Z 8

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The ultimate hybrid camera. 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.
Experience ultimate hybrid performance with the Z 8 and NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S all-purpose zoom lens. Remarkably compact and lightweight, the Z 8’s video capabilities include 12-bit 8K/60p and 4K/120p RAW internal recording as well as 10-bit ProRes 422 HQ. 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, plus Nikon's superior ergonomics and build quality. The NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S lens provides sharpness across the entire 24-120mm zoom range with a constant f/4 maximum aperture.
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  • 5

    My New Z8

    Posted by Carol Spry on October 1, 2023

    I have the Z9 and now the Z8! I LOVE both these cameras! The Z8 is a bit smaller and lighter but packs the same awesome punch

  • 4

    Impressed with the performance, working on accessories

    Posted by Anoop Verma on September 30, 2023

    My second week - love the performance and ease of use.I give it four only because to be effective I still have to rebuild the suite of accessories because most of my earlier ones for D800 and D850 are not usable. Also the top display looks cool but becomes difficult to use in even a little darker setting. I can illuminate it but keep doing it is irritating.

  • 5

    D4 to Z9, nope went to Z8

    Posted by Chris Roewe on September 28, 2023

    I've been wanting to replace my D4 with a Z9 and was waiting for the backlog and any bugs to get worked out before making the plunge. Then the Z8 showed up. Just what I wanted, most of the Z9 features but smaller. The electronic shutter was the best-selling point for me. Bought it with the 24-120 package and a FTZII.I've got a great array of F mount lenses and didn't want to replace them all.Very pleased with the camera. There are a lot of great features, and I am working out my custom menus.

  • 5

    Love it, does all i wanted.

    Posted by James Maxwell on September 26, 2023

    Love it, upgraded from D810/850 both were great cameras. Autofocus is wonderful, love the ability to track birds and animals in motion. Also love the astro capabilities, definite upgrade from the D850.

  • 5


    Posted by Tony Beck on September 24, 2023

    WOW!!! A compact, light-weight mirrorless with a sophisticated focusing system, speedy frame rate and spectacular sensor - when coupled with a Nikkor telephoto, it just might be the perfect camera for wildlife!

  • 4


    Posted by JOHN SVENDSEN on September 23, 2023

    No doubt about it. This is a lovely camera, does everything I need a Camera to do! Except one thing, this would be at grand slam camera if I could hook it up on my DJI Gimbal using the Bluetooth.Because of this, I always grab my Sony for gimbal work.

  • 5

    I may be an amatuer, but I got a PRO camera

    Posted by Richard Longenecker on September 19, 2023

    While waiting for the Z8 to come off backorder status I made the mistake of buying a Canon eos R7. The pure horror of "rolling shutter" effect nearly stopped me from buying the Z8. I'm happy it didn't. The R7 is just a bad camera for wildlife photography. Afterall, BIF (birds in flight) is what I'm after. Not BSSOB (birds sitting still on branchs). I actually thought about shooting some of those BSSOBs at Canon. The Z8 has completely rested all my concerns about action shooting with a mirrorless camera with electronic shutter. My photos are sharp, color balanced and a delight to review. The auto focus and tracking are not perfect, but far superior to what I was using. Its nice to pick up a camera you enjoy using, but the Z8 is now the camera I hate to put down.

  • 5

    Z8 is the new D850

    Posted by ralf d on September 18, 2023

    The Z8 is the new D850. Which is to say the Z8 is the best general purpose 35mm full frame mirrorless camera currently extant on planet Earth. When I first picked it up, the Z8 immediately reminded me of first time I picked up a D850 - in slid into my hand and I did not want to let go. When I started shooting the Z8, it quickly became clear that the shortcomings of the original version the Z7 have been completely overcome. AF is fast and accurate and the camera is dead quiet even if you leave the shutter sound ON at the minimum setting. The ergonomics, always Nikon strong point, are wonderful. You can set this camera up to be easily switchable between Action, Landscape, etc and you can keep your favorite controls the way you like them, all of which add up to making this the best general purpose camera anywhere. Menu navigation is intuitive. And price-wise, compared to high priced competitors with crappy ergos, the Z8 is a steal. Lastly, there is Nikon glass. All of the Z glass that I have personally experienced, including the often maligned 24-200 f/4-6.3, are absolutely at the top in their respective classes. My current favorites are the 24-70 f/2.8, are bag-o-primes, and the 400 f/4.5, which I love using hand held in low light - because I can. I could go on, but my Z8 has the 24-120 f/4 mounted, and I need to go out and shoot.

  • 4

    So close

    Posted by Dave Smith on September 8, 2023

    So far so great after transitioning from a d850. The autofocus and raw files have been a pleasure to work with in the field and office respectively. The only two problems I’ve noted so far:The multi-selector is too small and hard to work with at any kind of speed. I shoot a lot of action sports and I’ve found it difficult to work with that little dial if I have gloves on. It’s fine in warmer seasons but I can see it being a problem in the winter while I stand around in hip deep snow freezing my digits waiting for a cloud to shift.Secondly, with multiple exposures, I prefer having a raw file to work with in Lightroom. It’s a limiting factor in delivering the highest quality image to clients and would love to see this in a firmware update.