Portable yet powerful, the Nikon Z50 lets you easily turn any moment into an outstanding image. This 20.88MP APS-C sensor mirrorless camera features the same wide-diameter lens mount as the professional Nikon Z7 and Z6, admitting class-leading levels of light to produce clearer, more natural-looking images. This, and an ISO range of 100-512,000 (100-25600 for videos), makes it possible to capture dimly lit interiors and night scenes with superior sharpness and clarity.
With a compact, lightweight (450g) and ergonomic design, the Nikon Z50 feels as comfortable to hold as it does to use. This makes it a perfect choice for travel and spontaneous everyday shooting. Its new mode dial allows instant changing between shooting modes, while a 180° tilting touch screen makes selfies, flat lay shots and vlogs a breeze. Remotely shoot and easily transfer/share your files via the SnapBridge app and Bluetooth connection.
With the same hybrid autofocus (AF) system as the flagship Nikon Z7 and Z6, the Nikon Z50 focuses with outstanding speed and accuracy. 209 AF points covering the majority of the frame make it easy to capture moving subjects, even at the frame’s edges. Invaluable for portrait-making, eye detection AF tracks and locks focus on your chosen subject’s eye, ensuring sharp focus where it counts – even when your subject is moving and there are multiple people in the frame.
Capable of shooting at up to 11 frames per second (fps), the Nikon Z50 puts those hard-to-perfect action shots within easy grasp. If you’re after smooth, unbroken sequences, the Z50 lets you take 8MP shots at an even faster 30 fps in silent video mode. The shutter can also be silenced for perfectly noise-free shooting – ideal for events, performances and other occasions when you don’t want to disturb your subject.
Enjoy almost limitless content creation potential, with minimal need for post-processing, with the Nikon Z50’s advanced video features. Capture vivid, crop-free movies in 16:9 4K at up to 30 fps; stunning time lapse sequences; and captivating 1080/120p slow motion. Silent, high-precision autofocus and focus peaking for manual focus ensure crisp, professional results. Filming yourself for a vlog? Simply tap your face in the LCD monitor to adjust focus.
Capture wide-angle landscapes, street snapshots, tabletop photography, portraits and everything in between using the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens – the perfect complement to the Nikon Z50. Delivering edge-to-edge sharpness throughout its focal range, this ultra-compact zoom performs beyond what you’d expect from a kit lens. Fast, accurate and quiet autofocus makes it great for video as well as stills, while vibration reduction (VR) effectively allows you to shoot at shutter speeds 4.5 stops faster, resulting in sharper shots. Conveniently access your favourite settings via the lens’ customisable control ring.
|Camera Series||Nikon Z|
|Image Sensor Type / Format||APS-C DX (1.5x Crop Factor|
|File Formats||NEF(RAW), JPEG|
|Focus Type||Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with assist|
|Focus Mode||Single-servo AF. AF, AF-C, AF-A, M|
|Metering Method||Matrix metering , Center-weighted metering , Spot metering , Highlight-weighted metering|
|Exposure Modes||Auto, Programmed auto with flexible program (P), Shutter-priority auto (S) , Aperture-priority auto (A), Manual (M), User settings (U1, U2, U3)|
|White Balance Modes||Auto (3 types) , Color temperature (2,500 K–10,000 K), Cloudy, Direct sunlight, Flash, Fluorescent (7 types), Incandescent, Natural light auto, Preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all with fine-tuning Shade|
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO 100 to 51200|
|Memory Card Type||SD, SDHC, SDXC|
|Audio Recording||Linear PCM, AAC|
|Screen Coverage||3.2" approx. Tilting TFT Touch LCD|
|Shutter||Mechanical Shutter, Electronic Shutter|
|Max Sync Speed||1/200|
|Battery||EN-EL25 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery|
|AC Power Adapter||EH-73P Charging AC Adapter|
The Nikon Z50 has a single memory card slot to accommodate SD, SDHC (UHS-I) and SDXC (UHS-I) memory cards.
The Nikon Z50 features a Z mount that accepts NIKKOR Z lenses. The Z50 can also be used with NIKKOR F lenses via an FTZ adapter.
No, the adapter contains no glass that could block light; its function is to fill the space created by the absence of a mirror. So the adapter has no effect on exposure.