New Nikon Z8 leaks show it’ll be a smaller version of the world’s best pro camera

A pretty substantial leak is making the rounds for the upcoming Nikon Z8 DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera, revealing much of its specifications. From the looks of it, the new model is slated to be a miniature version of the Nikon Z9, a camera that we believe is the best for professional photographers.

This information comes from a recent report by Nikon Rumors (opens in new tab), and if you compare the two devices, you’ll see a lot of similarities. The new model will have the same 45.7MP stacked sensor for high-resolution images. When burst shooting, the Z8 will apparently be capable of taking RAW photos at 20 FPS (frames per second) with a maximum of 120 FPS when in JPEG mode. Shutter speed is, it seems, the same at 1/32,000 of a second. The Z9’s native 64-25,600 ISO range is being carried over to the Z8 as well, according to the leak, as its ability to shoot 8K video at 60 FPS. Other notable features like the electronic shutter and electronic viewfinder are migrating too, it seems.