Nikon Z 9 Digital Camera



Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses

Lens mount

Nikon Z mount


Compatible lenses

  • Z mount NIKKOR lenses

  • F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)

Effective pixels

Effective pixels

45.7 million

Image sensor


35.9 × 23.9 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon FX format)

Total pixels

52.37 million

Dust-reduction system

Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires NX Studio)


Image size (pixels)

  • [FX (36 × 24)] selected for image area:

    • 8256 × 5504 (Large: 45.4 M)

    • 6192 × 4128 (Medium: 25.6 M)

    • 4128 × 2752 (Small: 11.4 M)

  • [DX (24 × 16)] selected for image area:

    • 5392 × 3592 (Large: 19.4 M)

    • 4032 × 2688 (Medium: 10.8 M)

    • 2688 × 1792 (Small: 4.8 M)

  • [1:1 (24 × 24)] selected for image area:

    • 5504 × 5504 (Large: 30.3 M)

    • 4128 × 4128 (Medium: 17.0 M)

    • 2752 × 2752 (Small: 7.6 M)

  • [16:9 (36 × 20)] selected for image area:

    • 8256 × 4640 (Large: 38.3 M)

    • 6192 × 3480 (Medium: 21.5 M)

    • 4128 × 2320 (Small: 9.6 M)

File format (image quality)

  • NEF (RAW): 14 bit; choose from lossless compression, high efficiencym, and high efficiency options

  • 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

Picture Control System

Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat, 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


CFexpress (Type B) and XQD memory cards

Dual card slots

The card in Slot 2 can be used for overflow or backup storage, for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG pictures, or for storage of duplicate JPEG pictures at different sizes and image qualities; pictures can be copied between cards.

File system

DCF 2.0, Exif 2.32



1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 18-level manual brightness controls; high frame-rate display available

Frame coverage

Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical


Approx. 0.8× (50 mm lens at infinity, −1.0 m−1)


23 mm (−1.0 m−1; from rearmost surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)

Diopter adjustment

−4 – +3 m−1

Eye sensor

Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays



8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 2100k-dot vertically and horizontally tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls



Electronic shutter with shutter sound and sensor shield


1/32000 – 30 s (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV, extendable to 900 s in mode M), bulb, time

Flash sync speed

Flash synchronizes with shutter at speeds of 1/250 or 1/200 s or slower (but note that the guide number drops at speeds of 1/200 to 1/250 s); sync speeds as fast as 1/8000 s are supported with auto FP high-speed sync


Release mode

Single frame, continuous low-speed, continuous high-speed, high-speed frame capture (with Pre-Release Capture), self-timer

Approximate frame advance rate

  • Continuous low-speed: Approx. 1 – 10 fps

  • Continuous high-speed: Approx. 10 – 20 fps

  • High-speed frame capture (C30): Approx. 30 fps

  • High-speed frame capture (C120): Approx. 120 fps

  • Maximum frame advance rate as measured by in-house tests.


2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1–9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s


Metering system

TTL metering using camera image sensor

Metering mode

  • Matrix metering

  • Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 12 or 8 mm circle in center of frame or weighting can be based on average of entire frame

  • Spot metering: Meters circle with a diameter of approximately 4 mm centered on selected focus point

  • Highlight-weighted metering


−3 – +17 EV

  • Figures are for ISO 100 and f/2.0 lens at 20 °C/68 °F


P: programmed auto with flexible program, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual

Exposure compensation

−5 – +5 EV (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV)

Exposure lock

Luminosity locked at detected value

ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

ISO 64–25600 (choose from 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

Auto, Extra high 2, Extra high 1, High, Normal, Low, and Off

Multiple exposure

Add, average, lighten, darken

Other options

HDR overlay, photo mode flicker reduction, high-frequency flicker reduction



Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist

Detection range

−7 – +19 EV (−9 – +19 EV with starlight view)

  • Measured in photo mode at ISO 100 and a temperature of 20 °C/68 °F using single-servo AF (AF‑S) and a lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.2

Lens servo

  • Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); full-time AF (AF-F; available only in video mode); predictive focus tracking

  • Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used

Focus points

493 focus points

  • Number of focus points available in photo mode with single-point AF selected for AF-area mode and FX selected for image area

AF-area mode

Pinpoint (available in photo mode only), single-point, dynamic-area (S, M, and L; available in photo mode only), wide-area (S, L, C1, and C2), and auto-area AF; 3D-tracking (available in photo mode only); subject-tracking AF (available in video mode only)

