Nikon Z9 Dynamic Range and High-sensitivity Data

Photons to Photos posted the Dynamic Range and High-sensitivity Data of the newly announced Nikon Z9. This new camera is expected to start shipping from October 2022!

Cameras Maximum dynamic range Low light ISO Low light EV
Z 9 11.30 4144 10.37
Z 7 II 11.60 4157 10.38
D6 9.18 5772 10.85
EOS R3 11.91 6617 11.05
EOS R5 11.85 5435 10.76
EOS-1DX III 11.26 4915 10.62
Sony a1 11.36 5215 10.70
Sony a9 II 10.90 5709 10.84

Nikon Z9 VS. Nikon D6 Vs. Nikon Z7 Mark II:

Nikon Z9 VS. Canon EOS R3 Vs. Sony A1:

The dynamic range of Nikon Z9 is low sensitivity and slightly lower than Nikon Z7II, but it seems to be almost the same. In the comparison of the dynamic range with Sony A1, it seems that Sony A1 has a slightly larger value at high sensitivity, but it seems that there is not much difference as a whole.

The high-sensitivity noise of Nikon Z9 is about the same as that of the Nikon Z7II, and seems to be slightly behind Sony A1. As far as these data are concerned, Nikon Z9 sensor looks as good as the Z7 II sensor in terms of image quality.

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Key Features
  • 45.7MP FX-Format Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 7 Image Processor
  • 8K30p and 4K120p Video, 10-Bit Internal
  • Up to 20 fps Raw, 30 fps JPEG Shooting
  • 493-Point Phase-Detection AF System
  • AI-Based Subject Detection and Tracking
  • Blackout-Free Real Live Viewfinder
  • 3.2″ 4-Axis Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • Vertical Grip, 2x CFexpress Type B Slots
  • 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GNSS

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