Nikon Z8 Rumored to Feature 60MP Sensor and 16-bit NEF Files

Nikon D880 to be Announced on 2020, First Specifications

According to a leaked screenshot of a new camera manual, Nikon will announce a new mirrorless camera that features 60.8MP (9552×6364) sensor which is able to shoot 16-bit RAW NEF files (Nikon will introduce a lossy compressed RAW codec to reduce the file size). The previous rumors claimed that the IMX455 Sony 61MP sensor which is already used on Sony A7R IV will be on the next Nikon full frame mirrorless camera. Possible candidate for this sensor is the Nikon Z8.

Back in April 2019, we reported that both Nikon D860 and Nikon Z8 cameras might use 60MP IMX455AQR Sensor from Sony. The Sony IMX455AQR sensor features 60MP, 8k video, and offers native 64 ISO. It’s being said that the Sony 60MP sensor PDAF is supposed to be better than the Multi-CAM 20000 currently used in some Nikon cameras. See Sony A7R IV specifications.

Sony 60MP Full-Frame Sensor

  • 60 megapixels
  • 16 channels
  • 4.6FPS @ 16-bit
  • 12FPS @ 14-bit
  • 8K30P @ 12-bit
  • 8K60p @ 10-bit
  • 4K60p @ 12-bit
  • FHD300P @ 10-bit

Nikon Upcoming Cameras in 2019

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