Is the Nikon Z8 a Canon EOS R5 killer?

Nikon Z8 leak
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The Nikon Z8 specs have leaked – and if they're correct, it looks like the Big N's new camera is gunning directly for Canon's revolutionary EOS R5. 

Some observers noted that the Nikon Z8 specs make it akin to a "baby Nikon Z9", but to me we're looking at a body that's specifically designed to challenge the Canon EOS R5 – a camera that, let's not forget, absolutely set the industry on fire when it launched in 2020. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.