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The Ultimate Hybrid Camera
Powerful performance. Professional build. Compact, lightweight handling. A dream camera for videos and stills.
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.
* Lens pictured not included.
Packed with Z 9 flagship technology
A powerhouse for video
Internal 8K/60p and 4K/120p video
Compact & Lightweight
Hold the camera more comfortably and move around more smoothly. Take advantage of a lighter camera system when shooting on a gimbal, with fewer cables and less setup time.
Capture 24 bit linear PCM sound right to the memory card alongside your footage. Compatible with professional XLR microphones using Tascam’s digital adapter CA-XLR2d-AN (sold separately).
A dream for photography
45.7MP stills, more flexible than ever
RAW | 14-bit
Capture the full dynamic range, colour and image information captured by the Z 8’s exceptional 45.7MP full-frame sensor.
High Efficiency | RAW 14-bit
Retain the outstanding image quality of traditional RAW with approximately 1/3 smaller file size.
HEIF | 10-bit
Richer tonal gradation than JPEG with increased luminance at a comparable file size. Great for stills and creating 8K HLG time-lapse videos in-camera.
JPEG | 8-bit
Applies all of the camera settings to the file for smaller file sizes and quick, easy use.
Blazing fast frame rates
With unrivaled burst speeds and a seemingly bottomless buffer the Z 8 gives you the edge when photographing birds, sports, weddings and once-in-a-lifetime moments.
20 fps | RAW and JPEG
30 fps | JPEG Fine
60 fps | JPEG Normal DX Crop Mode
120 fps | 11MP JPEG
All-electronic shutter with no moving parts.
Performs at lighting-fast speeds with no vibration, noise or wear and tear and virtually no rolling shutter distortion.
Recover the shots you missed with Pre-Release Capture.
The Z 8 can record the moments before and after you actually press the shutter release button, saving shots that would otherwise have been missed.
Taking a shot in the dark is no longer a shot in the dark
Major buttons are softly illuminated for easier operation in the dark.
Image Frame Display
Easily confirm your composition with a thin line indicating the image frame.
Optimize the brightness of the EVF with Lo1 or Lo2 to reduce eye strain.
Warm Display Colours
Preserve your night vision with warm red menu tones and reduced brightness.
AF detection range expands to -9.0 EV* and display optimizes for confirming of point light sources.
Creativity, built right in
Fast, accurate autofocus
Nikon’s most advanced autofocus system
Sophisticated AF algorithm
Developed using deep learning technology.
Performs in extreme low light
Focus all the way down to -9.0 EV.
Combines subject detection and 3D tracking
Follows the fastest, most erratic subjects.
Detects and tracks more subjects than any other mirrorless system
People, cats, dogs, birds, airplanes, motorbikes, vehicles, bicycles and trains.
Two USB Type C Ports
One USB data connector (SuperSpeed USB) for file transfers and connecting accessories, another dedicated for charging and providing constant power.
Dedicated tab giving you quick access to key settings.
The USB Type C data connector port supports IEEE 802.3ab gigabit Ethernet with a compatible adapter.
2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi
Upload images to a secure FTP server straight from the camera.
Pro Build and Operation
Eco-friendly Seerebo® Carbon Fiber
Premium Weather Sealing
Dual Card Slots
4-Axis Tilting Touchscreen
Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4 S Lens
Essential zoom range. Exquisite image quality.
Go from 24mm wide angle views to 120mm telephoto close-ups and everything in between with spectacular image quality. The NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S brings a versatile all-purpose zoom range together with premium S-Line optics, a constant f/4 aperture, close focusing, robust weather-sealing and superior resolution—all in a compact, travel-friendly package.
- S-Line Premium Optics
- 5x Zoom 24mm–120mm
- f/4 Constant Aperture
- 1.15 ft. Close Focusing
- 630 g Lightweight
- FX & DX: Any Z Camera
Quality you can see. Literally.
The NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S bears the S-Line designation, reserved for premium NIKKOR Z lenses with the most advanced optics, superior resolution, beautiful bokeh, robust weather sealing and precision design.
