See our first real-life shots with Nikon’s new flagship camera

by Jeremy Gray

Posted on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 11:55 a.m. EST

After plenty of teasing throughout 2021 and a full reveal at the end of October, we’ve finally got our hands on the new Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera. The flagship mirrorless camera is extremely impressive. Our hands-on exam is underway and should air next week, but in the meantime we’ve released a gallery of real-world photos from the field for you to check out.

Some of the images were captured with the Nikkor Z 28mm F2.8 SE lens and the rest with the standard Nikkor Z 24-70mm F2.8 S zoom lens. The Z9 was the first Nikon camera I can remember that didn’t not able to take uncompressed RAW images. We have images in a wide variety of ISO settings and will be capturing additional high ISO images before we have to return the Z9 to Nikon later this week.

Nikkor Z 24-70mm F2.8 S lens at 40mm, F9, 1s, ISO 32. This image has been modified.

Nikkor Z 24-70mm F2.8 S at 53mm, F5.6, 1 / 60s, ISO 250 lens

Unfortunately, with the Z9 in so much demand and our time being so limited, we won’t be able to capture the first lab shots with the Z9 at this time. However, we will post snapshots of lab tests as soon as possible. For now, head over to the Gallery and check out the full-size RAW and JPEG images. We’ll add to the gallery next week when we post our first hands-on review of the very exciting and impressive Nikon Z9 camera.

Nikkor Z 28mm SE, F11, 1.3s, ISO 64. This image has been modified.

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