The day has come: the Nikon Z9 has just been officially announced. After a few teaser videos and even a leak from no other than Nikon itself, we finally have complete information about the company’s latest flagship camera.
Well, it looks like we won’t have to wait another week between the final teaser and the official announcement for Nikon’s upcoming new Z9 flagship mirrorless camera. The fourth and final teaser just went live and Nikon has also posted an official Z9 launch event, which will apparently last the entirety of October 28th, starting at 8am Eastern.
The fourth teaser hints at both the speed of the camera as well as its potential slow-motion video capabilities. Other than that, though, it doesn’t reveal much else. But, we don’t have long to wait now.
The Nikon Z9 is expected to be announced this week and we all suspected that there would probably be at least a couple of leaks leading up to the official announcement. What probably none of us expected is that it would be Nikon themselves who leaked it. But that appears to be exactly what’s happened.
Nikon India accidentally posted the Z9 promo video a little early. It’s since been removed, although it’s been downloaded and reposted in a bunch of locations and it confirms some of the specs for the upcoming camera.
Nikon released its third Nikon Z9 trailer recently, which focuses on its object tracking and Eye AF capabilities, along with a hint about its burst mode speed towards the end. The video shows off vehicle recognition – something we first saw from Canon with the EOS R3 – which appears to track both cars and motorcycles.
We also see some of the Eye AF performance, along with a pretty rapid burst shooting mode at the end that sounds very quick indeed. For reference, the Nikon D6 shoots 14fps with its mechanical shutter.
After releasing the first teaser for the Nikon Z9 last week, Nikon has now released another, showing off its wildlife shooting capabilities. And while the teaser doesn’t really reveal any specs about the new camera, it also seems to possibly tease the anticipated Nikkor Z 100-400mm lens that’s expected to be announced this year.
One thing we do see in the teaser, though, is that there’s no 30-minute filming limit, and the video suggests that there’s no overheating issues, either, showing video capture with the Z9 shooting 4320p (that’s 8K) for up to an hour and twenty minutes – which is pretty impressive in the middle of what looks like sub-Saharan Africa.
Nikon has released a new teaser video for the upcoming Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera with the title “Z 9 is Coming”, suggesting an announcement may be imminent. The development of the Nikon flagship was announced way back in March with basically zero details, except the name. In August, alleged specs were leaked, although how reliable they are is anybody’s guess.
But now it looks like we may be close to finding out. The new teaser does show off a few details of the new camera and Nikon has a new page showing off the teaser and confirming 8K resolution capability.
Well, it was only a few days ago that Nikon confirmed that a Z mirrorless flagship would be on the way at some point during 2021. Now, it seems that we might get at least a development announcement way sooner than anybody expected. Tomorrow, in fact, according to a report on Nikon Rumors.
To be clear, it’s just the development of the camera that’s expected to be officially announced tomorrow, not the camera itself. It’s unlikely we’ll get any solid specs beyond those that have been suggested so far in the recent DPReview interview, but at least this would confirm for sure that Nikon isn’t getting out of the business.
Nikon Imaging manager, Keiji Oishi has confirmed in an interview with DPReview that they are working on a new Z mount mirrorless flagship camera. Its goal is to beat the Nikon D6, it’s going to have a new high resolution stacked CMOS sensor and it’s going to be announced in 2021.
Mr Oishi says that the new camera will be “a major technological leap for stills photographers”, although they’re not neglecting video and are considering powerful video features like 8K resolution footage in order to meet the demands of today’s market who are constantly demanding more, bigger, better, faster.
Sony has now announced its new flagship mirrorless camera; the Sony A1. The Sony A1 features a brand new 50.1-megapixel stacked CMOS sensor with upgraded BIONZ XR processor offering eight times more processing power than the previous generation. It offers blackout-free shooting at up to a whopping 30 frames per second and it shoots 8K with over 15 stops of dynamic range.
It’s about time that Sony finally released a camera worthy of the “flagship” name. Something that competes on a similar level to the Canon EOS 1DX Mark III and Nikon D6. Of course, with Nikon and Canon’s late entry into the mirrorless market, I suppose Sony wasn’t in much of a rush. Looking at the specs of the new Sony A1, it looks like they’re doing a lot more than competing.
Canon shooters have been impatiently waiting for the EOS-1D X replacement, especially since the official announcement of the Nikon D5, and while the company still hasn’t released any official information, we’ve got the first photos and leaks specs of the soon-to-be-released monster of a camera.
The official announcement will likely take place next week, but until then – does it live up to your expectations?