- 45.7MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
- OLED EVF 3.69M dots Blackout-Free
- 2.1M dots 4-Axis Vertical and horizontal Tilt Touch LCD
- 120fps (11MP) Continuous Shooting
- 8K/30P RAW Video
- Dual Card Slots: CFexpress (Type B)/XQD + SD (UHS-II)
QUICKFACT SHEETThe Nikon Z 8 is Nikon’s “other” flagship full-frame mirrorless camera. Basically, it is the Z 9 minus the integrated vertical battery grip (though an external one is available). Similar to the Z 9, the Nikon Z 8 combines excellent image quality, one of the world’s best Tracking AF, 120fps (11MP) / 30fps JPEG / 20fps RAW Continuous Shooting, and 8K/30P RAW and 4K/120P video shooting.
Like the Z 9, the Z 8 boasts a blackout-free EVF, an all-electronic shutter with minimal rolling shutter, probably the world’s best tracking AF, and an insanely fast 120 frames per second continuous shooting at 11MP JPEG. Add in Pre-Release Capture and you have no excuse for not nailing the shot.
Without the integrated vertical battery grip, the Z 8 is about 30% smaller than the Z 9 and about 15% smaller than the D850 DSLR (Nikon is positioning the Z 8 as the mirrorless successor of the D850 DSLR):
– Excellent 45.7MP Full-Frame Stacked Sensor
– Super fast and precise AF with People, Animal and Vehicle tracking
– AF is sensitive down to -7EV (Starlight Mode: -9 EV)
– 120fps (11 MP) / 30fps JPEG / 20fps RAW Continuous Shooting and 1/32000 sec. all-electronic shutter
– 3.2-in. 2.1M-dot 4-axis Tilt Touchscreen LCD
– High-resolution 3.69M-dot OLED EVF with no blackout
– Uncropped 8K/30P Video for 125 min.
– 4K/120P for slow motion
– Interval Timer, Wireless Remote Shooting
– Dust, dirt and moisture sealing
Just as the D850 DSLR was received with wild enthusiasm, Nikon is hoping the Nikon Z 8 will meet with the same welcome from pros and enthusiast photographers. And why shouldn’t it be, seeing that it has the power of the Nikon Z 9, but in a lighter and smaller form factor. Like the Z 9, it does not compromise on any of the important features pro photographers demand, delivering excellent image quality for both stills and videos, and the performance, speed and reliability we have come to expect from a Nikon flagship camera. The Z 8 should be excellent for pro sports, wedding, landscape and wildlife photography.
|NIKON Z 8 SPECS AT A GLANCE (MAY 10, 2023)|
|SENSOR RESOLUTION:||45.7MP||SENSOR TYPE:||FULL-FRAME STACKED CMOS|
|LENS MOUNT:||NIKON Z||ISO:||64-25600, 32, 102400|
|FOCUS:||3D TRACKING; 493 POINTS; PEOPLE; ANIMALS; VEHICLES||AF SENSITIVITY:||EV -7 to 19 (F1.2 LENS); STARLIGHT MODE: EV -9|
|VIEWFINDER:||OLED EVF 3.69M DOTS, 0.8X MAGNIFICATION, 23MM EYEPOINT, BLACKOUT-FREE||LCD:||3.2″ 2.1M DOTS, 4-AXIS TILT TOUCH|
|I.S.:||5-AXIS, 5.5 STOPS (6 STOPS WHEN COMBINED WITH SYNCHRO VR OIS LENS)||VIDEO:||8K/30P /24P; 4K/ 120P /60P /30P /24P; HD/ 120P/ 60P/ 30P/ 24P|
|SHUTTER:||ELECTRONIC ONLY; 1/32000 SEC. – 30 SEC., 900 SEC. (M)||X-SYNC SPEED:||1/200 SEC.|
|CONTINUOUS SHOOTING:||120 FPS (11MP) / 30 FPS JPEG / / 20 FPS RAW 1000 FRAMES||STORAGE MEDIA:||TWO CARD SLOTS: CFEXPRESS (TYPE B)/QXD + SD (UHS-II)|
|MICROPHONE:||3.5MM DIAMETER STEREO MINI JACK||HEADPHONE:||COMPATIBLE WITH 3.5MM DIAMETER STEREO MINI JACK|
|OTHER:||WI-FI, BLUETOOTH, GPS, USB TYPE-C, USB POWER DELIVERY, HDMI TYPE A CONNECTOR, WIRELESS REMOTE SHOOTING, HI-SPEED SYNC FLASH MODE, INTERVAL SHOOTING, TIME LAPSE, FOCUS SHIFT, MOTION BLEND, WEATHER-PROOF (-10°C), ILLUMINATED BUTTONS, PRE-RELEASE CAPTURE|
|DIMENSIONS:||144 X 118.5 X 83MM (5.7 X 4.7 X 3.3 IN)||WEIGHT:||910 G (32.1 OZ) WITH BATTERY AND MEMORY CARD|
|PRICE:||US $3,999.95 BODY ONLY||BUY:||NIKON Z 9|
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