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Z9 Release Thread
« on: October 13, 2021, 17:36:04 »
The next teaser video came out. It focuses on long lenses for video. I'm guessing the meaning is about 8K, stabilization and timelapse capabilities.
Starting this thread to keep all the release info in one place.

https://youtu.be/pgU1RO0fyC8

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Re: Z9 Release Thread
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2021, 19:00:47 »
Also, the time counter suggests that there is no 29:59 time limit even for the 8k video recording.
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Re: Z9 Release Thread
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2021, 21:28:13 »
That makes sense. For a flagship camera to have such a small cost saving limitation like <30:00 min record would not be a good idea.

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Re: Z9 Release Thread
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2021, 21:55:01 »
That makes sense. For a flagship camera to have such a small cost saving limitation like <30:00 min record would not be a good idea.

Right.  And that should help appeal one of the essential differences between Z9 and Canon R3 with a 24MP sensor.
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Re: Z9 Release Thread
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2021, 09:49:46 »
The camera truly looks like a Pro grade Mirror less version of the flagship D1-D6 DSLR cameras - Impressive and very well done!

What is the new lens? In some of the captures we spot an 70-200mm f/2.8 S but in some of the scenes it's another lens,,,

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Re: Z9 Release Thread
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2021, 14:03:06 »
This Z9 video also shows a new Z Nikkor, likely the 100-400 S

This is the 2nd dissection, which follow minutes after the teaser video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k2y5WWkLGc
The guy in the video is Ricci Chera, based at Nikon in Piccadilly. He's a Snr Trainer with frequent public appearances at shows etc, and has also been part of a few of the videos by the Nikon-Only dealer, GoW (also London) who enjoy a cosy relationship with Nikon. In his own words on inaugural appearance live with GoW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r6XjhDc6v4

And he's the go to expert within Nikon for technical questions about camera operations, setup etc:
https://nikonschool.co.uk/behind-the-lens/meet-the-nikon-school-experts-ricci-chera

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Re: Z9 Release Thread
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2021, 14:15:42 »
Seems likely it's a 100-400mm size is very similar and highly useful and versatile for a safari ;) Thx!
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Re: Z9 Release Thread
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2021, 14:17:04 »
Teaser 3 - sporty content

Eye AF tracking footballers, hurdlers and a long jumper etc. And for those in need, we have the choice of a Headlight-AF Mode ;D ;D

https://www.nikon-image.com/sp/teaser_2021/

NR are saying the Z9 Launch is next week (28th)
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Re: Z9 Release Thread
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2021, 14:25:44 »
Teaser 3 - sporty content

Eye AF tracking footballers, hurdlers and a long jumper etc. And for those in need, we have the choice of a Headlight-AF Mode ;D ;D

https://www.nikon-image.com/sp/teaser_2021/

It looks like they used relatively small apertures, the depth of field isn't shallow. I wonder if they had to do that to get the look of consistency or it's just coincidental. Not that I want to paint any doubt about the capabilities of the camera, but it makes me wonder.

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Re: Z9 Release Thread
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2021, 13:52:44 »
It looks like there is an indicator light for video recording (I don't think it's on-camera AF assist light as typically Nikon reserves it to cameras with built-in flashes).

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Re: Z9 Release Thread
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2021, 14:00:42 »
Wonder what this button is for?

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Re: Z9 Release Thread
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2021, 14:27:44 »
Probably AF Mode selector; in Teaser 1, the photographer is shown adjusting that button
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Re: Z9 Release Thread
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2021, 15:36:02 »
Looks like the Z9 is going to be quite awesome -- glad I put in an early pre-order, maybe there will be a new camera for me this year?

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Re: Z9 Release Thread
« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2021, 10:04:07 »
Looks like the Z9 is going to be quite awesome -- glad I put in an early pre-order, maybe there will be a new camera for me this year?

I did the same.
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