Type Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens Mount Nikon Z mount
Image Sensor
Effective Pixels 45.7 million
Sensor Size 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Image Sensor Format FX
Image Sensor Type Stacked CMOS sensor
Total Pixels 52.37 million
Dust-Reduction System Image Dust Off reference data (NX Studio software required)
Image Area (pixels)
FX-format (L) 8,256 x 5,504
(M) 6,192 x 4,128
(S) 4,128 x 2,752
DX-format (L) 5,408 x 3,600
(M) 4,048 x 2,696
(S) 2,704 x 1,800
1:1 (24 x 24) (L) 5,504 x 5,504
(M) 4,128 x 4,128
(S) 2,752 x 2,752
16:9 (36 x 20) (L) 8,256 x 4,640
(M) 6,192 x 3,480
(S) 4,128 x 2,320
File System
File Format Still Images 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
  NEF (RAW): 14 bit with lossless, high-efficiency*, or high-efficiency compression
Storage Media CFexpress (Type B)
  XQD Type Memory
File System DCF 2.0
  Exif 2.32
Viewfinder
Viewfinder 1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 16- level manual brightness controls
Viewfinder Frame Coverage Approx. 100% horizontal
  100% vertical
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m -1)
Viewfinder Eyepoint 21 mm (-1.0 m-1; from rearmost surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment −4 – +3 m−1
Eye Sensor Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays
Shutter
Shutter Type Electronic shutter with shutter sound and sensor shield
Shutter Speed 1/32000 to 30 sec. (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2 and 1 EV, extendable to 900 sec. in mode M), bulb, time, X200
Flash Sync Speed Up to: X=1/200 sec. to 1/250 sec.; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 sec. or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
Top Continuous Shooting Speeds 20 frames per second with RAW at Full Resolution
30 frames per second with JPEG at Full Resolution
120 frames per second with JPEG at 11 Megapixel
Exposure
Exposure Metering System TTL metering using camera image sensor
Metering Range -3 to +17 EV
(ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
Exposure Lock Luminosity locked at detected value
Picture Control Auto
Flat
Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
Vivid
Creative Picture Controls: (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon)
Selected Picture Control can be modified
Storage for custom Picture Controls
Multiple Exposure Yes
Add
Average
Lighten
Darken
Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity ISO 64–25600 in step sizes of 1/3 and 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
Can be selected from: Auto
Extra high 2
Extra high 1
High
Normal
Low
Off
Active D-Lighting Bracketing Yes
Focus/Autofocus
Autofocus System Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
Detection Range -6.5 to +19 EV (-8.5 to +19 EV with starlight view (Measured in photo mode at ISO 100, f/1.2 lens, at a temperature of 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens Servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); full-time AF (AF-F; available only in movie mode); predictive focus tracking
Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus Point 493 (single-point AF)
AF-Area Mode Pinpoint
Single-Point
Wide-area AF (S)
Wide-area AF (L)
Dynamic-area (S)
Dynamic-area (M)
Dynamic-area (L)
3D-tracking
Subject-tracking AF
Pinpoint and Dynamic-area AF (S, M, L), 3D-tracking available in photo mode only
Subject-tracking AF available in video mode only
20 additional custom Wide-Area AF modes for photography (accessible via C1/C2)
12 additional Wide-Area AF for video (accessible via C1/C2)
Focus Lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing center of sub-selector
Vibration Reduction 5-axis image sensor shift
Flash
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 Sync Modes Front-curtain sync
Rear-curtain sync
Red-eye reduction
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Off
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
Flash-ready Indicator Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output
Accessory Shoe ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread
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
Flash Sync Terminal Yes
White Balance
White Balance Auto (3 types)
Choose color temperature (2,500 K–10,000 K)
Cloudy
Direct sunlight
Flash
Fluorescent (3 types)
Incandescent
Natural light auto
Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning
Shade
White Balance Bracketing Yes
Movie
Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Maximum Recording Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Movie File Format MOV
MP4
NEV
Movie Video Compression
N-RAW (12 bit)
Apple ProRes RAW HQ (12 bit)
Apple ProRes 422 HQ (10 bit), H.265/HEVC (8 bit/10 bit), H.264/AVC (8 bit)
Movie Audio Recording Format
Linear PCM
AAC
Movie Frame size (pixels) and frame rate (RAW Video) FX 8256 x 4644 /60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
DX 5392 x 3032 /60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
FX 4128 x 2322 /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
Movie 8K UHD 7,680 × 4,320 / 30p (progressive)
8K UHD 7,680 × 4,320 /25p/24p
4K UHD 3,840 × 2,160 /120p/100p/60p50p/30p/25p/24p
Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 /120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 slow-mo / 30 fps x4
Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 slow-mo / 25 fps x4
Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 slow-mo / 24 fps x5
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
Movie Audio Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity can be adjusted
Movie ISO Mode M: Manual selection (ISO 64 to 25600; choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1 EV); with additional options available equivalent to approximately 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
Modes P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2.0) with selectable upper limit
Movie Active D-Lighting
Can be selected from: Extra High
High
Normal
Low
Off
Time Code Yes
Movie Log Gamma Output N-Log or HLG videos are recorded to “memory card”
When NOT using memory card in Z9 and using external recorder
N-Log or HLG video are recorded to “external recorder via HDMI-output”
When using both memory card in Z9 and external recorder
N-Log or HLG video are recorded to both “memory card” and “external recorder via HDMI-output”
However, If you select 8K30p/25p/24p or 4K120p/100p, the recording frame size for HDMI-output is change to FHD
For example, if you select 8K30p, memory card is 8K30p and HDMI-output is FHD30p; If you select 4K60p, memory card is 4K60p and HDMI-output is 4K60p.