Versatile. Like you.
Cover everything from landscapes, architecture and interiors to candids, portraits, interviews and close-ups. If you have to choose just one lens for a shoot, an event or travel, the NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S should be at the top of your list.
Constant f/4 aperture.
Set your aperture and shutter speed once, then zoom and reframe without affecting exposure. Get a consistent, beautiful look at any distance, especially useful for zooming during video recording.
Nano Crystal Coat minimizes reflections that cause lens flare and ghosting for remarkably sharp, high contrast results, even when shooting into direct sunlight.
Autofocus is split between two high-speed, ultra-quiet STM stepping motors moving in sync. The design enables thrilling close focusing, edge-to-edge sharpness and virtually no color bleeding or focus breathing.
Macro-style close focusing.
When you want to show the smallest details, get as close as 1.15 ft. from your subject and still zoom all the way to 120mm. Comfortably shoot interiors, food, over the shoulder shots, how-to videos and more.
Outstanding for video.
With its versatile zoom range, constant f/4 aperture, ultra-quiet focusing, suppressed focus breathing and smooth aperture adjustments, the NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4 S is a workhorse for video applications.
Brilliant. By design.
Fine tune. Manual focus ring.
Dedicated to one crucial function: giving you tactile, precision control of focus when you want it.
A lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the center of the lens.
NIKKOR Z lenses use a stepping motor for fast, accurate, smooth, quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling. This quiet drive system makes the lenses ideal for use when shooting video.
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon and used in conjunction with Nano Crystal Coat to further reduce ghost and flare effects caused by incident light entering the lens vertically. This allows for the outstandingly clear capture of images even when a light source is located within the frame.
Nano Crystal Coat
An anti-reflective coating developed by Nikon that virtually eliminates internal lens element reflections across a wide range of wavelengths. Nano Crystal Coat solves ghost effects caused by red light and effectively reduces ghost and flare caused by light entering the lens diagonally.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
Aspherical – Extra-low Dispersion Glass Elements
An ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element that features the characteristics of an Aspheric glass element for a more compact size lens. Like Aspherical lenses, AS-ED lens elements minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture by continuously changing the refractive index from the center of the lens. The AS-ED lens elements are optical glass developed by Nikon to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
A NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
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
Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4 S Lens
LC-77B 77mm Snap-On Front Lens Cap
LF-N1 Rear Lens Cap
HB-102 Lens Hood
CL-C2 Lens Case
|Type||Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses|
|Lens Mount||Nikon Z mount|
|Effective Pixels||45.7 million|
|Sensor Size||23.9 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
(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
14 bit with lossless, high-efficiency*, or high-efficiency compression
Supports fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression; size-priority and optimal-quality compression available
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
|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
|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|
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.
|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:
Extra high 2
Extra high 1
|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
Wide-area AF (S)
Wide-area AF (L)
Wide-area AF (L-people)
Wide-area AF (L-animals)
Auto-area AF (people)
Auto-area AF (animals)
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
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
|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||Accessory ShoeISO 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, Colour Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, unified flash control|
|Flash Sync Terminal||Yes|
|White Balance||Auto (3 types)
Choose colour temperature (2500 K–10,000 K)
Fluorescent (3 types)
Natural light auto
Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all except choose color temperature with fine-tuning
|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
|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
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 1,920x1,080 /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:
|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 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)
Location Data Display
Playback with Playback Zoom
Playback Zoom Cropping
Voice memo input and playback
IPTC information embedding and display
Skip to first shot in series
Save consecutive frames
|Voice Memo Function||Yes|
|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
|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
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|
|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||Tripod Socket1/4 in. (ISO 1222)|
|Operating Environment||Temperature: −10 °C–40 °C (+14 °F–104 °F)
Less than 85% (no condensation)
(Width x Height x Depth)
|144 x 118.5 x 83 mm (5.7 x 4.7 x 3.3")|
|Weight||910 g (32.1 oz.)|
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Nikon Z8 Mirrorless Body w/ NIKKOR Z 24-120mm f/4.0 S Lens
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