Focus lock

Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF/AF-S) or by pressing the center of the sub-selector

Vibration reduction (VR)

Camera on-board VR

5-axis image sensor shift

Lens on-board VR

Lens shift (available with VR lenses)


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 mode

Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off

Flash compensation

−3 – +1 EV (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV)

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 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock

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

Sync terminal

ISO 519 sync terminal with locking thread

White balance

White balance

Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (3 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500–10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning



Exposure and/or flash, white balance, and ADL


Metering system

TTL metering using camera image sensor

Metering mode

Matrix, center-weighted, or highlight-weighted

Frame size (pixels) and frame rate

  • 7680 × 4320 (8K UHD): 30p (progressive)/25p/24p

  • 3840 × 2160 (4K UHD): 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p

  • 1920 × 1080: 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

Frame size (pixels) and frame rate (RAW video)

  • 8256 × 4644: 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p

  • 5392 × 3032: 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p

  • 4128 × 2322: 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p

  • 3840 × 2160: 120p/100p/60p/50p

  • 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

File format


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)

Audio recording format

Linear PCM (48 KHz, 24 bit, for videos recorded in NEV or MOV format) or AAC (48 KHz, 16 bit, for videos recorded in MP4 format)

Audio recording device

Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable

Exposure compensation

−3 – +3 EV (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV)

ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

  • Mode M: Manual selection (ISO 64–25600; choose from step sizes of 1/6, 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–Hi 2.0) available with selectable upper limit

  • Modes P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64–Hi 2.0) with selectable upper limit

Active D‑Lighting

Extra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off

Other options

Time-lapse video recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes, N-Log and HDR (HLG) video, wave-form display, red REC frame indicator, video recording display zoom (50%, 100%, and 200%), extended shutter speeds (mode M), and dual-format (proxy-video) recording for RAW video; extended oversampling available; option to view video recording info available via i menu



Full-frame and thumbnail (up to 4, 9, or 72 pictures) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, video playback, slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto picture rotation, picture rating, voice memo recording and playback, IPTC information embedding and display, filtered playback, skip to first shot in burst, save consecutive frames, and motion blend



Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended

HDMI output

Type A HDMI connector

Audio input

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)

Audio output

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter)

Ten-pin remote terminal

Built-in (can be used with MC-30A/MC-36A remote cords and other optional accessories)


RJ-45 connector

  • Standards: IEEE 802.3ab (1000BASE-T), IEEE 802.3u (100BASE-TX), IEEE 802.3 (10BASE-T)

  • Data rates *: 1000/100/10 Mbps with auto detect

  • Port: 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T (AUTO-MDIX)

  • Maximum logical data rates according to IEEE standard; actual rates may differ.



  • Standards:

    • IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Africa, Asia, and Oceania)

    • IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac (Europe, U.S.A., Canada, Mexico)

    • IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a (other countries in the Americas)

  • Operating frequency:

    • 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11; Africa, Asia, and Oceania)

    • 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5825 MHz (U.S.A., Canada, Mexico)

    • 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5805 MHz (other countries in the Americas)

    • 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5745–5805 MHz (Georgia)

    • 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5320 MHz (other European countries)

  • Maximum output power (EIRP):

    • 2.4 GHz band: 8.4 dBm

    • 5 GHz band: 6.0 dBm (Georgia)

    • 5 GHz band: 9.0 dBm (other countries)

  • Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK, WPA3-SAE


  • 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

Range (line of sight)

Approximately 10 m (32 ft) *

  • Without interference. Range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles.

Location Data

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


Log interval

15 s, 30 s, 1 min., 2 min., 5 min.

Maximum log recording time

6, 12, or 24 hours

Log deletion


Power source


One 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. The EH-7P charging AC adapter can be used to charge EN-EL18d, EN-EL18c, and EN‑EL18b batteries only.

Charging AC adapter

EH-7P charging AC adapter

AC adapter

EH-6d; requires EP-6a power connector (available separately)

Tripod socket

Tripod socket

0.635 cm (1/4 in., ISO 1222)


Dimensions (W × H × D)

Approx. 149 × 149.5 × 90.5 mm/5.9 × 5.9 × 3.6 in.


