The new announced Nikon Z9 flagship full frame mirrorless camera wons “Product of the Year” from dpreview.
Nikon Z9 Pre-order Links:
- US: Amazon/B&H Photo Video/Adorama/Focus Camera
- UK: Amazon UK/WEX Photo Video/Park Cameras
- DE: calumetphoto DE
- CA: Amazon CA
We’ve described the Z9 as the most ‘DSLR-like’ of any mirrorless camera that we’ve ever seen, largely thanks to its immersive, black-out free electronic viewfinder, but that doesn’t mean that it feels like old technology. While it’s DSLR-like in terms of size and weight, the Z9 eclipses the likes of the D5 and D6 when it comes to both features and performance.
The Z9’s 3D AF Tracking takes what was already an industry-leading DSLR autofocus system and updates it with full-area coverage, and highly intelligent subject recognition. Continuous shooting at up to 20fps in Raw mode means that the Z9 is competitive against the likes of the Sony a1 and Canon EOS R3, and this increases to 30fps in JPEG-only mode, and up to 120fps if you don’t mind a drop in resolution to 11MP.
The Z9 is a bigger and heavier camera than the a1, but it’s also substantially cheaper than any of its DSLR or mirrorless ILC peers, and (we think) more user-friendly than most, too.