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Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera

BH #NIZ50 • MFR #1634
Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera
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.
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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
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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.
UPC: 018208016341

Nikon Z50 Specs

Key Specs
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 21.51 Megapixel
Effective: 20.9 Megapixel (5568 x 3712)
Image Sensor
23.5 x 15.7 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Image Stabilization
Digital (Video Only)
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 51,200 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 204,800)
Video
100 to 25,600 in Manual, Auto Mode
Continuous Shooting
Up 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
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MOV/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100 fps
External Recording Modes
HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
No
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Output
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 4.2
Display Type
180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Battery Type
1x EN-EL25 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.6 VDC, 1120 mAh (Approx. 300 Shots)
Imaging
Lens Mount
Nikon Z
Sensor Resolution
Actual: 21.51 Megapixel
Effective: 20.9 Megapixel (5568 x 3712)
Image Sensor
23.5 x 15.7 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Sensor Crop (35mm Equivalent)
Crop Factor: 1.5x 
Image Stabilization
Digital (Video Only)
Built-In ND Filter
No
Capture Type
Stills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter and Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time Mode
Bulb Mode, Time Mode
ISO Sensitivity Range
Photo
100 to 51,200 in Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 204,800)
Video
100 to 25,600 in Manual, Auto Mode
Metering Method
Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Matrix, Spot
Exposure Modes
Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation
-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range
-4 to 17 EV
Continuous Shooting
Up 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 Recording
Yes
Self-Timer
2/5/10/20-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Image Sizes
3:2
20.7 MP (5568 x 3712)
11.6 MP (4176 x 2784)
5.2 MP (2784 x 1856)
1:1
13.8 MP (3712 x 3712)
7.8 MP (2784 x 2784)
3.4 MP (1856 x 1856)
16:9
17.4 MP (5568 x 3128)
9.8 MP (4176 x 2344)
4.3 MP (2784 x 1560)
Aspect Ratio
1:1, 3:2, 16:9
Image File Format
JPEG, Raw
Bit Depth
14-Bit
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
H.264/MOV/MP4
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100 fps
External Recording Modes
HDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p
Recording Limit
Up to 30 Minutes
IP Streaming
No
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
AAC Audio
LPCM Audio
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)
Video I/O
1x Micro-HDMI (Unspecified Signal) Output
Audio I/O
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Input
Power I/O
No
Other I/O
1x Micro-USB (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Output
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 4.2
Mobile App Compatible
Yes: Android & iOS
App Name: SnapBridge
Functionality: Access Stored Files, Firmware Update, Remote Control
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)
GPS
*Via Connected Smartphone
Monitor
Display Size
3.2"
Resolution
1,040,000 Dot
Display Type
180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic (OLED)
Size
0.39"
Resolution
2,360,000 Dot
Eye Point
20 mm
Coverage
100%
Magnification
Approx. 1.02x
Diopter Adjustment
-3 to +3
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Full-Time Servo, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus Points
Phase Detection: 209
Autofocus Sensitivity
-2 to +19 EV
Flash
Built-In Flash/Light
Yes, Flash Only
Flash Modes
Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Fill Flash, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction
Guide Number
22.97' / 7 m at ISO 100
Maximum Sync Speed
1/200 Second
Flash Compensation
-3 to +1 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash System
iTTL
External Flash Connection
Shoe Mount
Environmental
Operating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity
0 to 85%
General
Battery Type
1x EN-EL25 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.6 VDC, 1120 mAh (Approx. 300 Shots)
Shoe Mount
1x Hot Shoe
Tripod Mounting Thread
1x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Material of Construction
Magnesium Alloy
Dimensions (W x H x D)
4.98 x 3.68 x 2.36" / 126.5 x 93.5 x 60 mm
Weight
13.93 oz / 395 g (Body Only)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.285 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
12.7 x 7.2 x 5.2"

Nikon Z50 Reviews

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Can I use my Nikon DX lenses that I have with my ...

Can I use my Nikon DX lenses that I have with my D7200 camera?
Asked by: Rhonda
Can I clean the sensor with any cleaning kit, or needs to be done with some special nikon kit?
Answered by: Fernando
Date published: 2021-12-02

Does using the Z50 with original SLR lenses and ...

Does using the Z50 with original SLR lenses and adapter instead of the Z50 kit lenses basically nullify the weight benefit?
Asked by: Sarah
The Z50 is very light. But it depends on the specific lens you are using. Some Z mount lenses are heavier than others. The kit lens 16-50 is light and in most cases will be lighter than most DSLR Nikon lenses.
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2023-03-23

Will Nikon AI'd lenses work in anything but stop ...

Will Nikon AI'd lenses work in anything but stop down mode using the FTZ adapter?
Asked by: Herman
the old nikon lenses allow you to change the F-stop on the lens. So using it on the Nikon mirror less all operation is manual
Answered by: stuart e
Date published: 2020-01-08

Can I use my DX lenses (for D7500) with the ...

Can I use my DX lenses (for D7500) with the mirorless Z50?
Asked by: Yair
You can use most F mount lenses like you mentioned as long as you buy the FTZ adapter which is a F mount to Z mount conversion adapter. The old D type F mount lenses will be manual focus only, but the newer G type F mount lenses from Nikon will have auto focus with the FTZ adapter. Mostly it's the 'AF-S' you need to look for in the lens name. Per Nikon: "Full AF/AE supported when using FX or DX AF-S Type G/D/E, AF-P type G/E, AF-I type D" Be careful though, some of the older lenses that work on the D7500 for AF won't have AF on the Z50 because there is no AF motor inside the FTZ adapter.
Answered by: Jon
Date published: 2022-04-22

Does the Z50 have its own in-body stabilization?

Does the Z50 have its own in-body stabilization?
Asked by: John
No, the Nikon Z 50 Mirrorless Digital Camera does not have in-body image stabilization.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2023-01-25

I'm interested in purchasing this camera to shot ...

I'm interested in purchasing this camera to shot timelapses coupled with Syrp's Genie. Does the Z50 have a MC-DC2 shutterport like the Z6 and Z7, which would allow me to connect and control the shutter/interval functions from the Syrp Genie/app?
Asked by: Paris
The Z50 does not have the DC-2 connection. It can be triggered using Bluetooth with the Nikon ML-L7 remote control.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2022-03-02

Does the VR on Nikon Z lenses work when attached ...

Does the VR on Nikon Z lenses work when attached to this camera?
Asked by: janos
Yes, Nikon Z-mount lenses which have built-in VR Vibration Reduction capabilities will retain their VR capabilities when mounted and used on the Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2022-08-29

Is the body weather sealed? I don't really see ...

Is the body weather sealed? I don't really see any official description on that.
Asked by: Hsieh
The Nikon Z50 is weather sealed.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-11-26
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