announces new Diamond Series CFexpress Type B cards with 1,900MB/s read speeds

Lexar announces CFExpress Type-B Card DIAMOND Series and CFexpress Type-A Card GOLD Series.

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Nikon EN-EL18d Battery for Z9 now in Stock & Shipping

Nikon EN-EL18d Battery for Z9 is now in stock and shipping at AmazonAdorama, 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.

Nikon EN-EL18D battery for the Z9: $220.95 at AmazonAdorama.

Nikon Z9 is available for sale and currently available for $5,496.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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Pre-order: Nikon MC-CF660G 660GB CFexpress Type B Memory Card

In addition to its firmware updates for the Z6 II, Z7 II and Z9, Nikon also announced the release of its first CFexpress Type B memory card. The new Nikon MC-CF660G 660GB CFexpress Type B memory card is now available for pre-order. Check availability at Adorama and B&H Photo.

The MC-CF660G is a CFexpress (Type B)5 memory card with a large capacity of 660 GB. It realizes a maximum read speed of approximately 1700 MB/s and maximum write speed of approximately 1500 MB/s. It is particularly suited for video/still shooting with the Nikon Z 9 full-frame/FX-format mirrorless camera.

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Nikon Updates Its NX Field Remote Shooting System

Nikon has released an updated version of the NX Field remote shooting system for professional imaging agencies. The software update will further support the capabilities of the Nikon Z9 Nikon FX-format/full-frame mirrorless camera.

The Ver 1.2.0 update will enable Z9 users to easily detect nine subject types. This covers a range of subjects including people, dogs, cats, birds, bicycles, motorcycles, cars, trains, and airplanes enabling more accurate subject capture, even via remote operation. In addition, the update supports the Z9’s High-Speed Frame Capture+ feature.

For more information, visit the Nikon website.

Nikon Z9 is available for sale and currently available for $5,496.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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Nikon Z9 v2.0, Z6II v1.40 and Z7II v1.40 Firmware Updates Released

Nikon released new firmware updates for the Z9 flagship mirrorless camera as well as the Z6 II and Z7 II.

As promised for April 20th, Nikon released major firmware updates for the Nikon Z6II (v1.40), Nikon Z7II (v1.40), and Nikon Z9 (v2.0). Firmware v.2.0 for the Z9 brings high-performance updates while firmware v.1.4 for the Z6 II and Z7 II improves focusing for stills and video.

You can find the details and download links of the Major Nikon Firmware Updates for Z9 v2.0, Z6II v1.40 and Z7II v1.40 below: Continue reading “Nikon Z9 v2.0, Z6II v1.40 and Z7II v1.40 Firmware Updates Released”

Nikon Z 9 Review – Perhaps Most Complete Camera Ever Tested

Here is a very positive Nikon Z 9 review. DPReview has published Nikon Z 9 review. The flagship full frame mirrorless camera achieves an excellent 94% overall score and Gold Award from the experts at DPReview.

Nikon Z9 is available for sale and currently available for $5,496.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama. Continue reading “Nikon Z 9 Review – Perhaps Most Complete Camera Ever Tested”

Nikon MC-CF660G High Performance CFexpress Type B Card Announced

In addition to the new Nikon Z9 and Z6 II & Z7 II firmware updates, and the Nikon MC-N10 Remote Grip, Nikon also officially announced a new MC-CF660G high-performance CFexpress Type B memory card.

Nikon MC-CF660G High Performance CFexpress Card
The MC-CF660G is a CFexpress (Type B) memory card with a large capacity of 660 GB. It realizes a maximum read speed of approximately 1700 MB/s and maximum write speed of approximately 1500 MB/s. It is particularly suited for video/still shooting with the Nikon Z9 full-frame/FX-format mirrorless camera.

The new Nikon MC-CF660G High Performance CFexpress Card will be available starting in June for a suggested retail price of $729.95.

Nikon Z9 is available for sale and currently available for $5,496.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.