Nikon’s Sony A1 Beater: 45.7MP, 8K 30p, Coming in Spring / Summer 2021
Nikon is planning to launch a new high-end 8K camera later this year in response to the shocking announcement of the Sony a1. Nikon will launch a counterattack with its own 8K camera (Nikon Z9?), which is likely to have a 45.7MP sensor with the same pixel count as the Z7 II. The official announcement will be around Spring / Summer 2021.
Nikon Z9 Rumored Specifications:
- 45.7MP sensor (the same pixel count as the Nikon Z7 II)
- 20 fps
- 8k30p, 4k120/60/30p
- New EXPEED processor designed for 8k
- Improved AF (Object detection AF)
- Two XQD/CFX type B memory card slots
- ISO 64 – 25,600, Hi1, Hi2
- High resolution, blackout-free EVF
- New user interface (no second LCD screen on the back like the D6)
- New battery: Nikon EN-EL18x
- Gbit LAN, USB-C, WiFi, GPS
- Price: $6,000 – $7,000
- Prototype Z9 cameras may be tested at the Tokyo Olympics next year
- New Nikkor Z 400mm f/2.8 mirrorless lens is also rumored for the Olympics
- Nikon Z9 is described as a D6 body combined with EOS R5 imaging, a9 II AF, and blackout-free EVF
- Announcement in Spring / Summer 2021
Finally, there are specific rumors about Nikon’s high-end machines. If this rumor is true, Nikon will announce the next 45MP high-speed continuous shooting machine, which is likely to be the Sony a1 or Canon EOS R5 rival depending on the pricing. In addition, Nikon will release 11 Z-mount full-frame mirrorless lenses before the end of 2022.
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