The Nikon Z50 is a DX-format mirrorless digital camera that revolves around the adaptable Z Mount and has an extremely slim appearance. It is available in both black and white.
The Z50 is capable of both stills and video capture, thanks to its 20.9MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 6 image engine, which provides rapid performance up to 11 frames per second, a dependable 209-point hybrid AF system with eye recognition, and outstanding low-light performance up to ISO 51200. For video shooters, UHD 4K recording at up to 30 frames per second is available, as is Full HD recording at up to 120 frames per second for slow-motion playback.
When it comes to fine-tuning your images and videos, in-camera clip cutting is available, and the camera’s 20 creative picture adjustments and ten special effects options assist to give your photography a distinct appearance.
The body design is extremely elegant while being ergonomic for shooting for long periods of time. Working in bright situations with clear eye-level seeing is made easier by the high-quality 2.36m-dot OLED EVF, which has a resolution of 2.36 million dots “The back touchscreen LCD features a 180-degree flip-down design, which is ideal for taking selfies.
The magnesium alloy body has been weather-sealed to ensure that it may be used in severe weather. Aside from that, the camera’s built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities work in combination with the Nikon SnapBridge software to allow for wireless picture and video transmission as well as remote control of the camera from your mobile device.
Nikon Z50 Processor & Sensor
This camera’s 20.9MP CMOS sensor in DX format, together with the EXPEED 6 image engine, delivers a dynamic combination of high sensitivity, nuanced picture quality, and overall speed. Using native values, a sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200 allows for working in a wide variety of lighting settings, and this range can be extended even further to ISO 204800 for working in extremely low light circumstances.
The combination of resolution and sensor size also adds to crisp image quality and smooth color transitions, as well as decreased noise over the whole sensitivity range. In addition to improving image quality, the EXPEED 6 processor provides a significant increase in overall system performance, including a maximum full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 11 frames per second and a maximum 8-megapixel continuous shooting rate of 30 frames per second.
Additionally, in addition to imaging, the sensor’s architecture contains an integrated 209-point hybrid autofocus system, which employs a combination of phase-detection and contrast-detection technologies to rapidly and reliably acquire focus for both stills and video applications. It also offers Eye Detection AF, which employs face recognition to assist lock focus on the subject’s eyes while employing this focusing technique.
Nikon Z50 Video Quality
The Z50 is capable of recording more than just still images; it also has the ability to record UHD 4K video at up to 30 frames per second and Full HD video at up to 120 frames per second for slow-motion effects, as well as the ability to save movie files to internal memory cards or an optional external recorder via HDMI out. With the capacity to output a final UHD 4K video clip directly from the camera, in-camera time-lapse recording is also feasible.
Nikon Z50 Specs
|MSRP||$859 (body), $999 (w/16-50mm lens), $1349 (w/16-50 and 20-250mm lenses)|
|Body type||SLR-style mirrorless|
|Max resolution||5568 x 3712|
|Image ratio w:h||1:1, 3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||21 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||22 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 204,800)|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||204800|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, normal, basic|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousTouchFace DetectionLive View|
|Number of focus points||209|
|Lens mount||Nikon Z|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Screen type||TFT LCD|
|Viewfinder magnification||1.02× (0.68× 35mm equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||Yes|
|Subject / scene modes||Yes|
|Flash range||7.00 m (at ISO 100)|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe)|
|Continuous drive||11.0 fps|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)|
|Modes||3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 100p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM|
|Storage types||SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|HDMI||Yes (micro HDMI)|
|Wireless notes||802.11ac + Bluetooth|
|Remote control||Yes (via smartphone)|
|Battery description||EN-EL25 lithium-ion battery & charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||320|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||450 g (0.99 lb / 15.87 oz)|
|Dimensions||127 x 94 x 60 mm (5 x 3.7 x 2.36″)|