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Nikon Z 9 Body Only Mirrorless Camera

Nikon Z 9 Body Only Mirrorless Camera

Highlights: • UP TO 120 FPS

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Key Features 45.7MP FX-Format Stacked CMOS Sensor EXPEED 7 Image Processor 8K30p and 4K120p Video, 10-Bit Internal Up to 20 fps Raw, 30 fps JPEG Shooting 493-Point Phase-Detection AF System AI-Based Subject Detection and Tracking Blackout-Free Real Live Viewfinder 3.2" 4-Axis Tilting Touchscreen LCD Vertical Grip, 2x CFexpress Type B Slots 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GNSS
Nikon Z 9 Body Only Mirrorless Camera
Product Code: VOA082AE
Barcode/EAN: 4960759910929
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No misses. No limits. No boundaries.

The Z 9 will take you as close to perfect as you can imagine. The new, stacked 45.7 MP full-frame CMOS sensor and ultra-fast EXPEED 7 processer deliver astonishing image quality. Nikon’s most advanced AF system ever re-defines tenacious. Day-long shoots. Hours of 8K video. The most extreme locations. The fastest action. The Z 9 stands up to the toughest professional demands—and then some.

Class-leading, mind-blowing AF

Continuous AF calculations performed at unheard-of speeds. Simultaneous subject recognition powered by advanced AI algorithms. Real-time views with absolutely no EVF blackout. There might not be an algorithm for luck—but there’s a whole system for precision.

Deep-learning AI

People, animals, birds, vehicles. No other AF system can recognise so many subjects in a scene at once. The Z 9 can lock onto eyes no matter how small the subject is within the frame and recognise faces—even if they’re upside down!

Advanced auto-area AF

The phenomenal 493-point AF system includes 405 auto-area AF points—five times more than the Z 7II. Subject tracking across the frame surpasses even that of the acclaimed D6. 10 AF-area modes let you optimise your AF setup for any job.

Advanced 3D tracking

The pitch. The sky. The track. The Z 9 follows subjects with ferocious precision. Our most advanced 3D-tracking system understands what you’re shooting and reacts instantly to changes in subject position, orientation, or velocity.

Blaze ahead—fast

Blistering speeds of up to 120 fps with full AF/AE put the Z 9 firmly in a class of its own. You can also shoot at 20 fps and capture over 1000 full-resolution images in one high-speed burst. Lens choice is vast, with over 100 fast Nikon lenses supporting shooting at up to 120 fps.¹ ²

Blackout-free EVF for real-time views

You have never seen a view like this before. The Z 9 boasts the world’s brightest³ (3000-nit) electronic viewfinder display—and there’s absolutely no lag. You get a genuine continuous real-time view. If your subject moves or there’s the slightest change in the scene you’re shooting—you’ll see it.

Four-axis tilting monitor

Adapt to the moment with fast, flexible framing. The large, responsive monitor tilts 90 degrees from a horizontal or vertical shooting position. You’re free to let the action lead, and nail extremely low or high angles with ease.

Intuitive information display

The info display automatically rotates when you switch to shoot vertically. The clean interface makes settings quick to confirm in landscape or portrait orientation, and the i-menu and ISO buttons are easy to reach when shooting vertically.

Advanced on-the-spot customisation

The Z 9 lets nothing come between you and the image. You can have the info display show a pure view, or customise display elements for the scene you’re shooting. Scrolling through shots on the touchscreen monitor is quick and seamless.

Shoot like it’s not even there

Like all truly exceptional tools, the Z 9 has been built to disappear. Instant start-up. Balanced weight. Robust build. This camera is as tough as you’d expect a Nikon flagship to be—and as agile as you want it to be. You’ll feel so comfortable with it in your hands, you won’t have to stop and think about anything—except what you’re shooting.


The Z 9 is 20% smaller than the D6 but it still handles beautifully on extended shoots. A deep grip allows a secure hold for horizontal and vertical shooting. Smart button placement enables two-handed operation when reviewing images.


