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New Nikon Z9 flagship?

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Ferguson Team Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for the generous sharing of his high level expertise in the spirit of ... Nikonian since 19th Aug 2004
Sun 11-Oct-20 11:13 AM
>The jury is still out regarding how soon it will fully replace DSLRs.
>Especially for sports, action, wildlife and anything using
>long focal lengths.

The Nikon jury may be out, some of us already determined that verdict. The D5 does better flicker control than the Sony A9ii, but off hand I cannot think of anything else, and the A9ii does a LOT better than the D5 (frame rate, silent in most settings, bigger buffer, higher resolution, sharper long glass). The D6, which I have not used, does not seem to move that needle significantly.

I have not tried it, but everything I read says Canon has taken several serious leaps in the last year or so forward. Their jury seems mostly settled on a verdict also.

I'm not trying to sell people on switching brands or even to mirrorless, but rather just commenting that Nikon CHOSE to slow-walk mirrorless. The Z9 is late. What will be curious to see if it, and associated glass, represents a new found commitment or just some marketing hype. Words do not signify commitment, money and products do.

If the Z9 is just a A9ii 2 years later, without associated long glass, to me it's hype. The whole high resolution sports camera seems more oxymoron than benefit, I am not sure I believe that aspect of the rumor. If they can build a 20fps camera at 42mpix, let's see them instead do 40 at 24, I think that gets a lot more attention. Not that you should need 40fps, but 40fps for sports seems more relevant than 42mpix (or whatever they said).

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