DxOMark published their Nikon Z9 ($5,496.95) sensor review and test results – Nikon Z9’s 45.7MP FX-Format Stacked CMOS Sensor achieved an excellent overall DxOMark sensor score of 98 points (same score as Sony a1), with a combination of 26.3 bits color depth, 14.4 EV dynamic range, and 2451 ISO low-light score.
Nikon Z9 Key Features:
- 45.7MP FX-Format Stacked CMOS Sensor
- EXPEED 7 Image Processor
- 8K30p and 4K120p Video, 10-Bit Internal
- Up to 20 fps Raw, 30 fps JPEG Shooting
- 493-Point Phase-Detection AF System
- AI-Based Subject Detection and Tracking
- Blackout-Free Real Live Viewfinder
- 3.2″ 4-Axis Tilting Touchscreen LCD
- Vertical Grip, 2x CFexpress Type B Slots
- 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GNSS
Conclusion from DxOMark:
Given the balance between quality and high frame rates, the Nikon Z9 is a phenomenal performer. Strong results at base ISO with maximum dynamic range, and excellent color depth at most ISOs are highly attractive, even if both the Sony A1 and Canon EOS R3 have a slight edge in dynamic range at just about every other ISO setting. Nevertheless, the Nikon Z9 is a formidable rival to both, especially the latter, given that camera’s lower pixel count. With such an incredibly aspiring specification along with the sensor performance to match , the Nikon Z9 is a pioneering product for the Z series and is easy to recommend.