12-bit RAW video.
Now you can record pristine 12-bit ProRes RAW HQ or new N-RAW video straight to the Z 9s memory cardsno external device required. To speed up in-camera playback and edits, a smaller Full HD companion file is created, too.
Half the file size.
All the flexibility.
Nikons groundbreaking new N-RAW video format packs all the depth and detail of 12-bit RAW video into a file thats half the size of equivalent ProRes RAW HQ files. Work at increased resolutions, frame rates and bit depths without slowing down your edit.
Record in-camera for longer, and speed up your post-production workflow.
N-RAW is available for every Z 9 resolution and frame rate, including 8.3K/60p and 4.1K/120p.
DCI & UHDReady
Capturing 8.3K footage in FX Mode gives ample space to crop to either cinematic standard.
ProRes RAW HQ.
Firmware 2.0 also unlocks the Z 9s ability to record 12-bit 4.1K ProRes RAW HQ footage up to 60p in-camera. ProRes RAW HQ makes it easy to move between multiple cameras and editing platforms with a consistent workflow.
Dedicated REC display.
Now your Z 9 has separate display interfaces for video and stills, each one optimized for the task at hand.
Red REC border.
Know exactly when you are (and arent) recording.
Confirm and monitor your exposure.
Video info display.
Easily view video settings at a glance.
Fine tune ISO with
Maintaining a consistent exposure, especially when following a subject into different scenes, requires fine adjustments of ISO. Now you can make smooth ISO adjustments in 1/6-stop increments.
Even more video upgrades:
Enhance sharpness and definition in 4K/60p with Extended Oversampling.
See key information more clearly with a new Brightness Information Display custom setting.
Stable exposure on faces with improved Auto Exposure.
Toggle between two focus speeds with the new Fast AF-ON setting.
Quickly export a sequence of stills from your footage with Save Consecutive Frames.
Nail the shot you missed.
When shooting fast action, new Pre-Release Capture* records the instant right before you take your shot, capturing a moment that might otherwise have been missed. Give your reaction time a boost.
*Available in C30 and C120 modes.
Up to 120 Pre-Release Capture shots.
Create your own
Sometimes, you need precise control of where your Z 9 should focus. With 20* new custom Wide-Area AF (C1/C2) options, you can define the shape of your focus area. Your custom focus area will even work simultaneously with Subject Detection and Eye-Detect AF.
*12 new Wide-Area AF C1/C2 options in video mode.
Set and recall focus positions
with any Nikkor Z lens.
For the first time in a Nikon camera, you can now save multiple focus positions to the Z 9 or your compatible lens and recall them with the touch of a button. Toggle your focus between the shortstop and the play at the plate without missing a beat.
Real Live Viewfinder gets smoother with 120 fps refresh rate.
Firmware 2.0 unlocks an option to increase the Z 9s Real Live Viewfinder refresh rate to 120 fps, making it even easier to track fast action like sports, birds and wildlife.
Blend motion into one incredible image.
A new retouch feature, Motion Blend, lets you combine a sequence of motion into one amazing still image, right in the camera with no additional software or accessories.
Clock your long exposures, right in-camera.
For capturing amazing star trails and long exposures, Firmware 2.0 enhances the Z 9s Long Exposure display to include a live counter of your exposure time. You also can now dim the viewfinder with greater precision to preserve power and your night vision.
Even more photography upgrades:
Confirmation that youre capturing images in silent mode with a new visual indicator.
Find the right image faster by setting the main or sub command dial to jump to the first shot of every burst sequence.
Move between focus points at your own speed with a new Focus Point Selection Speed setting.
Improved auto white balance for rapidly changing scenes like sports.
Improved manual white balance that lets you target an area as small as approx. 0.5% of the frame.
More easily toggle between camera settings like subject detection on and off with Recall shooting functions (hold) option.
± Wi-Fi Compatibility
This cameras built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad® or smart devices running on the Android operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.
Using the SnapBridge App
Android version 5.0 or later
iOS version 11 or later
A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.
Compatible devices are those capable of acquiring location information and those that support BLE (iPhone® 5S or later, iPad® 5th Generation or later, iPhone X or later).
For compatibility and to download the application, please visit:
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