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Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Camera (Body Only)

MFR# 1695
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Included Items:

Z 8 Body Only, BF-N1 Body Cap, DK-33 Rubber Eyecup, AN-DC26 Camera Strap, EN-EL15c Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery, MH-25a Battery Charger, BS-1 Accessory Shoe, Cover, UC-E24 USB Cable, HDMI/USB Cable Clip

  • 45.7MP Stacked Image Sensor
  • ISO range: 64-25,600
  • 20 fps (120fps in JPEG mode)
  • 5-axis in-body stabilizations: 6 stops
  • Shutter speed: 1/32000 – 900s
  • Electronic shutter only
  • Autofocus: 493 AF points
  • HEIF 10-bit support
  • Video: 8.3k @60p
  • 3.2″ tilting LCD screens
  • 3690k-dot OLED EVF
  • Memory cards: CFExpress + SD
  • Dust/drip resistant: same as the Nikon D850
  • Dimensions: 144×118×83mm | 5.6×4.6×3.2in
  • Weight: under 1kg

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.

The Z 8 condenses the advanced functionality and performance of the flagship Nikon Z 9 into a compact and lightweight body while also maintaining superior robustness and reliability. The Z 8 is ideal for a variety of image creators who seek new possibilities for visual expression in a wide range of genres and subjects, such as landscapes, wild birds, airplanes, portraits, and weddings. Whether shooting stills or video, the excellent agility of the Z 8 enables nimble camerawork, realizing superior operability that allows users to push their creativity further. On top of this, its reliable performance allows users to capture decisive moments and achieve outstanding image depiction.

Nikon will continue to pursue a new dimension in optical performance while meeting users' needs, contributing to the development of imaging culture, with the hope of expanding possibilities for imaging expression.

Comfortable operability that is ideal for diverse shooting situations

The advanced functionality and performance of the Z 9 are incorporated into a compact camera body that is approx. 30% smaller than the flagship model. The downsized body has been engineered to retain the easy-to-hold grip as well as comfortable operability. This enables agile and stable camerawork in a wide variety of shooting scenes, even with a super-telephoto lens attached. In addition, the 4-axis tilting monitor delivers high operability when shooting from high and low angles in both horizontal and vertical positions.
For video recording, the Z 8 can record 12-bit RAW and 10-bit Apple ProRes 422 HQ video in-camera, allowing users to take advantage of a minimal video recording system that does not require an external recorder. The flexible combinations of shooting equipment suit various shooting styles to streamline operations. With the MC-N10 Remote Grip (sold separately) attached, solo videographers can take advantage of having more control over how they can operate the camera — in a way that was previously difficult on their own. Furthermore, by taking advantage of the wide-ranging accessory lineup and high compatibility with products from accessory brands, users can operate the Z 8 as comfortably as if it were a dedicated video camera.

The capability to securely capture decisive moments

The Z 8 can record up to approx. 125 min. in 4K UHD/60p*1 and up to approx. 90 min. in 8K UHD/30p*2, which is a great benefit for a wide range of shooting situations, such as for documentaries or wedding shooting, where extended recording time is required. The same nine types of subjects are detected in stills and video as the Z 9, while also featuring a new dedicated airplane detection mode. With this subject detection mode, users have more powerful detection and tracking performance when shooting airplanes — whether near or far, in low light, or against busy backgrounds. In addition, the camera realizes high-speed, high-precision AF performance equivalent to that of the Z 9, and can also detect subjects down to the low-light limit of -9 EV*3. These features support the improvement of autofocus for subjects in dark environments, as well as the effective focus on subjects in backlit situations, by separately controlling the exposure of the live-view image and the AF image.
For still shooting, the Z 8 features Pre-Release Capture*4, which allows the capture of images up to one second before the shutter-release button is fully pressed. For example, when shooting wild birds, the exact moment a bird suddenly takes flight can be captured while only half-pressing the button — even if the user only fully pressed the shutter-release button after the bird took off.

