Nikon Z9 to have 45MP sensor and feature 30fps

Nikon Z9
(Image credit: Nikon)

UPDATE: It seems we might finally have an indication of what the megapixel count for the Nikon Z9 will be. So far, the only official information we've had from Nikon has stated that the sensor will be a "newly developed high-resolution stacked FX sensor". However, when it came to the amount of megapixels, Nikon has remained silent.

We had previously heard a rumor that three different sensors were going to be tested – a 45-46MP sensor, a 50MP sensor and a 60MP sensor. However, Nikon Rumors has now suggested that the Nikon Z9 will feature a 45MP sensor that's capable of 30fps.

"Until now, Nikon cameras have been pointed out as having strengths and weaknesses depending on the genre of photography, but the Z9 is being developed as a camera that photographers of all genres can use with satisfaction."

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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.