Every inch the professional’s tool, the main control layout will be so familiar to Nikon flagship DSLR users that you can just keep shooting. A new AF mode button lets you switch AF mode and AF area mode during viewfinder shooting.


Knocks. Drops. Surprises. The skeleton of the Z 9 is forged from magnesium alloy for the ultimate balance of strength and lightness. On an extended shoot? The camera maintains high electromagnetic-shielding and heat-emission performance.


Come rain. Come shine. Come dust storm. The Z 9 is built to withstand extremes of temperature and humidity. Extensive weather sealing keeps both the camera—and Z series lenses and mount adapters—working as long as you do.

Sensor shield

A new sensor shield protects the sensor from dust and fingerprints when you’re changing lenses. Lens after lens after lens, your gear has you covered—literally.

Dual-sensor coating

A conductive coating creates a magnetic field that actively repels dust particles from the sensor. While a fluorine coating makes it simple to wipe dirt away.

Illuminated buttons

On a night shoot? The top and rear LCD control panels and key buttons illuminate with a flick of the power switch. Easily change camera settings in the dark.

Game-changing images

Astonishing detail. Pin-sharp precision. The quality of the files coming straight from the camera is where you win or lose. With the Z 9—you win. Maximum colour depth is astounding. Dynamic range in stills and video is truly staggering. Images are exceptionally clean. File sizes are revolutionary.

Extraordinary in any light

A native ISO range of 64 to 25600 (expandable to 32-102400, equivalent) couples with an advanced noise-reduction algorithm—and in-camera flicker reduction. Nail exceptional results under the toughest lighting conditions.

Intelligent AWB

From diverse skin tones to sunsets. New AI algorithms offer exceptional Auto White Balance accuracy when shooting portraits or working in natural light. Dedicated algorithms ensure faces are properly exposed when using iTTL fill flash.

A new way to deliver RAW

Go all in on image quality without compromising transfer speeds. The Z 9 lets you work with a new high-efficiency RAW file format. Files retain the same level of detail as uncompressed RAW—at one-third of the standard RAW file size.

Faster, smoother workflow

The Z 9 adapts to any workflow. Dual card slots accept CFExpress Type B cards, giving you approx. 2x the write speed of cameras that use Type A cards. Perfect for ultra-high-speed shooting or recording 8K video. In-camera GPS records UTC time stamps in the image data, and advanced network options make short work of large files. Transfer speeds are the fastest in the field.

Remote production made easy

Seamlessly sync shutter release and send feeds between a master Z 9 and a series of remote cameras. You can also sync clock time—for quick review of critical moments in post, and perfect audio and video syncing at the destination server.

FTP that syncs with your workflow

Deliver right from the pitch. The Z 9’s in-camera Wi-Fi lets you transfer images directly to an FTP server without the need for a separate wireless transmitter. If PCs are prohibited, you can connect your Z 9 to a 5G smartphone via USB.⁴

Record-breaking network speed

Connect a network cable and the Z 9 will transfer images directly to a PC or FTP server at unparalleled speeds. The camera’s wired LAN supports 1000BASE-T standard and all connection options can be controlled from a single menu tab.

Reliable support for NPS professionals

Major sporting events. Newsworthy locations. Big commercial shoots. Onsite or at a service centre, Nikon Professional Services is there to support your work with technical advice, repairs, and even loan equipment.

Exquisite 8K video—in-camera

The Z 9’s incredible imaging power lets you record exquisite full-frame 8K video and time-lapse movies in-camera. You can record hours of 8K video footage at 30p⁵—or go all the way with a firmware update and record RAW 8K video in ultra-smooth 60p.⁶ You get full AF/AE and Eye-Detection AF when filming. Files are beautifully clean, and Nikon’s new N-RAW format keeps file sizes manageable.⁷ ⁸

Cinematic 8K flexibility

Nikon’s N-RAW lets you use the full width of the Z 9 sensor to internally record ultra-high-resolution 8K video.⁷

4K video at up to 120p

The Z 9 also records thrilling 4K UHD footage, using the full width of its sensor.⁹ You get absolute clarity in every pixel, and more client-friendly file sizes. Choose from frame rates, including 120p for silky-smooth slow motion.

