The Nikon Z8 is said to be coming out soon. It’s said to have the same sensor as a Sony camera, but the first camera to fall could be a Nikon.
Nikon Z8 rumors have been going around for a while, and the latest news is that the camera is already being tested in the field and could come out as soon as next month. But even though it might have the same 61MP sensor as the Sony A7R IV, the Z8 might go after the Nikon Z7 II first.
“Nikon will announce a NEW camera at the end of the month. “It could be the Z8, which is already being tested, or the Z6 III,” a reliable camera tipper named how2fly said.
When you read between the lines, it’s interesting that the Nikon Z6 III is mentioned, which is obviously the successor to the Nikon Z6 II, but we haven’t heard anything about a Z7 III. This makes us wonder if Nikon agrees with us that a Z8 would likely hurt the 7 series.
The Nikon Z8 has a 61MP Sony Exmor R sensor, two CFexpress Type B memory card slots, better image stabilization, a new resolution shift mode that can take 240MP photos, an ISO range of 64 to 25,600 (which can be expanded to 32-102,400), and possibly uncropped 6K or 8K video.
So, would people still want a 45.7MP Z7 II with first-generation camera technology, cropped 4K 60p, and SD and CFexpress memory card slots that don’t match?
Nikon’s Z range does seem to have a lot of overlap, with the Nikon Z FC and Nikon Z50 both overlapping and the new Nikon Z30 still trying to find its feet. It will be interesting to see how things turn out…