The Clash of the Titans. Akhil Vinayak Menon Photography
The Clash of the Titans. Akhil Vinayak Menon Photography
The Clash of the Titans. Akhil Vinayak Menon Photography

Nikon Z9 

  • SENSOR: 45 megapixels, stacked BSI CMOS
  • LENS MOUNT: Nikon Z (full-frame & APS-C mirrorless)
  • STILL IMAGES: 8256×5504-pixel full-res,
  • VIDEO: Up to 8K 30p
  • ISO: 64-25,600, Hi1, Hi2
  • AUTOFOCUS: Allegedly much-improved; addition of cars & motorcycles to AF tracking
  • SHOOTING SPEED (FPS): Up to 30 FPS RAW still capture @ full-resolution, up to 120 FPS or 160 FPS @ lower resolution
  • VIEWFINDER: 5.76-megapixel, blackout-free EVF, 120 Hz
  • LCD: Improved LCD, fully-articulating
  • CONNECTIVITY: Built-in GNSS, Gigabit LAN, USB-C, Wifi
  • STORAGE: Dual XQD/CFX card slots
  • BATTERY: Same form factor as Nikon D6; new battery will allow USB-PD charging
  • BODY CONSTRUCTION: Same level of durability as Nikon D6
  • SIZE: Unknown
  • WEIGHT: Unknown
  • PRICE: Unknown; best guess: ~$6.5K

Canon R3

  • SENSOR: 24 megapixels, BSI, stacked CMOS
  • LENS MOUNT: Canon RF (full-frame mirrorless)
  • STILL IMAGES: 6000×4000-pixels,
  • VIDEO: Up to 4K RAW
  • ISO: Unknown
  • AUTOFOCUS: Allegedly much-improved, low-light capable down to EV -7; addition of cars & motorcycles to AF tracking, now with “Deep Learning” and Eye Control
  • SHOOTING SPEED (FPS): Up to 30 FPS RAW still capture
  • STABILIZATION: Up to 8 stops w/ optical IS and IBIS
  • VIEWFINDER: Unknown
  • LCD: Unknown, touchscreen
  • CONNECTIVITY: 5GHz wifi, accessory shoe
  • BATTERY: Same as Canon 1DX III
  • BODY CONSTRUCTION: Same level of durability as Canon 1D-series
  • SIZE: Exact dimensions unknown
  • WEIGHT: Unknown
  • PRICE: Unknown; best guess: ~$6.5K

Sony A1

  • SENSOR: 50 megapixels, stacked BSI CMOS
  • LENS MOUNT: Sony E (full-frame)
  • STILL IMAGES: 8640×5760-pixel full-res, 14-bit raw ARW
  • VIDEO: 8K 30p, (H.265/XAVC HS 4:2:0 10-Bit) 4K 120p (H.265/XAVC HS 4:2:2 10-Bit)
  • ISO: 100-32000, expandable to 50-102400
  • AUTOFOCUS: 759-point AF, face/eye detection, Real-Time tracking
  • SHOOTING SPEED (FPS): 30 FPS w/ electronic shutter, 10 FPS mechanical shutter
  • SHUTTER SPEEDS: up to 1/8000 sec mechanical, 1/32000 electronic
    Flash sync up to 1/200 sec electronic & 1/400 mechanical
  • STABILIZATION: Yes, sensor-based, up to
  • VIEWFINDER: 9.4M-dot EVF, 0.9x magnification, up to 240 FPS refresh rate, blackout-free
  • LCD: 3-inch, 1.44M-dot touchscreen TFT LCD
  • CONNECTIVITY: HDMI, (full-size) 1Gb ethernet, 10Gb USB-C/PD, USB-2 (micro), PC sync, headphone, microphone, dual-band 2.4 / 5GHz MIMO wifi
  • STORAGE: Dual SD (UHS-II) / CFexpress Type A slots
  • BATTERY: NP-FZ100, 530-shot rating, in-camera USB charging
  • BODY CONSTRUCTION: metal body, fully weather-sealed
  • SIZE: 5.07×3.81×2.74 in (128.9×96.9×69.7 mm)
  • WEIGHT: 1.6 lb (737 g)
  • PRICE: $6,498 (B& H)