Nikon Z9 sets new fps record thanks to latest firmware

Nikon Z9
(Image credit: Nikon)

Nikon has released a firmware upgrade for its new flagship camera, the Nikon Z9, that increases its continuous frames per second capability, apparently giving it the world's longest fps duration when shooting at 20fps at over 30MP.

Firmware update v1.10 for the Nikon Z9 is said to offer greatly improved performance when shooting at 20fps in High-Efficiency RAW + JPEG Basic (L). The continuous shooting time under these conditions will now be prolonged to 15 seconds, once you have downloaded the latest firmware, compared to the mere 3 seconds before this new firmware update.

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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specializing in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound, and many more for various advertising campaigns, books, and pre/post-event highlights.

He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science, and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is a member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected into BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 

He is familiar with and shows great interest in street, medium, and large format photography with products by Leica, Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa, and Sinar. Sebastian has also used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI, and everything in between. He now spends his spare time using his trusted Leica M-E or Leica M2 shooting Street photography or general life as he sees it, usually in Black and White.