Nikon Z9 vs Sony A1: which professional camera is best?

Nikon Z9 vs Sony A1

It's the clash of the titans, Nikon Z9 vs Sony A1 – the two most all-round, all-powerful pro cameras on the market today. We've used them both and we're ready to pit them head-to-head to see which is the best choice for you. 

The Nikon Z9 vs Sony A1 battle is a closely contended one – and both of these cameras make a worthy claim to the crown of best professional camera. The Sony A1 may have been first to the market, but the ten-month wait means that the Nikon Z9 has had the chance to outgun it in certain areas. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.