Nikon Z9 listed online on Amazon US | Price, Specs

Nikon has launched Z9 Mirrorless Camera in the US. It has a launch price tag of $5,499.95 ( body only ) and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. Nikon has also launched a few new lenses along with the Z9 – NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S, NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S and NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S. Other products Nikon launched today are Mount Adapter FTZ II ( $249.95 ), NX Tether and NX MobileAir.

Nikon Z9 is the flagship Mirrorless camera aimed at both professional photographers and videographers. It is one of the first, high-end cameras to come without a mechanical shutter. Like many Nikon DSLRs, the new Z 9 also has a beefy, heavy, and robust professional-looking body with a lot of buttons and dials to help you get the best shot possible.

Nikon Z 9 features a 45.7MP sensor offering 8K UHD video recording support. The sensor has a base ISO sensitivity of 64 and can go up to 25600. This new camera comes with an EN-EL18d rechargeable Li-ion battery and is also compatible with older EN-EL18c, EN-EL18b, EN-EL18a, and EN-EL18 batteries. According to the official specs sheet, the Z9 can shoot up to 770 shots on a full charge. These numbers are often conservative, and hence you sure can shoot much more shots than the claimed 770 CIPA rating.

The Z9 comes with a Vertically and horizontally tilting TFT display with a 3.2 inch 2100 k dots touch-sensitive LCD screen. The EVF is a 0.5 inch, 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and manual brightness controls. This camera doesn’t support regular SD Cards but takes CFexpress (Type B) or XQD Type Memory cards for faster performance.

All in all, Nikon has made a fantastic high-end professional camera that has features to compete with the likes of Sony A1 and Canon EOS R6 bodies. Nikon claims the Z9 to have the World’s first truly blackout-free electronic viewfinder, World’s fastest still image frame rate of 120 fps, the World’s fastest scanning speed, the World’s best AF scene detection system, and Best-in-class 8K video resolution and internal recording. Of course, all of those claims have a * next to them.

From the manufacturer
The new Nikon flagship. A fast, powerful AF system with subject detection developed using deep learning technology. 45.7-megapixel stills. High-speed still frame rates up to 120 fps. 8K and 4K videos. The world’s first truly blackout free viewfinder, and Nikon’s first 4-axis tilting touchscreen. All in the most intelligent, durable, comfortable and connected Nikon camera the world has ever seen.

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Nikon Z9 Specifications

  • Sensor resolution: 45.7MP
  • Sensor type: Stacked CMOS sensor
  • Lens mount: Nikon Z mount
  • File formats – Photos: Jpeg, NEF raw
  • Storage Media: CFexpress (Type B), XQD Type Memory
  • LCD screen: 3.2 inch 2100 k dots, Vertically and horizontally tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD
  • Viewfinder: 0.5 inch 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED with manual brightness controls
  • Shutter type: Electronic shutter with shutter sound and sensor shield
  • 8K Video recording: 8K UHD 7,680×4,320 / 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p
  • 4K Video recording: 4K UHD 3,840×2,160 / 60 fps, 50fps, 30fps, 25fps, 24fps
  • Full HD recording: up to 120fps
  • Top continous shooting speed: 20 frames per second
  • Shutter speed: 1/32000 to 30 sec
  • Auto focus system: Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
  • Focus points: 493 (single-point AF)
  • Vibration reduction: 5-axis image sensor shift
  • Movie video compression: Apple ProRes 422 HQ (10 bit), H.265/HEVC (8 bit/10 bit), H.264/AVC (8 bit)
  • Maximum movie recording: 2 hours 5 minutes
  • Default battery: EN-EL18d rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Battery life: Approx. 770 shots
  • Price in the US: $5,499.95 ( body only ).

GoPro HERO10 Black CHDHX-101-CN Launched in the US | Price, Specs

GoPro has launched HERO10 Black CHDHX-101-CN action camera in the US online with improved specs and features. It has a launch price tag of $499.99 ( Sep 2021 ) and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. Find the current lowest price, offers and availability here ( Amazon affiliate link )

Black Friday 2021 Offer Price – GoPro HERO10 Black with Dual Battery Charger at $449 on Amazon US.

The new 2021 GoPro HERO10 CHDHX-101-CN is powered by a brand new processor – GP2. This is a very welcome change as GoPro has been using the old GP1 processor for a while now on different generations of the GoPro. The new GP2 processor ensures better image quality, and faster photo and video capture.

The GoPro Hero 10 features a 23.6MP Sensor that can shoot videos up to 5.3K @ 60fps. You can also take Ultra HD quality 120fps slow-mo videos as well. The max bit-rate supported is 100Mbps. The new Hero 10 is Rugged + Waterproof to 33ft (10m).

