Everything You Need to Know about the $5299 Nikon Z9

The Nikon z9 camera comes with well-packed photography and videography abilities. With 439 focus points and hybrid phase-detection/contrast autofocus that allows up to 120-fps continuous shooting puts the Nikon Z9 in the list of one of the best photography SLR cameras in the world.

Nikon also decided to include some unique video features like 8k video recording at 30fps, 4k at 120fps, and 10 bit Apple ProRes 422 HQ makes the Nikon Z9 a contender for leadership among the vibrant Sony full-frame cameras.

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Let us Summarize the Nikon z9 Specification

Camera TypeMirrorless
Processor EXPEED 7
Image Sensor FX full-frame 
Effective Pixels 45.7 million
Storage14bit NEF RAW and JPEG
Flash sync1/200, 1/250 up to 1/8000 HSS
AutofocusHybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
Focus points493
ISO sensitivity64 to 102400
Frame rateUp to 120 fps
Continuous low-speed: Approx. 1 to 10 fps
Continuous high-speed: Approx. 10 to 20 fps
High-speed frame capture (C30): Approx. 30 fps
High-speed frame capture (C120): Approx. 120 fps
Card SlotDual card slot
Video Frame size7680 x 4320 (8K UHD): 30p (progressive)/25p/24p,
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD): 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p,
1920 x 1080: 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
Video file formatMOV, MP4
Video CompressionApple ProRes 422 HQ (10 bit)
H.265/HEVC (8 bit/10 bit),
H.264/AVC (8 bit)
Audio recordingBuilt-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
HDMI Output
Audio Input
Audio Output
USB type C
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
ConnectivityEthernet | Wifi | Bluetooth
BatteryOne EN-EL18d rechargeable Li-ion battery
WeightApprox. 1340 g (2 lb. 15.3 oz.), camera body only with battery and memory card.
Source: Nikon UK

The Nikon Z9 has a lot of power-packed features, which is outstanding. The 120fps means no action missed from light painting photography to fast-action photography.

The mirrorless camera comes with a full-frame high megapixels 14bits NEF RAW which means that you can use this camera for professional jobs like large prints, commercial photography, sports photography which explains the need for a dual card slot.

Nikon z9 Video Functionality

Hello videographers, this camera is built with both photographers and videographers in mind. The camera can record 8k @30fps, 40k @ 120fps and Full HD @120fps. It means a lot to video creators in need of high frame video recording because it gives even higher image quality when scaled down to 1080p or 4k.

With a full-frame sensor and 45 Megapixels, your video footage will be very sharp, and one will expect Nikon z9 to perform well in low light situations.

Connectivity Excellent for Live Streaming

The Nikon $5299 camera will be a good choice for live streaming because of its various connectivity features.

Who should buy the new Nikon z9?

  • Anyone looking for a single pro-level mirrorless camera that can efficiently handle both photography and videography can buy this camera.
  • Churches, Corporate brands, live streaming companies, buy Nikon z9 for live streaming, photography and other video works.

But before you buy.

Ensure that you have enough funds to buy at least one Nikon Z lens to get the best out of the camera’s quality censor. However, Nikon has some great F lenses you can consider if you don’t have some yet.

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