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Nikon Z9 Review


The Nikon Z9 is a powerful full-frame camera that is great for professional use. It has a great EVF, excellent ISO performance, and impressive video capabilities. The build quality and autofocus are also standout features.

The Nikon Z9 offers exceptional image quality and versatile video performance, making it an ideal choice for professionals.

  • Great EVF
  • Excellent ISO performance
  • Impressive video capabilities
  • Robust build quality
  • Large and heavy body
  • Lower EVF resolution
  • Dynamic range loss in electronic shutter mode

The Nikon Z9's autofocus system is a standout feature, excelling in various shooting scenarios.

The Nikon Z9 is a professional full-frame camera with a robust build and advanced features. The large and heavy body may be a drawback for some users, but it provides a stable shooting platform, especially for high shutter speeds. The EVF is good, but the resolution could be higher, and while the refresh rate is acceptable, it falls short compared to some other flagship cameras. The shutterless shooting mode is a unique feature, but it may raise questions about quality in some situations. The Z9 also loses a bit of dynamic range when shooting in electronic shutter mode, but the overall image quality and ISO performance are excellent. The autofocus system is another highlight, excelling in face and eye detection, animal detection, and 3D tracking. In terms of video, the Z9 offers impressive 4K and 8K capabilities, along with internal raw recording. However, some features are disabled by default, which can be frustrating. Despite its drawbacks, the Nikon Z9 is a top-notch option for professionals looking for a versatile camera with exceptional image quality and video performance.

The robust build quality of the Nikon Z9 ensures a stable shooting platform, but the large and heavy body may not be suitable for all users.


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