Nikon Z8 vs D850: latest mirrorless powerhouse takes on DSLR legend

Nikon Z8 vs D850
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Thanks to its high resolution and speed, the Nikon D850 was a big hit when it launched in August 2017, and many photographers still love it it. It also has a robust, weather-sealed build but is smaller and lighter than the D5 and D6 above it in Nikon's DSLR line-up.

Although camera manufacturers are switching to mirrorless technology, many Nikon D850 users have been waiting for the right model to replace their trusty SLR. The new Nikon Z8, which has much of the same technology and features as the Z9, looks like a great option.

Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.