The Nikon Z8 is the ultimate hybrid camera with powerful video and still photography capabilities. Video features include 12-bit 8K/60p and 4K/120p RAW plus 10-bit ProRes 422 HQ internal video recording; Photography features include a 45.7MP stacked CMOS sensor, a silent, vibration-free electronic shutter, 120 fps burst shooting and a blackout-free viewfinder. Fast, accurate AF with subject detection powered by deep learning. Professional build and operation. Smart connectivity. All in a brilliant compact, lightweight modular design.
Ready for Action
Like the flagship Nikon Z 9, the Z 8 is at the industry apex of speed and versatility. Nikon’s powerful EXPEED 7 image processing engine is at the core, combined with the proven full-frame (FX-format) 45.7-megapixel BSI stacked sensor, featuring a scan rate so fast that no mechanical shutter is needed. This configuration can be completely silent, has virtually no rolling shutter distortion, while the removal of moving parts reduces wear and tear.
The Z 8 brings together speed and precision like no other, embracing the extremes to create a camera that can focus in candlelight during a first dance, yet fast enough to freeze a falcon in flight. Like the Z 9, the camera uses Nikon’s most powerful and precise AF system, which has been developed with deep learning technology. The focus is immediately responsive and reliable, offering a range of functions from fully Auto-Area AF, Nikon’s acclaimed 3D tracking and a fully customizable Wide Area AF. These modes take advantage of the enhanced Subject Detection capability for photo and video that recognizes humans, pets, birds, trains, cars, motorbikes and bicycles, and now various types of airplanes.
Ready for Production
The Z 8 is an extremely capable video camera for a diverse mix of productions, enhancing the process from capture to post by providing cleaner files from a variety of frame rates and resolutions. Because of its reduced body size and internal recording, it’s ideal for gimbal use, but also suitable as an A-cam for extended events and weddings, corporate clients, documentaries or even independent cinema. Benefits don’t stop at image quality, as users will appreciate the Nikon colours and consideration for the modern multimedia professional’s workflow.
Ready to Impress
The Z 8 is fully sealed and gasketed, exceeding the durability of the D850 and built with maximum consideration for dust and drip resistance, while it can also be operated down to -10°C/14°F. To resist dust, the optical filter includes a dual coating to repel dust in front of the sensor, in addition to a sensor shield that protects the sensor when the camera is turned off.
Materials including a new pro-grade carbon fibre composite and magnesium alloy are used in the construction to reduce weight and enhance durability.
Exceptional handling with thoughtfully laid out functions and buttons that are customizable. The Z 8 makes it easier to capture in low light environments, with illuminated buttons, warm display colour option, low viewfinder brightness adjustments, and Starlight View which enables focusing down to -9 EV.
Dual card slots (one CF Express Type B / XQD and one SD) balance your need for speed and convenience.
Resolution: 45.7 megapixels
Sensor: 35.9x23.9mm FX Full-Frame
Video Resolution: 8K
Continuous Shooting Speed: 20fps
Auto Focus Points: 493
Lens Mount: Nikon Z
Shutter Speed: 30sec - 1/32,000sec
ISO Sensitivity: (32) 64 - 25,600 (102,400)
Screen Size: 3.2"
Recording Media: SD, CFexpress (Type B), and XQD
Frame Rate: 120fps (4K and 1080p), 30p (8K)
Audio Inputs: 3.5mm stereo minijack
Power Source: EN-EL15C, EN-EL15a/b/c,
Weatherproof: Weather resistant
What's In The Box
BF-1B Body Cap
EN-EL15c Li-ion Battery
MH-25a Battery Charger
AN-DN26 Camera Strap
DK-33 Rubber Eyecup
BS-1 Accessory Shoe Mount
HDMI and USB Cable Clip