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The Ultimate Hybrid Camera
Powerful performance. Professional build. Compact, lightweight handling. A dream camera for videos and stills.
Compact follow-up to Z 9. True successor to D850.
- 30% SMALLER THAN Z 9
- 15% SMALLER THAN D850
Packed with Z 9 flagship technology.
45.7MP stills with beautiful colors.
All in one.
Unrivaled in-camera 8K UHD video capabilities.
Burst speeds up to 120 fps for stills.
Our most advanced image processing engine.
All-electronic shutter with the world’s least rolling shutter distortion¹.
Autofocus with subject detection developed from deep learning.
Real-Live Viewfinder with zero blackout.
A powerhouse for video. Internal 8K/60p and 4K/120p video.
Up to 8K/60p and 4K/120p
All the depth and detail of 12-bit RAW in a file half the size of ProRes RAW HQ files.
Take a look for yourself. See how Nikon’s N-RAW files perform.
12-bit ProRes RAW HQ
Up tp 4K/60p
A professional go-to for its flexibility, consistency and practicality when editing footage taken by different types of cameras all using this codec.
10-bit ProRes 422 HQ
Up to 4K/60p
An industry standard for its rich depth and detail, easy grading and flexibility to edit on-the-go from a laptop.
Full HD Proxy Files
Simultaneously created in-camera when shooting in ProRes RAW and N-RAW, making editing footage a quicker and smoother process.
Utilizes extensive color depth and dynamic range to give more control over the look of your final footage.
Compact & Lightweight
Hold the camera more comfortably and move around more smoothly. Take advantage of a lighter camera system when shooting on a gimbal, with fewer cables and less setup time.
Capture 24 bit linear PCM sound right to the memory card alongside your footage. Compatible with professional XLR microphones using Tascam’s digital adapter CA-XLR2d-AN (sold separately).
Expandable with Accessories
Nikon proudly partners with leading innovative brands to minimize the gear you need for a shoot and bring the best experience to the Z 8.
- Red REC Border
- Focus Peaking
- Zebra Stripes
- Waveform Monitor
- ISO Fine Tune (1/6 EV Steps)
- Linear Focus
- Video Info Display
- Custom AF Speed and Tracking
- Audio Attenuator
- Timecode Syncing
- Slow Shutter Speeds (to 1/4 sec)
- RAW Proxy Files
- Hi-Res Zoom
- Oversampled 4K
- 33MP Still Frame Export
- Custom Wide-AF
A dream for photography. 45.7MP stills, more flexible than ever.
Capture the full dynamic range, color and image information captured by the Z 8’s exceptional 45.7MP full-frame sensor.
High Efficiency RAW 14-bit
Retain the outstanding image quality of traditional RAW with approximately 1/3 smaller file size.
Richer tonal gradation than JPEG with increased luminance at a comparable file size. Great for stills and creating 8K HLG time-lapse videos in-camera.
Applies all of the camera settings to the file for smaller file sizes and quick, easy use.
Blazing fast frame rates.
With unrivaled burst speeds and a seemingly bottomless buffer the Z 8 gives you the edge when photographing birds, sports, weddings and once-in-a-lifetime moments.
RAW and JPEG
DX Crop Mode
All-electronic shutter with no moving parts.
Performs at lighting-fast speeds with no vibration, noise or wear and tear and virtually no rolling shutter distortion.
Recover the shots you missed with Pre-Release Capture.
The Z 8 can record the moments before and after you actually press the shutter release button, saving shots that would otherwise have been missed.
Beautiful portraits made easy.
Easily make skin look its best while keeping eyes and hair tack-sharp. Works for up to 3 subjects in a shot.
Portrait Impression Balance
Simple, precise control over the hues and brightness, all optimized for skin tones.
Improved White Balance
Manual adjustments are faster and more intuitive, and Auto WB has been optimized for human subjects.
Taking a shot in the dark is no longer a shot in the dark.
Major buttons are softly illuminated for easier operation in the dark.
Image Frame Display
Easily confirm your composition with a thin line indicating the image frame.
Optimize the brightness of the EVF with Lo1 or Lo2 to reduce eye strain.
Warm Display Colors
Preserve your night vision with warm red menu tones and reduced brightness.
AF detection range expands to -9.0 EV* and display optimizes for confirming of point light sources.
