Nikon India Private Ltd has now lifted curtains off its most premium full-frame mirrorless camera. The Nikon Z9 is the latest addition to the company Z Series in the Indian market. The new mirrorless camera by Nikon comes with flagship-level features like 45.7 effective megapixels stacked CMOS sensor that is said to achieve 12 times faster still image reading, It also offers in-camera video recording in high-quality 8K@30p and 4K/30p/60p/120p. In addition to this camera has a 3.2-inch touchscreen monitor with an electronic viewfinder.
Starting with the pricing first, the Nikon Z9 full-frame mirrorless camera has been introduced in India with a price tag of Rs 4,75,995(body only). In terms of availability, the camera is said to be available for purchase through Nikon authorised stores in the country starting November.
Coming to Nikon Z9 full-frame mirrorless camera specifications, the device is the first to come with a 4-axis vertical and horizontal tilting monitor and integrated vertical grip that will have users capturing the best moments in comfort, even under the harshest conditions. The monitor is 3.2 in size and the TFT LCD screen provides a viewing angle of 70 degrees along with 11 levels of manual brightness control. It also offers 100 percent colour balance and frame coverage.
Moreover, the Nikon Z9 has a 45.7 effective megapixels stacked CMOS sensor with dual-stream technology. It can achieve 12 times faster still image reading, while also processing separately the display images for EVF/monitor and still image data for recording. There is a high-performance image-processing engine EXPEED 7 that is said to deliver 10 times faster processing speed thus allowing the live view data from EVF/monitor and recorded still image data to be separately yet simultaneously processed. The Electronic viewfinder has a newly equipped Quad-VGA panel that is compatible to adjust the viewfinder brightness up to 3000cd/m in response to various lighting conditions. Nikon’s first four-axis vertical and horizontal tilting image monitor provides outstanding flexibility especially when shooting from high or low angles.
In addition to this Nikon Z9 full-frame mirrorless camera offers in-camera video recording in high-quality 8K@30p and 4K/30p/60p/120p. It is claimed to record 8K@30p videos for up to approximately 125 minutes. Users can also choose to record in 4K with a wide range of frame size/frame rate from 24p to 120p available in multiple formats, even when recording in slow motion.
The full-frame mirrorless camera comes with CFexpress Type B-compatibility in both its slots, for faster write speed when it comes to 8K video recording and continuous shooting of large amounts of frames even with JPEG and RAW files.
Moreover, the Z9 can maintain focus with an expanded video AF speed range and a new AF setting. According to the company, when the subject is not detected AF is turned off, focus on the foreground and background blur is maintained even after the subject moves out of the frame. The sound quality has also been improved with in-linear PCM recording from 16-bit to 24-bit, the ability to turn off the plug-in power to the microphone connector, and enhanced compatibility with professional high-quality microphones.
There is no mechanical shutter on the Nikon Z9; this deliberate omission of a mechanical shutter in the Z 9 allows users to shoot distortion-free images along with the fastest scan rate. The in-camera VR adopts a safety lock to prevent the risk of damage to the image sensor.
The Z 9 also supports High-Efficiency RAW, which realises image quality equivalent to the conventional uncompressed RAW but with a file size smaller than approximately 1/3 of the file size. The Synchro VR enhances handheld shooting with up to 6.0-stop compensation. It makes sure that the images are steady. The device comes with Wi-Fi and allows smart with stable image transfers via a USB cable and NX MobileAir to a smart device and have them uploaded immediately to an FTP server of choice. There is the NX Tether for tethered photography and support GPS and GNSS tech.
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