Rumors: Canon R3 coming in September, Nikon Z9 in November/December (plus the latest specifications)


The latest Nikon Z9 and Canon R3 rumors:


The Nikon Z9 pro mirrorless camera is rumored to be announced in November/December. The rumored Z9 specifications are:

  • Newly developed high-resolution stacked FX sensor. Three different sensors were tested: 45-46MP, 50MP, and 60MP. My guess is that they will go with the 60MP or the 50MP version but I could be wrong (the Z7 II already has a 45MP sensor, there is no need for another camera with the same resolution). I have received the most tips for a 50MP sensor based on what’s inside the new Sony a1 but improved and with even better performance.
  • Integrated vertical grip handle
  • The development announcement should be tonight or tomorrow
  • Advanced real-time tracking
  • The Z9 is described as a D6 body combined with EOS R5 imaging, α9II AF, and blackout-free EVF
  • Nikon confirmed that the Z9 will be better than the D6
  • 20 fps
  • Multishot-mode
  • 16-bit RAW option
  • 8k30p, 4k120/60/30p
  • New EXPEED processor designed for 8k (newly developed Imaging Pipeline Processor to broaden sensor readout emphasizing speed)
  • Improved AF (Object detection AF)
  • “Stunning” AF tracking (better than the D6)
  • Two XQD/CFX type B memory card slots
  • ISO 64 – 25,600, Hi1, Hi2
  • Improved noise levels and specifically significantly better dynamic range
  • High resolution, blackout-free EVF: probably 5.76 MP or maybe even 9k MP viewfinder, 120 Hz refresh rate (the resolution can be reduced to increase the refresh rate)
  • New user interface (no second LCD screen on the back like the D6)
  • New battery: Nikon EN-EL18x
  • Gbit LAN, USB-C, WiFi, GPS
  • Price: $6,000 – $7,000


The Canon EOS R3 pro mirrorless camera is rumored to be announced in September – here are the latest rumored specifications:

  • 30.1mp backside illuminated image sensor (A Canon first)
  • Multi-Controller & Smart Controller
  • Vari-Angle Touch Screen
  • NEW accessory shoe
  • Wifi 5GHz
  • High speed 30fps electronic shutter with AF/AE tracking + RAW shooting at this speed
  • AF down to -7.0 EV
  • 8 Stops Coordinated Control IS with Optical IS and In-Body IS
  • 4K Canon Log3​
  • Oversampling 4K
  • Internal RAW video
  • Inclusion of cars and motorbikes in AF tracking technology
  • RAW internal movie recording
  • Speedlite shooting with electronic shutter
  • The same weather sealing as the EOS-1D series
  • LP-E19 Battery
  • Dual card slot SD & CFExpress

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