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Nikon Z 8 Video Recording Limits

Nikon Z 8

The Nikon Z 8 has a maximum video recording time of 2 hours, 5 minutes for all formats. That limit is dependent upon multiple factors like camera settings, media storage size, camera power, and internal camera temperature. See details and notes below for more information.


Maximum continuous video recording times for the Nikon Z 8
Format Limit
All Formats & Frame Rates 2 hours, 5 minutes


  • If the recording time reaches 2 hours, 4 minutes, 59 seconds, recording may stop automatically.
  • Each video recorded to a card with a capacity of 32GB or less will be saved across a maximum of 8 files. Each of these files will be a maximum of 4GB in size. The number of files and the length of each file vary with the options selected for frame size and frame rate.
  • If [ProRes 422 HQ 10-bit (MOV)] is selected for [Video file type] in the video recording menu and the memory card has a capacity of 32GB or less, recording will automatically end when the file reaches 4GB in size. Videos in this format are not recorded across multiple files.

  • An increase of the camera’s internal temperature may cause recording to stop before the maximum recording time is reached.


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