Nikon Mirrorless Z 8


Camera body only

USD $5,850 with NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S Lens

Compact Powerhouse.
Tap into the world of professional imagery with top-performing features of the Nikon Z series. The Z 8 comes in a smaller, lighter form factor, helping you capture moments of inspiration while staying agile. With its robust and hardy build, you can immerse yourself in the deep of the action and showcase that winning moment with confidence.

Product Description

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.


Professional Video Filming Made Easy
Keep your camera rolling for your documentary or interview for up to 125 minutes in 4K UHD/60p, or up to 90 minutes in 8K UHD/30p. Take a leap into video realism by creating in-camera 8K HDR time-lapse videos and view them in hi-definition with HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) monitors. Producing professional-quality videos can be as simple as that.


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.


Wide Options of Video Format
Whatever content you are creating, feel at home filming with the Z 8. The wide variety of video formats, such as 12-bit RAW, 10-bit ProRes 422 HQ and N-Log, can provide videographers of any level with colour-grading options that suit their post-production workflow.


High-Res Zoom
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.


Timecode Sync
Lay out your shots from multiple devices in chronological order easily. Sync your timecode with multiple devices over Bluetooth using UltraSync Blue. Free yourself from cables and start shooting from creative angles.


Show The Best Side of You
Let the Z 8 bring out the best in your portraiture. Its Skin Softening effect auto-detects human faces to smoothen the overall skin tone while keeping the eyes and hair sharp – for both videos and stills. Together with the Portrait Impression Balance effect that adjusts the hue and brightness of your subjects, you can save time and effort from post-editing work.


Capture Beyond What The Eyes Can See
Freeze a precise moment with Pre-release capture.
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.


Largest Variety of AF Tracking in the World
Track up to 9 types of subjects all at the same time. Keep your stills and videos crystal clear while staying focused not just on humans and your furry kids, but also on cars, planes, trains, bikes, and more.


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.


Clear. Vivid. Bright.
Stabilise your images and videos and take clearer shots. The in-camera VR and Synchro VR can work together to achieve up to 6 stops of VR effect for stills, helping you get sharper images easily. For sharper and clearer videos, simply activate the EVR on top of the in-camera VR. Trapezoidal distortion can then be compensated to minimise camera shake, resulting in crystal clear shots.

Your photos can be more vivid than ever. On top of the RAW and JPEG file formats, the Z 8 includes the HEIF format to render 10-bit still images with rich tonal gradation. It works together with the QUAD-VGA panel monitor, the world’s brightest 3000cd/m2 monitor panel to show the true colours of your subject – be it during sunrise, sunset, or midday – with live-view shooting or playback in tones close to an HDR monitor. You can rest assured that the image tone is the one you are after, the moment you capture the shot.


Dual-Stream Technology
Powered by dual-stream technology, the Z 8 records real-time action and captures it simultaneously as it happens through the blackout-free Real-Live Viewfinder, helping you shoot erratic moments and never skip a beat.


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.


Added Convenience
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.

Type: Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses

Lens Mount: Nikon Z mount

Effective Pixels: 45.7 million

Sensor Size: 23.9 mm  x  35.9 mm

Image Sensor Format: FX

Image Sensor Type: Stacked CMOS sensor

Total Pixels: 52.37 million

Dust-Reduction System: Image Dust Off reference data (NX Studio software required)

Image Area (pixels): FX-format: (L) 8,256 x 5,504; (M) 6,192 x 4,128; (S) 4,128 x 2,752; DX-format: (L) 5,392 x 3,592; (M) 4,032 x 2,688; (S) 2,704 x 1,792; 1:1 (24 x 24): (L) 5,504 x 5,504; (M) 4,128 x 4,128; (S) 2,752 x 2,752; 16:9 (36 x 20): (L) 8,256 x 4,640; (M) 6,192 x 3,480; (S) 4,128 x 2,320

File Format Still Images: 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; NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats; NEF (RAW): 14 bit with lossless, high-efficiency*, or high-efficiency compression; 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)+HEIF: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and HEIF formats