24-bit sound

With 24-bit sound available in linear PCM recording, the Z 9 lets you record footage with beautifully dynamic audio. You can also turn off power to the microphone connector, diminishing unwanted noise from unused components.

Flexible codec selection

You can record at an 8-bit/10-bit depth in-camera using H.265 (HEVC), or 10-bit Apple ProRes 422 HQ. Expand your range to 12-bit in-camera recording with a firmware update that supports ProRes RAW HQ and Nikon’s new N-RAW format.⁷

Perfect exposure

The camera’s Zebra display doesn’t just show you zebra patterns. Now you also get an indication of mid-tones—ideal for checking the exposure of skin tones.

Perfect focus

Know you got the shot. When playback is paused, the Z 9’s video display can be enlarged so you can more easily confirm focus.

Low HDMI latency

See the action, catch the action. HDMI latency has been reduced to noticeably bring down the lag between live action and monitor display.

8K still frames

You can extract high-resolution still frames from 8K footage, and save them as individual JPEG files.¹⁰ Ideal if you need to deliver video footage and stills.

Lens mount
Nikon Z mount
Image sensor
FX, CMOS, 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Total pixels
52.37 million
Dust-reduction system
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires NX Studio)
Effective pixels
45.7 million
Image size (pixels)
[FX (36 x 24)] selected for image area: (L) 8256 x 5504 (45.4 million), (M) 6192 x 4128 (25.6 million), (S) 4128 x 2752 (11.4 million), [DX (24 x 16)] selected for image area: (L) 5392 x 3592 (19.4 million), (M) 4032 x 2688 (10.8 million), (S) 2688 x 1792 (4.8 million), [1:1 (24 x 24)] selected for image area: (L) 5504 x 5504 (30.3 million), (M) 4128 x 4128 (17.0 million), (S) 2752 x 2752 (7.6 million), [16:9 (36 x 20)] selected for image area: (L) 8256 x 4640 (38.3 million), (M) 6192 x 3480 (21.5 million), (S) 4128 x 2320 (9.6 million)
Storage file formats
NEF (RAW): 14 bit; choose from lossless compression, high efficiency (high), and high efficiency options, JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression; size-priority and optimal-quality compression available, NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Picture Control System
Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat, Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Storage media
CFexpress XQD
Dual card slot
2 CFexpress cards or XQD cards, The card in Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage, for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG pictures, or for storage of duplicate JPEG pictures at different sizes and image qualities; pictures can be copied between cards.
File system
DCF 2.0, Exif 2.32
1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 16-level manual brightness controls
Frame coverage
Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m-¹)
23 mm (-1.0 m-¹; from rearmost surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment
-4 - +3 m-¹
Eye sensor
Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays
Compatible lenses
Z mount NIKKOR lenses F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)
Shutter type
Electronic shutter with shutter sound and sensor shield
Shutter speed
1/32000 to 30 s (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV, extendable to 900 s in mode M), bulb, time
Flash sync speed
Flash synchronizes with shutter at speeds of 1/250 or 1/200 s or slower (but note that the guide number drops at speeds of 1/200 to 1/250 s); sync speeds as fast as 1/8000 s are supported with auto FP high-speed sync
Release mode
S (single frame), CL (continuous low-speed), CH (continuous high-speed), High-speed frame capture, Self-timer
Frame advance rate12
Up to 120 fps, Continuous low-speed: Approx. 1 to 10 fps, Continuous high-speed: Approx. 10 to 20 fps, High-speed frame capture (C30): Approx. 30 fps, High-speed frame capture (C120): Approx. 120 fps
2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Exposure metering
TTL metering using camera image sensor
Metering method
Matrix metering, Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 12 or 8 mm circle in center of frame or weighting can be based on average of entire frame, Spot metering: Meters circle with a diameter of approximately 4mm centered on selected focus point, Highlight-weighted metering
Metering range13
-3 to +17 EV
P: programmed auto with flexible program, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual
Exposure compensation
-5 to +5 EV (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV)
Exposure lock
Luminosity locked at detected value
ISO sensitivity
