The Nikon Z8 is here – and Canon and Sony need to watch out

Nikon Z8 lifestyle image
(Image credit: Nikon)

After years of rumors, the Nikon Z8 has finally been announced by the Big N – and, as expected, it is a "baby Z9" in terms of both specs and price, which incredibly is a thousand bucks less than the flagship camera. 

Indeed, the company itself used those words in describing the Nikon Z8 to us, saying, "In a nutshell, it is the baby Z9," while it also calling it, "the true successor to the Nikon D850".

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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.