Video Chat with a B&H Expert & Get Photography Advice Live!

Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm Lens

BH #NIZ501650 • MFR #1633
Nikon
Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera with 16-50mm Lens
Key Features
  • 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 6 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K and Full HD Video Recording
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
Sporting an especially sleek design, the Nikon Z50 is a DX-format mirrorless digital camera revolving around the versatile Z Mount. Capable in both stills and video realms, the Z50 features a 20.9MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 6 image processor, which enables fast performance up to 11 fps, a reliable 209-point hybrid AF system with eye detection, and notable low-light performance to ISO 51200. For video shooters, UHD 4K is supported up to 30 fps along with Full HD recording at up to 120 fps for slow-motion playback. For fine-tuning your photos and videos, in-camera clip trimming can be used, and 20 Creative Picture Controls and 10 Special Effects settings help to infuse your imagery with a unique look.
Temporarily Out of Stock
Expected availability: 2-4 weeks
$996.95
$84/mo. suggested payments for 12 Mos.
with the credit card.§ 
Protect your Gear
Add a protection plan from $95.99
Savings Available:
Trade in your gear for cash: Learn more

True Know-How

Ask Our Experts

800.952.1815

Nikon Z50 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 220.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 6 Image Processor
  • 3UHD 4K Video Recording
  • 4Body Design and Connectivity
  • 5Other Camera Features
  • 6NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm Lens
By B&H Photo's

Sporting an especially sleek design, the Nikon Z50 is a DX-format mirrorless digital camera revolving around the versatile Z Mount. Capable in both stills and video realms, the Z50 features a 20.9MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 6 image processor, which enables fast performance up to 11 fps, a reliable 209-point hybrid AF system with eye detection, and notable low-light performance to ISO 51200. For video shooters, UHD 4K is supported up to 30 fps along with Full HD recording at up to 120 fps for slow-motion playback. For fine-tuning your photos and videos, in-camera clip trimming can be used, and 20 Creative Picture Controls and 10 Special Effects settings help to infuse your imagery with a unique look.

The body design is impressively sleek yet still ergonomic to benefit all-day-long shooting. A high-resolution 2.36m-dot OLED EVF benefits working in bright conditions with clear eye-level viewing and the 3.2" rear touchscreen LCD has a 180° flip-down design that is perfect for selfies. The magnesium alloy body is weather-sealed, too, to suit working in inclement conditions. Additionally, for easy sharing, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth work in conjunction with the Nikon SnapBridge app for wirelessly transferring photos and videos and remotely controlling the camera from your mobile device.

20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 6 Image Processor

The DX-format 20.9MP CMOS sensor is paired with the EXPEED 6 image processor to provide a versatile mixture of high sensitivity, nuanced image quality, and fast overall performance. At native values, a sensitivity range from ISO 100-51200 permits working in a broad array of lighting conditions, and can be further expanded up to ISO 204800 for extreme low-light conditions. The mixture of resolution and sensor size also contributes to clean image quality and smooth color transitions with reduced noise throughout the sensitivity range. In addition to benefitting image quality, the EXPEED 6 processor also affords a wealth of speed throughout the camera system, including a top full-resolution continuous shooting rate of 11 fps as well as 30 fps shooting at 8MP.

Besides imaging, the sensor's design also incorporates a 209-point hybrid autofocus system, which uses both phase-detection and contrast-detection methods to quickly and accurately acquire focus for both stills and video applications. This focusing system also supports Eye Detection AF, which uses facial recognition to help lock focus onto subjects' eyes.

UHD 4K Video Recording

Capable of recording more than just stills, the Z50 supports UHD 4K video recording at up to 30 fps and Full HD recording at up to 120 fps, for slow-motion effects, along with the ability to save movie files to the in-camera memory cards or to an optional external recorder via HDMI out. In-camera time-lapse shooting is also possible with the ability to produce a finished UHD 4K video file directly from the camera.

Body Design and Connectivity

  • A large 3.2" 1.04m-dot LCD screen is available for bright, clear, and vivid image playback and live view shooting. The screen has a 180° flip-under tilting design, which benefits front-facing selfie captures, and it is also a touchscreen for more intuitive operation, navigation, and settings control.
  • A 3.6m-dot electronic finder is present for comfortable eye-level viewing. It has a 1.02x magnification and uses NIKKOR optics to guarantee a sharp, clear image.
  • Single SD memory card slots supports up to the UHS-I protocol for quickly storing photo and video files.
  • A robust magnesium alloy chassis is both dust- and weather-resistant to benefit working in harsh climates and inclement conditions.
  • Built-in SnapBridge connectivity to enable seamless transfer of low-resolution imagery as well as remote shooting capabilities. BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and Wi-Fi enables communication between the camera and a smart device and, additionally, the mobile device can remotely trigger the shutter and display a live view image from the camera to enable working from a distance.
  • Included EN-EL25 rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides approximately 300 shots per charge, and in-camera charging is supported when using the optional EH-73P charging AC adapter.

