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27-Oct-2021
Nikon India accidently leaks Z9 Promo Video
Nikon India appears to have inadvertently released a promotional film for Nikon's upcoming Z9 mirrorless camera, confirming previously unknown characteristics. While Nikon has been releasing weekly teaser films (1, 2, 3) for what will be their flagship mirrorless camera (three of the four planned teasers have been disclosed thus far), this one looks to be unique, both in terms of visual style and time (we suspect the fourth teaser video in the series to be released later this week).



This latest leaked video, which has since been removed but re-posted elsewhere, shows three distinct slides, each of which details specs that we have not yet been made aware of. The video notes in the first slide that the Z9 will have the 'world's fastest' scan rate and be capable of shooting at up to 120 frames per second (fps), though there are footnotes to clarify the 'world's fastest' claim and presumably limitations on what kind of capture mode you'll be able to capture images at 120fps.



According to the second slide in the movie, the Z9 will support 8K/60p recording and will feature a double coating on the optical low-pass filter. This slide also features footnotes: two for the 8K/60p claim and one for the low-pass filter coating, although they're difficult to see in the video. It's probable that the 8K/60p capture option will be severely constrained in terms of bitrate, bit-depth, and codec support.


The third graphic shows the previously anticipated 'Multi-Axis Tilting Monitor,' as well as the ability to continually take Raw photos at up to 20fps. This slide has no footnotes, which is particularly fascinating given the 20fps Raw capture. The movie also shows off Nikon's upcoming Nikkor Z 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 S lens.

As with any leak, it's important to take it with a grain of salt. However, given that the video came from the official Nikon India YouTube account and looks to be quite on-brand for Nikon's previous videos, it's unlikely to be a forgery. Nikon has another teaser film scheduled for later this week, which may or may not be the finalized version of this advertising video. We'll simply have to wait and see what happens.
 
 
 
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