We spent some time recently shooting with pre-production samples of the Nikon Z9. In a busy couple of days we took the cameras along to a rugby match, an athletics track, a velodrome and a tennis practice. Click through for our full gallery of sample images, from Nikon's impressive new flagship.

Look out for some sample images from the co-announced Nikkor Z 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 VR S too, scattered through this gallery.

Click to view our Nikon Z9 sample gallery (pre-production)