From the manufacturer
All-out speed and ultimate ease, now in the most powerful GoPro ever. Powered by the revolutionary new GP2 processor, HERO10 Black shoots 5.3K video with double the frame rate, 23MP photos, enhanced low-light performance and game-changing HyperSmooth 4.0 video stabilization in all modes. On top of all that, HERO10 is cloud connected—so the moment you charge it, your footage is automatically uploaded to the cloud.

GoPro HERO10 Black Full Specs

Model nameCHDHX-101-CN
Image sensor resolution23.6MP
Processor / ChipsetGP2 Chip
Waterproof ratingRugged + Waterproof to 33ft (10m)
Battery1720mAh Lithium-Ion
Audio capture3.5mm Audio Mic Input with Media Mod for HERO10 Black or using the Pro 3.5 Mic Adapter, RAW Audio Capture (.wav Format)
Video resolutions supported5.3K@60fps, 4K@120fps + 2.7K@240fps slow mo Wide FOV
Video bitrate100Mbps Bit Rate
Digital Lenses SuperView, Wide, Linear + Horizon Leveling, Linear, Narrow
Live streaming support1080p Live Streaming
Power toolsHindSight, LiveBurst, Scheduled Capture, Duration Capture
Other featuresSuperPhoto + HDR, Night Lapse Video, Webcam Mode, Protune, RAW capture in All Photo Modes, Touch Screen, Voice Control, Exposure Control, Face, Smile, Blink + Scene Detection, HyperSmooth 4.0
HERO10 Black Price in the US$499.99 Retail Price
Black Friday Offer Price$449.99

Canon EOS R3 Body up for Pre-order on Amazon US | Price, Specs

Canon has officially launched EOS R3 Mirrorless Camera in the US. It has a launch price tag of $5,999 and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. This item will be released on November 30, 2021. Check here for the current pricing and availability.

Canon EOS R3 features a 24.1MP Full-frame CMOS sensor and is powered by DIGIC X Image Processor. It supports a high-speed continuous shooting speed up to 30fps silent using the electronic shutter.

This new flagship sports camera from Canon features an improved Dual Pixel Auto Focus system and is also the first EOS camera to have Eye Control AF. It has 1,053 AF Points supporting Vehicle Detection as well as Eye, Face, Head, and Animal Detection making it a great action and sports camera.

Related launch: Canon Stereo Microphone DME1D – US Price: $299 ( Sep 2021 )

From the manufacturer
Building on the success of the EOS R series of cameras and leveraging advancements in technology that have come along since, the EOS R3 combines some of the best of both the EOS R5 and EOS-1D X Mark III cameras to provide a robust, high-performance camera. The EOS R3 is the first “3” series camera since the popular EOS-3 film camera launched in 1998.

Specs and Features

  • 24.1MP Full-frame back-illuminated stacked CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC X Image Processor
  • ISO range of 100-102400; Expandable to 204800
  • OLED color electronic viewfinder ( approx. 5.76 million dots resolution )
  • 3.2-inch 4.15 million dots vari-angle TFT color, liquid-crystal LCD screen (3:2 aspect ratio / Anti-smudge / )
  • 5-axis Image Stabilization with EF/RF lenses
  • High-speed continuous shooting of up to approx. 30 fps with electronic (silent) shutter and up to 12fps with Mechanical Shutter
  • Improved Dual Pixel CMOS AF with 1,053 AF Points featuring Vehicle Detection as well as Eye, Face, Head, and Animal Detection
  • The First EOS Digital camera to feature Eye Control AF

Canon has also launched two new lenses, and are available to pre-order from Amazon US – RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 ( Price: $649.99. ) and 16mm F2.8 lenses ( Price: $299 ).

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Fujifilm GFX50S II up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Fujifilm GFX50S II is here. It is currently the cheapest Medium Format Camera you can buy for your Digital photography needs. In the US, the launch price for this model is $3,999.95 ( Sep 2021 ). You can also buy this with the new GF35-70mmF4.5-5.6 WR lens at a price of $4,499.95. Both these are now available to pre-order online in the US from Check here for the current pricing and availability.

Fujifilm GFX50S II is the first Medium Format Camera from Fujifilm to have in-body stabilization. While the older first-gen GFX50S camera with a removable viewfinder, the Mark 2 model has a fixed, non-removable one. This viewfinder offers 0.77x magnification which is slightly less than the first-generation model, which has 0.85x magnification. Even though GFX50S II has a large megapixel sensor, it can’t shoot 4K videos unlike it’s more expensive GFX 100S.

