The photography industry is abuzz with excitement as the release date of the much-awaited Nikon Z8 camera approaches. A recent European dealer presentation has revealed the pricing and shipping date of the upcoming camera, giving photography enthusiasts a sneak peek into what they can expect from this latest offering.
According to the presentation, the Nikon Z8 is expected to start shipping on May 25th, 2023. The body-only option will be priced at €4,599, while the Nikon Z8 camera kit with a 24-120mm lens will retail for €5,549. These prices include VAT, making the camera a rather expensive investment for photography enthusiasts.
- Shipping should start on May 25th, 2023
- Nikon Z8 body only: €4,599
- Nikon Z8 camera with 24-120mm lens kt: €5,549
As per earlier speculations, the Nikon Z8 is expected to cost around 4,500 euros, which is only slightly lower than the price of its predecessor, the Z9, which retails for €5,299 in Europe. Many are touting the Z8 as the “mini Z 9,” given its high-performance mirrorless technology and the 45-megapixel stacked CMOS sensor. However, some photographers who were hoping for a new model with the EXPEED 7 processor installed in the Z 7 or Z 6 series cameras may feel that the Z8 is an over-spec camera.
The wait for the Nikon Z8 is almost over, with the camera scheduled to be released in just 15 days from the announcement made on May 10th. Given the extreme shortage experienced with the release of the Z9, many are hoping that this time, Nikon will be better prepared to meet the expected demand for the Z8. Photography enthusiasts around the world are eagerly anticipating the release of this new camera, which is expected to deliver unparalleled performance and redefine the world of mirrorless photography.
Nikon Z8 Specifications:
- Sensor: 45.7MP (stacked)
- ISO range: 64-25,600
- 20 fps (120fps in JPEG mode)
- 5-axis in-body stabilizations: 6 stops
- Shutter speed: 1/32000 – 900s
- Electronic shutter only
- Autofocus: 493 AF points
- HEIF 10-bit support
- Video: 8.3k @60p
- 3.2″ tilting LCD screens
- EVF: 3MP or 9MP – I am still getting conflicting information
- Memory cards: CFExpress + SD
- Dust/drip resistant: same as the Nikon D850
- Dimensions: 144×118×83mm | 5.6×4.6×3.2in
- Weight: under 1kg
- Price: €4,599 (equivalent to around $5,000)
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