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Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera

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Key Features
  • 45.7MP FX-Format Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • Lightweight Design, 30% Smaller than Z9
  • 8.3K 60p N-RAW, 4.1K 60p ProRes RAW
  • 8K30p and 4K120p Video, 10-Bit Internal
  • Up to 20 fps Raw, 30 fps JPEG Shooting
  • 493-Point AF, AI-Based Subject Detection
  • Blackout-Free Real Live Viewfinder
  • 3.2″ 4-Axis Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • CFx Type B & SD Memory Card Slots
  • 5 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

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Nikon

Flagship Sensor and Processing Power: Nikon Z8 Camera

At the heart of the Z8 lies a 45.7MP stacked BSI CMOS sensor, a proven powerhouse inherited from the Z9. This full-frame sensor boasts fast readout speeds, exceptional clarity, and minimal noise. The stacked design minimizes rolling shutter distortion, accurately depicting fast-moving subjects. The sensor’s extended ISO range from 32 to 102400 caters to diverse shooting conditions, offering impressive low-light performance and dynamic range.

Electronic Shutter Brilliance: Nikon Z8 Camera

The Z8 employs an electronic shutter exclusively, offering top speeds of 1/32,000 sec. This design eliminates mechanical shutter-related issues, allowing the camera to operate silently, and making it perfect for discreet shooting situations. Despite the absence of a mechanical shutter, flash sync up to 1/200 sec. is supported, enhancing the camera’s versatility. The removal of the mechanical shutter reduces camera weight, ensuring nimble handling.

Fast and Intelligent AF System:

The Z8 features a sophisticated 493-point phase-detection AF system, covering the entire sensor area. This advanced system delivers fast and precise focusing, even in low-light conditions. The camera incorporates deep learning technology from the Z9, enabling subject recognition of various types, including humans, animals, airplanes, and bicycles. The AF system boasts a Starlight mode, allowing focusing down to -9 EV, ideal for challenging nighttime shooting scenarios.

Video Powerhouse:

The Z8 is a video powerhouse, offering internal 8K60 and 4K120 recording capabilities. Utilizing full pixel readout, the camera records UHD 8K30 video continuously for approximately 2 hours and 5 minutes. The camera supports internal 12-bit raw recording at up to 8.3K60p in N-RAW format and ProRes RAW HQ. Enjoy 10-bit color depth, 4:2:2 sampling, and recording in ProRes 422 HQ and H.265 codecs. The camera provides a comprehensive set of video tools, including focus peaking, zebra stripes, waveform monitor, and fine ISO control.

Professional Body Design:

The Z8 boasts a sleek, modular, and durable construction. It is 30% smaller than the Z9 and 15% smaller than the D850 DSLR, offering a perfect balance of size and performance. The camera features dual card slots—one CFexpress Type B and one UHS-II SDprofile-savinglye file-saving options. Its eco-friendly Seerebo carbon fiber and magnesium alloy construction provide durability while keeping the camera lightweight. Weather sealing ensures reliable performance in challenging conditions.

