The Ultimate Hybrid Camera
Powerful performance. Professional build. Compact, lightweight handling. A dream camera for videos and stills.
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).
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.
A dream for photography
more flexible than ever.
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.
20 fps RAW and JPEG
30 fps JPEG Fine
60 fps JPEG Normal, DX Crop Mode
120 fps 11MP JPEG
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.
Easily make skin look its best while keeping eyes and hair tack-sharp. Works for up to 3 subjects in a shot.
Simple, precise control over the hues and brightness, all optimized for skin tones.
Manual adjustments are faster and more intuitive, and Auto WB has been optimized for human subjects.
Taking a shot in thedark is no longer a shot in the dark.
Major buttons are softly illuminated for easier operation in the dark.
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.
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
900-sec. Long Exposure
Focus Shift Photography
Multiple Exposure Mode
Fast, accurate autofocus.
Nikon’s most advancedautofocus system.
Detects and tracks moresubjects than any other mirrorless system.
People, cats, dogs, birds, airplanes, motorbikes, vehicles, bicycles and trains.
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.
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
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.
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.
With the largest full-frame mount of any mirrorless system, Z series lenses have larger rear elements that deliver more light to the sensor.
Many NIKKOR Z lenses all but eliminate focus breathing, maintaining a consistent viewing angle while pulling focus in videos.
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 stops when using a NIKKOR Z lens that supports Synchro VR). That means even prime lenses get the benefits of VR for steadier video footage, more low-light capabilities and sharper results overall.
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.
Upload images to a secure FTP server straight from the camera.
Expand your connectivity.
SnapBridge: Instant wireless mobile uploads.
NX MobileAir: Fast mobile-to-FTP uploads.
NX Field: Synchronized multiple remote shooting.
NX Tether: Streamlined workflow for you, your team and clients.
Wireless Transmitter Utility: Connect to networks via wired or wireless.