Nikon launches Z8 full-frame mirrorless camera

May 15, 2023
The new Nikon Z8

Nikon has added the Z8 to its range of professional Z series mirrorless cameras.

With a compact build and lightweight body, the Z8 is a follow up to the Z9 and a creative successor to the D850. Weighing 910g (approx.), the Z8 body is 30 % smaller than the Z9 and 15 % smaller than the D850. The hybrid camera is aimed at creators who want a lighter body for shooting handheld or a full-frame camera that will balance perfectly on any rig, including most gimbals.

The Z8 has a 45.7 megapixel stills resolution and 8.3K native video resolution. It has the same stacked CMOS sensor and EXPEED 7 processor as the Z9. Video can be recorded in an array of frame rates and codecs, including in-camera 12-bit RAW for video up to 8.3K/60p or 4.1K/120p. Stills shooters can work with an array of file sizes and burst speeds, including 120 fps. For HDR content creators, the camera records 10-bit HEIF stills and 10-bit HLG video.

The Z8 offers pro-grade weather sealing, and the same cold tolerance as Nikon’s flagship D6 and Z9 cameras, ensuring reliable performance in low temperatures. The Z 8 is also the first Nikon mirrorless camera to feature two USB-C ports, which makes it possible to transfer files quickly while charging.

“The Z 8 brings a whole new level of agility to our professional line-up,” said Dirk Jasper, product manager, Nikon Europe. “Its powerful and flexible video and stills capabilities make it a true hybrid workhorse while its compact body answers the needs of a wide range of shooters. The camera does so much, you’ll be able to meet any creative challenge with ease.”

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