Nikon Z8 to be Announced in April with 8K 60p and 9 million dot EVF?
Nikon enthusiasts, are you ready for some exciting updates about the much-anticipated Nikon Z8? You might want to sit down for this because we’ve got the latest scoop from Nikon Rumors, and it’s juicy. While Nikon has yet to confirm anything officially, rumors abound regarding the features that this hybrid camera will boast, and we’re here to give you the rundown on everything that we’ve heard so far.
What’s exciting is that the Z8 appears to be a hybrid of Nikon’s popular Z7 and Z9 models, so you can expect to see the best of both worlds. The camera is also expected to have a form factor that’s similar to the Z6 and Z7, which will undoubtedly please those who prefer the ergonomics of these models. But wait, there’s more! Nikon Rumors suggests that the Z8 will have an improved EVF, so you can see your shots more clearly than ever before.
But that’s not all – autofocus is also expected to receive an upgrade, which is great news for photographers who need to capture their subjects quickly and accurately. And let’s talk about the sensor – the Z8 is rumored to have the same sensor as the Z9, which means you can expect the same amazing image quality that Nikon’s newest flagship camera is capable of producing.
Of course, it’s important to manage expectations – the Z8 won’t have all the features of the Z9, but that’s to be expected considering that the Z8 is meant to be a more affordable option. However, it’s still shaping up to be an impressive camera in its own right. We’re also hearing that the Z8 could be announced before summer, which means we won’t have to wait too long to see if these rumors pan out.
As for the price, we’re hearing that the Z8 could be priced around €4,500 in Europe, although it’s unclear if this includes the lens kit or if it’s for the camera only. We’re also hearing that the price in the US may be cheaper than usual, which would be a welcome surprise for those of us who are looking to upgrade our gear.
But what about the details that haven’t been confirmed yet? Well, according to Nikon Rumors, the Z8 is expected to use the same battery as the Z7 (the EN-EL15c), which is great news for those who already own the Z7. The camera is also expected to be compatible with an external battery grip, which will be a huge bonus for photographers who need extended battery life.
And get this – the Z8 is rumored to be capable of shooting 8K video at 60 frames per second. That’s some serious video capabilities right there. The camera is also expected to have a USB-C port for USB power supply and charging, which will make it even more versatile and convenient to use.
Last but not least, we’re hearing that the Z8 will have a 9-million-dot EVF. This is something that Sony has already introduced for their a7S III, a7R V, a1, and other cameras, so it wouldn’t be surprising if Nikon followed suit. While the Z9 is rumored to be more focused on capturing moving subjects, the Z8 is expected to prioritize visibility of focus position and accuracy for landscapes and portraits. That’s a feature that will be especially appealing to landscape and portrait photographers who need to see their shots with utmost clarity.
While we can’t confirm the accuracy of these rumors just yet, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that the Nikon Z8 will be everything that we hope it will be. With a hybrid of the Z7 and Z9 models, improved autofocus, an upgraded EVF, and an impressive 8K video capability, the Z8 is shaping up
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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 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
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