Nikon Z8 Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 52.37 Megapixel
Effective: 45.7 Megapixel (8256 x 5504)
Image Sensor
35.9 x 23.9 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
ISO Sensitivity
Photo/Video
64 to 25,600 (Extended: 32 to 102,400)
Continuous Shooting
Electronic Shutter
Up to 20 fps at 45.7 MP for up to 1000 Frames (Raw)
Up to 30 fps at 45.7 MP for Unlimited Frames (JPEG)
Up to 60 fps at 19 MP
Up to 120 fps at 11 MP
Internal Recording Modes
ProRes RAW HQ 12-Bit
5392 x 3032 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
4128 x 2322 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 at 50/59.94 fps
Raw 12-Bit
8256 x 4644 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [1390 to 5780 Mb/s]
5392 x 3032 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [600 to 2960 Mb/s]
4128 x 2322 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [730 to 3840 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 100/120 fps [1260 to 3020 Mb/s]
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [30 to 50 Mb/s]
H.265 4:2:2 8/10-Bit
UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [300 to 400 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [150 to 400 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [50 to 190 Mb/s]
ProRes 422 HQ 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 50/59.94/100/120 fps
External Recording Modes
HDMI
UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps
1920 x 1080i
1280 x 720
Media/Memory Card Slot
Slot 1: CFexpress Type B / XQD
Slot 2: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1 x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Input
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input/Output
Power I/O
1 x USB-C Input
Other I/O
1 x USB-C Data Output
1 x Nikon 10-Pin Control Input
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth
Display Type
4-Axis Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1 x EN-EL15c Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7 VDC, 2280 mAh (Approx. 340 Shots)
Imaging
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 52.37 Megapixel
Effective: 45.7 Megapixel (8256 x 5504)
Image Sensor
35.9 x 23.9 mm (Full-Frame) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Sensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND Filter
None
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Shutter
Shutter Speed
Electronic Shutter
1/32000 to 30 Seconds
0 to 900 Seconds in Manual Mode
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode
ISO Sensitivity
Photo/Video
64 to 25,600 (Extended: 32 to 102,400)
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Matrix, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range
-3 to 17 EV
White Balance
2500 to 10,000K
Presets: Auto, Cloudy, Custom, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Preset Manual, Shade
Continuous Shooting
Electronic Shutter
Up to 20 fps at 45.7 MP for up to 1000 Frames (Raw)
Up to 30 fps at 45.7 MP for Unlimited Frames (JPEG)
Up to 60 fps at 19 MP
Up to 120 fps at 11 MP
Interval Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/5/10/20-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2
8256 x 5504
6192 x 4128
4128 x 2752
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
ProRes RAW HQ 12-Bit
5392 x 3032 at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
4128 x 2322 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps
3840 x 2160 at 50/59.94 fps
Raw 12-Bit
8256 x 4644 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [1390 to 5780 Mb/s]
5392 x 3032 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [600 to 2960 Mb/s]
4128 x 2322 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [730 to 3840 Mb/s]
3840 x 2160 at 100/120 fps [1260 to 3020 Mb/s]
H.264 4:2:0 8-Bit
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [30 to 50 Mb/s]
H.265 4:2:2 8/10-Bit
UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps [300 to 400 Mb/s]
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [150 to 400 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps [50 to 190 Mb/s]
ProRes 422 HQ 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 50/59.94/100/120 fps
External Recording Modes
HDMI
UHD 8K (7680 x 4320) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/120 fps
1920 x 1080i
1280 x 720
Fast-/Slow-Motion Support
Slow-Motion Only
Gamma Curve
HDR-HLG
Recording Limit
None
Broadcast Output
NTSC/PAL
IP Streaming
None
Built-In Microphone Type
Stereo
Audio Recording
2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Slot 1: CFexpress Type B / XQD
Slot 2: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O
1 x HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Input
1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input/Output
Power I/O
1 x USB-C Input
Other I/O
1 x USB-C Data Output
1 x Nikon 10-Pin Control Input
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: SnapBridge
*As of May, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
None
Monitor
Display Size
3.2″
Resolution
2,100,000 Dot
Display Type
4-Axis Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Secondary Display
Top: Status Display
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic (OLED)
Size
0.5″
Resolution
3,690,000 Dot
Eye Point
23 mm
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 0.8x
Diopter Adjustment
-4 to +3
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Continuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Photo, Video
Phase Detection: 493
Autofocus Sensitivity
-9 to +19 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
No
Flash Modes
First-Curtain Sync, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Maximum Sync Speed
1/200 Second
Flash Compensation
-3 to +1 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
iTTL
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
Environmental
Operating Temperature
14 to 104°F / -10 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
0 to 85%
General
Battery Type
1 x EN-EL15c Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7 VDC, 2280 mAh (Approx. 340 Shots)
Shoe Mount
1 x Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1 x 1/4″-20 Female (Bottom)
Material of Construction
Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
5.7 x 4.7 x 3.3″ / 144 x 118.5 x 83 mm
Weight
1.8 lb / 820 g (Body Only)
2.0 lb / 910 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
3.565 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
9.55 x 8.3 x 6.05″

Brand

Nikon

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