Nikon Rumors has released the first specifications for Nikon's professional Z 9 mirrorless camera. This will complete with Sony's pro A9 series camera and the rumored Canon EOS R1.

Perhaps Nikon has their resources into this camera and its why the D6 was such an incremental update.

Rumored Nikon Z 9 specifications:

  • Nikon Z9 is expected in the fall of 2021
  • No official plans for a Nikon Z8 camera yet
  • 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
  • The Z9 is described as a D6 body combined with EOS R5 imaging, α9II AF, and blackout-free EVF
  • 46MP (previous rumors suggested a 60MP sensor)
  • 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 he D6)
  • New battery: Nikon EN-EL18x
  • Gbit LAN, USB-C, WiFi, GPS
  • Price: $6,000 – $7,000

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