ISO 64 to 25600, in steps of 1/3 and 1EV, can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 32 equivalent) below ISO 64 or to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600; auto ISO sensitivity control available (Recommended Exposure Index)
Active D-Lighting
Auto, Extra high 2, Extra high 1, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Multiple exposure
Add, average, lighten, darken
Other options
HDR overlay, photo mode flicker reduction
Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
Detection range14
-6.5 to +19 EV (-8.5 to +19 EV with starlight view)
Lens servo
Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), full-time AF (AF-F; available only in video mode); predictive focus tracking, Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus points15
AF-area mode
Pinpoint (available in photo mode only), single-point, dynamic-area (S, M, and L; available in photo mode only), wide-area (S and L), and auto-area AF, 3D-tracking (available in photo mode only), subject-tracking AF (available in video mode only)
Focus lock
Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF/AF-S) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector
Camera VR
5-axis image sensor shift
Lens VR
Lens shift (available with VR lenses)
Flash control
TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering
Flash modes
Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off
Flash compensation
-3 to +1 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash-ready indicator
Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output
Accessory shoe
ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Nikon Creative Lighting System
i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, auto FP high-speed sync, unified flash control
Sync terminal
ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
White balance
Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (3 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 to 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning
Bracketing types
Exposure and/or flash, white balance, ADL
Movie - metering
TTL exposure metering using main image sensor, TTL metering using camera image sensor
Movie - metering method
Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted
Movie - frame size (pixels) and frame rate16
7680 x 4320 (8K UHD): 30p (progressive)/25p/24p, 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD): 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p, 1920 x 1080: 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
Movie - file format
Movie - video compression
Apple ProRes 422 HQ (10 bit), H.265/HEVC (8 bit/10 bit), H.264/AVC (8 bit)
Movie - audio recording format
Linear PCM (for videos recorded in MOV format), AAC (for videos recorded in MP4 format)
Movie - audio recording device
Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
Movie - exposure compensation
-3 to +3 EV (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV)
Movie - ISO sensitivity
Mode M: Manual selection (ISO 64 to 25600; choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1 EV); with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2.0) available with selectable upper limit, Modes P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2.0) with selectable upper limit (Recommended Exposure Index)
Movie - Active D-Lighting
Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Movie - Other options
Time-lapse video recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes, N-Log and HDR (HLG) video
8-cm (3.2–in.) diagonal; vertically and horizontally tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls; Approx. 2100k-dot
Full-frame and thumbnail (up to 4, 9, or 72 pictures) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, video playback, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto picture rotation, picture rating, voice memo input and playback, and IPTC information embedding and display
Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
HDMI output
Type A HDMI connector
Audio input
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output
Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Ten-pin remote terminal
Built-in (can be used with MC-30A/MC-36A remote cords and other optional accessories)
RJ-45 connector Standards: IEEE 802.3ab (1000BASE-T), IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-TX), IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T) Data rates17: 1000/100/10 Mbps with auto detect, Port: 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T (AUTO-MDIX)
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) standards
IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) operating frequency
2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5320 MHz
