The Nikon Z8 should be coming in 2023

Nikon Z8 pre-orders already taken by some stores

The Nikon Z8 is rumored to be announced/released in 2023. The timeframe I received from multiple sources is late March 2023 or early April 2023 (Spring 2023), but I am still not sure if this is for the official announcement or for the release/shipping date. There is still a very low probability that we will get a Nikon Z8 development announcement in 2022.

Things get even more complicated when we get down to what the Nikon Z8 is expected to be – here are the two main scenarios:

  • A Nikon Z9-like camera without the built-in grip (same sensor as the Z9, but smaller body) – basically impossible to achieve the same performance in a smaller body, doesn’t make sense to me.
  • A mirrorless version of the Nikon D850 – meaning a slower, high-resolution camera. One possible scenario: 60+ MP and $3,499 price tag. This does make sense to me – if true, Nikon is basically trying to repeat the huge success they had with the D850 and I believe this will actually work.

No matter what the details are, it seems that people who have seen and tried the Nikon Z8 camera are very excited about it and believe it will be an even bigger hit than the Nikon Z9…

As you can tell, I still do not have a clear understanding of what the Nikon Z8 will be and when it will be announced. If you have any other information, do not hesitate to contact me anonymously here.

Here is a reportedly leaked Nikon roadmap that shows the Nikon Z8 coming in Mach 2023 (click for a larger view):

Nikon Z cameras rumored roadmap

Nikon Z cameras rumored roadmap

The above roadmap is obviously coming from China and I cannot vet it or confirm its authenticity.

This is how the Nikon Z8 was described to me (this is a mockup, not a leaked picture):


I will end this post with a joke by Broxibear:

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