Fujifilm GFX50S II features a 51.4 million pixels CMOS sensor ( 43.8mm×32.9mm Bayer array with primary color filter ) and takes FUJIFILM G mount lenses. For image processing, it has got X-Processor 4 Processing Engine. It features an image sensor shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation offering up to 6.5 stops correction ( tested with With GF63mmF2.8 R WR lens mounted ).

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Fujifilm GFX50S II Specs and Features

  • Lens mount: FUJIFILM G mount
  • Image sensor: 51.4 MP ( 43.8mm×32.9mm Bayer array with primary color filter )
  • Image Processing Engine: X-Processor 4
  • Image stabilization: Image sensor shift mechanism with 5-axis compensation ( 6.5 stops )
  • Shutter type: Focal Plane Shutter
  • Bracketing modes: Pixel Shift Multi Shot, Multiple Exposure, Focus Bracketing, White Balance Bracketing, ISO sensitivity Bracketing, Dynamic Range Bracketing, Filmsimulation bracketing, AE Bracketing
  • EVF: 0.5 inch OLED Color Viewfinder ( Approx. 3.69 million dots, 0.77x magnification with 50mm Lens )
  • LCD Monitor: 3.2 inch Tilt-Type ( Touch Screen, 4:3, 2.36 million dots )
  • Video recording: Full HD 1920×1080 pixels
  • Film simulation mode: 19 modes ( including Nostalgic Neg and Eterna Bleach Bypass film )
  • Ports: USB Type-C (USB3.2 Gen1x1), HDMI Micro connector (Type D), 3.5mm, stereo mini connector (Microphone), 3.5mm, stereo mini connector (Headphone), 2.5mm, Remote Release Connector, Synchronized terninal
  • Battery: NP-W235 Li-ion ( Approx. 455 shots )

DJI Pocket 2 Sunset White Exclusive Combo in Stock on Amazon US

DJI has launched a Sunset White color variant of the popular Pocket 2 portable camera. It has the same specs and features as the Black model and is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US.

DJI Pocket 2 Sunset White Exclusive Combo has a launch price tag of $439.00. It comes with the following items in the box.

  • DJI Pocket 2 (Sunset White) x 1
  • DJI Pocket 2 Cover (Sunset White) x 1
  • DJI Pocket 2 Mini Control Stick (Sunset White) x 1
  • DJI Wrist Strap (Sunset White) x 1
  • Smartphone Adapter (Lightning) (Sunset White) x 1
  • Smartphone Adapter (USB-C) (Sunset White) x 1
  • Power Cable x 1
  • DJI Pocket 2 Do-It-All Handle (Sunset White) x 1
  • DJI Pocket 2 Sling Strap (Sunset White) x 1

If you don’t want all these, you can go for the regular DJI Pocket 2 Black model which now sells for $349 in the US. You can also buy DJI Pocket 2 Creator Combo at a price of $499.

DJI Pocket 2 White features a built-in 3-axis gimbal to help you shoot smoother and steady photos and videos. It has a 1/1.7” CMOS ( Sony IMX686 ) 64MP sensor that can shoot videos up to 4K Ultra HD @ 60fps. It also supports shooting 16MP and 64MP photos. If you love to edit and want to get the best quality, you can shoot DNG raw photos as well on this pocketable camera.

It has an F1.8 aperture lens offering a full-frame equivalent field of view of 20mm. The ISO range supported is 100-6400 in 16MP mode and 100-3200 in 64MP mode. The slowest shutter speed possible is 8 secs and the fastest supported is 1/8000s.

Apart from 4K Videos, DJI Pocket 2 White also supports HDR Video ( up to 2.7K ), Timelapse, Motionlapse, Hyperlapse, and slow-mo videos ( 1080p/240fps ). DJI has powered this camera with an 875mAh battery which offers up to 140 minutes of usage. You can connect your phone with the camera using the DJI Mimo app and control various settings and features.

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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs is an upgraded model of the older Mark III model. It has a launch selling price of $599.99 in the US and comes with a 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 IIR Kit Lens along with the package. It is now available to pre-order online on ( check here for the current lowest price ).

Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IIIs is available to purchase in two different colors – Black and Silver. If you look at the spec sheet of this new camera, you can find this model has the same exact specs as the older model launched a while ago. There are 2 differences though.

The first new thing in this new model is it now supports silent shooting. This can come in handy when you are out taking street photographs which people often do with small compact cameras like this. Another new feature of the new model is an Instant Film art filter mode.

