Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera Body Only

NikonSKU: 4960759910028

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Product Description

Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera Body Only

  • 45.7MP FX-Format Stacked CMOS Sensor
  • Lightweight Design, 30% Smaller than Z9
  • 8.3K 60p N-RAW, 4.1K 60p ProRes RAW
  • 8K30p and 4K120p Video, 10-Bit Internal
  • Up to 20 fps Raw, 30 fps JPEG Shooting
  • 493-Point AF, AI-Based Subject Detection
  • Blackout-Free Real Live Viewfinder
  • 3.2" 4-Axis Tilting Touchscreen LCD
  • CFx Type B & SD Memory Card Slots
  • 5 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Compact, Lightweight, Powerful
Built using flagship DNA, the Nikon Z8 is a compact, lightweight camera housing much of the technology from the Z9 but in a sleeker, more portable package. Dubbed the ultimate hybrid camera, the Z8 features the same proven sensor, processing, and AF capabilities of the flagship with a new body design that better suits gimbal use, event shooting, and other handheld applications.
 
Flagship Sensor and Processing
 
 
45.7MP Stacked BSI CMOS Sensor
 
Featuring the same sensor that debuted in the Z9, the FX-format 45.7MP BSI stacked CMOS sensor offers a useful combination of resolution, fast readout speeds, impressive clarity, and minimal noise. The stacked design contributes to reduced rolling shutter while the BSI designation ensures improved noise levels when working at the top end of the extended ISO 32-102400 range. Also, the 45.7MP resolution and full-frame sensor size hit a sweet spot that benefits photographers working in detail-oriented genres as well as enables recording video at resolutions up to 8K.
 
EXPEED 7 Image Processor
 

Complementing the sensor is the EXPEED 7 processing engine, which offers speeds approximately 10x faster than a Z7 II. This engine works in conjunction with the stacked sensor design to realize impressively fast AF speeds, burst shooting rates, a high buffer capacity, fluid video performance, and quick all-around handling.

 

Top continuous shooting speeds of 20 fps when shooting in raw, 30 fps when shooting in JPEG, 60 fps when shooting 19MP JPEGs using a DX area, and an impressive 120 fps shooting rate when recording 11MP stills, with all rates supporting full AF/AE performance.

Able to buffer over 1000 raw images in a burst, meaning raw image sequences can be recorded for approximately 50 seconds continuously. Also, during playback, you can skip to the first shot of a given burst to expedite the on-camera review process.

Pre-Release Capture helps make decisive moment shots easier by recording frames in a burst for up a second prior to actually releasing the shutter. When this feature is activated, burst shooting will commence when the shutter is half-pressed and the buffer will retain up to a second's worth of frames prior to fully pressing the shutter.

Electronic shutter affords a top shutter speed of 1/32,000 sec for working in the brightest conditions with wider apertures.

Stacked sensor design reduces rolling shutter distortion so fast-moving subjects, like a golf club, tennis racket, or baseball bat, do not appear distorted when working with shutter speeds up to 1/32,000 sec.

AF calculations are done at a 120 fps rate to keep up with fast continuous shooting speeds.

High Efficiency RAW file format maintains image quality akin to uncompressed raw files but with file sizes approximately 30% smaller for faster reading/writing to the memory card.

Stills can also be saved in the HEIF file format; a useful evolution from JPEG, this 10-bit format offers 1 billion more colours for greater realism and dynamic range when viewed on HLG-compatible displays while still retaining the small file size as a JPEG.

Motion Blend Retouch feature can be used to produce an in-camera composite that depicts a series of subject movements within a single frame.

Long Exposure display includes a live exposure timer on the rear LCD, along with the ability to dim the viewfinder to better preserve your night-adjusted vision.

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 Type 35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS sensor (full-frame/FX-format)
Total pixels 52.37 million
Dust-reduction system Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires NX Studio)
Image size (pixels) [FX (36 x 24)] selected for image area: 8256 x 5504 (Large: 45.4 M), 6192 x 4128 (Medium: 25.6 M), 4128 x 2752 (Small: 11.4 M)
[DX (24 x 16)] selected for image area: 5392 x 3592 (Large: 19.4 M), 4032 x 2688 (Medium: 10.8 M), 2688 x 1792 (Small: 4.8 M)
[1:1 (24 x 24)] selected for image area: 5504 x 5504 (Large: 30.3 M), 4128 x 4128 (Medium: 17.0 M), 2752 x 2752 (Small: 7.6 M)
[16:9 (36 x 20)] selected for image area: 8256 x 4640 (Large: 38.3 M), 6192 x 3480 (Medium: 21.5 M), 4128 x 2320 (Small: 9.6 M)
File format (image quality) NEF (RAW): 14 bit; choose from lossless compression, high efficiency, and high efficiency options

JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression; size-priority and optimal-quality compression available

HEIF: Supports fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression; size-priority and optimal-quality compression available

NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

NEF (RAW)+HEIF: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and HEIF formats
Picture Control system Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Flat Monochrome, Deep Tone Monochrome, Portrait, Rich Tone Portrait, Landscape, Flat, 20 Creative Picture Controls; selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls
Note: Choice of Picture Controls is restricted to Standard, Monochrome, and Flat when HLG is selected for tone mode during still photography
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
Frame coverage Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Magnification Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m)
Monitor 8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 2100k-dot vertically and horizontally tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 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
Flash sync speed Flash synchronizes with shutter at speeds of 1/250 or 1/200 s or slower (but note that the guide number drops at speeds of 1/200 to 1/250 s); sync speeds as fast as 1/8000 s are supported with auto FP high-speed sync
Release modes Single frame, continuous L, continuous H, high-speed frame capture with Pre-Release Capture, self-timer
Approximate frame advance rate Continuous L: Approx. 1 to 10 fps
Continuous H: Approx. 10 to 20 fps
High-Speed Frame Capture+ (C30): Approx. 30 fps
High-Speed Frame Capture+ (C60): Approx. 60 fps
High-Speed Frame Capture+ (C120): Approx. 120 fps
*Maximum frame advance rate as measured by in-house tests.
Metering system TTL metering using camera image sensor
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, 20°C/68°F)
-3 to +17 EV
ISO sensitivity
(Recommended Exposure Index)
ISO 64 to 25600 (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1 EV); can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 32 equivalent) 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
Note: ISO sensitivity is limited to 400 to 25600 when HLG is selected for tone mode
Active D-Lighting Auto, Extra high 2, Extra high 1, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Multiple exposure Add, average, lighten, darken
Other options HDR overlay, photo mode flicker reduction, high-frequency flicker reduction
Autofocus Type Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
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, single-point AF, FX format) 493 points
AF-area modes Pinpoint (available in photo mode only), single-point, dynamic-area (S, M, and L; available in photo mode only), wide-area (S, L, C1, and C2), and auto-area AF; 3D-tracking (available in photo mode only); subject-tracking AF (available in video 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 Lighting System (CLS) i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless 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 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning
Bracketing types Exposure and/or flash, white balance, and ADL
Metering modes Matrix, center-weighted or highlight-weighted
Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate
7680 x 4320 (8K UHD): 30p (progressive)/25p/24p
3840 x 2160 (4K UHD): 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
1920 x 1080: 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
1920 x 1080 slow-motion: 30p (x4)/25p (x4)/24p (x5)
Note: Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively
Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate (RAW video)
8256 x 4644: 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
5392 x 3032: 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
4128 x 2322: 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p
3840 x 2160: 120p/100p/60p/50p
Note: Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively
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 bit/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
Exposure compensation Range: -3 to +3 EV in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index) M mode: Manual selection (ISO 64 to 25600 in steps of 1/6, 1/3 or 1 EV); with additional options available equivalent to approx. 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

Note: ISO sensitivity is limited to 400-25600 when HLG is selected for tone mode
Other 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) and USB Power Delivery connector
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: fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL15c. EH-7P Charging AC Adapters and EH-8P AC Adapters can be used to charge EN-EL15c and EN-EL15b batteries only
Battery pack MB-N12 Power Battery Packs (available separately) taking two EN-EL15c batteries; EN-EL15b and EN-EL15a batteries can be used in place of the EN-EL15c
Note: fewer pictures can be taken on a single charge than with the EN-EL15c
AC adapter EH-7P Charging AC Adapters (available separately)
EH-8P AC Adapters; requires UC-E25 USB Cable (available separately)
EH-5d, EH-5c, and EH-5b AC Adapters; requires EP-5B Power Connector (available separately)
Tripod socket 0.635 cm; 1/4 in., ISO 1222
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 144 x 118.5 x 83 mm/5.7 x 4.7 x 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 °C to 40 °C (+14 °F to 104 °F); humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)

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