The camera of the year just got better.

Z 9 Firmware 2.0 is here.

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Unlock revolutionary video and photography upgrades in the Z 9.

12-bit RAW video. In-camera.

Now you can record pristine 12-bit ProRes RAW HQ or new N-RAW video straight to the Z 9’s memory cards—no external device required. To speed up in-camera playback and edits, a smaller Full HD companion file is created, too.

Introducing N-RAW: Half the file size. All the flexibility.

Nikon’s groundbreaking new N-RAW video format packs all the depth and detail of 12-bit RAW video into a file that’s 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. Workflow optimized.

Firmware 2.0 also unlocks the Z 9’s 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 aren’t) recording.

Waveform display.

Confirm and monitor your exposure.

Video info display.

Easily view video settings at a glance.

Fine tune ISO with 1/6-stop adjustments.

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.

Photography upgrades.

See how Z 9 Firmware 2.0 gives sports, wildlife, night sky and event photographers even more advantages in the field.

Keep Exploring Firmware 2.0 Photography Upgrades

Download and install Firmware 2.0 for Z 9.

Also available through your SnapBridge app starting April 21.

When paired, the app will notify you and send Firmware 2.0 directly to your camera’s memory card for a quick and easy, and totally wireless, install.

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± Wi-Fi Compatibility

This camera’s 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

System Requirements:

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).

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