Nikon Z8 vs Z9: getting to grip with the big differences

Nikon Z8 vs Z9
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Nikon announced the Z9 in October 2021, and it has won many accolades. It’s not surprising because its 120fps maximum continuous shooting, 8K 60p video capability and the ability to shot 8K 30p footage for more than 2½ hours have the Sony A1 and Canon R3 beaten, yet it costs much less. Now in 2023 the Nikon Z8 has been introduced, which has many of the features of the Nikon Z9, but at an even lower price. In this post, we compare the key elements of the Nikon Z8 and Z9 to identify their similarities and differences.

Nikon Z8 vs Z9: Sensor

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.