Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera

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  • Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera
  • Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera
  • Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera
  • Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera
  • Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera


The Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera incorporates the same stacked CMOS sensor featuring 45.7 effective megapixels as the Z 9. This enables incredibly fast scanning speeds making it possible to minimize rolling-shutter distortion while eliminating the need for a mechanical shutter. Nikon’s most advanced image-processing engine, EXPEED 7, processes a vast amount of data and enables next-generation features like the Real-Live Viewfinder, powerful AF, 120fps Pre-Release Capture, High Efficiency RAW, in-camera 8.3K/60p N-RAW, 4K UHD/120p, and more.

Nikon Z8 brings groundbreaking subject detection and AF performance. It's powerful AF algorithm automatically detects and tracks nine subject types — people (eye, face, head, upper body), dogs, cats, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, trains, and planes. The detection performance in dimly lit situations, such as indoors and at sunsets, has also been enhanced.

The powerful EXPEED 7 engine allows the Z 8 to detect faces even as small as 3% of the frame’s long edge. This is very useful for wide-angle portraiture and it also allows videographers to capture a person approaching from a distance, keeping the AF on them as they run toward the camera from a starting point.

The Z 8 enables extended recording up to 125 min. in 4K UHD/60p and up to 90 min. in 8K UHD/30p without overheating. With its smaller and lighter body than the Z 9, it is suitable for demanding all-day weddings and long, fly-on-the-wall documentaries.

Two card slots, gives you a choice according to your shooting needs. One slot takes industry-leading CFexpress Type B cards or XQD memory cards. While the second slot takes the more widely available SD (UHS-II) cards, which have a great balance of writing speed and cost.


