Now that the Canon EOS R5 is here to match step with the Sony a9 Mark II, eyes are turning to Nikon in anticipation of a possible powerhouse mirrorless camera from their side. It seems that that camera, the Z 9, is on its way next year, and its specifications look quite impressive.
With Canon expected to release a flagship R1 next year and Sony also in line for a new powerhouse camera, Nikon Rumors is reporting that Nikon will also be getting into the action with the Z 9, which according to a "reliable" source, will likely have the following specs:
- 46-megapixel sensor
- 20 fps continuous burst rate
- Blackout-free EVF
- 8K video at 30 fps
- 4K video at up to 120 fps
- Improved autofocus
- Dual card slots
- Native ISO range of 64-25,600
- Gigabit LAN, USB-C, Wi-Fi, and GPS
Unsurprisingly, with its flagship specs, the Z 9 is expected to command a flagship price in the neighborhood of $6,000 to $7,000. Nonetheless, it is likely to be a welcome camera for Nikon shooters waiting for a mirrorless equivalent to the D6. The Z 9 is expected in fall of next year and may be tested alongside a new Nikkor Z 400mm f/2.8 lens during the rescheduled Olympics.