Nikon Z50

The Z50 is Nikon's first generation APS-C mirrorless camera using the Z mount. 

  • Sensor: 20mp APS-C (DX) 
    • 23.5 x 15.7mm (DX)
    • BSI (backside illumination) CMOS sensor
    • no AA filter
    • no sensor-based IS
  • ISP: EXPEED 6
  • Mount: Nikon Z
    • F-mount lens usage via optional FTZ adapter
  • Images: 
    • Maximum size: 5568 x 3712 JPEG or NEF raw
    • Aspect ratios: 3:2, 1:1, and 16:9 
    • Buffer: maximum 11 fps continuous (30 shot 14-bit compressed raw buffer, 35 12-bit compressed)
  • Video:  
    • 4K/30/25/24P (144 Mbps internal), full frame downsampled
    • 1080P/120/100/60/50/25/24 (? Mbps internal), full frame downsampled
    • H.264/MPEG4 with stereo PCM or AAC audio, MP4 or MOV container
    • Electronic VR for video (some additional crop) 
    • HDMI clean output via connector at 8-bit 4.2.0 format for both HD and 4K
    • HDMI jack is Type D
    • microphone jack
  • Shutter: 
    • mechanical: 30 sec to 1/4000 sec, tested to 150k cycles
    • electronic: 30 sec to 1/2000 sec
    • bulb, time
    • electronic front curtain option
  • Exposure: 
    • matrix, center-weighted, spot metering, highlight-weighted metering 
    • -5 to +5EV exposure compensation
    • 9 white balance settings (plus Auto and Custom), 2500 to 10,000K
    • ISO 100-51200 (plus Auto,102400- 204800 boosts)
  • Focus: 
    • 209-point selectable phase detect (covers 87% horizontal, 85% vertical of the frame)  (-2EV to EV19 sensitivity, -4EV in low light mode)
    • Area modes: pinpoint, single point, dynamic area, zone (small, large), auto-area (with face/eye detect, animal eye detect), subject tracking
    • manual focus override, focus positioning via Direction pad, touch focus
  • Rear Display: 3.2” touch LCD
    • 1.04m dot 
    • tilting (90° upward, 180° downward)
  • Viewfinder
    • 2.36m dot OLED EVF
    • 0.68x magnification
    • -3 to +3m diopter adjustment 
    • 19.5mm eye point
    • 60 Hz 
  • Flash: 
    • internal pop-up flash (GN 22', 7m)
    • hot shoe, supports Nikon CLS (i-TTL)
    • 1/200 flash sync
    • red-eye reduction, slow sync, rear sync, Auto FP, supports wireless flash
  • Remote: 
    • optional MC-DC2 wired
    • ML-L7 Bluetooth wireless
    • SnapBridge app
  • Other Notable Features: 
    • Wi-Fi 802.11ac (5Mhz support) (SnapBridge or Nikon Wireless Transmitter Utility)
    • Bluetooth 4.2 (SnapBridge)
    • antiflicker reduction 
    • USB 2.0 (Micro-B connector)
  • Cards: 
    • one SD slot
    • UHS-I support
  • Battery: 
    • EN-EL25
    • 300 shots CIPA
    • optional USB charging
  • Size: 
    • 5" (126.5mm) wide
    • 3.7" (93.5mm) tall
    • 2.4” (60mm) deep
  • Weight: 15.9 ounces (450g) with battery card
  • Colors: Black
  • Price: US$860 body only, US$1000 including 16-50mm lens
  • Current Firmware: version 2.02 (October 2020)
  • Announced: Announced October 10, 2019
  • Nikon's Marketing Slogan: The Collaborator
  • Nikon lenses for the Nikon Z50
  • Nikon's Web page for the Nikon Z50
  • Thom's Review of the Nikon Z50
  • Thom's Book for the Nikon Z50

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