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The Ultimate Hybrid Mirrorless Camera, Nikon Z 8,  Makes Its Malaysian Debut 

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The Perfect Follow-Up to The Nikon Z 9 Comes in a Lighter Weight, More Compact Form

Futuromic Photo AV Sdn. Bhd., the official distributor  for Nikon in Malaysia, is proud to introduce Nikon Z 8, a full-frame mirrorless camera designed  and manufactured for serious photographers, videographers, imaging professionals, and advanced creators. The all-new Z 8 redefines the concept of versatile agility, packaging state of-the-art features one can find from the flagship Nikon Z 9 into a lighter, more compact form  factor that is Ready for Action without ever compromising the quality of creativity. 

“The new Z 8 is designed to be versatile; it is approximately 30% smaller than the Nikon Z 9,  allowing users to shoot anywhere, anytime without any hassle. It comes equipped with  industry-leading technology and cutting-edge features, providing crystal clear and high resolution images and video up to 8K 60p with impressive detail, sharpness, and precise  colour. The Z 8 gives professionals the utmost confidence to capture without limitations while producing remarkable files and uncompromising Nikon qualities that can shorten the time  needed for post-production or editing.” said Dato’ Billy Lai, Business Development Director,  Futuromic Photo AV Sdn. Bhd.

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Z 8 Primary Features 

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Agility that astounds 

Weighing at approximately 910g 1 , the new Z 8 allows for agile shooting for an extended period of time, even for a one person operation with its compact and  lightweight video recording system. The  camera’s compatibility with an array of  videography accessories, including the  MC-N10 Remote Grip and wireless video transmitters, and v-mount batteries, significantly reduces the amount of equipment needed during shoots and the set-up time. Stay versatile when packing equipment,  as the High-Res Zoom allows one to  zoom up to the angle of view equivalent  to 2x of the focal length, even with a prime lens attached, during 4K UHD  (30p/25p/24p) and Full HD video recording in full-frame. Engineered with videographers in mind,  the Z 8 can record up to approx. 125 min.  in 4K UHD/60p2 and up to approx. 90 min. in 8K UHD/30p3

Enjoy nimble and comfortable shooting angles with smooth and flexible operation, thanks to  the camera’s 4-axis vertical/horizontal tilting monitor that also includes vertical display  orientation. Display of the i menu is also shown in the respective orientation when tilting the  monitor vertically or horizontally during shooting mode. 

The pro’s video choice 

Choose from a wide variety of video formats as the extension of your narratives. From 12-bit  N-RAW and ProRes RAW, to 10-bit Apple ProRes 422 HQ and 8 bit-H265 SDR in-camera  recording, the versatility is endless whether for a creator just starting out or for a full-fledged  professional. Create videos in high-definition 4K UHD/60p2, 50p2, and 30p oversampled from  8K, providing the opportunity to shoot in high-definition video that can be enjoyed on a large  screen. For those requiring higher frame rates, the 4K 120p is also available for greater  filmmaking flexibility. Alternatively, amp it up with 8.3K/60P (in N-RAW only) or 8K UHD/30P.  Accompanied by N-Log for colour grading, users can tell impressive stories in motion. 

Capture busy city scenes or epic movements of wildlife with time-lapse videos in 8K HDR in camera that are also compatible for viewing on Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG)-compatible 8K  monitors via an HDMI 2.1 connection. 

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Seeing is capturing 

With the Z 8, decisive moments are easily caught on camera with the Pre-Release Capture3function. When using High-Speed Frame Capture+, users can record up to 1 second before the shutter button is fully pressed, or up to 4 seconds after the button is fully pressed. Focusing before capturing a crowd of faces can be a challenge, especially when the bride and groom are among the group, or while tracking the couple amongst the well-wishers of family and friends.  The camera’s autofocusing automatically detects approximately 3%4 of the human face size in the frame. Subject detection also works in 3D-tracking, auto area autofocus (AF), or 20 types of custom wide area AF (12 types in the video). Capture night  scenes with clarity, with the excellent AF detection range down to -7 EV (-9 to 19 EV in starlight view mode)5 – allowing enhanced detection of subjects under darker conditions.

Lock focus quickly and reliably as the AF identifies and tracks up to nine different kinds of  subjects. Users who love capturing aviation photography will appreciate the addition of the  new Airplane mode to the AF subject detection menu. Focus easily on the intended aircraft  regardless of the magnification (size) as this mode provides a more stable detection,  including in low-light situations or with a cluttered background. 

The new support for HLG (HEIF)6format also provides an option for 10-bit still images with  richer tonal gradation. 

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Post-editing made simple 

Take your portraitures to another level with  the skin softening feature, which auto-detects  human faces and softens the skin, while  keeping eyes and hair sharp. Users can  apply the effect on videos, live streaming, and stills. Minimise editing time with the portrait impression balance effect, which enhances portraits in-camera by adjusting the hue and brightness. The adjustment is also available via direct settings and i menu while confirming the subjects through live view image, in addition to via the photo or video shooting menu. Achieve more beautiful depictions with an intuitive user interface in adjusting colour temperatures, and an enhanced auto white balance (AWB) performance that helps to reduce colour cast. 

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Capture with confidence 

Adding to the robustness of this camera is the Sereebo® P series, a new environmentally friendly material used on the main body components, which can endure knocks and  withstand temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius. Furthermore, the dust-and-drip  resistant7 design helps to prevent dust and liquid from entering the camera. 

Carry the Z 8 with confidence as it features a VR lock to prevent accidental damage to the  image sensor when the power is turned off. Minimise the risk of dust adhering to the image  sensor with a dual coating used for the optical filter and image sensor, as well as a sensor  shield that comes in handy when one is attaching and detaching the lens. 

Never miss out on another decisive moment with the Real-Live Viewfinder that displays  subject motion in real-time with no blackout8. When capturing shots of golf swings and tennis  serves, enjoy capturing a vast number of shots without worrying about shutter wear and  rolling shutter distortion, thanks to the absence of a mechanical shutter. 

Obtain stable shots with a powerful Vibration Reduction (VR) that achieves an effect  equivalent to a shutter speed of 6.0 stops9 with the in-camera VR and Synchro VR.  Electronic VR is also available for video recording. 

Revel in your creativity without worrying about running out of power as the MB-N12 Power  Battery Pack adds approximately 1.8x more shots and recording time while providing the  same dust-and-drip-resistant performance as the Z 8. Sold separately, it is equipped for cold  weather operations, even at -10 degrees Celsius, allowing USB charging and power delivery. 

Rounding up the features, the camera is also the first Z series model to provide two USB  terminals – one for power charging/delivery and the other for data communication – enabling  power delivery during communication without experiencing sudden disconnections and  hence a more reliable connection on both ends. 

The Z 8; ready for action and a catalyst for creators and professionals in their pursuit of  creative expressions.  


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