*In photo mode, AF-S, ISO 100, f/1.2 lens, 20°C/68°F
Creativity, built right in. Creative Picture Controls
- Motion Blend
- Interval Shooting
- 900-sec. Long Exposure
- Focus Shift Photography
- Multiple Exposure Mode
Fast, accurate autofocus.
Nikon’s most advanced autofocus system.
Sophisticated AF algorithm.
Developed using deep learning technology.
Performs in extreme low light.
Focus all the way down to -9.0 EV².
Combines subject detection and 3D tracking.
Follows the fastest, most erratic subjects.
Detects and tracks more subjects than any other mirrorless system.
People, cats, dogs, birds, airplanes, motorbikes, vehicles, bicycles and trains.
Eye AF for Videos and Stills
Lock on to the eyes of people, pets and birds, even when they’re small in the frame, covered by hair, glasses or goggles, right-side up or upside down.
Custom Focus Areas
Wide-area AF offers 20 custom options for defining your focus area.* Ensure the bride and groom are in sharp focus, even when wedding guests are in the foreground.
*12 Wide-area AF C1/C2 options in video mode
Enhanced Low-light Focusing
Subject detection and AF work all the way down to -6.5 EV. Activate Starlight Mode, and focus all the way down to -9 EV.
Backed by a brilliant lens system.
- Exotic Primes
- f/2.8 Zooms
- Super Telephoto
- Compact Lenses
Z mount: Bigger. Better.
With more light reaching the sensor, fine details and textures are captured faithfully across the entire frame, from corner to corner.
NIKKOR Z lenses transform out-of-focus areas into a smooth, beautiful blur that makes subjects stand out.
More Light Gathering
With the largest full-frame mount of any mirrorless system, Z series lenses have larger rear elements that deliver more light to the sensor.
Reduced Focus Breathing
Many NIKKOR Z lenses all but eliminate focus breathing, maintaining a consistent viewing angle while pulling focus in videos.
Faster Lens-to-Camera Communication
The wide diameter of the Z mount accommodates more communication points, enabling larger amounts of metering and autofocus data to be shared between the lens and camera.
Use DSLR lenses with no loss of image quality.
Attach the FTZ II Mount Adapter (sold separately) and use over approximately 360 Nikon F-Mount lenses with no loss of image quality and all the benefits of the Z 8’s extraordinary sensor, image processing and in-body image stabilization.
In-body stabilization means every lens has VR.
The Z 8 has 5.5 stops of 5-axis image stabilization built right into its body (6.0 stops³ when using a NIKKOR Z lens that supports Synchro VR⁴). That means even prime lenses get the benefits of VR for steadier video footage, more low-light capabilities and sharper results overall.
Pro build and operation.
- Eco-friendly Seerebo® Carbon Fiber
- Magnesium Alloy
- Sensor Shield
- Premium Weather Sealing
- Real-Live Viewfinder
- Dual Card Slots
- 4-Axis Tilting Touchscreen
- MB-N12 Battery Grip (Sold separately)
Fast, convenient connectivity.
Wirelessly transfer images to your smartphone, computer or even an FTP server.
Remotely control the Z 8 from a smartphone, sync timecodes among compatible devices and more.
Output clean, full resolution footage straight to an external monitor or capture device.
Two USB Type C Ports
One USB data connector (SuperSpeed USB) for file transfers and connecting accessories, another dedicated for charging and providing constant power.
Dedicated tab giving you quick access to key settings.
The USB Type C data connector port supports IEEE 802.3ab gigabit Ethernet with a compatible adapter.
2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi®
Upload images to a secure FTP server straight from the camera.
1 As of May 10, 2023, among mirrorless cameras incorporating an image sensor with 30 megapixels or larger, based on Nikon research.
2 In photo mode, AF-S, focus position center, ISO 100, f/1.2 lens, 20°C/68°F.
3 As of May 10, 2023, the following lenses are compatible with Synchro VR: NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S, NIKKOR Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S, NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S, NIKKOR Z 400mm f/4.5 VR S, NIKKOR Z 600mm f/4 TC VR S, NIKKOR Z 800mm f/6.3 VR S, and NIKKOR Z MC 105mm f/2.8 VR S.
4 Based on CIPA Standards. When using the telephoto end of the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S with NORMAL mode.
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