Nikon Z8 / Z9 to replace the Nikon D6 with 14fps burst… and 60MP sensor?

Nikon Z8 / Z9 to replace the Nikon D6 with 61MP sensor and 14fps burst?

We already knew that the upcoming Nikon Z8 / Nikon Z9 could have a 60MP sensor, but according to the latest reports it could also feature a top continuous shooting speed of 14 frames per second using the mechanical shutter. 

Obviously a 60MP sensor would put the Nikon Z8 / Nikon Z9 on par with the Sony A7R IV in terms of pure resolution (and there's a good reason for that, which we'll come to in a moment). And a burst rate of 14fps would likewise put the camera on the same footing as the flagship Nikon D6 in terms of pure speed. 

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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.