The Nikon Z9’s brand-new sensor could start a revolution in photo and videography.
As a result of the very good market response to the Nikon Z series cameras, the company’s latest announcement of an 8K capable full-frame CMOS sensor has many hopeful that it will choose to launch a larger format camera as well.
The company’s latest announcement of an 8K Camera
As a result of the very good market response to the Nikon Z series cameras, the company’s latest announcement of an 8K capable full-frame CMOS sensor has many hopeful that it will choose to launch a larger format camera as well. Technically the new sensor is just over twice as large as those used in most full-frame cameras on the market today, however, it is being marketed as a “medium format” size by Nikon. This makes sense if we consider both the larger pixel pitch and the overall image sensor area.
The imaging array of Nikon z9 covers a total area of 37mm x 51.2mm – this works out to 46% more coverage than the 36mm x 24mm sensors found in other mirrorless and DSLR cameras like Sony A7R III, Nikon D850, Canon 5D IV, and Sony a7 III.
These different Nikon z9 sensor sizes have been the source of much debate over the years
These different Nikon z9 sensor sizes have been the source of much debate over the years. Some love to shoot with larger sensors as they can offer increased image quality and control over depth of field. Others prefer a smaller design which is often easier to carry around or manufacture for cheaper.
In terms of Nikon z9 performance, this new 44x33mm CMOS sensor delivers 4K video at 30P / 400Mbps along with 8K time-lapse capabilities — making it a very significant companion for photographers who also enjoy videography. But perhaps more exciting is that we could soon see this Nikon z camera technology brought to an even larger Nikon z9 full-frame camera.
With its 8K video capability Nikon Z9
“With its 8K video capability, the Nikon z9 is dedicated to professional photographers and videographers who demand more creativity,” said Kosuke Kawaura, Corporate Executive and Director of Imaging Business Unit for Nikon. “By enhancing our lineup with a new Nikon digital SLR body, we are demonstrating that Nikon is still taking the lead in imaging technology innovation.”
Until that happens though it’s anyone who guesses when Nikon may want to expand into larger format cameras or if this new CMOS sensor will be limited to just its Z series mirrorless models. Either way, you can bet there will be some photographers who choose Nikon NZ simply because of this Nikon nz9 offering.
It has been a long time since we’ve seen such an exciting camera announcement from Nikon. After releasing the impressive Z6 Markii, which was heralded as one of their finest examples in years and had many people optimistic about what they might be planning next for flagship models; it seems like their latest unrevealed model could finally put those hopes back on track with its 8K capable full-frame CMOS sensor (just over twice as large but marketed “medium format”). With both larger pixel pitch and total image area compared to most other current FF options out there – this new technological wonderment will make shooting film feel seamless again!
The technical specifications on this particular piece of hardware aren’t completely clear at this time but it does seem like there’s an advantage in both pixel pitch and overall image area given its designation as being marketed towards medium formats by default (though not explicitly).
Professional videographer’s dream come true
The new Nikon Z9 camera is a professional videographer’s dream come true! With its 8K video capability, the Nikon z9 will take your creativity to entirely new heights. And when we say “professional,” we really mean it: this high-end device has been created specifically for use by people who shoot videos in 4k resolution at up to 30 fps and 400Mbps bitrate — making it a perfect companion for photographers looking not only great photos but also awesome footage too.”
What is it about the new Nikon Z
9 that makes people choose to buy it instead of other cameras? We may never know for sure, but there are two things you can bet on. First off: this camera was designed with photographers in mind and not necessarily just consumers who want something capable enough for their needs without breaking Bank-Accounts or taking up too much space at home! Secondly…you’ll be able to get your hands on as soon as possible if wear interested because they’ve already run out?!