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) maximum output power
2.4 GHz band: 8.4 dBm 5 GHz band: 9.0 dBm
Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) security
Open system, WPA2-PSK, WPA3-SAE
Bluetooth standards
Bluetooth Specification version 5.0, Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz, Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz, Bluetooth: 2.9 dBm, Bluetooth Low Energy: 1.4 dBm, Range (line of sight): approximately 10 m (32 ft)18
Supported GNS systems
GPS (USA), GLONASS (Russia), QZSS (Japan)
Data acquired
Latitude, longitude, altitude, UTC (Universal Coordinated Time)
Clock synchronization
Camera clock can be set to time acquired via GNSS
Track logs
Log interval
15 s, 30 s, 1 min., 2 min., 5 min.
Maximum log recording time
6, 12, or 24 hours
Log deletion
One EN-EL18d rechargeable Li-ion battery, EN-EL18c, EN-EL18b, EN-EL18a, and EN-EL18 batteries can also be used. Note, however, that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL18d. The EH-7P charging AC adapter can be used to charge EN-EL18d, EN-EL18c, and EN-EL18b batteries only.
AC adapter
EH-7P charging AC adapter; EH-6d; requires EP-6a power connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
0.635 cm (1/4 in., ISO 1222)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 149 x 149.5 x 90.5 mm (5.9 x 5.9 x 3.6 in.)
Approx. 1340 g (2 lb. 15.3 oz.), with battery and memory card but without body cap and accessory shoe cover; approx. 1160 g/2 lb. 9 oz. (camera body only)
Operating environment - temperature
-10 °C to 40 °C (+14 °F to 104 °F)
Operating environment - humidity
85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories
BF-N1 Body Cap, EN-EL18d Rechargeable Li-ion Battery with Terminal Cover, MH-33 Battery Charger, EH-7P Charging AC Adapter (supplied with a plug adapter attached in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), HDMI/USB Cable Clip, AN-DC24 Strap, UC-E24 USB Cable, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover (comes attached to camera)
¹ You can shoot at C120 (120 fps, 11 MP, JPEG normal/small) in FX format only. You can shoot at C30 (30 fps, 45MP, JPEG normal/large) and at 20 fps (RAW and JPEG) in FX or DX format. Full AF/AE tracking is available for all frame rates and file sizes.
² 1000 full-resolution images at 20 fps (RAW and JPEG) in FX or DX format in one burst can be achieved when using ProGrade Digital Cobalt CFexpress cards (as per October 2021).
³ Among full-frame mirrorless cameras as of October 2021. Based on Nikon research.
⁴ Working remotely with a single Z 9 tethered to a smartphone requires use of Nikon’s NX MobileAir software application. Working remotely with multiple cameras via a tethered 4G/5G network requires use of the NX Field software application.
⁵ The Z 9 can record 8K/30p video for up to 125 minutes at a time.
⁶ A firmware update (available spring 2022) is required to enable in-camera 8K/60p video recording.
⁷ Recording in N-RAW is only possible following a firmware update (available spring 2022).
⁸ Recording in ProRes RAW HQ is only possible following a firmware update (available spring 2022).
⁹ 4K UHD video oversampled from 8K is possible when recording in 30p/25p/24p. A firmware update (available spring 2022) is required to oversample from 8K when recording in 50p/60p footage.
¹⁰ 8K still frames are saved as JPEG files at the [frame size/frame rate] dimensions selected in the video recording menu when the video was recorded.
¹¹ Based on CIPA standards.
¹² Maximum frame advance rate as measured by in-house tests.
¹³ Figures are for ISO 100 and f/2.0 lens at 20 °C/68 °F.
¹⁴ Measured in photo mode at ISO 100 and a temperature of 20 °C/68 °F using single-servo AF (AF-S) and a lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.2.
¹⁵ Number of focus points available in photo mode with single-point AF selected for AF-area mode and FX selected for image area.
¹⁶ Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively.
¹⁷ Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard; actual rates may differ.
¹⁸ Without interference. Range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles.
Unless otherwise stated, all measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards or guidelines.
All figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery.
The sample images displayed on the camera and the images and illustrations in these specifications are for expository purposes only.
Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance and specifications of the hardware and software described in this document at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that these specifications may contain.
Material code
Z 9 - VOA082AE