Stacked CMOS sensor with minimal rolling shutter distortion
The Z 8 incorporates the same stacked CMOS sensor featuring 45.7 effective megapixels as the Z 9. The world’s fastest* scanning speed makes it possible to minimize rolling-shutter distortion while eliminating the need for a mechanical shutter.
*As of May 10, 2023, among mirrorless cameras incorporating an image sensor with 30 megapixels or larger, based on Nikon research.
Exquisite image-processing – Expeed 7 Processor.
The Z 8 is equipped with Nikon’s most advanced image-processing engine, EXPEED 7. It processes a vast amount of data and enables next-generation features like the Real-Live Viewfinder, powerful AF, 120fps Pre-Release Capture, High Efficiency RAW, in-camera 8.3K/60p N-RAW, 4K UHD/120p, and more.
Ground-breaking subject detection and AF performance — even better than before
The powerful AF algorithm automatically detects and tracks nine subject types — people (eye, face, head, upper body), dogs, cats, birds, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, trains, and planes. The detection performance in dimly lit situations, such as indoors and at sunsets, has also been enhanced. Together with fast AF calculation and constant, rapid communication between the camera body and the NIKKOR Z lenses, the Z 8 offers high AF performance in a variety of shooting scenes.
The powerful EXPEED 7 engine allows the Z 8 to detect faces even as small as 3% of the frame’s long edge. This is very useful for wedding scenes when you want to shoot the couple in an expansive landscape and keep them in sharp focus. The function also allows videographers to capture a person approaching from a distance, keeping the AF on them as they run toward the camera from a starting point.