Nikon Z9 will feature a new 45MP BSI Sensor and have 160 FPS Burst Capture

There are new details emerging about the upcoming Nikon Z9:

  • 8256 x 5504px resolution that confirms a 45MP stacked sensor (it is interesting to note that Canon decided to go with a 24MP sensor for their R3 camera).
  • The Z9 will be capable of up to 120 fps in a lower res file size (6Mb I think). Some reports even indicated 160 fps!
  • Built-in GPS – probably GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System).
  • The Z9 will use the same battery as D6. There will be also a new 18-type battery (EN-EL18x) that can be charged by the camera’s USB-C.
  • The sensor has multi leaf blade protective shutter that auto covers sensor when switched off/changing lens to stop dust and dirt on naked sensor.
  • The Z9 will have car autofocus in addition to animal and people AF as well as low light -7 EV.
  • Improved 3D tracking.
  • Improved articulated screen that even works in portrait mode – it is a completely new design.
  • New style locking flap for the two CFExpress memory cards.
  • Third joystick/selector added to use whilst camera close face and shooting.
  • Many new menu features to tweak and match your shooting style.
  • The shutter release sound level can be adjusted from silent to loud… so you can still get that D6 machine gun sound…
  • The official announcement is expected in the next 2 months, but do not expect many cameras to ship before the end of the year. Because of part shortage, the waiting time for the Z9 is expected to be very long.

via PetaPixel via NR

First rumored Panasonic S1H II specs: 8k24p and built-in ND

Those are the first rumored specs about the future Panasonic S1H II:

  • 34mp full frame sensor
  • 14+ stops Dynamic Range
  • Built-in eND (up to 8 stops)
  • 6.5 stops IBIS
  • V-Log included
  • Brand new DFD AF
  • 8K 24p 4:2:0 10-bit 600M
  • 6K 60p 4:2:2 10-bit 200M (cropped)
  • 6K 24p / 30p 4:2:2 10-bit 400M
  • C4K 60p 4:2:2 10-bit 400M
  • C4K 120p 4:2:2 10-bit 400M
  • 4K 180p 4:2:0 10-bit 200M
  • FHD 240p 4:2:2 10-bit 100M
  • FHD 300p 4:2:0 8-bit 50M
  • Note: recording in C4K will downsampled from 5.6K resolution.
  • Note: the built-in eND technology is similar to Z-Cam’s eND module add-on for the Z-Cam E2 6F, 6S and 8F. The transition from from stop to another won’t be smooth like the ones found in both the Sony FX9 and FX6.
  • A bit bulkier than the original S1H due to both improved built-in IBIS and eND.

via L-rumors

UPDATE: Made a typo and wrote 24Mp instead of 34MP in my initial post. Sorry folks!

Unlikely but not impossible: What if OM Digital will join the L-mount alliance by end of 2021?

The Japanese site DC.life is speculating about a possible L-mount move from OM Digital. They name a couple of reasons why they think that might be the case:

  1. First we have fact that the L-mount alliance itself announced that new partners might be coming soon.
  2. OM Digital is now free from Olympus “philosophy” of sticking to MFT only
  3. OM Digital announced a new “WOW” product for end 2021 or early 2022. This wow product may be a FF camera?

I think these speculation are unlikely to be true. Nevertheless…you never know!