Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera Body

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Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera Body

  • Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera Body
  • Z 8 FX-format Mirrorless Camera Body
  • EN-EL15c Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  • MH-25a Battery Charger
  • UC-E24 USB Cable
  • HDMI/USB Cable Clip
  • BS-1 Accessory Shoe Cover
  • AN-DC26 Strap
  • BF-N1 Body Cap
  • DK-33 Rubber Eyecup

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Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera Body

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.

A powerhouse for video. Internal 8K/60p and 4K/120p video

Up to 8K/60p and 4K/120p: All the depth and detail of 12-bit RAW in a file half the size of ProRes RAW HQ files.

Up to 4K/60p: A professional go-to for its flexibility, consistency, and practicality when editing footage taken by different types of cameras all using this codec.

Up to 4K/60p: An industry standard for its rich depth and detail, easy grading, and flexibility to edit on-the-go from a laptop.

Full HD Proxy Files: Simultaneously created in-camera when shooting in ProRes RAW and N-RAW, making editing footage a quicker and smoother process

N-Log Profile: Utilizes extensive color depth and dynamic range to give more control over the look of your final footage.

Compact & Lightweight

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.

Pro Audio

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).

Expandable with Accessories

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. 45.7MP stills, more flexible than ever.

RAW 14-bit: Capture the full dynamic range, color and image information captured by the Z 8’s exceptional 45.7MP full-frame sensor.

High Efficiency RAW 14-bit: Retain the outstanding image quality of traditional RAW with approximately 1/3 smaller file size.

HEIF 10-bit: Richer tonal gradation than JPEG with increased luminance at a comparable file size. Great for stills and creating 8K HLG time-lapse videos in-camera.

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. Features 20 fps RAW and JPEG, 30 fps JPEG Fine, 60 fps JPEG Normal DX Crop Mode and 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.

Beautiful portraits made easy.

Skin Softening

Easily make skin look its best while keeping eyes and hair tack-sharp. Works for up to 3 subjects in a shot.

Portrait Impression Balance

Simple, precise control over the hues and brightness, all optimized for skin tones.

Improved White Balance

Manual adjustments are faster and more intuitive, and Auto WB has been optimized for human subjects.

Taking a shot in the dark is no longer a shot in the dark.

Illuminated Buttons

Major buttons are softly illuminated for easier operation in the dark.

Image Frame Display

Easily confirm your composition with a thin line indicating the image frame.

Viewfinder Brightness

Optimize the brightness of the EVF with Lo1 or Lo2 to reduce eye strain.

Warm Display Colors

Preserve your night vision with warm red menu tones and reduced brightness

Starlight View

AF detection range expands to -9.0 EV* and the display optimizes for confirming point light sources.


Focus Points493 (single-point AF) Number of focus points available in photo mode with single point AF selected for AF-area mode and FX selected for image area
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus


Sensor Resolution45.7 Megapixels
Lens MountNikon Z-Mount
Maximum Resolution52.37 Megapixel
Image StabilizationYes
Sensor TypeCMOS
Camera FormatCMOS
Sensor Size35.9 x 23.9 mm

Exposure Control

Shutter Speed1/32000 to 30 sec. (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2 and 1 EV, extendable to 900 sec. in mode M), bulb, time, X200
ISO SensitivityISO 64–25600 in 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 400–25600 when HLG is selected for tone mode.
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
Metering Range-3 to +17 EV
Self Timer2/5/10/20-Second Delay
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Matrix, Spot
Exposure ModesAuto Flat Landscape Monochrome Neutral Portrait Standard Vivid Creative Picture Controls: (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon) 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.
Continuous ShootingElectronic Shutter Up to 20 fps at 45.7 MP for up to 1000 Frames (Raw) Up to 30 fps at 45.7 MP for Unlimited Frames (JPEG) Up to 60 fps at 19 MP Up to 120 fps at 11 MP


Recording Limit2 hours 5 minutes
Video Resolution8K
Recording ModesMode M: Manual selection (ISO 64 to 25600; choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1 EV); with additional options available equivalent to approximately 0.3, 0.7, 1, or 2 EV (ISO 102400 equivalent) above ISO 25600 Modes P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2.0) with selectable upper limit Note: ISO sensitivity is limited to 400 to 25600 when HLG is selected for tone mode.


Viewfinder Eye Point23mm (-1.0 m-1; from rearmost surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Viewfinder typeElectronic
Viewfinder Coverage100%
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m -1)
Viewfinder Size1.27-cm/0.5-in. approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 18-level manual brightness controls, and support for high frame rates


Flash Sync SpeedUp to: X=1/200 sec. to 1/250 sec.; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 sec. or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
Flash Compensation-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
Flash ModesFront-curtain sync Rear-curtain sync Red-eye reduction Red-eye reduction with slow sync Slow sync Off
Flash ConnectionHot Shoe


Memory Card SlotSD/SDHC/SDXC / CFexpress (Type B) / XQD Type Memory


BatteryOne EN-EL15c rechargeable Li-ion battery EN‑EL15b and EN‑EL15a batteries can be used in place of the EN‑EL15c. Note, however, that 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.
Camera ModelNikon Z8
Mount Type1/4"-20 Female
Maximum Tilt Angle4-Axis Tilting


Monitor Size3.2 in. diagonal


Lens IncludedBody Only


Camera Features
  • Touch Screen
  • Weather Resistant

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