Nikon introduces the Z50, a DX-format APS-c mirrorless camera for Z-mount. The Nikon Z50 features a 21MP BSI CMOS APS-C sensor (similar to what’s on the D500) with on-sensor phase detection. Unlike the Z6/Z7 the Z50 does not have in-body image stabilization.
Nikon DX Mirrorless Camera has a downward-tilting 3.2″ touchscreen display, 2.36M-dot OLED EVF and pop-up flash. Its single SD card slot supports high-speed UHS-II media while its Micro USB port allows for in-camera battery charging. The Z50 uses the new EN-EL25 battery, with an estimated battery life of around 300 shots per charge.
Nikon Z50 is capable of shooting bursts at 11 fps with continuous AF. It can capture UHD 4K video at 24p and 30p, and a 120 fps option is available if you drop the resolution to Full HD. While the Z50 has a mic input, it lacks a headphone socket.
Nikon Z50 comes with two new kit lenses. First is the collapsible Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 VR, which offers up to 4.5 stops of image stabilization and has a built-in control ring. For longer reach, there’s the Nikkor Z DX 50-250mm F4.5-6.3 VR, which offers 5 stops of shake reduction and also has a control ring.
The Z50 will be available in November for $859 body-only, $999 with the 16-50mm lens and $1349 with the 16-50mm and 50-250mm lenses. Both kit lenses will be available separately, with the 16-50 priced at $299 and the 50-250 at $349. Check availability at (B&H/Adorama/Amazon)
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Nikon Z50 Key Features
- Superb image quality: wide Nikon Z mount, large 20.9 MP DX-format (APS-C) CMOS sensor, and fast EXPEED 6 image processor.
- All the way sharp: Hybrid-AF (autofocus) system. 209 on-sensor AF points cover approx. 90% of the frame, horizontally and vertically, for superb edge-to-edge sharpness.
- Brilliant in low light: wide 100–51200 ISO range and low-light autofocus down to -4 EV
- Intelligent Eye-Detection AF: automatically focuses on a subject’s eyes, whether they’re alone or a face in a crowd.
- Fast continuous shooting: up to 11 fps with autofocus (AF) and auto exposure (AE).
- Silent operation: the Nikon Z 50 focuses quietly and has a silent photography mode.
- 4K movies: users can record 4K/UHD movies at 30p and shoot slow-motion footage in Full HD with no crop-factor limitations. 4K time-lapse sequences can be created in-camera.
- Smooth EVF: ultra-sharp electronic viewfinder (2360k-dot) can display a natural image, similar to that of a DSLR optical viewfinder. Or images can be displayed as they’ll look with settings applied.
- Large tilting touchscreen: high-resolution (1040k-dot) LCD monitor with smartphone-style touch controls. Can be tilted up or down for flexibility when shooting video or self-portraits.
- Creative effects: 20 in-camera effects for photos and video. The intensity can be adjusted when previewing the effect.
- DX mirrorless body with pop-up flash: easy to carry with a strong magnesium-alloy top and front.
- Nikon ergonomics: deep grip for comfortable handling, and thoughtfully placed buttons, dials, and touchscreen controls.
- Simple DSLR-style menu system: instantly familiar to current Nikon DSLR users and easy to master for first-time Nikon users.
- Fast connections: Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® plus Nikon’s SnapBridge app make it easy to send photos and movies to any device for sharing or storage.
- A system to love: compatible with the FTZ Mount Adapter and Nikon DSLR accessories, including remote camera controls, DSLR Speedlights, microphones, and more.
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