61MP Nikon Z8 incoming… using the same Sony A7R IV sensor?

61MP Nikon Z8 incoming… using the same Sony A7R IV sensor?
(Image credit: Nikon)

Sony dropped a huge bombshell on the photographic industry this week, by announcing the 61-megapixel Sony A7R IV full-frame camera. Now it appears that Nikon is preparing a 61-megapixel warhead of its own, with reports that the manufacturer is planning a high-resolution Nikon Z8.

Not only that, but Nikon is building its 61MP camera around the very same sensor that's inside the Sony A7R IV – the full-frame back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor.  

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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.