A defining moment occurred @ 08:00 EST on October 28 2021 the Nikon Z9 is here and I am excited to offer my pre-order on this day of 2021 October 28th - I hope to see my Nikon Z9 soon.
Nikon has a true pro-level camera in fit, finish, and performance. The Nikon Z9 is a beautiful camera that embodies our growing Nikon Family - You!
I am a lifelong Nikon customer having had a very nice experience with all my Nikon purchases such as my Nikon Microscope, Nikon Monarch Binoculars, Nikon Cameras, and Nikon Lenses everything from the Mighty Nikon 600mm ED FL to the 8-15mm and almost every lens in between. Not to mention a heap of DSLRs from the D5, D4, D850, D500, D7200, etc and now three Nikon Mirrorless Cameras and most of the Z lenses (except the NOCT). Yes, I am a Nikon user.
Why do I make the statement above? Because I want Nikon to succeed and for Nikon to "resume" a spot for my continued partnership of their products. When I pre-ordered the Nikon Z7 and then received it I was let down by Nikon and mislead through Nikon's Marketing. Nikon is with the Z9 delivering promises in spades and is worth every day I waited for this day to come. Thank You, Nikon!
Can Nikon deliver a new camera before 2022? No! Realistically speaking the Nikon Z9 will not ship en-mass until the late 1st Quarter of 2022. The best Nikon will be able to do is ship a handful of Z9 to "promoters". I was very surprised at the pricing of the Z9 and was expecting $6K+ but had a pleasant surprise, less than a Nikon Z6.
Historically, this is where I would normally mention all the previous Nikon announcements and their promises, and pre-order delays but what's the point - it will be what it will be. I am just glad Nikon has pulled the Z9 from the camera oven after 3+ years of baking. WoW, what a camera!!!
8K. I don't see too many people sporting 8K screens right about now, but nice for those who use it. Making great video is very important in today's photography market.
Launch Day 2021
The Nikon Z9 is the camera most Pros customers want today and It has finally arrived.