Is the Nikon Z8 coming next month – and will it kill the Nikon Z7 II?

The Nikon Z8 is rumored to be introduced quickly, however though it apparently has the similar sensor as a Sony digicam it may in truth be a Nikon physique that’s the first casualty of struggle. Rumors have been rife for a while that the Nikon Z8 is on the means from the Big N, with newest stories being that it is already present process subject testing – and could possibly be introduced as quickly as next month. However, whereas it is believed to own the similar 61MP sensor as the Sony A7R IV (opens in new tab), it may really be the Nikon Z7 II (opens in new tab) that is first in the firing line for the Z8. “Nikon will announce a NEW digicam next month, possibly Z8 (being testing already) or Z6 III,” posted (opens in new tab) dependable digicam tipster how2fly. Reading between the traces, it’s fascinating that the Nikon Z6 III (clearly succeeding the Nikon Z6 II (opens in new tab)) is talked about but we’ve not heard any rumblings of a Z7 III – which additional makes us wonder if Nikon agrees with us {that a} Z8 would probably cannibalize the 7 sequence.After all, the Nikon Z8 seems set to be the producer’s resolution-oriented physique that includes the 61MP Sony Exmor R sensor, twin CFexpress Type B reminiscence card slots, improved picture stabilization, a brand new decision shift mode in a position to seize 240MP pictures, an ISO vary of 64 to 25,600 (expandable to 32-102,400), and probably uncropped 6K or 8K video. With that being the case, would there nonetheless be demand for a forty five.7MP Z7 II with first-generation digicam tech, cropped 4K 60p and mismatched SD / CFexpress reminiscence card slots? There does appear to be a number of overlap inside Nikon’s Z vary, with the Nikon Z fc (opens in new tab) and Nikon Z50 (opens in new tab) each crossing the streams, and the new Nikon Z30 (opens in new tab) nonetheless discovering its footing. It will be fascinating to see how issues shake out…The full Nikon Z system familyRead extra: Best Nikon cameras (opens in new tab)Best Nikon Z lenses (opens in new tab)Best Nikon lenses (opens in new tab)

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