New extraordinary features,
Z 9 firmware update version 4.00
Powerful new advantages for nailing critical moments.
Greater detail and definition in video. More control and personalisation options.
Make it auto-easy
with Auto Capture.
Whether you’re using the Nikon Z 9 for wildlife, sports photography or videography, the new Auto Capture function makes capturing easier than ever - especially for users who handle multiple devices.
The new Auto Capture allows users to automatically capture subjects under predefined shooting conditions with the Z 9. This new feature opens up a world of possibilities by removing the need for photographers and videographers to be stationed near the camera to make decisions. This is particularly useful for photographers when the camera is positioned in hard-to-reach places.
How does Auto Capture work?
Auto Capture is made possible by defining the capture settings for motion, distance and subject detection for capturing stills and videos remotely. Once the previously set conditions are met, Auto Capture releases the shutter and captures the right subject at the right distance and direction. Allowing you to define the exact moment when the camera should start capturing beyond time alone.
The camera continues shutter release when it detects motion in designated directions.
The camera continues shutter release when a subject is in the designated distance area.
The camera continues shutter release while it detects designated types of subjects.
Achieve breath-taking videos with enhanced ISO sensitivity range in N-Log.
A new Lo 2.0 setting (ISO 200 equivalent) for N-LOG captures more details in shadows with extremely low noise. Even when your subject looks dark against a bright background, you can reveal its details beautifully in post.
High-enjoyment with High-Res Zoom.
Capture the perfect shot with wider, finer speed setting adjustments that allow you to capture shots as intended.
Explore a slower pace of life with slow-motion video.
The newly added slow-motion video feature allows users to easily film in both 4x and 5x slow-motion speeds* in-camera.
More time to nail the decisive moment with Pre-Release Capture.
Now you can keep Pre-Release Capture activated for up to 300 seconds.
The addition of Exposure Delay functions helps users to avoid image blur caused by vibrations when pressing the shutter button.
Improved 3D Tracking.
The improved 3D tracking and detection capability enhances performance when capturing small, fast-moving objects.
Four new shutter sounds.
Even the shutter tone settings have been improved with an expanded volume range setting, allowing users to control even the smallest of details.
Taking operability and display to new heights.
By making additional improvements and enhancements to the operability and display of the Z 9, the overall user experience is elevated in a number of big and small ways.
- Expanded custom control functions.
- Expanded setting items via lens info. manual setting.
- Increased letter numbers for IPTC Category registration.
- New size for [JPEG Slot 1 - JPEG Slot 2].
- EVF [Small] display during image playback.
- Improved magnified playback operation during frame advancement.
- Display of focus distance in numbers.
- Increased the number of FTP connection setting files that can be stored on a memory card.
- Added FTP priority upload mode to the menu.
- Improved network reconnection (15-sec. retry).
The software on the Z 9 has also seen some noticeable quality-of-life improvements to the software for NX MobileAir and NX Field. With the new update, the status of NX MobileAir can now be displayed in the live view screen for stills, and the camera’s menu setting files can now be saved directly in a smartphone.
NX Field-related updates include an increase in the number of groups of synchronized releases that can be registered, an increased number of remote cameras that can be controlled from the master camera, and the ability for the copyright information on a remote camera to be overwritten by the copyright information on a master camera.
Z 9 Firmware Update 4.0.
See even more new features and improvements on the firmware download page.
* Only available in Full HD: 1920 × 1080; 30p ×4 (slow-motion); 1920 × 1080; 25p ×4 (slow-motion); 1920 × 1080; 24p ×5 (slow-motion)