Whether you are working with Top Chefs or top models, doing sports, drama, documentary, events, tabletop or high fashion, try the new Z 9, Nikon’s flagship, top-of-the-line hybrid, mirrorless digital still and cine camera. It is a magnificent camera, adept at both stills and video. Its 8K 12-bit video images are as spectacular as its stills. It feels like a longtime friend the moment you grab it.
With the Z 9, Nikon unquestionably raised the bar on image quality, ergonomics and versatility for filming on location and in studios. Images from the 45.7MP Full Frame Stacked sensor are gorgeous. The camera’s tactile, ergonomic heft is familiar. It may remind you of a Nikon F4 from analog film days. Every button is familiar and intuitive. The OLED EVF appears sharper than any previous Nikon optical or electronic viewfinder. Its 3.69m-dot OLED panel adjusts luminance up to an eye-popping 3000 nits.
The Z 9 records internal 8.3K 12-bit N-RAW up to 60 fps or 4.1K 12-bit N-RAW up to 120 fps or 4.1K ProRes RAW up to 60 fps. Dual CFexpress Type B card slots provide internal video recording up to 2 hours and 5 minutes. Image transfers are supported via 1000BASE- T wired LAN with an RJ-49 port and built-in wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac).
DaVinci Resolve seamlessly ingested and played back Z 9 8.3K 12-bit internally recorded NEV N-RAW files. Color and contrast were so good, tweaking almost seemed superfluous.
Nikon Z 9: Some Cine Menu Settings