Nikon Z8 mirrorless camera launched India
Nikon India has launched the Z 8, a mirrorless camera designed for both video and still photography that offers advanced features in a compact and portable body,. It is built to provide reliable and uncompromising performance, while incorporating technology from the flagship Nikon Z 9.
The Z 8 camera is designed for creators who aim to tell their stories through visually stunning imagery. It is a versatile and compact video recording system that supports various accessories, reducing the need for additional equipment during shoots.
With its High-Res Zoom function, the camera can zoom up to 2x of the focal length during 4K UHD and Full HD video recording. Additionally, it has a 4-axis tilting monitor, supports various video formats, and has a long recording time of up to 125 minutes in 4K UHD/60p and up to 90 minutes in 8K UHD/30p.
The camera offers a Pre-Release Capture function that allows users to record up to 1 second before or 4 seconds after pressing the shutter button. Its autofocusing detects approximately 3% of the human face size in the frame and has various AF modes to suit different shooting scenarios.
The camera’s AF has an enhanced detection range under darker conditions and supports HLG (HEIF) format for 10-bit still images with richer tonal gradation.
The Z 8 camera also offers features to enhance portrait photography, including skin softening, portrait impression balance effect, and colour temperature adjustments. It is environmentally friendly and dust-and-drip resistant, with a VR lock and dual coating for the optical filter and image sensor to prevent damage.
The camera has a Real-Live Viewfinder that allows for capturing fast-moving subjects without blackout, and the powerful Vibration Reduction (VR) ensures stable shots. The MB-N12 Power Battery Pack provides more shots and recording time, and the camera has two USB terminals for power delivery and data communication.
Quick specifications: Nikon Z 8 Mirrorless Camera
- SKU: VOA100AN
- Type: Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
- Mount: Nikon Z Mount
- Angle: Full-frame/FX-Format
- Supports 4K UHD, Animal Eye AF
- Sensor Size: 35.9 mm x 23.9 mm
- Sensor Type: CMOS
- Total Pixels: 52.37 MP
- Dust Reduction: Image sensor cleaning, Image Dust Off reference data (requires NX Studio)
- File System: DCF 2.0, Exif 2.32, MPEG‑A MIAF
- Storage: CFexpress (Type B) , XQD , SD , SDHC (UHS-II compliant) , SDXC (UHS-II compliant)
- View Finder: 1.27 cm(0.5 in.) approx. 3690k-dot (Quad VGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance, auto and 18-level manual brightness controls, and support for high frame rates
- Shutter: Electronic shutter with shutter sound and sensor shield
- ISO Sensitivity: ISO 64 to 25600
- Movie: 7680 x 4320 (8K UHD): 30p (progressive)/25p/24p 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD): 120p/100p/60p/50p/30p/25p/24p 1920 x 1080:
- Autofocus System: Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
- Monitor: 8 -cm ( 3.2 –in.) diagonal; Approx. 2100 k-dot
- Playback: Full-frame and thumbnail (up to 4, 9, or 72 pictures) playback with playback zoom
- Interface: Type C USB connectors – USB data connector (SuperSpeed USB) x1, USB Power Delivery connector x1. HDMI output connector: Type A connector. Audio input/output Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter). Ten-pin remote terminal: Built-in
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi – IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac; Bluetooth v5.0
- Battery: One EN‑EL15c rechargeable Li-ion battery; EH‑7P charging AC adapters
- App: SnapBridge
- Dimensions: Approx. 144 x 118.5 x 83 mm and Weight: Approx. 910 g
Pricing and availability
The Nikon Z 8 will be available for purchase both online and offline through authorized retailers, priced at Rs. 3,43,995 from May 23, 2023.
Commenting on the announcement, Sajjan Kumar, Managing Director of Nikon India Pvt. Ltd., said:
The Z 8 is a dual-purpose camera that suits both Photographers and Videographers. It is a small but mighty device that offers features like 8K video shooting with 12bit N log in-camera, High performance Auto Focus with intelligent AI algorithm, 24bit Pro audio quality and new features like HLG(HEIF) format for 10bit still images, Pre-capture release mode that enables photographers to capture those essential moments.