Z 9
  • FX format
  • 45.7 megapixels
  • ISO 64-25600
  • EXPEED 7
  • Real-Live Viewfinder
  • Subject detection for 9 subject types
  • 3D-
  • Up to 120
    fps and
  • RAW video
    up to
  • 4K UHD/
  • 4-axis tilting monitor
  • Durability down to -10°C/14°F
Type of camera Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens mount Nikon Z mount
Compatible lenses
  • Z mount NIKKOR lenses
  • F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)
Effective pixels
Effective pixels 45.7 million
Image sensor
Type 35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)
Total pixels 52.37 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires NX Studio)
File format
  • NEF (RAW): 14 bit with lossless compression, high efficiency★, 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, 20 Creative Picture Controls; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Media CFexpress (Type B), XQD memory cards
Dual card slots 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
Viewfinder 1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 18-level manual brightness controls; high frame-rate display available
Frame coverage Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Monitor type 8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 2100k-dot vertically and horizontally tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 15-level manual brightness controls
Type Electronic shutter with shutter sound and sensor shield
Speed 1/32000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 and 1 EV, extendable to 900 s in mode M, bulb, time
Release modes Single frame, continuous L, continuous H, High-Speed Frame Capture+ (with Pre-Release Capture), self-timer
Approximate frame advance rate
  • Continuous L: Approx. 1 to 10 fps
  • Continuous H: Approx. 10 to 20 fps
  • High-Speed Frame Capture+ (C30): Approx. 30 fps
  • High-Speed Frame Capture+ (C60): Approx. 60 fps
  • High-Speed Frame Capture+ (C120): Approx. 120 fps
Metering system TTL metering using camera image sensor
Metering mode
  • 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 approx. 4 mm centered on selected focus point
  • Highlight-weighted metering
Metering range (ISO 100, f/2.0, 20°C/68°F) -3 to +17 EV
ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/3 or 1 EV; 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
Active D-Lighting Auto, Extra high 2, Extra high 1, High, Normal, Low or Off
Type Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
Detection range (in photo mode, AF-S, ISO 100, f/2.0, 20°C/68°F) -7 to +19 EV (-9 to +19 EV with starlight view)
Focus points (in photo mode, FX format, single-point AF) 493 points
AF-area modes Pinpoint AF, single-point AF, dynamic-area AF (S, M and L), wide-area AF (S, L, C1 and C2), auto-area AF, 3D-tracking and subject-tracking AF (available in video mode only); Pinpoint AF, dynamic-area AF and 3D-tracking are available in photo mode only
Camera on-board VR 5-axis image sensor shift
Lens on-board 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
Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) 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
White balance
White balance Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (3 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 to 10000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning
Bracketing types Exposure and/or flash, white balance and ADL
Metering modes Matrix, center-weighted or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate
  • 7680x4320 (8K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p
  • 3840x2160 (4K UHD); 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
  • 1920 x 1080; 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
    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
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate (RAW video)
  • 8256 x 4644; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
  • 5392 x 3032; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
  • 4128 x 2322; 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
  • 3840 x 2160: 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p
    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
File format NEV, MOV, MP4
Video compression N-RAW (12 bit), Apple ProRes RAW HQ (12 bit), Apple ProRes 422 HQ (10 bit), H.265/HEVC (8/10 bit), H.264/AVC (8 bit)
Audio recording format Linear PCM (for videos recorded in NEV or MOV format) or AAC (for videos recorded in MP4)
Audio recording device Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
Exposure compensation -3 to +3 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)
  • M mode: Manual selection (ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/6, 1/3 or 1 EV); with additional options available equivalent to approx. 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
  • P, S or A mode: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2.0) with selectable upper limit
Other options Time-lapse movie recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes, N-Log and HDR (HLG) video, wave-form display, red REC frame indicator, video recording display zoom (50%, 100%, and 200%), extended shutter speeds (mode M), and dual-format (proxy-video) recording for RAW video; extended oversampling available; option to view video recording info available via i menu; Hi-Res Zoom
USB 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
Ethernet RJ-45 connector
  • Standards: IEEE 802.3ab (1000BASE-T), IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-TX), IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T)
  • Data rates*: 1000/100/10 Mbps with auto detect
  • Port: 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T (AUTO-MDIX)
    *Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard; actual rates may differ.
Wi-Fi Available
Bluetooth Available
Location Data
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 NMEA-compliant
Log interval 15 s, 30 s, 1 min., 2 min., 5 min.
Max. log recording time 6, 12 or 24 hours
Log deletion Supported
Power source
Battery One EN-EL18d Rechargeable Li-ion Battery; EN-EL18c, EN-EL18b, EN-EL18a and EN-EL18 can also be used; Note that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL18d and that the EH-7P Charging AC Adapter can be used to charge EN-EL18d, EN-EL18c and EN-EL18b batteries only
Charging AC adapter EH-7P Charging AC Adapter
AC adapter EH-6d AC Adapter; requires EP-6a Power Connector (available separately)
Tripod socket
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.
Weight Approx. 1340 g/2 lb. 15.3 oz with battery and two memory cards but without body cap and accessory shoe cover; approx. 1160 g/2 lb. 9 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment
Operating environment Temperature: -10 to 40°C/+14 to 104°F; humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories
Supplied accessories (may differ by country or area) BF-N1 Body Cap, EN-EL18d Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, MH-33 Battery Charger, EH-7P Charging AC Adapter, DK-33 Rubber Eyecup, HDMI/USB Cable Clip, AN-DC24 Strap, UC-E24 USB Cable, BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
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