Nikon Z9 VS Sony A1 Camera Decision

This is a review about Nikon Z9 VS Sony A1 all about those two cameras side by side, I compared both cameras and I go through all details to see which camera is right for you, and how they compare each other in the field.

I’ve reviewed both of those cameras they are fantastic at the specifications for the Nikon Z9 answer a bunch of questions like will it compete with the Sony Alpha A1 or the upcoming Canon EOS R3 will it actually replace the Nikon D6 as the sports camera.

let’s see how the Nikon Z9 compares to the Sony Alpha A1 they should be about the same price there is a small difference between them Z9 can do 20 frames per second while the A1 can do up to 30 frames per second, I must mention even the Canon R3 can do 30 frames per second.

Nikon Z9 vs Sony A1 Body Comparison

Nikon Z9 Body
Nikon Z9
Sony A1 Body
Sony A1

Nikon Z9 vs Sony A1 LCD Viewfinder Comparison

Nikon Z9 LCD
Nikon Z9 Viewfinder
Sony A1 LCD
Sony A1 Viewfinder
Nikon Z9 LCD
Nikon Z9 Viewfinder
Sony A1 LCD 1
Sony A1 Viewfinder

Nikon Z9 vs Sony A1 Battery

Nikon Z9 Battery
Nikon Z9
Sony A1 Battery
Sony A1

Nikon Z9 vs Sony A1 Sensor Comparison

Z9 is a newly developed fx format 45 megapixels stacked CMOS sensor that is able to capture incredible quality low noise and wide dynamic range. it’s the same as the one on Canon EOS R5 quite close to the ultra high definition sensor on Nikon Z7 but smaller than the one on Sony A1.

And along with the new sensor the Z9 is expected to have the new x-speed image processing engine which will help the camera deliver fast image processing and better buffer capacity.

the specifications for the Z9 sensor are 45 megapixels in comparison with the Sony Alpha A1 and the Canon R5 it’s 30 frames per second still photography that puts it above the R5. So, in comparison with the Sony Alpha A1 and in comparison with the Canon R3 an important differentiator with the R3 is going to be lower megapixels of 30 megapixels.

Nikon Z9
Nikon Z9
Sony A1 Sensor
Sony A1

Nikon Z9 vs Sony A1 video comparison

other specs for video is going to have 8k at 30 frames per second the Sony A1 4k records at 120 frames per second and I will mention the Canon R5 records 4K at 120 fps just like Sony A1.

Nikon Z9 vs Sony A1 Price

 Z9 will be priced at $5500 but not somewhere close to the price of the Sony A1 which comes from $6500.

If you’re looking to buy some of these cameras check the link down below.


Nikon Z9

Nikon Z9

Sony A1 LCD

Sony A1

Release Date28 October 202126 January 2021
Body Type SLR Style MirrorlessSLR Style Mirrorless
Sensor typeFull Frame Stacked CMOSFull Frame Stacked CMOS
Sensor size35.9 x 23.9 mm35.9 x 24 mm
Sensor resolution8256 x 55048640 x 5760
ProcessorExpeed 7Dual Bionz XR
Sensor pixels46 50
Color filter ArrayBayerPrimary Color Filter
Expand 50-102400
Image stabilization5 axis 6.0 stops5 axis 5.5 stops
Focus typeHybrid Fast Hybrid AF
Manual FocusYesYes
Focus Point493759
Lens MountNikon ZSony E
Focal Length Multiplier1x1x
Screen typeArticulated Tilting Touch LCDFully Articulated Touch LCD
Screen size3.3″3.0″
Screen Resolution2,088,960 dots1,440,000 dots
Viewfinder TypeElectronic Quad-VGAElectronic UXGA
Viewfinder Resolution3,686,4009,437,184
Shutter typeElectronic Controlled Vertical Traverse focal planeElectronic Controlled Vertical Traverse focal plane
Shutter SpeedMin 900 Sec
Max 1/32000 Sec
Min 30 Sec
Max 1/8000 Sec Electronic 1/32000 Sec
Continuous Drive30fps30fps
Build in FlashNONO
External Flash YesYes
Sync Speed1/200 sec1/400 sec
Exposure compensation+/- 5 at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps+/- 5 at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps
AE Bracketing +/- 5 3,5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps+/- 5 (3,5 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps
WB BracketingYes Yes
Video Resolution8K 30
4K 120
Full HD 120
8K 30
4K 120
Full HD 120
Log GammaN LogS Log2, S Log3
Video format H.264, H.265XAVC S, XAVC HS, XAVC S-I H.264, H.265
Storage typeXQD/CFexpress Type B Dual SlotSD/CFexpress UHS-II Type A Dual Slot
Connectivity USB 3.2 Gen1 5 GBit secUSB 3.2 Gen2 10 GBit sec
Wireless transmitter802.3u/ab 5GHz802.11ac 5GHz
Build in Bluetooth YesYes
Battery Life CIPA740530
Dimensions149 x 150 x 91mm129 x 97 x 81mm

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