Nikon Z50 mirrorless camera first look review & features

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This month Nikon announces small and lightweight Z50 mirrorless camera with APS-C sensor

The brand-new, magnesium-alloy body of the Z50 is just 450 gm less than my 7500 of 720gm,

less 190gm approx or almost one-third, as compared to the Z6 and Z7.

the camera body is easy to carry, Authentic controls and dials, state-of-the-art touch LCD technology

and including the sensation of the pressurized button clicks, the feel of the rugged metallic structure,

the finesse of the body design and the ability to take photos in complete silence, so you can enjoy capturing moments without fear of interrupting them.

Nikon is also introducing two new DX-format lenses alongside it. You can bundle the camera with a 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens for $999.95,and there’s also a two-lens kit that adds a 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR lens for a total of $1,349.95.


Just over a year after the first Z series bodies were launched, Nikon has launched another one – but this time packing a smaller, APS-C sized sensor.

Pitched as an (even) smaller version of its highly regarded Z6 or Z7 cameras,

the Z50 uses the same amount as its older and bigger siblings. Nikon places the Z50 alongside its mid-level DSLRs the D7500 and D500 At the heart of the camera is a 20.9 megapixel APS-C (which Nikon calls DX) format sensor, The output from the new image sensor is handled by Nikon's EXPEED 6 image processor,

the same generation as features in last year's Z6 and Z7.

Together, the new sensor and EXPEED 6 chip allow a sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 51,200 equivalents by default, the same as is offered by the Z6. (The Z7,

meanwhile, provides a range of ISO 64 to 25,600 equivalents.) The same hybrid autofocusing system has also been brought across, with 209 on-sensor AF points which cover 87% horizontal and 85% vertical of the frame

and promises to deliver edge-to-edge sharpness. Regardless, where the subject is in the scene.

It uses wide Hybrid-AF autofocus system, advanced hybrid AF system intelligently selects the AF that best suits the scene and unfailingly delivers crisp, sharp images.

which also includes Eye AF. 

Eye-Detection AF

  • And continuously tracks eyes, even when subjects move within the frame
  • Also works in AF-S and AF-C focus modes
  • It Intelligently recognizes the eyes of multiple people in the frame, giving you the freedom to choose which person and eye to focus on
  • It Remains locked on the eyes even when the face is partially or temporarily obstructed
  • It also Built on a legacy of Nikon autofocus and facial recognition innovations

An electronic viewfinder can be used to compose your images, or a tilting touch-sensitive screen alternatively. This screen can be tilted to face all the way forward for selfie aficionados,

with a dedicated selfie mode which locks some of the Z50’s buttons to prevent accidental changes. Burst capture performance is pretty close to both the Z6 and Z7, although the former will still provide the maximum performance available on the Z-mount at this time.

With an electronic shutter, the Nikon Z50 will be able to capture some 11 full-resolution frames per second, Shines in low light.

With a 20.9MP DX CMOS sensor, a robust EXPEED 6 engine and the light-gathering advantages of the wider Z mount, photos and videos shot in low light look clean and professional.

Z mount. One size fits all. Your lens collection can grow with your creative aspirations. Z 50 works with all the cutting-edge NIKKOR Z lenses and approx. 360 compatible DSLR lenses (with the optional Mount Adapter FTZ).

Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth 

Z 50 has built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth and works seamlessly with a compatible smart device using Nikon’s SnapBridge app.

Instantly transfer photos and videos right to your smart device, or use it for remote shooting— see what the camera sees, adjust settings and control the shutter or start/stop video recording.

Organic EL Electronic Viewfinder

Put Z 50 to your eye, and the high-resolution organic EL panel automatically turns on and gives you a brilliant, sharp view without any glare.

And it’s showing you the shot exactly as it will look— with all camera settings and creative effects applied in real-time.

It also displays the same settings as the camera’s LCD monitor, so you can make changes without taking your eye away.

 Z 50 is great for video, shooting 4K across the full sensor width, rather than a cropped version than some rivals have employed.

Not all 4K is equal. With an outstanding DX-format image sensor,  EXPEED 6 image processing and the power of the larger Z mount Z 50 records 4K UHD videos with dazzling cinematic depth and clarity. Record 1080p Full HD videos at an ultra-smooth 120 frames per second, making it possible to bend time, speed ramp and more.

Z 50’s time-lapse movie function automatically shoots a series of still images based on your settings and then stitches them together into an astonishing 4K Ultra HD or Full HD video using the entire frame.

Gradual changes of light in landscapes, movements of drifting clouds, fast-paced cityscapes— -dropping time-lapse sequences.

Silent Shooting

It Shoots silently using all 20.9 megapixels in single-frame release mode—ideal for weddings, events, museums, wildlife or any time you don’t want to disturb the moment.

Other features

Multiple Exposure Mode

Special Effects

Creative Picture Controls

In summary The Nikon Z50 is shaping up to be a very fine mirrorless camera for travelers,

vloggers and anyone looking for a more portable version of their Nikon DX-format DSLR. The Z50’s main strength is its excellent handling, which it inherits from its bigger Z series siblings and the combination of intuitive controls with an impressive EVF.

Technically, the Z 50 might sound like a scaled-down version of the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7,

but in the flesh, it has a very different feel. Nikon has done a remarkable job of giving such a small camera

such a solid one-handed grip, but quite apart from the size of the camera, we were impressed by the 16-50mm pancake kit lens.

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