Other Camera Features

  • Multiple Exposure mode lets you combine several exposures into one frame for creative effects.
  • Special Effects Modes: Night Vision; Super Vivid, Pop, Photo Illustration, Toy Camera Effect, Miniature Effect, Selective Color, Silhouette, High Key, and Low Key.
  • Creative Picture Controls: Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, and Carbon.
  • In-Camera Image Editing: Distortion Control, D-Lighting, Image Overlay, NEF (RAW) Processing, Perspective Control, Quick Retouch, Red-eye Correction, Resize, Side-by-Side Comparison, Straighten, Trim, and Trim Movie.
  • Language Support: Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm Lens

Included with the camera body is the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens; an especially compact 24-75mm-equivalent zoom covering wide-angle to portrait length perspectives. Its optical design incorporates aspherical and extra-low dispersion elements, which help to reduce a variety of aberrations for sharper, clearer image quality throughout the zoom range. The lens's flexible focal length range is complemented by Vibration Reduction image stabilization, which minimizes the appearance of camera shake by up to 4.5 stops for sharper handheld shooting. A stepping motor provides quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override to suit both stills and video applications.
UPC: 018208016334

Nikon Z50 Specs

Imaging
Lens MountNikon Z
Sensor ResolutionActual: 21.51 Megapixel
Effective: 20.9 Megapixel (5568 x 3712)
Sensor Type23.5 x 15.7 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Crop Factor1.5x
Image StabilizationDigital (Video Only)
Built-In ND FilterNone
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter SpeedElectronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto
100 to 51,200 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 204,800)
Video
100 to 25,600 in Manual, Auto Mode
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Matrix, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range-4 to 17 EV
Continuous ShootingUp to 11 fps at 20.9 MP
Up to 5 fps at 20.9 MP
Up to 4 fps at 20.9 MP
Up to 30 fps at 8 MP
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/5/10/20-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes1:1
3712 x 3712
2784 x 2784
1856 x 1856
16:9
5568 x 3128
4176 x 2344
2784 x 1560
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Image File FormatJPEG, Raw
Bit Depth14-Bit
Internal Video Capture
Recording ModesH.264/MOV/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
Recording LimitUp to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds
Video SystemNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording AAC Audio
LPCM Audio
External Video Capture
External Recording ModesHDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 29.97p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) up to 119.88p
IP StreamingNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotSingle Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Other I/O1 x USB Micro-B (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Output
Power I/ONone
WirelessWi-Fi, Bluetooth
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Monitor
Size3.2"
Resolution1,040,000 Dot
Display Type180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic (OLED)
Size0.39"
Resolution2,360,000 Dot
Eye Point20 mm
Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 1.02x
Diopter Adjustment-3 to +3
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Full-Time Servo, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhase Detection: 209
Autofocus Sensitivity-2 to +19 EV
Flash
Built-In FlashYes
Flash ModesAuto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Fill Flash, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Guide Number22.97' / 7 m at ISO 100
Maximum Sync Speed1/200 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +1 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemiTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity0 to 85%
General
Battery Type1 x EN-EL25 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.6 VDC, 1120 mAh (Approx. 300 Shots)
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Accessory Mount1 x Hot Shoe Mount
Material of ConstructionMagnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)4.98 x 3.68 x 2.36" / 126.5 x 93.5 x 60 mm
Weight13.93 oz / 395 g (Body Only)
Kit Lens
Focal Length16 to 50mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 75mm)
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperturef/16
Angle of View83° to 31° 30'
Maximum Magnification0.2x
Minimum Focus Distance7.87" / 20 cm
Optical Design9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size46 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.76 x 1.26" / 70 x 32 mm
Weight4.76 oz / 135 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.695 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.1 x 7.1 x 5.2"

Nikon Z50 Reviews

Fun camera to use with great results

By Kimberly
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-20

I took all of the photos shown in this review with the 50-250 lens. Camera is easy to use, lightweight and produces quality images.

Loving this camera

By Rosann
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-11

This is my third Nikon, I started with the N2020 film camera then moved up to the D50 and recently got this Z50 which I had been considering for a long time. It is one of the few purchases in my life I wish I had made sooner. The camera is easy to use right out of the box, the customer service from B&H is impeccable and I will definitely start saving up to buy a second lens for it even though with the adapter I can use all of my Nikkor AF lens on it. The new lens it came with out of the box is much lighter and easier to use than the comparable one from my D50.