Approx. 1340 g (2 lb. 15.3 oz.) with battery and memory card but without body cap and accessory shoe cover; approx. 1160 g/2 lb. 9 oz. (camera body only)

Operating environment


−10 °C–40 °C (+14 °F–104 °F)


85% or less (no condensation)

  • Unless otherwise stated, all measurements are performed in conformity with Camera and Imaging Products Association (CIPA) standards or guidelines.

  • All figures are for a camera with a fully-charged battery.

  • The sample images displayed on the camera and the images and illustrations in this document are for expository purposes only.

  • Nikon reserves the right to change the appearance and specifications of the hardware and software described in this document at any time and without prior notice. Nikon will not be held liable for damages that may result from any mistakes that this document may contain.

MH-33 Battery Charger

Rated input

DC 5 V/9 V, 3 A/3 A

Charging output

DC 12.6 V, 1.6 A

Supported batteries

EN-EL18d, EN-EL18c, and EN-EL18b rechargeable Li-ion batteries

Charging time

Approx. 4 hours (approx. 3 hours with EN-EL18c/EN‑EL18b batteries)

  • Time required to charge battery at an ambient temperature of 25 °C (77 °F) when no charge remains

Operating temperature

0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)

Dimensions (W × H × D)

Approx. 87 × 25 × 86.5 mm /3.5 × 1 × 3.5 in., excluding projections


Approx. 101 g/3.6 oz

  • The symbols on this product represent the following:

  • p DC

EH-7P Charging AC Adapter

Rated input

AC 100–240 V, 50/60 Hz, MAX 0.5 A

Rated output

DC 5.0 V/3.0 A, 15.0 W

Supported batteries

EN-EL18d, EN-EL18c, and EN-EL18b rechargeable Li-ion batteries

Operating temperature

0 °C–40 °C (+32 °F–104 °F)

Average active efficiency


Efficiency at low load (10%)


No-load power consumption

0.075 W

Dimensions (W × H × D)

Approx. 65.5 × 26.5 × 58.5 mm/2.6 × 1.1 × 2.4 in., excluding plug adapter


Approx. 135 g (4.8 oz), excluding plug adapter

  • The EH-7P comes with a plug adapter attached in countries or regions where required; the shape of the plug adapter varies with the country of sale. Do not attempt to remove the plug adapter, as this could damage the product.

  • The symbols on this product represent the following:

  • m AC, p DC, q Class II equipment (the construction of the product is double-insulated)

Notice for Customers in Europe

Distributor (Importer for EU Countries)

Nikon Europe B.V.

The Garden, Stroombaan 14, 1181 VX Amstelveen, The Netherlands


Commercial registration number: 34036589

Importer UK: Nikon UK, Branch of Nikon Europe BV' with Chamber of Commerce: BR022801

1 The Crescent, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 4BN, United Kingdom

EN-EL18d Rechargeable Li-ion Battery


Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Rated capacity

10.8 V, 3300 mAh

Operating temperature

−10 °C–40 °C (+14 °F–104 °F) with Z 9

Dimensions (W × H × D)

Approx. 56.5 × 27 × 82.5 mm (2.3 × 1.1 × 3.3 in.)


Approx. 175 g (6.2 oz), excluding terminal cover

Caution: Disposing of Data Storage Devices

Please note that deleting pictures or formatting memory cards or other data storage devices does not completely erase the original image data. Deleted files can sometimes be recovered from discarded storage devices using commercially available software, potentially resulting in the malicious use of personal image data. Ensuring the privacy of such data is the user’s responsibility.

Before discarding a data storage device or transferring ownership to another person, erase all data using commercial deletion software, or format the device and then completely refill it with pictures containing no private information (for example, pictures of empty sky). Care should be taken to avoid injury when physically destroying data storage devices.

Before discarding the camera or transferring ownership to another person, you should also use the [Reset all settings] item in the camera setup menu to delete network settings and other personal information.

Supported Standards
  • DCF Version 2.0: The Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF) is a standard widely used in the digital camera industry to ensure compatibility among different makes of camera.

  • Exif Version 2.32: The camera supports Exif (Exchangeable Image File Format for Digital Still Cameras) version 2.32, a standard introduced with the goal of improving the interoperability of printers and digital cameras, making it easier to produce high-quality prints. Information stored with photographs is used for optimal color reproduction when the images are output on Exif-compliant printers. See the printer documentation for details.

  • HDMI: High-Definition Multimedia Interface is a standard for multimedia interfaces used in consumer electronics and AV devices. This standard ensures that audiovisual data and control signals can be transmitted to HDMI-compliant devices via a single cable connection.