Z 8 Body Only

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Get ready for action. The Z 8 is engineered with top-performance features for both videos and stills, in a smaller and lighter body. 

A legacy inspired by agility and performance. Relish in the autofocus (AF) performance, 9 types of subjects at a time. With the dedicated new airplane mode added to the AF detection menu, the Z 8’s powerful combination of subject detection and 3D-tracking allows you to easily capture fast, erratically moving subjects; while the wide-area AF offers 20 custom options to provide flexibility for any shooting situation. Experience excellent video features with multiple video formats of your choice to tell your visual narratives. Record to your heart’s content with up to 125 minutes of continuous recording in 4K UHD/60p, together with a variety of accessories to elevate your videography creations.
Key Features of the Nikon Z 8
A Master of All Trades in Photography and Videography
  • Versatile High-End Camera: Exceptional in every aspect - high resolution, speed, advanced video features, and groundbreaking autofocus, making the Z 8 suitable for any professional task.
  • Robust Professional Build: Crafted for durability and high performance in challenging conditions.
Revolutionary Video Capabilities
  • Extensive Video Resolution Options: Offers a vast array of video resolutions, including 8K UHD from 24p to 60p (N-RAW), 4K UHD from 24p to 120p, and Full HD from 24p to 120p.
  • Advanced Video Features: Equipped with specialised video features such as adjustable autofocus speed, time code, waveform, multiple codecs/formats, and more.
Optimised for Sports, Action, and Wildlife Photography
  • Advanced Autofocus System: Features an optimised autofocus system for automatic subject detection and tracking, with 3D tracking mode for seamless subject movement capture.
  • High-Speed Continuous Shooting: Can be set at 20fps (RAW), 30fps (JPEG), 60fps* and 120fps*, ideal for capturing the perfect moment in fast-paced scenarios.
Perfect for Portraits, Studio, and Commercial Photography
  • Ultra High-Resolution Imaging: Delivers incredibly detailed images suitable for both print and digital media.
  • Real-Time Face and Eye Tracking: Advanced autofocusing system that can track faces and eyes in real-time, with user control over eye focus.
Exceptional for Landscape Photography
  • Superior Dynamic Range and Resolution: The sensor's dynamic range and resolution capture immense detail, offering significant flexibility in post-production.
  • Landscape-Specific Features: Includes extended shutter speeds up to 900s, warm LCD screen colours, countdown timers, built-in interval timer, and special shooting modes like starlight mode, plus robust weather sealing for outdoor shooting.

* Resolution is reduced.