Movie e-VR Yes
Movie HDMI Output Yes
Movie Focus Peaking Yes
Movie Highlight Display (Zebras) Yes
Time-Lapse Movie Yes
AF for Movie AF Speed and AF Tracking Sensitivity can be adjusted
Monitor
Monitor Size 3.2 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 2100 k dots
Monitor Type Vertically and horizontally tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD
Playback
Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation
Full-frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images)
Highlights
Histogram Display
Location Data Display
Movie Playback
Photo Information
Picture Rating
Playback with Playback Zoom
Playback Zoom Cropping
Voice memo input and playback
IPTC information embedding and display
Voice Memo Function Yes
Interface
Interface USB: Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended
Audio Input: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio Output: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)
Type A HDMI connector
10 pin remote terminal: Built-in
Ethernet
RJ-45 connector
Standards: IEEE 802.3ab (1000BASE-T), IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-TX), IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T)
Data rates *: 10/100/1000 Mbps with auto detect
Port: 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T
(AUTOMDIX) * Maximum logical data rates according to IEEEstandard; actual rates may differ
Wi-Fi Functionality Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Africa, Asia, Bolivia, and Oceania)
Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac (Europe, U.S.A., Canada, Mexico)
Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a (other countries in the Americas)
Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11; Africa, Asia, Bolivia, and Oceania)
Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5805 MHz (other countries in the Americas)
Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5825 MHz (U.S.A., Canada, Mexico)
Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5745–5805 MHz (Georgia)
Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5320 MHz (other European countries)
Maximum output power (EIRP): 2.4 GHz band: 8.4 dBm
Maximum output power (EIRP): 5 GHz band 6.0 dBm (Georgia)
Maximum output power (EIRP): 5 GHz band: 9.0 dBm (other countries)
Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK, WPA3-SAE
Smart Device App Connectivity
SnapBridge
Bluetooth Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification
Version 5.0
Operating frequency: Bluetooth: 2402–2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402–2480 MHz
Maximum output power (EIRP) Bluetooth: 2.9 dBm
Bluetooth Low Energy: 1.4 dBm
GPS Built-in
Via the SnapBridge app 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.
Maximum Log Recording Time 6, 12, or 24 hours
Log Deletion Supported
Menus
Supported Languages English
  Japanese
Power
Battery / Batteries EN-EL18d rechargeable Li-ion battery
EN-EL18c, EN-EL18b, EN-EL18a,and EN-EL18 batteries can also be used. Note, however, that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL18d.
Battery Life (shots per charge) [Viewfinder only] selected for monitor mode with: [ON] selected for [Energy saving (photo mode)] in the setup menu: Approx. 740 shots
[Viewfinder only] selected for monitor mode with: [OFF] selected for [Energy saving (photo mode)] in the setup menu: Approx. 700 shots
[Monitor only] selected for monitor mode with: [ON] selected for [Energy saving (photo mode)] in the setup menu: Approx. 770 shots
[Monitor only] selected for monitor mode with: [OFF] selected for [Energy saving (photo mode)] in the setup menu: Approx. 740 shots
Photo Mode (Burst Photography): Number of Shots: Approx. 5310 shots
Movies: [Viewfinder only] selected for monitor mode: Approx. 170 minutes
[Monitor only] selected for monitor mode: Approx. 170 minutes
AC Adapter EH-7P Charging AC Adapter
EH-7P charging AC adapter can be used to charge EN-EL18d, EN-EL18c and EN-EL18b batteries only.
Battery Charger MH-33 Battery Charger
Miscellaneous
Tripod Socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth) 5.9 in.
(149 mm)
x 5.9 in.
(149.5 mm)
x 3.6 in.
(90.5 mm)
Approx. Weight 47.3 oz.
(1340 g)
Approx. 1340 g (2 lb. 15.3 oz.) with battery and memorycard but without body cap and accessory shoe cover;approx. 1160 g/2 lb. 9 oz. (camera body only)
Operating Environment Temperature: −10 °C–40 °C (+14 °F–104 °F)
Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)