I bought a Nikon Z8 two months before the Z6 III launch – did I make a mistake?

Nikon Z8 being reviewed by Adam Waring, editor of N-Photo magazine
(Image credit: Digital Camera World)

I’d been toying with the idea of moving to mirrorless for just over a year. But with the ailing Nikon Z6 II no longer looking like a good long-term investment as a professional body, I’d pretty much decided my first dip into mirrorless waters would be the Nikon Z6 III

But here’s the thing. I was used to my D800’s bulbous body, tank-like build and 36.3-Mp sensor. What I really wanted was the newly released Nikon Z8. The problem was, I wasn’t in a position to drop £4,000 on a camera. So, with my D800 on its last legs, I bought a Nikon D850

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Mike Harris
Technique Editor

Mike is Deputy Editor for N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, and brings with him over 10 years experience writing both freelance and for some of the biggest specialist publications. Prior to joining N-Photo Mike was the production editor for the content marketing team of Wex Photo Video, the UK’s largest online specialist photographic retailer, where he sharpened his skills in both the stills and videography spheres.  

While he’s an avid motorsport photographer, his skills extend to every genre of photography – making him one of Digital Camera World’s top tutors for techniques on cameras, lenses, tripods, filters and other imaging equipment, as well as sharing his expertise on shooting everything from portraits and landscapes to abstracts and architecture to wildlife and, yes, fast things going around race tracks.