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p.49 #1 · p.49 #1 · Latest Nikon Rumors - March 25th!


I used to have D800 and D750 and now I have 2 Sony A9 and 1 A74.
The z8 looks really good and competitive. that is a huge plus for everyone because Sony will think twice about gimping A9iii.

I hope the z7iii will get the 45mp stacked sensor but with worse EVF, LCD, less video functions, and lighter body. after using Sony bodies for 5 years, I find the z8 too heavy personally.



May 10, 2023 at 07:48 AM
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p.49 #2 · p.49 #2 · Latest Nikon Rumors - March 25th!


My local dealer told me the release date here will be May 26th. Around $USD 4400 here including 7% VAT.


May 10, 2023 at 07:51 AM
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p.49 #3 · p.49 #3 · Latest Nikon Rumors - March 25th!


Steve Spencer wrote:
Well that is wrong in a couple of ways. When I click the preorder link in the email Nikon sent, the price is $5,400 CAD, and the weight is actually 910g, which in my book is noticeably less than 1kg.


That and the fact I have never seen a brick take a picture.



May 10, 2023 at 07:52 AM
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p.49 #4 · p.49 #4 · Latest Nikon Rumors - March 25th!




f_a_98 wrote:
$6,100.87 CAD 1kg brick. No thanks.

Sounds like a deal. What’s that like $500 US?



May 10, 2023 at 07:58 AM
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p.49 #5 · p.49 #5 · Latest Nikon Rumors - March 25th!


JustShootMe wrote:



This really does illustrate the size-difference between the gripped-Z8 vs the Z9

The Z9 is very compact... just 143 mm high by 143 mm wide. That is quite an accomplishment




May 10, 2023 at 08:04 AM
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p.49 #6 · p.49 #6 · Latest Nikon Rumors - March 25th!


bs kite wrote:
Does anyone know yet: Will this Z8 take or accept an added grip?

And am I missing this: Has anyone published the Z9 specs compared to the Z8 specs... side by side? ..... not one these click baits.


https://www.zsystemuser.com/nikon-z-system-news-and/what-does-the-z9-have-the.html

https://www.zsystemuser.com/nikon-z-system-news-and/what-does-the-nikon-z8-have.html



May 10, 2023 at 08:06 AM
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p.49 #7 · p.49 #7 · Latest Nikon Rumors - March 25th!


RoamingScott wrote:
Sounds like the Z9 will have an AF-based FW update coming soon..

Source?

RoamingScott wrote:
Y'all crazy for B&Hing this when you could support fellow FMers and get it way quicker.

Who?




May 10, 2023 at 08:14 AM
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p.49 #8 · p.49 #8 · Latest Nikon Rumors - March 25th!


They took the card door lock off?! Back to the pain of the Z7 door opening itself at all times 🙄


May 10, 2023 at 08:15 AM
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bs kite wrote:
This really does illustrate the size-difference between the gripped-Z8 vs the Z9

The Z9 is very compact... just 143 mm high by 143 mm wide. That is quite an accomplishment



This has always been the case with integrated grip cameras vs their external grip counterparts. If you like the grip it has always saved size and weight to go with the integrated grip. For example, gripped D850 larger than D5/D6. Gripped 5D4 larger than 1DXII.



May 10, 2023 at 08:15 AM
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p.49 #10 · p.49 #10 · Latest Nikon Rumors - March 25th!


RoamingScott wrote:
They took the card door lock off?! Back to the pain of the Z7 door opening itself at all times 🙄


Let's hope they've improved the sloppy Z7 type door. The lock is preferred but every camera manufacturer, including Nikon with DSLRs, has been able to make a non-locked door that doesn't open just by looking at it the wrong way like the Z6/7 one does.



May 10, 2023 at 08:17 AM
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p.49 #11 · p.49 #11 · Latest Nikon Rumors - March 25th!


arbitrage wrote:
Let's hope they've improved the sloppy Z7 type door. The lock is preferred but every camera manufacturer, including Nikon with DSLRs, has been able to make a non-locked door that doesn't open just by looking at it the wrong way like the Z6/7 one does.


Ricci said it behaves like the Z7.

I'm not going to post dealers in this thread because I don't want them getting blown up on an already busy day but if you actually care and actually want to order a Z8 through one, PM me.

Edited on May 10, 2023 at 08:19 AM · View previous versions



May 10, 2023 at 08:18 AM
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p.49 #12 · p.49 #12 · Latest Nikon Rumors - March 25th!


which is the same as the Z6 and works fine in my opinion. the only thing that is its low point is the second card being SD whatever

Edited on May 10, 2023 at 08:24 AM · View previous versions



May 10, 2023 at 08:19 AM
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p.49 #13 · p.49 #13 · Latest Nikon Rumors - March 25th!


So Nikon designs an entirely new grip for the Z8 and they don't even make it wide enough to line up with the side of the body?? What is that about?

Watching Ricci's grip video that Z8 with grip looks humongous and an awkward ratio. I've always bought grips for my cameras but if I bought a Z8 I'd keep it ungripped for sure. I think it is big enough to have a comfortable hand position without a grip. I don't use grips for portrait shooting, I only use them for added hand comfort (and in the case of the D850 for 9FPS). But if I didn't need the grip for 9FPS on the D850 I'd have gone gripless with that one also.



May 10, 2023 at 08:23 AM
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p.49 #14 · p.49 #14 · Latest Nikon Rumors - March 25th!


Interesting that there's very little chatter about it supporting HEIF, something people were surprised that the Z9 was missing.


May 10, 2023 at 08:24 AM
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p.49 #15 · p.49 #15 · Latest Nikon Rumors - March 25th!


I'm glad they kept the same type of LCD screen. I wish there was some more differentiation from the Z9 but I'm keeping my preorder in. See how it feels in hand with larger lenses and go from there.


May 10, 2023 at 08:39 AM
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p.49 #16 · p.49 #16 · Latest Nikon Rumors - March 25th!


The Z8 with the vertical grip makes it look like it's wearing stilts


May 10, 2023 at 08:39 AM
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p.49 #17 · p.49 #17 · Latest Nikon Rumors - March 25th!


i agree about the FW update being due near this release. there will be one for the Z9. fortuitous one can say.

the grip is an inconsistent component to say the least. but then its not something that would be part of kit if i was to get this body.

dual memory card slots from different mothers not an option.



May 10, 2023 at 08:41 AM
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p.49 #18 · p.49 #18 · Latest Nikon Rumors - March 25th!


JadedWriter wrote:
The Z8 with the vertical grip makes it look like it's wearing stilts


just like the sony A1/A9II

both trying to keep that right and length ratio. that's what happens with smaller bodies.












May 10, 2023 at 08:50 AM
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p.49 #19 · p.49 #19 · Latest Nikon Rumors - March 25th!


JadedWriter wrote:
The Z8 with the vertical grip makes it look like it's wearing stilts


It's the same design as the Z6II/Z7II grip which sucks. I suppose Nikon thinks most of the Z8 customers won't buy it therefore not worth a new design.

I'm happy that Nikon will sell more cameras as the Z8 is at a lower price point which is great for hobbyists, but I'm also happy to keep my Z9 since I rely on it for work and it's already lighter & smaller than D850/D500 with grip.



May 10, 2023 at 09:00 AM
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p.49 #20 · p.49 #20 · Latest Nikon Rumors - March 25th!


Local retailer just sent an email a few minutes ago: "Be first in line - order the Z8 now!". I suspect there _may_ be a handful of people ahead of you at this point.


May 10, 2023 at 09:09 AM
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