Nikon releases a teaser video for the upcoming flagship Z 9 mirrorless camera

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    Nikon is getting ready to officially announce the Nikon Z 9 flagship mirrorless camera body. It’s rumoured that Nikon will make an official announcement next week.
    Nikon Z 9 Rumored Specifications from Nikon Rumors

    8256 x 5504px resolution that confirms a 45MP stacked sensor (it is interesting to note that Canon decided to go with a 24MP sensor for their R3 camera).
    The Z9 will be capable of up to 120 fps in a lower res file size (6Mb I think). Some reports even indicated 160 fps!
    Built-in GPS – probably GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System).
    The Z9 will use the same battery as D6. There will be also a new 18-type battery (EN-EL18x) that can be charged by the camera’s USB-C.
    The sensor has a multi-leaf blade protective shutter that auto covers the sensor when switched off/changing lens to stop dust and dirt on naked sensor.
    The Z9 will have car autofocus in addition to animal and people AF as...

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    So nothing really interesting or groundbreaking at all.
    That depends. A 45mp sensor that has a flagship sized buffer (as opposed to the R5's painfully small and slow buffering) would be a significant accomplishment. Basically, it sounds like a 45mp R3, which is what a lot of people wanted from Canon. I give Nikon credit for that. Top of the line flagships aren't groundbreakers as you know, they need to be solid, steady workhorses and it sounds like this will accomplish that.
     
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    That depends. A 45mp sensor that has a flagship sized buffer (as opposed to the R5's painfully small and slow buffering) would be a significant accomplishment. Basically, it sounds like a 45mp R3, which is what a lot of people wanted from Canon. I give Nikon credit for that. Top of the line flagships aren't groundbreakers as you know, they need to be solid, steady workhorses and it sounds like this will accomplish that.
    The bigger joke is the A1's 'buffer' for a 'flagship' model. But really, is the fact that we have arrived at high resolution and fps and buffers a surprise.
     
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    What's going to be incredibly apparent to anyone who actually uses these cameras for sports and action is the fact that the R3 will easily have the largest and fastest clearing buffer... That's just how math works. 45mp is nice until you miss the touchdown because of the buffer.

    That will depend. The backup slot on the R3 is SD, the backup slot on the Z9 is CF express type b. What will be more noticeable on sports is that the R3 has less data to push down the 1 Gbps Ethernet port that can only be mitigated in the Z9 by opting to go for 2.5 Gbps Ethernet or better(2.5 is fine, 10 Gbps will likely kill the battery and produce a lot of heat).
     
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    What's going to be incredibly apparent to anyone who actually uses these cameras for sports and action is the fact that the R3 will easily have the largest and fastest clearing buffer... That's just how math works. 45mp is nice until you miss the touchdown because of the buffer.
    I think we need to wait until we know more before we pass judgment on the Z9. Logic would dictate that Nikon would not release a flagship model at 45mp unless they were confident that it could meet the demands of top level professional sports shooters. There are still many Nikons on the sidelines at high end events. Assuming it won't be able to keep up with the R3 without knowing what limitations the Z might come with makes us sound like bitter fanboys.
     
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