Type of camera Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens mount Nikon Z mount
Compatible lenses Z mount NIKKOR lenses 
  F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)
Effective pixels 45.7 million
Image sensor 35.9 × 23.9 mm CMOS sensor (full-frame/FX-format)
Total pixels 52.37 million
File format NEF (RAW): 14 bit with lossless compression, high efficiency or high efficiency 
  JPEG (JPEG-Baseline compliant) or HEIF: fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression; size-priority and optimal-quality compression available 
  NEF (RAW)+JPEG or NEF (RAW)+HEIF: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG or HEIF formats
Picture Control System Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat, 20 Creative Picture Controls; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls; Standard, Monochrome, and Flat are available for HLG tone mode during still photography
Storage media CFexpress (Type B), XQD, SD (Secure Digital), and UHS‑II compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Dual card slots Either card can be used for overflow or backup storage, for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG or HEIF pictures, or for storage of duplicate JPEG or HEIF pictures at different sizes and image qualities; pictures can be copied between cards
Viewfinder 1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance, auto and 18-level manual brightness controls, and support for high frame rates
Viewfinder frame coverage Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Viewfinder magnification Approx. 0.8× (50 mm lens at infinity, −1.0 m−1)
Monitor 8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 2100k-dot vertically and horizontally tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approx. 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 15-level manual brightness controls
Shutter type Electronic shutter with shutter sound and sensor shield
Shutter speed 1/32000 to 30 s in steps of 1/3, 1/2 and 1 EV, extendable to 900 s in mode M, bulb, time
Release modes Single frame, continuous L, continuous H, High-Speed Frame Capture+ with Pre-Release Capture, self-timer
Approximate frame  Continuous L: 1 to 10 fps 
Advance Rate Continuous H: 10 to 20 fps 
  High-Speed Frame Capture+ (C30): 30 fps 
  High-Speed Frame Capture+ (C60): 60 fps 
  High-Speed Frame Capture+ (C120): 120 fps 
Exposure metering system TTL metering using camera image sensor
Exposure metering modes Matrix metering 
  Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 12- or 8-mm circle in center of frame or weighting can be based on average of entire frame 
  Spot metering: Meters circle with a diameter of approx. 4-mm centered on selected focus point 
  Highlight-weighted metering
Metering range (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens,  20°C/68°F) -3 to +17 EV 
ISO sensitivity ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/3 or 1 EV; can also be set to
(Recommended Exposure Index) approx. 0.3, 0.7 or 1 EV (ISO 32 equi valent) below ISO 64 or to approx. 0.3, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600; auto ISO sensitivity control available; ISO 400 to 25600 for HLG tone mode
Active D-Lighting Can be selected from auto, extra high 2, extra high 1, high, normal, low, or off
Autofocus type Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
AF detection range (in photo mode, AF-S, ISO 100, f/1.2 lens, 20°C/68°F) -7 to +19 EV (-9 to +19 EV with starlight view)
Focus points (in photo mode, FX format, single-point AF)  493 points
AF-area modes Pinpoint AF, single-point AF, dynamic-area AF (S, M and L), wide-area AF (S, L, C1 and C2), auto-area AF, 3D-tracking and subject-tracking AF (available in video mode only); Pinpoint AF, dynamic-area AF and 3D-tracking are available in photo mode only
Camera on-board VR 5-axis image sensor shift
Lens on-board VR Lens shift (available with VR lenses)
Flash control TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering
Flash modes Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off
Nikon Creative  i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless 
Lighting System (CLS) Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, color information communication, auto FP high-speed sync, unified flash control
White balance Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (3 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 to 10000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning
Bracketing types Exposure and/or flash, white balance, and ADL
Video metering modes Matrix, center-weighted or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels) and frame rate 7680 × 4320 (8K UHD); 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p 
  1920 × 1080; 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
Frame size (pixels) and  8256 × 4644; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p
frame rate (RAW video)  5392 × 3032; 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p 
  4128 × 2322; 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p 
  3840 × 2160; 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p 
File format NEV, MOV, MP4
Video compression N-RAW (12 bit), Apple ProRes RAW HQ (12 bit), Apple ProRes 422 HQ  (10 bit), H.265/HEVC (8/10 bit), H.264/AVC (8 bit) 
Audio recording format Linear PCM (48 KHz, 24 bit, for videos recorded in NEV or MOV format) or AAC (48 KHz, 16 bit, for videos recorded in MP4 format)
Audio recording device Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
Video exposure compensation -3 to +3 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Video ISO sensitivity M mode: ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/6, 1/3 or 1 EV;  
(Recommended with additional options available equivalent to approx.
Exposure Index)  0.3, 0.7, 1 or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2.0) available with selectable upper limit 
  P, S or A mode: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2.0) with selectable upper limit; ISO 400 to 25600 for HLG tone mode
Other video options Time-lapse video recording, electronic vibration reduction, time codes, N-Log and HDR (HLG) video, wave-form display, red REC frame indicator, video recording display zoom (50%, 100%, and 200%), extended shutter speeds (M mode), and dual-format (proxy video) recording for RAW video; extended oversampling available; option to view video recording info available via i menu; Hi-Res Zoom
USB Type-C USB connectors 
  USB data connector (SuperSpeed USB) ×1 
  USB Power Delivery connector ×1
HDMI output Type-A HDMI connector
Audio input Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Audio output Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5-mm diameter)
Ten-pin remote terminal Built-in; can be used with MC-30A/MC-36A remote cords and other optional accessories
Wi-Fi Available
Bluetooth Available
Battery One EN-EL15c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery; EN‑EL15b and EN‑EL15a batteries can be used in place of the EN‑EL15c; Note that fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN‑EL15c and that EH‑7P Charging AC Adapter and EH‑8P AC Adapter can be used to charge EN‑EL15c and EN‑EL15b batteries only
Battery pack MB-N12 Power Battery Pack (available separately) taking two EN-EL15c batteries; EN-EL15b and EN-EL15a batteries can be used in place of the EN-EL15c 
AC adapter EH‑7P Charging AC Adapter
(available separately) EH‑8P AC Adapter; requires UC‑E25 USB Cable  
  EH‑5d, EH‑5c, and EH‑5b AC Adapters; requires EP‑5B Power Connector
Tripod socket 0.635 cm; 1/4 in., ISO 1222
Dimensions (W × H × D) Approx. 144 × 118.5 × 83 mm/5.7 × 4.7 × 3.3 in.
Weight Approx. 910 g/2 lb 0.1 oz with battery and memory card but without body cap and accessory shoe cover; approx. 820 g/1 lb 13 oz (camera body only)
Operating environment Temperature: -10 to 40°C/+14 to 104°F; Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied accessories BF-N1 Body Cap, EN‑EL15c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery, 
  (may differ by country or area)  
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