Announcement: Nikon Z8

On May 10, 2023, the Nikon Z8 camera was announced.

Nikon z8

Nikon z8

Main characteristics

  • Bayonet mount Nikon Z
  • FX stacked CMOS full frame sensor, 45.7 MP (8256 x 5504)
  • ISO 64-25.600 expandable to ISO 32-102.400
  • EXPEED 7 processor
  • Built-in Image Stabilizer
  • 8.3K 60p, 4.1K 120p, N-RAW 12-bit, per memory card, many options and possibilities
  • EVI at 1.27 cm and 3.690.000 dots (Quad VGA) OLED, magnification 0.8X, 100% coverage, no blackout during shooting, brightness 3000 cd / m2 (very bright)
  • Main display 3.2 inches and 2.100.000 dots
  • Electronic shutter only with shutter speeds up to 1/32.000 second
  • Flash sync 1/200 second
  • 20 fps RAW, 30 fps JPEG, 60 fps 19 MP, 120 fps 11 MP
  • 493 phase focus points, sensitivity -6.5 to +19 EV (-9 to +19 EV with night mode)
  • Two slots for CFexpress Type B memory cards or SD UHS II
  • Protected enclosure
  • Many connectors
  • Weight: about 910 grams with battery and two memory cards
  • Price: about $4000, priced at AliExpress


Full frame Nikon Z mount cameras

  1. Nikon z5 [July 2020, AliExpress]
  2. Nikon z6 [August 2018]
  3. Nikon z6 ii [October 2020, AliExpress]
  4. Nikon z7 [August 2018]
  5. Nikon z7 ii [October 2020, AliExpress]
  6. Nikon z8 [May 2023, AliExpress]
  7. Nikon z9 [October 2021, AliExpress]
  8. Nikon Zf [September 2023]

List of all 'Nikon Nikkor Z' full-frame lenses for mirrorless cameras with Nikon Z mount


  1. Nikon Nikkor Z 20 mm 1:1.8 S [February 2020, Aliexpress Nikon Store]
  2. Nikon Nikkor Z 24 mm 1:1.8 S [September 2019, AliExpress]
  3. Nikon Nikkor Z 26 mm 1:2.8 [January 2023]
  4. Nikon Nikkor Z 28 mm 1:2.8 [October 2021, AliExpress]
  5. Nikon Nikkor Z 28 mm 1:2.8 SE [June 2021]
  6. Nikon Nikkor Z 35 mm 1:1.8 S [August 2018, AliExpress]
  7. Nikon Nikkor Z 40 mm 1:2 [September 2021, AliExpress]
  8. Nikon Nikkor Z 40 mm 1:2 SE [November 2022]
  9. Nikon Nikkor Z 50 mm 1:1.2 S [September 2020]
  10. Nikon Nikkor Z 50 mm 1:1.8 S [August 2018, AliExpress]
  11. Nikon Nikkor Z 50 mm 1:2.8 MC [June 2021]
  12. Nikon Nikkor Z 58 mm 1:0.95 S Nod [October 2019]
  13. Nikon Nikkor Z 85 mm 1:1.2 S [January 2023]
  14. Nikon Nikkor Z 85 mm 1:1.8 S [July 2019, AliExpress]
  15. Nikon Nikkor Z 105 mm 1:2.8 S VR MC [June 2021]
  16. Nikon Nikkor Z 135 mm 1:1.8 S full [September 2023]
  17. Nikon Nikkor Z 400 mm 1:2.8 S VR TC [January 2022]
  18. Nikon Nikkor Z 400 mm 1:4.5 S VR [June 2022, AliExpress]
  19. Nikon Nikkor Z 600 mm 1:4 S VR TC [November 2022]
  20. Nikon Nikkor Z 600 mm 1:6.3 S VR PF [October 2023]
  21. Nikon Nikkor Z 800 mm 1:6.3 S VR PF [April 2022]


