A Review of the New Nikon Z 9 Mirrorless Camera

Nikon's Z 9 is finally here, and it looks like the competition for most powerful full frame mirrorless camera is a three-horse race again. How does the new camera perform? This great video review takes a look.

Coming to you from DPReview TV, this excellent video review takes a look at the new Nikon Z 9 mirrorless camera. The Z 9 comes with a huge range of features, including:

  • 45.7-megapixel stacked BSI CMOS sensor
  • Native ISO range of 64-25,600
  • 20 fps raw shooting speed
  • 30 fps JPEG shooting speed
  • 120 fps shooting speed at 11-megapixel resolution
  • Raw image buffer of over 1,000 files
  • Fully electronic shutter with speeds up to 1/32,000 s and extremely low rolling shutter
  • 493-Point phase-detection AF with focusing down to -8.5 EV
  • Deep Learning Technology 
  • 8K video at 30 fps with full pixel readout 
  • 4K video at up to 120 fps
  • ProRes and H.265 10-Bit internal recording
  • Four-axis tilting touchscreen
  • Dual CFexpress Type B card slots
  • Dust- and moisture-resistant design
  • In-body vibration reduction with up to six stops of vibration
  • Backlit buttons

Perhaps the most impressive part of the Nikon Z 9 is its $5,496 price, which allows it to effectively compete with the Sony a1 and Canon EOS R3. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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Tetsuo Sabin's picture

Typo: 8k is 60fps with hours of recording without overheating. https://m.dpreview.com/reviews/nikon-z9-initial-review-we-take-a-detaile...

Tetsuo Sabin's picture

You listed 30fps. Check out the table in my link above.

Stuart C's picture

It is 30fps, you need to learn to read things correctly.

Tetsuo Sabin's picture

“ 8K/60p, 12-bit 8K N-Raw and 4K ProRes RAW to be added with f/w”

Tetsuo Sabin's picture

I thought it was pretty cool that they promise to add via firmware. Anyway, your comment history is hilarious Brad. I’m sure you love some camera brand. Anyway, have fun and enjoy photography.

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

You and your obsession with the 400 f2.8. I brought this up on another post, but, since you can't seem to shut up about it, I'll bring up here:

So, when Sony introduced the a9 in 2017, the 400 f2.8 GM, which was released in 2018, was available for it?

Stuart C's picture

To be added with firmware means it’s not available so why would they put it as a feature

Deleted Account's picture

Did anybody hear anything about the startup time? As quick as a DSLR or acceptable?

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

From what I recall from one of the videos (I forget which one), it was quick. Almost, if not, instantaneous.

Jamie Shimizu's picture

Nikon's Specs say less than half a second from off to Shooting. I saw one reviewer say it feels even quicker...it is just on when you hit the switch.

charles hoffman's picture

perfect camera for the high-speed sports photographer who also produces video with for those who can view them on 8k

and that lucky photog must be willing to develop massive biceps, triceps and knuckle muscles