  • *1H.265 8-bit (MOV), [Extended oversampling]: [OFF], [Auto temperature cutout]: [Standard], at 25°C/77°F, using a Nikon MC-CF660G memory card and external power source.
  • *2H.265 8-bit (MOV), [Auto temperature cutout]: [High], at 25°C/77°F, using a Nikon MC-CF660G memory card and external power source.
  • *3With Starlight view. Photo mode, single AF servo (AF-S), ISO 100, f/1.2 lens used, at 20°C/68°F.
  • *4Pre-Release Capture can be set only when shooting in High-Speed Frame Capture+, which enables continuous shooting at the frame rate of 120 fps.

Superior image depiction that enhances users' expression in both still and video shooting

The Z 8 supports the HEIF format, which records high-quality still images while reducing the amount of file data. This file format enables the impressive expression of scenes that have rich tones, such as sunrises and sunsets, as well as scenes that feature highly illuminated subjects, such as nighttime parades, by utilizing 10-bit rich tonal gradation. In addition, when shooting HEIF images (via live view) or playing the images back, the user can get a good idea of how those images will look on an HDR (HLG)-compatible monitor with the camera's 3000cd/m2 compatible EVF and 900cd/m2 high-luminance image monitor.
The Z 8 can record in various types of video formats depending on the purposes or workflow of the shoot, including high-definition 4K UHD/60p*, 50p*, and 30p oversampled from 8K, providing the opportunity to shoot in high-definition video that can be enjoyed on a large screen. Furthermore, with portrait shooting, the camera helps achieve the intended result with the portrait impression balance function, as well as a newly added skin-softening function. Additionally, in order to maximize the potential of fast NIKKOR Z lenses, a combination of ISO 64 and 1/32000 sec. shutter speed can be used.

  • *Supported when [Extended oversampling] in the video recording menu is [ON], image area is [FX], and frame size/frame rate is 3840x2160 60p/50p. Note that battery power consumption increases when [ON] is selected.

Additional features

  • 45.7 effective megapixels deliver outstanding resolution maximizing the superior performance of NIKKOR Z lenses.
  • Real-Live Viewfinder continuously displays the actual motion of a subject without blackout or skipped/repeated frames.
  • 3D-tracking keeps the target subject in focus even if it moves rapidly or erratically.
  • Custom wide-area AF supports various autofocus area patterns.
  • Synchro VR*1 achieves powerful vibration reduction up to approx. 6.0 stops*2
  • Supportive functions for shooting in dark locations, such as starlight view and illuminated buttons are equipped.
  • Vertical-orientation playback of images/display of the i menu during playback efficiently support vertical shooting.
  • Hi-Res Zoom*3 allows zooming in high definition during video recording — even when using a prime lens.
  • Timecode synchronization facilitates the operation of synchronizing video footage from multiple cameras and audio data from audio recorders, which is immensely beneficial for video editing*4.
  • Durability for operation in freezing conditions down to -10°C/14°F supports professional shooting in extreme environments.
  • Elimination of the mechanical shutter enables shooting without worrying about shutter wear.
  • Double coating and a sensor shield are adopted to protect the image sensor from dust.
  • Two USB terminals, one for power charge/supply and the other for communication, allow communication while charging/supplying power.
  • Adoption of magnesium alloy and a new professional-grade carbon-fiber composite material realizes superior robustness and reliability.
  • NX Studio ver. 1.4.0 displays HDR*5, which enables display and editing of stills taken in HLG tone mode. It also supports portrait impression balance customization and the skin-softening function.
  • *1When combined with lenses compatible with Synchro VR.
  • *2Based on CIPA Standards. When using the telephoto end of the NIKKOR Z 70-200mm f/2.8 VR S with NORMAL mode.
  • *3Hi-Res Zoom is available only with video recording in the following codecs: at ProRes 422 HQ 10-bit (MOV), H.265 10-bit (MOV), H.265 8-bit (MOV), or H.264 8-bit (MP4) — with image area set to FX (36 x 24). Restrictions apply to some camera features.
  • *4Dedicated accessories are required.
  • *5For system requirements, please refer to the guide manual for system preferences.