Storage Media: SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-II compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards; CFexpress (Type B); XQD Type Memory

File System: DCF 2.0; Exif 2.32; MPEG‑A; MIAF

Viewfinder: 1.27-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

Viewfinder Frame Coverage: Approx. 100% horizontal; 100% vertical

Viewfinder Magnification: Approx. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m -1)

Viewfinder Eyepoint: 23mm (-1.0 m-1; from rearmost surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)

Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment: −4 – +3 m−1

Eye Sensor: Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays

Shutter Type: Electronic shutter with shutter sound and sensor shield

Shutter Speed: 1/32000 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

Flash Sync Speed: Up to:  X=1/200 sec. to 1/250 sec.; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 sec. or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported

Exposure Metering System: TTL metering using camera image sensor

Metering Range: -3 to +17 EV

Exposure Compensation: -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M

Exposure Lock: Luminosity locked at detected value

Picture Control: Auto; 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.

Multiple Exposure: Add; Average; Lighten; Darken

ISO Sensitivity: ISO 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.

Active D-Lighting: Can be selected from: Auto, Extra high 2, Extra high 1, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, Off

Active D-Lighting Bracketing: Yes

Autofocus System: Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist

Detection Range: -7 to +19 EV (-9 to +19 EV with starlight view Detection range (ISO 100, f/1.2 lens, 20 °C/68 °F using single servo AF (AF-S)

Lens Servo: Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); full-time AF (AF-F; available only in video mode); predictive focus tracking Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used

Focus Point: 493 (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

AF-Area Mode: Pinpoint; Single-Point; Wide-area AF (S); Wide-area AF (L); Wide-area AF (L-people); Wide-area AF (L-animals); Auto-area AF; Auto-area AF (people); Auto-area AF (animals); Dynamic-area (S); Dynamic-area (M); Dynamic-area (L); 3D-tracking; Subject-tracking AF; Pinpoint and Dynamic-area AF (S, M, L), 3D-tracking available in photo mode only; 3D-tracking available in video mode only; Subject-tracking AF available in video mode only; Wide-area AF (C1); Wide-area AF (C2)

Focus Lock: Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing center of sub-selector

Vibration Reduction: 5-axis image sensor shift

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 Sync Modes: Front-curtain sync; Rear-curtain sync; Red-eye reduction; Red-eye reduction with slow sync; Slow sync; Off

Flash Compensation: -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M

Flash-ready Indicator: Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output

Accessory Shoe: ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock

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

Flash Sync Terminal: Yes

White Balance: Auto (3 types); Choose color temperature (2,500 K–10,000 K); Cloudy; Direct sunlight; Flash; Fluorescent (3 types); Incandescent; Natural light auto; Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all except choose color temperature with fine-tuning; Shade

White Balance Bracketing: Exposure and/or flash, white balance, and ADL

Movie Metering: TTL exposure metering using main image sensor

Movie Maximum Recording Time: 2 hours 5 minutes

Movie File Format: MOV; MP4; NEV

Movie 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); Movie Audio Recording Format: Linear PCM; AAC; 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)

Movie Frame size (pixels) and frame rate (RAW Video): FX 8256 x 4644 /60p/50p/30p/25p/24p; * 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; 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

Movie: 8K UHD 7,680 × 4,320 / 30p (progressive); 8K UHD 7,680 × 4,320 /25p/24p; 4K UHD 3,840 × 2,160 /120p/100p/60p50p/30p/25p/24p; Full HD 1,920 x 1,080 /120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p; 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

Movie Audio: Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity can be adjusted

Movie ISO: Mode 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.

Movie Active D-Lighting: Can be selected from: Extra High, High, Normal, Low, Off

Time Code: Yes

Movie Log Gamma Output: When using memory card in Z 8 and NOT using external recorder

N-Log or HLG videos are recorded to “memory card”; When NOT using memory card in Z 8 and using external recorder; N-Log or HLG video are recorded to “external recorder via HDMI-output”; When using both memory card in Z 8 and external recorder; N-Log or HLG video are recorded to both “memory card” and “external recorder via HDMI-output”; However, If you select 8K30p/25p/24p or 4K120p/100p, the recording frame size for HDMI-output is change to FHD; For example, if you select 8K30p, memory card is 8K30p and HDMI-output is FHD30p; If you select 4K60p, memory card is 4K60p and HDMI-output is 4K60p.

