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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

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 TypeMechanical Focal Plane Shutter, Electronic 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 Auto, Manual 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 Recording ModesMOV/MP4/H.264
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98/25/29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94/100/119.88 fps
External Recording ModesHDMI
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 29.97 fps
1920 x 1080p up to 119.88 fps
Recording LimitUp to 30 Minutes
Broadcast OutputNTSC/PAL
IP StreamingNone
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording AAC Audio
LPCM Audio
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
Power I/ONone
Other I/O1 x Micro-USB (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 1) Output
WirelessBluetooth, Wi-Fi
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)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.33 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.9 x 7.1 x 5.3"

Nikon Z50 Reviews

A mirrorless camera, Something new!

By Pamela
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-06

I've had the z50 for about 10 days now, have shot almost1000 pics. After using my D7100 for 8 years, there is definitely a difference between the two cameras. Out of the box, the mirrorless is more lightweight, which I appreciate, and the 'keepers' that I've had appear to be more sharp, even at a distance. I have much to learn to add to my comfort using the z50, but I think it will be a good camera to have. My usage is casual wildlife photography while walking or at home.

My best second camera

By julio
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-10

I used in diferent situatios of weather or ligth and ever is in hi performing results.

Easy switch to mirrorless

By Troy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-05

We upgraded from an old D3100 and it is very similar in use.

Awesome Travel Camera

By Ralph
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-30

Picked up this camera from B&H right before our cruise to Iceland and Norway. It performed great. We used both the 16-50 mm and 50-250 mm lenses and they worked as advertised. Even in low light conditions the imagery was sharp with good color saturation. I shot photos and in both JPG and RAW and for the most part the JPGs were very clear. Only on a few occasions did I have to modify a RAW file to to make a better image. The camera is light and easy to use. This made a big difference during long hikes or on excursions. The videos from the Z50 were very high quality however the on camera microphone picked up everything, including breathing and any amount of wind noise. This was quite bothersome. Suggest an external microphone. Overall I'm very satisfied with the size, weight and handling of the camera. The photos were excellent. Just need to get a better microphone to enhance audio quality.

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.

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.

Great camera

By Elizabeth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-02

Although I've. Been a Canon and then Sony shooter for years, this particular Nikon captured my attention. First, the ergonomic and small form got me interested. Then upon further investigation, I found that the layout of the buttons and dials for quick and easy access to functions look very user friendly. Although I waited for quite a while for this to be in stock (supply chain and all that stuff we've had to get used to!), I feel like it was worth the wait. Additionally the kit lenses come with higher than normal reviews.

Nikon Z50

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-28

Great camera. After using full size for many years, most recently the Nikon 850, I find the mirrorless easy to use and get great results. So far I love it.

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