Nikon has announced development of the Z9, its highest mirrorless camera to date and the first in the Z-mount line that the company describes as a flagship. The real details are slim, but Nikon promises that it will deliver ‘the best still and video performance in Nikon history’.
From the single image released, the Z9 looks like a cross between the current mirrorless Z7 and the D6 full-frame DSLR, with a built-in vertical grip. Nikon says the Z9 uses a newly developed full-frame sensor and a new image processing engine, with support for 8K videos, as well as several other video specifications that cater to different needs and workflows. ‘
It goes so far for details, except that Nikon says that the Z9 will be released in 2021. Nikon tends to announce the development of its best cameras this way, with full launches a few months later. For example, it was announced that the D6 is in development in September 2019, and the full unveiling took place in February 2020.