Movie e-VR: Yes

Movie HDMI Output: Yes

Movie Focus Peaking: Yes

Movie Highlight Display (Zebras): Yes

Time-Lapse Movie: Yes

AF for Movie: Yes

Monitor Size: 3.2 in. diagonal

Monitor Resolution: 2100 k dots

Monitor Type: Vertically and horizontally tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD

Playback Functions: Auto Image Rotation; Full-frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images); Highlights; Histogram Display; Location Data Display; Photo Information; Picture Rating; Playback with Playback Zoom; Playback Zoom Cropping; Slide Shows; Voice memo input and playback; IPTC information embedding and display; Filtered playback; Skip to first shot in series; Series playback; Save consecutive frames; Motion blend

Voice Memo Function: Yes

Interface: Audio Input: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported); Audio Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter); Type A HDMI connector; 10 pin remote terminal: Built-in; USB: Type C USB connectors; USB data connector (SuperSpeed USB) x1; USB Power Delivery connector x1

Wi-Fi Functionality: Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac; Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac (Europe, U.S.A., Canada, Mexico); Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a (other countries in the Americas); 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5825 MHz (U.S.A., Canada, Mexico); 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5805 MHz (other countries in the Americas); Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5805 MHz (other countries in the Americas); Operating frequency: 2412–2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180–5825 MHz (U.S.A., Canada, Mexico); Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK, WPA3-SAE; U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico: 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5825 MHz (5180 to 5240 MHz, 5500 to 5580 MHz, 5660 to 5700 MHz, and 5745 to 5825 MHz); Other countries in the Americas: 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5805 MHz (5180 to 5240 MHz and 5745 to 5805 MHz); Maximum output power (EIRP): 2.4 GHz band: 1.4 dBm, 5 GHz band (5180 to 5320 MHz): 10.8 dBm, 5 GHz band (5500 to 5825 MHz): 7.8 dBm

Smart Device App Connectivity: SnapBridge

Bluetooth: Communication protocols: Bluetooth Specification; Version 5.0; Operating frequency: Bluetooth: 2402–2480 MHz; Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402–2480 MHz; Maximum output power (EIRP); Bluetooth: -4.1 dBm; Bluetooth Low Energy: -5.6 dBm

GPS: Via the SnapBridge app

Supported Languages: English; French; Spanish

Battery / Batteries: One 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.

Battery Life (shots per charge): [Viewfinder only] selected for monitor mode with: [ON] selected for [Energy saving (photo mode)] in the setup menu: Approx. 340 shots; [Viewfinder only] selected for monitor mode with: [OFF] selected for [Energy saving (photo mode)] in the setup menu: Approx. 330 shots; [Monitor only] selected for monitor mode with: [ON] selected for [Energy saving (photo mode)] in the setup menu: Approx. 370 shots; [Monitor only] selected for monitor mode with: [OFF] selected for [Energy saving (photo mode)] in the setup menu: Approx. 340 shots; Photo Mode (Burst Photography): Number of Shots: Approx. 2280 shots; Movies: [Viewfinder only] selected for monitor mode: Approx. 85 minutes; [Monitor only] selected for monitor mode: Approx. 85 minutes

AC Adapter: EH-7P charging AC adapter (available separately); EH-5c/EH-5b AC Adapter (requires EP-5B power connector, available separately); EH‑8P Charging AC adapter; requires UC‑E25 USB cable (available separately)

Battery Charger: MH-25A Battery Charger

Tripod Socket: 1/4 in. (ISO 1222)

Approx. Dimensions: (Width x Height x Depth)5.7 in. (144 mm)  x  4.7 in. (118.5 mm)  x  3.3 in. (83 mm)

Approx. Weight: 32.1 oz. (910 g)

Operating Environment: Temperature: −10 °C–40 °C (+14 °F–104 °F); Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)