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Nikon Z8 Camera Rumored to Feature 60MP sensor with 16-Bit Raw Files

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According to a leaked page that is allegedly from a Nikon camera manual is “confirming” that Nikon 60MP full-frame mirrorless camera in the works and it will be able to shoot 16-bit NEF raw files. Possible candidate for this sensor is the Nikon Z8.

The manual page is identical to similar pages in the Nikon Z7 user’s manual. The main differences are the increase in resolution to 9552 x 6364 (just over 60MP total) and the addition of 16-bit NEF to the RAW section.

Back in April 2019, we’ve posted that both the Nikon D860 and Nikon Z8 cameras might use 60MP IMX455AQR Sensor from Sony. Sony IMX455AQR sensor features 60MP, 8k video, and offers native 64 ISO. It’s being said that the Sony 60MP sensor PDAF is supposed to be better than the Multi-CAM 20000 currently used in some Nikon cameras.

All of this together should make for a great competitor to Sony’s a7R IV. The new high-res Nikon camera will probably use the same 60MP Sony sensor (altered to Nikon specifications) but will be able to output higher quality RAW files. According to this check out the snapshot of Sony A7R IV specs below.

See Sony A7R IV specifications.

  • World’s first(1) 35mm full-frame 61.0 MP(2) back-illuminated Exmor R™ CMOS image sensor with latest-generation BIONZ X™ image processor
  • 15-stop(3) dynamic range at low sensitivities, resulting in smooth, natural gradations ranging from deep shadows to highlights
  • High-speed continuous shooting at up to 10 fps(4) with full AF / AE tracking for approximately seven seconds(5) in full-frame mode with an increased buffer memory, and approximately three times as long in APS-C mode
  • 567 focal-plane phase-detection AF points covering 74% of image area and 425 contrast AF points
  • Debut of Real-time Eye AF for movie recording(6) and advanced Real-time Tracking(7) plus Real-time Eye AF for still image recording
  • Features an APS-C crop mode delivering stunning high resolution images of 26.2MP(2)
  • 5.76 million dot UXGA (Ultra-XGA) OLED Tru-Finder™ electronic viewfinder with outstanding detail, brightness and contrast
  • Upgraded connectivity and operability including high-speed Wi-Fi support, wireless PC remote connectivity(8), FTP wireless transfer, faster data transfer via USB and more
  • Professional 4K movie recording functionality including full pixel readout with no pixel binning in Super 35mm mode(9), S-Log3, HDR workflow support
  • Multi Interface Shoe™ with digital audio interface delivers the high-quality sound recording with Sony’s new microphone and XLR microphone adaptor
  • Additional enhancements to the body design include an improved grip and button layout for improved control with compact, lightweight body

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