Very Nice Camera

By Joan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

Very nice small light weight camera that takes quality photos. I have other Nikon cameras but wanted a light weight one that produces quality photos like the higher end models, this is the one I was looking g for. Very happy with it.

Perfect Except For One Thing

By Jon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

The one thing is no sensor cleaning function built into the camera. Odd considering where things are in 2022 with digital cameras. Otherwise the Z50 is a charming, well featured, good looking APS-c format camera. Combined with their DX 18mm-140mm (27 - 210 equivalent) it is nice walking around camera. I added Nikon's small (discontinued) SB400 TTL shoe mount flash and one high speed manual focussing TTArtisan Z mount lens to my kit to expand its capabilities in bad light.

Nice under rated camera

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-01

After using my D7200 this light weight small Z50 is great to carry around. Easy to use and packed with a lot of options.Sharp pictures and fun to use. I enjoy using it

Better Video than Still Image Camera

By Ron
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-28

Ok I'm getting use to it - coming from full frame and always high end digital and film cameras, I wanted something lighter - newer - really affordable with built in flash - sooo i choose this the Z50 - I'm sure in certain conditions image quality will be better than what I was told had an advantage with F4 in low light compared to 1.8 or 2 at Full Frame - but I don't see it. I'm hoping ill find its sweet spot!

AMAZING

By Philip
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-17

I do a lot of medical (macro) photography. For many years I used a Nikon d850 with 105 macro lens. The Z50 with 50mm Z series lens produces far sharper and better shots than my old rig at 1/3 the price. i no longer process photos.

An Awesome Mirrorless Camera!

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-24

I purchased my Z 50 with the Nikon FTZ adapter. I used my AF-S lenses and my legacy AF-Nikkor glass, and the Z 50 worked almost flawlessly (some lenses must be used manually). I've been a Nikon man since '96, and this camera has many features and capabilities at your fingertips; no matter if you are getting into mirrorless photography for the first time or you're a professional. To be able to switch from stills to video while focusing on you subject is a great bonus, and you can program the camera for whatever scene or action you want. The Nikkor Z lenses are top notch, and if you still want your old Nikkor glass, use the FTZ adapter. The restluts are only limited to your imagination. I'll probably get another more advanced Z body, but a second Z 50 body as a backup in the bag is highly possible. This rig did not disappoint.

See any errors on this page? Let us know

YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS

Does the Z50 offer double and/or multiple ...

Does the Z50 offer double and/or multiple exposures in camera?
Asked by: Joe
Yes, you can do up to 10 exposures.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-06-06

Are the SB400 and SB600 flashes compatible?

Are the SB400 and SB600 flashes compatible?
Asked by: John
Yes :)
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-06-13

What is the highest zoom magnification?

What is the highest zoom magnification?
Asked by: Anthony
The Nikon Z50 with 16-50mm kit has a 3.1x zoom. Currently, the longest focal length attainable with the Nikon Z50 and a DX lens is the Z-mount 50-250mm lens (if you're curious, it has a 5x zoom but waaaay longer than the 50mm). There are also full-frame FX lenses that are longer in focal length, such as the Nikon Z-mount 100-400mm (4x zoom) and third-party super telephoto lenses.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2022-06-19

Does the Z50 offer eye autofocus in video mode?

Does the Z50 offer eye autofocus in video mode?
Asked by: AV
Yes it does , not very fast eye focus
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-02-10

I have a Z6 that I use with an FTZ adapter, B&H ...

I have a Z6 that I use with an FTZ adapter, B&H of course. Will the focal length be the same 1.5 for FX lenses it is with other Nikon DX cameras or does that change? Note, I'm assuming the FTZ for my Z6 will work on the Z50.
Asked by: Manuel
Being that the Z50 has a DX sensor, adapting an F mount FX lens with the FTZ on this camera will give you a crop factor of 1.5X. Using a F mount DX lens with the same adapter will maintain the same DX format of that lens.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-05-23

Will all the Z lenses work with the Z50; not just ...

Will all the Z lenses work with the Z50; not just the DX versions?
Asked by: John
Yup! :) There is a crop-factor of 1.5x, but they will all mount and work great!
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-06-13

Weight of z50

Weight of z50
Asked by: Anonymous
13.93 oz
Answered by: Shalom
Date published: 2020-08-04

Does the Z50 have focus peaking and zebra ...

Does the Z50 have focus peaking and zebra features?
Asked by: AV
Yes, the Z50 has focus peaking and zebra.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2019-11-03
  • y_2022, m_6, d_25, h_21CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.32
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_97
  • loc_en_US, sid_1511273, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HAS_STAFF_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_bhphotovideo
036

Close

Close

Close