Nikon enthusiasts, brace yourselves for some exciting news about the upcoming Nikon Z8! The grapevine has been buzzing with rumors and speculations about this new camera and we are here to give you the inside scoop on what we think we know so far.
Although nothing has been officially confirmed by Nikon, Nikon Rumors has been a reliable source of information in the past and has revealed some intriguing details about the Z8. According to their latest update, the camera is expected to be a hybrid of the Z7 and Z9 and may be announced before summer.
One of the most exciting things about the Z8 is the rumored improvements in its features. The camera is expected to have a form factor similar to the Z6 and Z7, with a greatly improved electronic viewfinder and autofocus system. The Z8 is also expected to feature the same sensor as the Z9, which is a significant upgrade over the Z7’s sensor.
Speaking of the EVF, the Z8 is rumored to come with a 9-million-dot EVF, similar to the ones found in Sony’s latest cameras such as the a7S III, a7R V, a1. This high-resolution EVF should provide photographers with an unprecedented level of detail and clarity, making it a game-changer for landscape and portrait photography.
Another exciting feature of the Z8 is its expected 8K60p video recording capability, which would put it at the forefront of modern video technology. Additionally, the camera is expected to have a USB-C port for USB power supply and charging, making it more convenient to charge the camera on the go.
While it’s unclear whether the rumored price of €4,500 is for the camera only or for the lens kit as well, we are hoping that the Z8 will be priced competitively, especially given the stiff competition from other camera manufacturers.
Of course, we should keep in mind that none of this information has been confirmed by Nikon, and these are all rumors and speculations at this point. However, if these rumors turn out to be true, the Z8 could be a game-changing camera for Nikon and a highly desirable piece of gear for photographers around the world. We can’t wait for the official announcement and release of the Z8 in May!
Here’s what we know about the Z8:
- The Z8 was described as a hybrid of the Z7 and Z9
- Form close to Z6/Z7
- Improved EVF
- Improved autofocus
- Same sensor as Z 9
- You can’t expect all the features of the Z 9
- announced before summer
- Price in Europe: Around €4,500
Unclear if it’s the camera only or the lens kit (price in the US is cheaper than usual)
Update unconfirmed information
- Announced in April
- Released in May
- Development announcement may be earlier
- Same battery as Z 7 (EN-EL15c)
- Compatible with external battery grip
- USB-C port for USB power supply and charging
- 9 million dot EVF