Nikon Z 9 Full-Frame Flagship Mirrorless Camera in Development

Nikon Z 9 Full-Frame Flagship Mirrorless Camera in Development

The appearance of the camera may differ from the photo shown above.

Melville, NY—Nikon Inc. announced the development of the first flagship model for which the Nikon Z mount was adopted: the Nikon Z 9. Now under development, the full-frame (Nikon FX-format) mirrorless camera is scheduled for release in 2021. Moreover, the interchangeable-lens camera (ILC) represents a significant leap in imaging technology and performance.

Nikon Z 9

The full-frame Z 9 camera brings together Nikon’s latest technologies to deliver the best still and video performance in Nikon history. As a result, the ILC will meet the advanced needs of professionals in a wide range of genres.

Furthermore, it utilizes a newly developed FX-format stacked CMOS sensor and new image-processing engine. In response to the growing needs of professionals, advanced enthusiasts and cinematographers, it also includes support for 8K video recording. In addition, it will work with various other video specifications that fulfill diverse needs and workflows.

“The Z 9 embodies ultimate usability as a tool, offering users an unprecedented imaging experience from capture to workflow exceeding that of previous digital SLR and mirrorless cameras,” Nikon announced.

In addition, Nikon will provide further information regarding the release of this product at a later date.

Nikon Z System

Nikon Inc. introduced its new Z mirrorless system in August 2018 with the release of the full-frame Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6 mirrorless cameras. At the time, it also unveiled the new Nikkor Z lens series. Nikon built these products around the company’s new, larger-diameter Z mount to enable the next generation of ultimate optical performance.

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Nikon Nikkor Z 14–30mm f/4 S

“It has inherited Nikon’s tradition of quality, superior imaging technology, intuitive operability as well as high reliability, all innovated from its digital SLR cameras,” the company announced at the time.

“The letter ‘Z’ represents the culmination of Nikon’s relentless pursuit of ultimate optical performance; and a bridge to a new chapter. It is about redefining possibilities to provide image makers with tools to pursue greater creativity.”