8K has a new king, and it’s the Nikon Z9 (sorry, Canon and Sony)

8K has a new king, and it’s the Nikon Z9 (sorry, Canon and Sony)
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The Nikon Z9 is finally here – and it's first act has been to snatch the 8K throne from its competitors, and crown itself the undisputed king of 8K video. 

An addition to its other headline features, such as its astonishing 120fps continuous stills shooting, the Nikon Z9's biggest party trick is its ability to record 8K 60p video – something that neither the Sony A1 nor Canon EOS R5, its competing 8K contemporaries, can match. 

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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.