On Tuesday, Nikon announced that they’ve been working on the first flagship Z series mirrorless camera, the Nikon Z9, that will be dropping later this year. Details are sparse at the moment but there is reason to be excited nonetheless.
What we do know at this point is that the Z9 will support 8K video recording and some key features include a new image-processing engine and a newly developed FX-format stacked CMOS sensor. The press release also vaguely mentioned that there will be “various other video specifications that fulfill diverse needs and workflows.” As The Verge pointed out, the Z9 looks like a combination of the mirrorless Z7 and the D6 full-frame DSLR but with a grip-style body. And that’s about it.
As usual, Nikon Rumors posted some of their predictions for the Z9 if you’re hungry for more details, whether they’re true or not. Whatever is to come from the Z9, Nikon is making a bold claim that it will deliver “the best still and video performance in Nikon’s history.”
Jessica is the Chief Digital Editor for CT Lab Global Media, the North American platform for IFA Berlin.