Just a couple of hours ago today (10 Mar 2021) Nikon released an official image and statement about the development of the new Nikon Z9 in process, scheduled with a release date with in this year.
Along with that Nikon released some of the Nikon Z9 Specs and what to expect from this new fully loaded Nikon Z system beast.
At present, the only available images of Nikon Z9 are the front-facing camera images with different background graphics.
Here are the official released specs as well as predictions of what this new Nikon Z9 will have
Official Nikon Z9 Specs (Confirmed)
The image shows Nikon Z9 will come with a built-in portrait grip. (with new EL EN 18 Battery)
New image processor
Release on Nikon website, the official specs of Nikon Z9 includes a newly developed image processing engine. This will be vital in order to make sure the buffer size is small and image processing times will be faster considering the file size the Nikon z9 will produced will be massive (along with rich details)
The newly developed (FX ofcourse) stacked CMOS sensor.
Since video shooting was a weak spot for Nikon over last decade. In the new Z systems Nikon has put a big focus on video shooting. The new Nikon Z9 specs claim that it will have 8K Video shooting. Frame rate is not confirmed however, read the Prediction section for more details on that 😉
Predictions on more Nikon Z9 Specs
Nikon has released very basic info about the new upcoming flagship model. But if we look around, the competitor brands (sony, canon) seem to be moving in similar direction. based on the latest releases by other competitors (For example Sony Alpha 1 a1) we can say Nikon will be coming up with competitive specs for this flagship model. These are some of my predictions about the new Nikon Z9
30FPS – 8K
Nikon already released the specification that the new Z9 will be able to record 8K videos but no details on frame rate. My prediction for that is that it will have the ability to shoot 8K on 30 FPS and 4K on 120 FPS
No details from Nikon on how many megapixels will Nikon Z9 be. My prediction is 50 megapixels or close to it (to make for 8K)
There may not be some noticible upgrade in that part
The Nikon Z9 tagline is: “Wish lists are meant to be full-filled“. Battery time has been once of the concerns (besides the next point) by some Nikon Z users. My prediction is the Nikon Z9 will have better battery time
Dual card slot
Another point many Z users wished for was to have dual slots. This might be taken care of in the Nikon Z9
Big question! I believe it may be mid of September 2021 is when Nikon z9 will be released
What are your predictions and wishes from the Nikon Z9? Share in the comments below.