The last few years have seen a slew of new and impressive cameras. Nikon's newest mirrorless body has been turning heads, so one veteran wildlife photographer takes it into the field to give an honest review.
I am a big fan of Jan Wegener — he's a brilliant and experienced bird photographer — and so when he tried out new equipment, it's well worth your time.
The new Nikon Z9 is Nikon's answer to Sony and Canon's professional-grade hybrid bodies. They have all been a tremendous success across the board, but now they are being pitted against one another. Wegener even claims that the Z9 performs better in the field than the brilliant Sony a1. The Z9 also has the video capabilities many hailed in the Canon R5: 8K.
Wegener's comparison is primarily focused on photography as opposed to video and there are some fascinating results. It's firstly important to stamp out any GAS that may be happening: the image difference between the Z9 and the R5 and a1 is mostly negligible, so the hands-on is mostly useful to Nikon shooters.
The Z9 is undoubtedly a successful release from Nikon who has come under criticism in recent years, which is great to see. Do you think it will spark Nikon's rise back to prominence? Will you be buying one? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.