Nikon has published three videos that cover the various parts and features of the company’s new flagship camera. Shared through its Digitutor YouTube Channel, the videos are some of the closest and most detailed looks yet at many features.
While official reviews of final production hardware are still scarce due to limited availability, Nikon has at least published its video guides that cover the parts of the Z9 and the basics of its use, as spotted by Nikon Rumors. Digitutor, the channel the series has been published to, is Nikon’s branding for its channel that provides information on basic knowledge, useful techniques, and “tips on taking good photos” with Nikon digital cameras and software.
The first video provides a three-and-a-half-minute overview of the entire camera hardware, what each button does, and where to find all the features that exist in the exterior design. The video doesn’t have any voice-over and should be considered more of a video manual than a full-fledged tutorial.
The next two videos are more robust, and do include voice-over that describes the different features of the camera. The first video covers the focus mode button, the MODE, Release, BKT, and Flash-Mode buttons, the Fn buttons, the playback button, and the way to control how the camera displays portrait orientation for vertical shooting as well as the details of the new LCD display.
The second of the two “basics” videos covers the release timing indicator, customization of the shooting display, how to choose and determine the best live view mode for photo view, viewfinder brightness settings and display size, the selection of the shutter sound, silent shooting mode, details on the sensor shield, how to initiate two button reset, and how to charge and power the Z9.
The Nikon Z9, announced in late October, is Nikon’s latest flagship that contains a host of innovations in the space, namely its ability to capture stills at 120 frames per second, shoot at 8K with recording no limitations, and features the first professional full-frame camera to ship without a mechanical shutter.
The camera is proving to be wildly popular, and Nikon will likely spend the next year attempting to fulfill orders and it could very well be that long before the camera will be seen on store shelves.