New innovations in Z9 compared to Canon R3 and Sony A1?

Started Nov 6, 2021 | Discussions thread
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Re: New innovations in Z9 compared to Canon R3 and Sony A1?

AlanWatson wrote:

The obvious one is "no shutter". Removes an expensive, delicate part from the manufacture, reducing cost and increasing reliability in one step. Once you've seen it it's clear that it's the future, and Nikon have led the way here.

It's likely a saving for the manufacturers, but not sure the Z9 is priced lower because Nikon is passing on any savings, more likely a bit of a desperation move by Nikon to stem the flow to Sony and Canon.  Which either way, is good for someone purchasing a Z9.

I do get that in theory you may increase reliability, but we are talking the pro Z9 here, and Marianne Oelund was putting a million shots on her pro D3s, D4 or D4s and her D5.  So I'm not sure how much reliability one needs beyond that, because that's a ridiculous amount of shooting.

I think I read here, or on FM, of a drawback to an electronic shutter?  Do not recall what that was.

But yes, ML is the future for Nikon, for a whole list of reasons, some out of their control.

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