  1. Nikon Nikkor Z 14-24 mm 1:2.8 S [September 2020, Aliexpress Nikon Store]
  2. Nikon Nikkor Z 14-30 mm 1:4 S [January 2019, AliExpress]
  3. Nikon Nikkor Z 17-28 mm 1:2.8 [September 2022, AliExpress]
  4. Nikon Nikkor Z 24-50 mm 1: 4-6.3 [July 2020, AliExpress]
  5. Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70 mm 1:4 S [August 2018, AliExpress]
  6. Nikon Nikkor Z 24-70 mm 1:2.8 S [February 2019, AliExpress]
  7. Nikon Nikkor Z 24-120 mm 1:4 S [October 2021, AliExpress]
  8. Nikon Nikkor Z 24-200 mm 1: 4-6.3 VR [February 2020, AliExpress]
  9. Nikon Nikkor Z 28-75 mm 1:2.8 [December 2021, AliExpress]
  10. Nikon Nikkor Z 28-400 mm 1: 4-8 VR [March 2024]
  11. Nikon Nikkor Z 70-180 mm 1:2.8 [June 2023]
  12. Nikon Nikkor Z 70-200 mm 1:2.8 S VR [January 2020, AliExpress]
  13. Nikon Nikkor Z 100-400 mm 1: 4.5-5.6 S VR [October 2021]
  14. Nikon Nikkor Z 180-600 mm 1: 5.6-6.3 VR [June 2023]

Third party autofocus full-frame lenses for Nikon Z mount

  1. felttrox: 16/1.8, 20/2.8, 24/1.8, 28/1.8, 35/1.8, 40/2.5, 50/1.8, 85/1.8
  2. Tamron: 28-75/2.8G2, 35-150/2-2.8, 70-300/4.5-6.3, 150-500/5-6.7
  3. yongnuo: 35/2, 50/1.8, 85/1.8
  4. Meike: 50/1.8, 85/1.8, 85/1.4
  5. TTArtisan: 32/2.8
  6. 7Artisans: 50/1.8
  7. AstrHori: 85/1.8
  8. laowa: 10/2.8

Materials on the topic

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  4. Digital SLR systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  5. JVI or EVI (an important article that answers the question 'DSLR or mirrorless')
  6. About mirrorless batteries
  7. Simple and clear medium format
  8. High-speed solutions from Chinese brands
  9. All fastest autofocus zoom lenses
  10. All fastest AF prime lenses
  11. Mirrored full frame on mirrorless medium format
  12. Autofocus Speed ​​Boosters
  13. One lens to rule the world
  14. The impact of smartphones on the photography market
  15. What's next (smartphone supremacy)?
  16. All announcements and novelties of lenses and cameras

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Comments: 28, on the topic: Announcement: Nikon Z8

  • Yuriy

    Wrap two pieces please ...))

  • Alexander Rifeev

    cfc for 240-250 thousand rubles. with a diffraction limit of no more than 7,5 - why is it needed? :-))))

    • Rodion

      Have you looked at the MTF of modern lenses at ~ 4-5.6 for a long time?

    • Eugene

      Damn, here's the diff. the limit has been irrelevant for 5 years now thanks to modern processing algorithms, and everything is straight from the carcass to jpeg. It's like complaining about vignetting now.

      • Rodion

        I don't think it's about the algorithms. My A7s is only 12MP, but f/16 is f/16. No chance.
        Another thing is that the performance of modern glasses is already so high by 4-5.6 that the aperture will no longer need to be closed to obtain uniform sharpness across the field.

        • Eugene

          Well, some close the aperture not so much for the field as for the depth.

          • Ruslan

            Absolutely agree! green and unripe covers for washing! And half-ripe just for sharpness! But smart photographers are exactly for the PLANNESS of the plot!

  • Ivan

    With slots for memory cards an error.
    One CFexpress Type B, One UHS II SD slot

  • Artem

    How to shoot with pulsed light with only electronic shutter?

    • Alexander

      Yes, flash sync speed is 1/200 sec.

    • Hair dryer

      Just like on the Z9 - no problem, shoot.

