The Nikon Z 9 Full-frame Mirrorless Camera Receives both the "Camera of the Year" and "Readers Award" in the Camera GP 2022

May 19, 2022

The Nikon Z fc receives the "Editors Choice R&D Award"

TOKYO - Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce that the Nikon Z 9 full-frame/FX-format mirrorless camera has received the "Camera of the Year" and "Readers Award" simultaneously in the Camera Grand Prix (GP) 2022.
Also, the Nikon Z fc APS-C size/DX-format mirrorless camera has received the "Editors Choice R&D Award" in the Camera GP 2022. Nikon is a triple award winner in the Camera GP 2022.

The Camera Grand Prix is held every year by the Camera Journal Press Club (CJPC, Japan), an association of technical editors from magazine and website specializing in photography and camera. Each award was selected among cameras and lenses introduced on the Japanese market during the previous fiscal year from April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022 for the Camera GP 2022.

Full-frame/FX-format mirrorless camera Nikon Z 9
APS-C size/DX-format mirrorless camera Nikon Z fc

The Nikon Z 9 was selected for the Camera GP 2022 "Camera of the Year" as a camera recognized as the best of all marketed during the period, through an overwhelming number of votes from a wide range of worldwide CJPC members as well as professional photographers.
At the same time, the Nikon Z 9 was the recipient of the "Readers Award" which is determined by the general camera users' votes on the CJPC website. Nikon cameras have received the Readers Awards 9 times in 15 times, proving just how highly regarded they are by a large number of users.
Since the Nikon Z fc received the Camera GP 2022 "Editors Choice R&D Award", Nikon cameras won three Camera GP 2022 awards out of the four categories.

The Nikon Z 9 has also received the "Best of the Best" accolade in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2022, which is a world-class design competition sponsored by Germany's Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen. In addition, Nikon products including the Nikon Z 9 also have received the iF DESIGN AWARD 2022 in the product discipline which is a design award sponsored by iF International Forum Design GmbH. These globally prestigious awards prove the high evaluation of the Nikon Z 9 worldwide.

Primary features of the Nikon Z 9

With the upgrade firmware version 2.00 released on April 20, 2022, various video features have been greatly evolved to meet video production needs including 12-bit RAW 8.3K/60p in-camera recording which achieves rich tonal gradation. For still shooting, it also introduced Pre-Release Capture*4, that records images for up to one second before the shutter-release button is pressed all the way down after the half press of the button.
Nikon will continuously meet users' needs through timely updates of firmware versions with various useful functions.

Reasons for selection of the Z 9 (Camera of the Year)

Comments from the selection committee

The Nikon Z 9 employs an effective 45.71 megapixel stacked CMOS sensor and the EXPEED 7 image processor to give a frequently refreshing live view, the world's largest* nine different subject detections, a distortion-suppressed electronic shutter to make itself the flagship of the Nikon Z line cameras. The omission of a mechanical shutter is highly evaluated as freeing from shutter vibration and shutter durability problems.

Reasons for selection of the Z 9 (Readers Award)

A selection of comments excerpted and edited

Primary features of the Nikon Z fc

Reasons for selection of the Z fc (Editors Choice R&D Award)

Comments from the selection committee

The Nikon Z fc is the merge of a Nikon film SLR style to attract the new young customers and the basic performance of the Nikon Z 50 mirrorless camera that is renowned for its high quality. It also introduces a new mode even in its catalogue to show its consistent research and development work to appeal to its new customers. Its popularity including from the old film SLR users is also highly evaluated.

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