According to latest rumors, Nikon 8K capable camera could be the high-end Nikon Z9 PRO FF mirrorless.
At Apple’s WWDC 2019 event to demonstrate the video editing capabilities of new Mac Pro, Apple team used a 8K movie created by Ami Vitale who is a National Geographic photographer and also a brand ambassador for Nikon.
The upcoming high-end Nikon mirrorless camera, the Nikon Z9 could offer the required sensor in that video and an option to record 8K videos. From Nikon Z3, Z5, Z9, D5700, D7600 Rumored Specs
- Nikon Z9: Development announcement could be as early as in this summer. This is the previously rumored high-end Z-mount full frame mirrorless camera (Z8) with dual card slots.
Rumored Nikon Z9 Specs
- 21MP FF CMOS sensor found on the Nikon D5 or the new 36MP Sony sensor which is in dveelopment
- 4K UHD up to 60p, Slow mo 1080p, Up to 120p
- 5-axis in-body image stabilization
- Viewfinder Electronic 5,760k dots, 100% coverage
- 20fps burst speed with 693 AF points
- Bigger buffer for fast af and speed
- Tilting 3.2″ touchscreen
- Dual XQD card slots
- Huge battery power for a mirrorless camera around 1,000 shots
- Price around $5,499
This Nikon 8K camera speculation comes from the Apple’s WWDC 2019 event:
“Along with many new introductions and changes shown off were some impressive new video-editing capabilities. David Earl, from Apple’s Logic Pro X marketing team, took to the stage to demonstrate just how effortlessly Final Cut Pro ran on the new Mac Pro, even when tasked with juggling three streams of 8K footage at once.
The video shown was described as 8K ProRes raw footage originating from a documentary shot in Kenya, which was said to have been captured and edited in HDR. Earl mentioned that the documentary followed National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale – who just happens to be a brand ambassador for Nikon. Earl went on to state that there were more than 33MP in every frame, and a sensor with at least this pixel count would be required for 8K capture.”
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