Here Is The Nikon Z 8 (officially announced, $3996)

Nikon Z 8

Nikon announced the Nikon Z 8, a rather interesting mirrorless all-rounder camera.

At a glance:

  • 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

You can preorder the Nikon Z 8 for $3,996 at B&H Photo or Adorama.

If you preorder the Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera with 24-120mm f/4 Lens, then B&H Photo offers a $200 instant discount.

Nikon press release:

The functionality and performance of Nikon’s flagship mirrorless camera, condensed into an agile body

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the full-frame/FX-format Nikon Z 8 mirrorless camera.

The Z 8 condenses the advanced functionality and performance of the flagship Nikon Z 9 into a compact and lightweight body while also maintaining superior robustness and reliability. The Z 8 is ideal for a variety of image creators who seek new possibilities for visual expression in a wide range of genres and subjects, such as landscapes, wild birds, airplanes, portraits, and weddings. Whether shooting stills or video, the excellent agility of the Z 8 enables nimble camerawork, realizing superior operability that allows users to push their creativity further. On top of this, its reliable performance allows users to capture decisive moments and achieve outstanding image depiction.

Nikon will continue to pursue a new dimension in optical performance while meeting users’ needs, contributing to the development of imaging culture, with the hope of expanding possibilities for imaging expression.

Primary features

1. Comfortable operability that is ideal for diverse shooting situations

The advanced functionality and performance of the Z 9 are incorporated into a compact camera body that is approx. 30% smaller than the flagship model. The downsized body has been engineered to retain the easy-to-hold grip as well as comfortable operability. This enables agile and stable camerawork in a wide variety of shooting scenes, even with a super-telephoto lens attached. In addition, the 4-axis tilting monitor delivers high operability when shooting from high and low angles in both horizontal and vertical positions.
For video recording, the Z 8 can record 12-bit RAW and 10-bit Apple ProRes 422 HQ video in-camera, allowing users to take advantage of a minimal video recording system that does not require an external recorder. The flexible combinations of shooting equipment suit various shooting styles to streamline operations. With the MC-N10 Remote Grip (sold separately) attached, solo videographers can take advantage of having more control over how they can operate the camera — in a way that was previously difficult on their own. Furthermore, by taking advantage of the wide-ranging accessory lineup and high compatibility with products from accessory brands, users can operate the Z 8 as comfortably as if it were a dedicated video camera.

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Nikon Z 8 To Get Announced Soon, Here Is What We Know So Far

Nikon Z 8

Nikon will soon announce the Nikon Z 8, most likely on May 10, 2023.

The Nikon Z 8 is rumored to start shipping on May 25, 2023, and to have a (Euro)-price of €4,599 for the body only and €5,549 for the kit with the 24-120mm lens. Here is what else we know:

  • The Z8 was described as a hybrid of the Z7 and Z9
  • Form close to Z6/Z7
  • Overall height and width close to D850
  • Sensor: 45.7 million pixels stacked type
  • ISO: 64-25,600 20fps (120fps in JPEG mode)
  • 5-axis in-body image stabilization: 6 steps
  • Shutter speed: 1/32000-900s electronic shutter only
  • Autofocus: 493 AF points
  • HEIF 10-bit compatible Video: 8.3K @60p
  • 3.2 inch tilt monitor
  • EVF: 3 million dots or 9 million dots
  • Memory card: CFexpress + SD
  • Dust and water resistant: Same as Nikon D850
  • Size: 144×118×83mm
  • Weight: 1 kg or less Carbon reinforced plastic is used for the body
  • Many of the specifications other than the above will be the same as the Z 9
  • You can’t expect all the features of the Z 9
  • Same battery as Z 7 (EN-EL15c)
  • Compatible with external battery grip

Something here that might scare Canon?

[via asobinet]