The Ultimate Hybrid Camera
Powerful performance. Professional build. Compact, lightweight handling. A dream camera for videos and stills.
A powerhouse for video.
Internal 8K/60p and 4K/120p video.
12-bit ProRes RAW HQ
10-bit ProRes 422 HQ
Full HD Proxy Files
4-Axis Vertical / Horizontal Tilting Monitor.
For when you need to shoot with different positions and during playback.
Shoot from different angles with added comfort. The 4-axis vertical/horizontal tilting monitor allows you to easily frame your subjects. Whether you are shooting or reviewing your work, its 8cm touch-sensitive monitor enables you to adjust the position and settings of the camera, in any way you like.
A dream for photography.
45.7MP stills, more flexible than ever.
High Efficiency Raw 14-bit
An array of videography accessories.
Fast, accurate autofocus.
Nikon’s most advanced autofocus system.
Keep your bag light without having to carry extra lenses. Zoom up to 2x the focal length even with a prime lens, and achieve 4K UHD (30p/25p/24p) and Full HD video shooting in FX-format without losing resolution.
Sophisticated AF algorithm.
Performs in extreme low light.
Combines subject detection and 3D tracking.
Backed by a brilliant lens system.
Agility in your hands.
Videos or stills, capture it all handheld with extra stability and comfort. Weighing only at approximately 910g (body only) and with a deep grip design, the Z 8 allows you to climb up, lay low, or go the distance to follow through the actions, with minimal fatigue. Its compatibility with an array of videography accessories provides the flexibility to film in different genres with ease. In terms of workflow, it supports ProRes422 HQ and RAW video file formats to cater to your post-production preferences. Now you can move around on this small and lightweight system with agility, and record commercial-grade videos with it effortlessly.
Pro Build And Operation
Fast, convenient connectivity.
Capture beyond what the eyes can see.
Never miss a moment, even when capturing subjects moving at high speed. Pre-release capture records images up to 1 second before the shutter button is fully pressed, and up to 4 seconds after the shutter button is fully pressed. Unleash your potential, whether photographing in a race event or chasing after erratic wildlife.
Lock in focus easily, even during low-light conditions.
Capture the magnificent glow of the golden hour. Even under low light situations, its wide AF detection range of -7 to 19 EV (-9 to 19 EV in starlight view mode)1 allows you to lock focus on moving subjects to keep your scenes sharp and clear. With 20 custom AF pattern options in wide-area AF to choose from, you can lock focus continuously on your subject in any situation.
3D tracking for stills.
Experience the powerful AF tracking performance powered by the EXPEED 7 image-processing engine. Its 3D-tracking capabilities provide effective sticky tracking on multiple subjects in a single frame, helping you get your intended shot even with erratic movements.
New Airplane mode.
Meet the airplane mode, the newly added option on the AF subject detection menu that provides a more stable detection, even when you shoot in low light situations or against a busy background. Focus easily on the airplane you are after, regardless of its size.
Made to last.
The Z 8 comes with an extra tough, strong, sturdy exterior. It is built with a new environmentally friendly material that is robust and can withstand temperatures up to -10°C, with effective sealing to each cover such as the battery chamber and shutter release button, to make it dust- and drip-resistant. The sensor shield and the dual coating on the image sensor will prevent dust from entering and sticking to the sensor. The Vibration Reduction lock minimises shakes on the image sensor structure, and thus prevents accidental damage. Enjoy greater peace of mind when you carry your camera along a bumpy drive.
Backlight illumination on buttons.
Shooting in the dark? Let the glowing icons of important functions on the Z 8 help you locate the important buttons for easier operation.
MB-N12 Power Battery Pack.
Never run out of juice when going on a whole day shoot. The MB-N12 Power Battery Pack delivers around 1.8x more shots to capture the action as it happens. Providing similar robustness as the Z 8, it can withstand temperatures of up to -10 C°, so you can go all out in the most extreme weather.