Like the older model, this has a 16MP CMOS Micro-four-thirds sensor with 200-25600 ISO support. Like many other Olympus cameras, this too has 5-axis Image stabilization built-in ( IBIS ) which would let you use a faster shutter speed and lower ISO during low light scenarios. This camera supports 4K @ 30fps video recording.

You can shoot raw as well as jpeg shots. The maximum shutter speed supported is 1/4000 sec. In the Electronic shutter mode, you can have a higher 1/16000 sec shutter speed as well. It comes with a wide range of scene modes like Portrait, Landscape, Night Portrait, Sports, Fireworks, Backlight HDR, Nature Macro, etc. It supports 8.6 fps continuous bursts to take quick action shots. For AF, this sensor has a 121-point contrast-detection autofocus system.

From the Manufacturer: The Olympus E-M10 mark IIIs has been specially designed for people who love photography and need the perfect system to get started. The E-M10 mark III is small and lightweight so it’s convenient to take everywhere. The new intuitive touch screen interface and shortcut button make camera settings easy. Touch AF lets you instantly focus and trip the shutter with one touch of your subject on the tilting screen. And with foolproof in-body image stabilization, you’ll easily shoot blur-free stills and smooth 4K video, all handheld, no tripod or other stabilizing gear needed. Start your photographic journey with the E-M10 mark IIIs.

Sony ILME-FX6 up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Sony FX6 full-frame Cinema Camera ILME-FX6 up for Pre-order on Amazon US. Price: $5998 – $7198.

Sony has launched the FX6 full-frame Cinema Camera ( ILME-FX6 ) in the US. It has a launch selling price of $5,998 and is now available to pre-order online from You can also buy FX6 with SEL24105G 24-105mm lens bundle which has a pre-order price of $7,198. ( FX6 models: ILME-FX6T / ILME-FX6TK / ILME-FX6V / ILME-FX6VK )

Sony ILME-FX6 Cinema Line Full-Frame Camera has a lot in common with the recently launched Sony A7S3. It features the same 12MP sensor and offers 15+ stops of dynamic range. Since this uses the same sensor, you can get some great videos in challenging low light scenarious like the A7S3. FX6 can capture up to 120 fps at the 4K (QFHD) resolution and has S&Q quick modes for better creativity.

The new FX6 is powered by BIONZ XR image processing engine offering better, high-speed read out and offer better overall responsiveness. For good colors, you get S-Cinetone colour which we saw on the more expensive FX9 offering rich colours and natural skin tones.

Like many other Sony Full Frame Cameras launched recently, FX6 also comes with Real-time Eye AF and Face Detection. It has an hybrid Auto focus system, with 627 point focal plane phase-detection AF coverring approximately 89% of the image area.

Sony ILME-FX6 Specs Highlights

  • 35 mm full-frame, single-chip CMOS image sensor
  • 12.9 megapixels sensor ( 10.2 effective MP )
  • Built-in variable ND Filter (1/4ND to 1/128ND)
  • ISO 800/12800 (Cine EI mode, D55 Light source)
  • 64F to 1/8000 sec shutter speed
  • SDR mode : S-Cinetone, Standard, Still, ITU709
  • HDR mode: HLG_Live, HLG_Natural
  • 15+ stop dynamic range
  • 4K @ 120fps support

Sony ZV-1 now available in a White color

Sony ZV-1 Vlog Camera is now available to purchase in White color. Earlier it was only available in the traditional black color. It has a launch price of $799.99 USD. This camera is aimed at content creators and vloggers.

The black ZV-1 now sells for an offer price of $698 ( camera only ) – $799.98 ( with Vlogger Accessory Kit ). ( Paid links )

Udpate: Sony ZV-1 now up for Pre-order on Amazon US – $798

ZV-1 is the first camera in Sony’s compact vlog camera lineup. It has a lot of features in common with the RX100 series of cameras. ZV-1 has a 1-inch sensor offering better overall photos and videos than your smartphone. The bigger the sensor, the better the image quality is.

It comes with features like hybrid Auto Focus and Eye AF to nail focus whether you are vlogging or taking landscape videos and photos. Face-priority Exposure built-in can help you take videos with your face always exposed perfectly no matter what the surrounding lighting is.

Sony has build in a feature called Product Showcase Mode which lets the camera grab fast and accurate focus to anything you show in front of the lens. This would come in handy when you are doing unboxing videos and want to show a close up view of the product.

There is also a Bokeh Switch mode, which opens up the aperture to the widest to get a more shallow depth of field.

Source: SonyAlpha Universe

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