Nikon Z 9 Development Confirmed with 8K Full Frame Internal Video Recording

Nikon Z 9 Development Confirmed with 8K Full Frame Internal Video Recording

Nikon has just announced that they are working on their first mirrorless flagship camera, the Nikon Z 9. Details about this new camera are currently limited and should be available later this year. We do know to expect a Full Frame sensor, capable of capturing internal 8K footage. Let’s take a closer look at it!

Nikon’s Z 6 and Z 7 mirrorless cameras were first launched back in 2018. Their successors, the Z 6II and Z 7II were released in October 2020, with very minor improvements over their predecessors.

Since the launch of their Z Line of mirrorless cameras with a Nikon Z lens mount, Nikon – like other manufacturers – is having a hard time selling their cameras to filmmakers. Indeed, even if the Z line does have great specs like ProRes RAW and BRAW output over HDMI, a flagship camera was missing in the lineup. The same happened to Canon with the EOS R launch, and it took them a couple of years to launch the EOS R5/R6 to fill the gap.

Today, Nikon confirmed that they are working on a new flagship mirrorless camera, just in time for the 2021 Olympics, hopefully, the Nikon Z 9.

Image credit: Nikon

Nikon Z 9 – What We Know

At the moment, we have very little information about the Nikon Z 9, except these two images and a bit of information that Nikon themselves published. So here is a quick sum up:

  • The Z 9 is a mirrorless camera as part of the Z lineup. It will have a Nikon Z lens mount
  • It will feature a newly developed FX-format (Full Frame) stacked CMOS sensor
  • The Z 9 will have a new image-processing engine
  • It will be the first Nikon camera to support 8K internal video capture. There is no information about recording formats, framerates, bit depth, and so on

And that’s it so far. Nikon describes the Z 9 as “the best still and video performance in Nikon’s history,” so we can’t wait to hear more about it.

For more information, please visit Nikon’s website here.

What do you think about the Nikon Z 9? Did you make the switch and started investing in the Nikon Z ecosystem as your main camera? What features would you like this camera to have? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!

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