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Nikon Z8 Announcement Soon ?

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According to the latest rumors surfaced over the web, Nikon Z8 camera teasers are expected to start within the next few days (April 26, 2023) and the announcement is expected in 2nd week of May 2023.

We know that the upcoming Z8 will compete head-to-head with the newly released Sony a7R V(B&HAmazonAdoramawhich costs $3,899. On the other we have to take it with a grain of salt and wait for more confirmation about the Z6 Mark III. Here are the latest updates about the upcoming Nikon Z8 high-megapixel full frame mirrorless camera. Recommended Memory Cards for Z6 II and Z7 II.

The Nikon Z8 teaser campaign will start on April 26. B&HPhoto is already advertising the Nikon Z8 announcement. Here are the latest Nikon Z8 rumors.

Latest Nikon Z8 Rumors Recap

  • The Nikon Z8 teaser campaign will likely start next week, on or around April 26. The multiple website updates and events point to a big event in the next few days.
  • The teaser campaign is expected to be different influencers/photographers/ambassadors talking about the Z8 camera features.
  • The Nikon Z8 is rumored to be officially announced in the second week of May (on or around May 9).
  • There is also a Nikon event in Dubai on May 23rd.
  • The Nikon Z8 is rumored to start shipping end of May or in early June. Nikon’s goal for the Z8 is to cut the pre-order waitime.
  • The Nikon Z8 internal code could be Q2070.
  • The Nikon Z8 is referred to as the “mini Z9”.
  • The Nikon Z8 will have a better AF with telephoto lenses from a far distance (not sure why).
  • The Nikon Z8 will be the perfect camera for the prosumer market.

Previous Reports on Nikon Z8 rumors

  • The Z8 was described to me as a hybrid camera between the Z7 and the Z9
  • Similar form factor to the Nikon Z6/Z7
  • Improved EVF
  • Improved autofocus (same focusing system, but improved)
  • Same sensor as the Z 9
  • Will not have all of the Z9 features (obviously)
  • Announcement expected before the summer (the latest time frame I heard is April and shipping in May, development announcement could come earlier)
  • Price in Europe: around €4,500 – not sure if this is for a camera only or for a lens kit (US prices are usually lower)
  • Will use the same battery as the Nikon Z7 (Nikon EN-EL15c)
  • External battery grip will be available
  • 8K 60 video
  • Dedicated USB-C Power Delivery port for charging/continuous use
  • 9MP EVF (the Canon EOS R3 already has 5.8MP EVF)
  • Price in Europe: around €4,500 – not sure if this is for a camera only or for a lens kit (US prices are usually lower)

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