The Nikon Z9 has just been announced, and it’s nearly certain that it will be backordered and out of stock for a while – especially since the $5500 price is lower than expected. You can always cancel a pre-order, but if you’re even thinking about the Z9, you should order it soon. Here are the links:
Z9 in the United States (most of which ship worldwide)
- Nikon Z9 at B&H
- Nikon Z9 at Adorama
- Nikon Z9 at Amazon
- Nikon Z9 at Kenmore Camera
- Nikon Z9 at Samy’s Camera
- Nikon Z9 at Nikon USA
Z9 in Australia
Z9 in European Union
- Park Cameras (UK)
- Calumet Camera (Germany)
- Foto Erhardt (Germany)
New Nikon Z lenses at B&H
We’re part of the B&H, Adorama, and Amazon affiliate programs but not the others. I’m including as many links as possible anyway because you never know which one is most likely to have it in stock!
You may have the best luck (and be able to support a local shop) by asking the salespeople at your nearest camera store about the Z9. Lots of small shops will get a handful of just-released Nikon cameras as they start to ship out to customers, and these shops won’t have nearly as many pre-orders as sites like B&H and Adorama. It may be better to be at the front of the line for a small pool than the back of the line for a large one. Don’t be surprised if there’s a deposit, though, unlike most of the sites in the list above.
If you’re not located in the US, Australia, or EU, it’s even more important to ask your local shops so you can get in line quickly. But if that’s not possible, you should be able to order from sites like B&H and have them ship worldwide, probably with a bit of a delay and higher shipping costs.
Good luck and keep your fingers crossed! You’ll get it eventually. If you aren’t able to make it to the front of the line, check used sites like eBay and FredMiranda down the line. There will almost certainly be people selling the Z9 (possibly at inflated prices) at those sites when it’s out of stock everywhere else.
Hearing that Nikon NPS in UK are not getting priority access for Z9 from multiple shops and people who’ve asked.
This is supposedly Nikon UK telling shops and also some authorized dealers saying they won’t anyway.
Enough reading, time to pre-order this beauty!
Awesome, I hope you get a good spot in line! It should still be early enough depending on your luck and where you pre-order from.
The video features are impressive, especially with the coming firmware updates. I have been shooting Fuji since I got rid of my Z7, Fuji makes nice cameras and had the video features I was looking for. I have been looking at is the Fuji GFX 100S, and although it is a great camera, it does have limitations.
With that said the Z9 appears to be a solid camera and I’ll be giving Nikon a second look. I’ve always liked Nikon and the only reason why I stepped away from the brand was due to focusing issues I had with a few of their cameras.
I’m quite surprised at the price, I expected Nikon to attach a higher price tag to the Z9 than what they listed it for.
I’m not sure how I feel about the lack of a mechanical shutter, but I trust Nikon’s engineers made the right choice. Who knows, perhaps this is the way of the future with camera designs, maybe mechanical shutters will become a thing of the past.
About the only feature, I would have like to have seen on the Z9 that it doesn’t have is pixel shift, that would have been a nice added-on feature.
I want to preorder one, but I’m a bit apprehensive due to my last Nikon experience, and the focusing issues.
I take it Photography Life will be doing an extensive Z9 camera review?
You bet! We’ll be reviewing it as soon as possible, already requested it to be shipped.
The Z9 is certainly a more versatile camera than the Fuji medium format cameras, but they’re just different beasts. For the Z9 to come out at $5500 is remarkable – I’m telling you, this camera will be out of stock for months. Scalpers on eBay will double the price.