Not that we had much doubts about it, but now it seems ascertained: the imaging sensor featured in the Nikon Z 9 is made by Sony.
Nikon Z 9 at a glance:
- 45.7MP FX-Format Stacked CMOS Sensor
- EXPEED 7 Image Processor
- 8.3K 60p N-RAW, 4.1K 60p ProRes RAW
- 8K30p and 4K120p Video, 10-Bit Internal
- Up to 20 fps Raw, 30 fps JPEG Shooting
- 493-Point AF, AI-Based Subject Detection
- Blackout-Free Real Live Viewfinder
- 3.2″ 4-Axis Tilting Touchscreen LCD
- Vertical Grip, 2x CFexpress Type B Slots
- 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GNSS
The highly specialized site Tech Insights published a report about the Nikon Z 9 imaging sensor, and it turn out it is made by Sony.
This report presents a device essentials folder (DEF) of the Sony IMX609AQJ full frame 45.7 MP stacked back-illuminated CMOS image sensor from the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera.
The report was spotted by How2Fly on Twitter. Given the authority of Tech Insights, here are no doubts left about who builds the Nikon Z 9 imaging sensor.
Sony imaging sensors are very good, no discussion here, but Canon’s are also very good and I like the fact that Canon is still researching and developing their own imaging sensors.