It’s official (or about as official because it’ll ever be):
The Nikon Z8, the long-awaited full-frame mirrorless digicam that we first mentioned over three years in the past, will debut on Could tenth, 2023. Whereas Nikon hasn’t technically confirmed the Z8’s announcement, the imaging firm has scheduled a “5.10.23 Launch Event” YouTube reside stream.
How do we all know that the launch is for the Z8? As Nikon Rumors pointed out, in case you look rigorously on the query mark within the backside right-hand nook of the launch occasion graphic, you’ll be able to see the define of an “8” – plus, the timeline corresponds carefully with NR’s earlier reporting, which predicted a launch date in April or Could.
Whereas we don’t have any confirmed Z8 particulars, and whereas Nikon Rumors has emphasised that “a few of [its rumored specifications] is not going to be right,” listed below are just some of the camera’s likely features:
- A forty five.7 MP full-frame sensor
- 20 FPS RAW steady taking pictures
- A 3.69M-dot EVF
- A design that mirrors the Z6 and Z7
- In-body picture stabilization
- 8K/60p video
- Twin CFexpress and SD card slots
In reality, a few of NR’s sources have labeled the Z8 as a “mini” or “child” Z9, which is Nikon’s present flagship mirrorless mannequin; it affords breathtaking AF capabilities, a forty five MP sensor, an ultra-rugged physique, and 8K/60p video, although it additionally prices a whopping $5,500. The Z9 sports activities a built-in vertical grip, although as I famous above, the Z8 will doubtless use a design much like the (extra compact) Z6 and Z7.
The Z8, subsequently, ought to be suited to generalist professionals and severe fans who’re keen to pay for high-level gear however aren’t on the lookout for a rugged, action- and wildlife-focused design. The brand new digicam will boast in-body picture stabilization, a high-resolution sensor, and twin card slots to fulfill professionals, but the smaller type issue and the presumably decreased worth will make it a more sensible choice for journey photographers in addition to barely extra informal shooters.
So in case you’re enthusiastic about a full-frame mirrorless mannequin that gives the ability of the Z9 with out the cumbersome physique and the eye-watering price ticket, maintain a watch out for the Z8!
Now over to you:
What do you consider the Nikon Z8? Will you buy it? What do you hope it affords? Share your ideas within the feedback under!