  • Nicholas

    Where did this fashion come from, that they stopped putting normal physical shutters in cameras? Rave…

    • Hair dryer

      From the future:)

    • Arkady Shapoval

      “when they realized that he didn’t need this mechanical shutter of yours for nothing”

      • Ivan

        Oh, interesting. Previously, the flash sync speed depended on the mechanical shutter. And now? There is no mechanical shutter, but the flash sync speed remains. What does this synchronization speed now depend on?

        • Vlad

          Now it depends on the speed of reading the matrix. Linear reading. In fact, the principle is the same as with a mechanical slotted shutter.

          • Ivan

            Maybe I'm stupid, but I still don't understand.
            For a shutter speed of 1/32000, the readout speed is enough, but not enough for a flash.
            When there was a film and a curtain shutter, the mechanics of the sync speed was clear.
            As I understand it, with a central shutter, as, for example, in cameras, there should not have been a change in flash synchronization speed either (provided that the flash duration is less than the camera shutter speed)
            Since the Z9, Nikon has ditched the mechanical shutter and touted it as one of its strengths.
            Now the question arises.
            Explain on your fingers where, in what place on the Z9 / Z8 cameras the shutter does not keep up with the flash, that you have to limit the shutter modes when working with flashes?

            • Arkady Shapoval

              there is an FP mode, so there are no problems, shoot at any shutter speed with a flash that supports FP.
              And for blocks, 1/200 or 1/320, it almost never really matters, cheap Chinese blocks were at least 1/125 in time

              • Ivan

                The question was not about synchronizers and Chinese products.
                For example, take the native flash SB910 or SB5000. Install on the flash M 1/8. I'm not sure, but I think that the pulse duration will be less than 1/800. Mount the flash on the hot shoe of the Z8. The Z8 itself is also in M ​​1/640, so that the shutter speed is certainly faster than the sync shutter speed, but longer than the flash pulse duration.
                What artifacts will be on the received frame, which will definitely convince you that when working with a flash not in FR mode, it is undesirable to use shutter speeds shorter than the sync shutter speed?

              • Arkady Shapoval

                Here everything is the same as with a mechanical shutter.
                The time window in which uniform flash illumination is possible is limited by the readout speed of the electronic shutter.
                This is not a global electronic shutter, but a regular one - which reads in lines, from which a rolling shutter is created (non-simultaneous reading of different ends of the sensor).
                When the shutter speed is 1/640 second, this means that the entire sensor will not be “opened” by the electronic shutter. One part of it will already finish exposure, and the other part will not start yet. And no matter how long the flash pulse is, even if it is shorter than 1/640 (for example, your 1/800 of a second), it will not be able to get into the time window of the “open” electronic shutter. As a result, there will be a classic artifact - part of the image is highlighted, part is not. This usually appears as a "black bar" at the bottom or top of the frame.

      • Ruslan

        Yes you sho!? Is it pleasant and accurate to look at the synthetic screen? Or is it better to see a live frame !?

    • Ivan_Io

      The protection of the matrix is ​​\u910b\u7bvisible and this is good. We have complicated the design of the display, because of the fields around it it seems small. Heavy - 705g (ZXNUMX II - XNUMXg), but nothing.

      • Andy From Far Away

        Ivan_Io, well, Z7 is in the same (in terms of size) case as Z5. They are sometimes too small for professional shooting with heavy optics. The Z8 is the successor to the D850 and, with the same dimensions, is 100 grams lighter.

      • Ivan_Io

        Everything goes to the fact that the camera will look exactly like a smartphone, but with a FF matrix, But a smartphone with a small protrusion. As an algorithmic appendage, an appendage to optics, because only it will determine the image quality.

        • Artem

          it will not look like a smartphone.
          attach a kilogram lens to your smartphone and look like this for an hour))
          there should be a comfortable grip and ergonomics that the smartphone will not give in any form.
          Where to attach the flash? what about the video cover?

        • Ivan_Io

          The trends will show. Actuators are rapidly decreasing in size.

  • David Drupe

    I do not know.

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