Nikon Z8 Announcement in early May 2023?

Nikon Rumors has recently provided information regarding the highly anticipated “Z8” camera, which is rumored to be released in the near future. Reports suggest that there has been some activity in early May, although the exact nature of this development remains unknown. It is uncertain whether it is a behind-the-scenes story, a development announcement, or an official announcement.

One of the most challenging aspects of anticipating new product releases is determining the actual launch date. Even if there is information suggesting that the “Z8” will make an appearance in early May, there are various possibilities to consider. These may include an internal announcement within Nikon, a presentation to dealers, a teaser campaign, a development announcement, an official announcement, or the actual release date itself.

Based on the latest information available, it is expected that something will be announced within the next 30 days, which aligns with early May. However, the exact details of this announcement remain unclear. There is also speculation and hope for the introduction of at least one, if not two, new lenses alongside the “Z8” camera.

Previously, there were mentions of a release “before summer,” an announcement in April, and a release in May. However, the current reference to “early May” lacks specific details. Nonetheless, it appears likely that the “NIKKOR Z DX 12-24mm f/3.5-5.6 PZ VR” lens is moving towards its release, and the “Z8” camera may potentially make its debut around the same time.

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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 Z9
  • You can’t expect all the features of the Z9
  • 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)

Nikon Z9 Body: $5,496.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Nikon Z7 II body: $2,996.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Nikon Z6 II body: $1,996.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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Via: NikonRumors