Primary features of the MB-N12 Power Battery Pack

The MB-N12 Power Battery Pack is an optional power battery pack for the Z 8 that enhances vertical shooting operation while extending* the battery endurance by approx. 1.8x. Concentrating on vertical shooting becomes effortless with the easy-to-hold grip. Excellent drip- and dust-resistance enables operation in temperatures as low as -10°C/14°F, allowing users to rely on the grip as much as the camera. The MB-N12 Power Battery Pack also supports hot swapping, in which the power supply continues uninterrupted even when one of the two batteries is removed, as long as the other still has remaining charge. In addition, it allows the batteries to be charged inside even when not attached to the camera body. All of these features are ideal for extended recording, such as when shooting weddings or time-lapse videos of landscapes.

  1. Type

    Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
  2. Lens Mount

    Nikon Z mount

  1. Effective Pixels

    45.7 million
  2. Sensor Size

    23.9 mm
    x 35.9 mm
  3. Image Sensor Format

  4. Image Sensor Type

    Stacked CMOS sensor
  5. Total Pixels

    52.37 million
  6. Dust-Reduction System

    Image Dust Off reference data (NX Studio software required)
  7. Image Area (pixels)

    (L)8,256 x 5,504

    (M)6,192 x 4,128

    (S) 4,128 x 2,752
    (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

  1. 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
  2. Storage Media

    SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-II compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
    CFexpress (Type B)
    XQD Type Memory
  3. File System

    DCF 2.0
    Exif 2.32

  1. 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
  2. Viewfinder Frame Coverage

    Approx. 100% horizontal
    100% vertical
  3. Viewfinder Magnification

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

    23mm (-1.0 m-1; from rearmost surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
  5. Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment

    −4 – +3 m−1
  6. Eye Sensor

    Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays

  1. Shutter Type

    Electronic shutter with shutter sound and sensor shield
  2. 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
  3. 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

  1. Exposure Metering System

    TTL metering using camera image sensor
  2. Metering Range

    -3 to +17 EV
  3. Exposure Compensation

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

    Luminosity locked at detected value
  5. Picture Control

    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.
  6. Multiple Exposure


  1. 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.
  2. Active D-Lighting

    Can be selected from:
    Extra high 2
    Extra high 1
    Extra High
  3. Active D-Lighting Bracketing


  1. Autofocus System

    Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
  2. 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)
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. AF-Area Mode

    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)
    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)
  6. Focus Lock

    Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing center of sub-selector
  7. Vibration Reduction

    5-axis image sensor shift

  1. 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
  2. Flash Sync Modes

    Front-curtain sync
    Rear-curtain sync
    Red-eye reduction
    Red-eye reduction with slow sync
    Slow sync
  3. Flash Compensation

    -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, and M
  4. 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
  5. Accessory Shoe

    ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
  6. 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
  7. Flash Sync Terminal


  1. White Balance

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

    Exposure and/or flash, white balance, and ADL

  1. Movie Metering

    TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
  2. Movie Maximum Recording Time

    2 hours 5 minutes
  3. Movie File Format

  4. 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)
  5. Movie Audio Recording Format

    Linear PCM
    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)
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Movie Audio

    Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity can be adjusted
  9. 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.
  10. Movie Active D-Lighting

    Can be selected from:
    Extra High
  11. Time Code

  12. 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.
  13. Movie e-VR

  14. Movie HDMI Output

  15. Movie Focus Peaking

  16. Movie Highlight Display (Zebras)

  17. Time-Lapse Movie

  18. AF for Movie


  1. Monitor Size

    3.2 in. diagonal
  2. Monitor Resolution

    2100 k dots
  3. Monitor Type

    Vertically and horizontally tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD

  1. Playback Functions

    Auto Image Rotation
    Full-frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images)
    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
  2. Voice Memo Function


  1. Interface

    Audio Input: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
    Audio Output: 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
  2. 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
  3. Smart Device App Connectivity

  4. 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
  5. GPS

    Via the SnapBridge app

  1. Supported Languages


  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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)
  4. Battery Charger

    MH-25A Battery Charger

  1. Tripod Socket

    1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
  2. 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)
  3. Approx. Weight

    32.1 oz.
    (910 g)
  4. Operating Environment

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