This is everything you want in a full-frame hybrid camera. Image quality, precision, flexibility—and a compact, lightweight body. Video to stills. Commissions to passion projects. Don’t just create. Thrive.
Compact body. Flagship performance.
The Z 8 brings the feature set of the Z 9 to a body that is 30% smaller than the Z 9 and 15% smaller than the D850. The 45 MP stacked CMOS sensor and impressive dynamic range. The phenomenal deep-learning AF system, and a subject- and eye-detection hit rate you can rely on. The blackout-free Real-Live Viewfinder and 4-axis tilting monitor. Video, stills, or both. You have the freedom to innovate while the Z 8 reliably nails every frame.
Astounding agility for video and stills
New ideas, tight budgets, fast turnarounds. Small setup or a full rig. However and wherever you create, the Z 8’s flexibility will keep your projects flowing. Record stunning 8K or 4K video straight out of the camera at an array of frame rates, including slow motion. Capture exquisite 45.7 MP stills even if shooting by starlight. There are separate display interfaces for video and stills, and menus rotate if shooting vertically.
Blazing fast 120 fps for stills
Never miss the decisive moment. You can shoot 11 MP stills at an insanely fast 120 fps, or 45.7 MP stills at an action-freezing 60 fps or 30 fps. All with full AF and AE performance and no viewfinder blackout.
More control over portraits
Save time in post by making adjustments as you shoot. Portrait Impression Balance lets you fine-tune hue and brightness. Skin Softening softens the look of skin while keeping eyes and hair sharp.
Photographing events? The Z 8 gives your reaction time a boost by recording for up to a second before you take a shot.1 Fleeting gestures, unpredictable subjects: you’ll nail the moments you might have missed.
Embrace backlight. Love the dark.
Night scenes and backlit portraits? You can trust the Z 8’s intelligent AF system. Faces are in focus even if the scene is strongly backlit. Subject detection and AF work down to ˗9 EV in Starlight mode.
Hi-res 2x zoom for 4K video
Zoom with prime lenses while filming! The Z 8 can emulate a 2x optical zoom, in camera and in real time. There’s no image degradation, and you can program three different zoom speeds.
A system to match your vision
The full-frame Z 8 is a creative powerhouse, and its flexibility doesn’t end with the camera. There’s a NIKKOR Z lens for every idea and budget, while the FTZ mount adapter lets you use DSLR lenses too. Dedicated accessories expand what you can do.
Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Nikon Z mount
FX, CMOS, 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires NX Studio)
[FX (36 x 24)] selected for image area:
(L) 8256 x 5504 ( 45.4 million)
(M) 6192 x 4128 ( 25.6 million)
(S) 4128 x 2752 ( 11.4 million)
[DX (24 x 16)] selected for image area:
(L) 5392 x 3592 ( 19.4 million)
(M) 4032 x 2688 ( 10.8 million)
(S) 2688 x 1792 ( 4.8 million)
[1:1 (24 x 24)] selected for image area:
(L) 5504 x 5504 ( 30.3 million)
(M) 4128 x 4128 ( 17.0 million)
(S) 2752 x 2752 ( 7.6 million)
[16:9 (36 x 20)] selected for image area:
(L) 8256 x 4640 ( 38.3 million)
(M) 6192 x 3480 ( 21.5 million)
(S) 4128 x 2320 ( 9.6 million)
NEF (RAW): 14 bit; choose from lossless compression, high efficiency (high), 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
1 Available in C30 and C120 modes.
2 The camera is not guaranteed to be dust- and drip-resistant in all situations and under all conditions.
3 Requires optional UC-E25 cable, sold separately.