Display SKUVOA100AA
TypeDigital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens MountNikon Z mount
Mount TypeNikon Z mount
Picture AngleFull-frame / FX-Format
Image Sensor
Sensor Size35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Pixels52.37 million
Dust-Reduction SystemImage sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires NX Studio)
Image Area (pixels)[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)
Effective Pixels (Megapixels)45.7 million
Image Sensor FormatFull-frame/FX-format
File System
File Format Still ImagesNEF (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
Picture ControlAuto , Standard , Neutral , Vivid , Monochrome , Portrait , Landscape , Flat 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.
File SystemDCF 2.0, Exif 2.32, MPEG‑A MIAF
Storage MediaCFexpress (Type B) , XQD , SD , SDHC (UHS-II compliant) , SDXC (UHS-II compliant)
Card Slot1 CFexpress card or XQD card and 1 Secure Digital (SD) card. Either card can be used for overflow or backup storage, for separate storage of NEF (RAW) and JPEG or HEIF pictures, or for storage of duplicate JPEG or HEIF pictures at different sizes and image qualities; pictures can be copied between cards.
Viewfinder1.27 cm(0.5 in.) approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance, auto and 18-level manual brightness controls, and support for high frame rates
Eye SensorAutomatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays
Lens Compatibility at a Glance***Z mount NIKKOR lenses F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment-4 to +3 m-1
Viewfinder Eyepoint23 mm (-1.0 m-1; from rearmost surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Viewfinder MagnificationApprox. 0.8x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)
Viewfinder Frame CoverageApprox. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Shutter TypeElectronic shutter with shutter sound and sensor shield
Frame Advance Rate1/32000 to 30 s (choose from step sizes of 1/3, 1/2, and 1 EV, extendable to 900 s in mode M), bulb, time
Shutter Release ModesSingle frame , continuous low-speed , continuous high-speed , high-speed frame capture (with Pre-Release Capture) , Self-timer
Flash Sync SpeedFlash synchronizes with shutter at speeds of 1/250 or 1/200 s; or slower (but note that the guide number drops at speeds of 1/200 to 1/250 s); sync speeds as fast as 1/8000 s are supported with auto FP high-speed sync
Continuous Shooting OptionsUp to 120 fps Continuous low-speed: Approx. 1 to 10 fps Continuous high-speed: Approx. 10 to 20 fps High-speed frame capture (C30): Approx. 30 fps High-speed frame capture (C60): Approx. 60 fps High-speed frame capture (C120): Approx. 120 fps Maximum frame advance rate as measured by in-house tests.
Self-timer2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s
Slowest Shutter Speed30 sec
Fastest Shutter Speed1/32000 sec
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution20 fps
Exposure MeteringTTL metering using camera image sensor
Exposure ModesP: programmed auto with flexible program, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual
Exposure LockLuminosity locked at detected value
Exposure CompensationRange: -5 to +5 EV (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV)
Metering Range-3 to +17 EV Figures are for ISO 100 and f/2.0 lens at 20 °C/68 °F
Metering MethodMatrix metering Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 12 or 8 mm circle in center of frame or weighting can be based on average of entire frame Spot metering: Meters circle with a diameter of approximately 4 mm centered on selected focus point Highlight-weighted metering
ISO SensitivityISO 64 to 25600 (choose from 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 to 25600 when HLG is selected for tone mode.
Active D-LightingAuto, Extra high 2, Extra high 1, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity25600
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity64
Focus / Autofocus
Focus Point493
AF-Area ModePinpoint (available in photo mode only), single-point, dynamic-area (S, M, and L; available in photo mode only), wide-area (S, L, C1, and C2), and auto-area AF; 3D-tracking (available in photo mode only); subject-tracking AF (available in video mode only)
Lens ServoAutofocus (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
VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization5-axis image sensor shift
Detection Range-7 to +19 EV (-9 to +19 EV with starlight view) Measured in photo mode at ISO 100 and a temperature of 20 °C/68 °F using single-servo AF (AF‑S) and a lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.2
Autofocus SystemHybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points493
Flash Compensation-3 to +1 EV (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV)
Flash-ready IndicatorLights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output
Accessory ShoeISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
Flash ControlTTL: 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 ModesFront-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, off
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
White Balance
White BalanceAuto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (3 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 to 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning
White Balance BracketingYes. Exposure and/or flash, white balance, ADL
Movie7680 x 4320 (8K UHD): 30p (progressive)/25p/24p 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD): 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p 1920 x 1080: 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p Note: 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. RAW Video: 8256 x 4644: 60p/50p/30p/25p/24p 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 Note: 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 MeteringTTL metering using camera image sensor
Time-Lapse MovieYes
Movie Active D-LightingExtra high, High, Normal, Low, and Off
Movie ISOMode M: Manual selection (ISO 64 to 25600; choose from step sizes of 1/6, 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; auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 64 to Hi 2.0) available with selectable upper limit 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 AudioBuilt-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable
Movie Audio Recording FormatLinear PCM (48 KHz, 24 bit, for videos recorded in NEV or MOV format) , AAC (48 KHz, 16 bit, for videos recorded in MP4 format)
Movie Video CompressionN-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 File FormatNEV, MOV, MP4
Movie Maximum Recording Time125 min
Monitor Size8 -cm ( 3.2 –in.) diagonal
Monitor ResolutionApprox. 2100 k-dot
Monitor TypeVertically and horizontally tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 15-level manual brightness controls
Playback FunctionsFull-frame and thumbnail (up to 4, 9, or 72 pictures) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, video playback, slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto picture rotation, picture rating, voice memo recording and playback, IPTC information embedding and display, filtered playback, skip to first shot in series, series playback, save consecutive frames, and motion blend
InterfaceType C USB connectors - USB data connector (SuperSpeed USB) x1, USB Power Delivery connector x1. HDMI output connector: Type A connector. Audio input/output Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter). Ten-pin remote terminal: Built-in (can be used with MC-30A/MC-36A remote cords and other optional accessories)
Wi-Fi FunctionalityStandards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Africa, the Middle East (other than Israel), Taiwan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Bolivia) IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac (other countries in the Asia, Europe, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, the Republic of Fiji, U.S.A., Canada, and Mexico) Operating frequency: Australia, New Zealand, and the Republic of Fiji: 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5825 MHz (5180 to 5580 MHz, 5660 to 5700 MHz, and 5745 to 5825 MHz) Asia (other than Turkey, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India), and New Caledonia: 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5745 to 5805 MHz India: 2412 to 2472 MHz (channel 13) and 5180 to 5825 MHz (5180 to 5320 MHz and 5745 to 5825 MHz) Africa, the Middle East (other than Israel), Taiwan, Bangladesh, Pakistan: 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) 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 Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK, WPA3-SAE
Smart Device App ConnectivitySnapBridge
Supported LanguagesEnglish The languages available vary with the country or region in which the camera was originally purchased
Battery / BatteriesOne 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. MB-N12 power battery packs (available separately) taking two EN‑EL15c * batteries * 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.
AC AdapterEH‑7P charging AC adapters (available separately) EH‑8P AC adapters; requires UC‑E25 USB cable (available separately) EH‑5d, EH‑5c, and EH‑5b AC adapters; requires EP‑5B power connector (available separately)
Weight (g) (body only)*1Approx. 910 g (2 lb. 0.1 oz.) with battery and memory card but without body cap and accessory shoe cover; Approx. 820 g (1 lb. 13 oz.) (camera body only)
Length x height x width (mm) (body only)*Approx. 144 x 118.5 x 83 mm ( 5.7 x 4.7 x 3.3 in.)
Tripod Socket0.635 cm (1/4 in., ISO 1222)
Animal Eye AFYes
BluetoothCommunication protocols: Bluetooth Specification version 5.0 Operating frequency: Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz Maximum output power (EIRP): Bluetooth: -4.1 dBm Bluetooth Low Energy: -5.6 dBm

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