The Nikon Z 50 is the first DX-format (mirrorless) camera in Nikon’s Z Series camera lineup to utilize the larger 16mm Z-mount flange focal focal distance which until now, was only available on the more expensive full-frame Z 6 and Z 7 mirrorless cameras.
Nikon Z 50
The compact and lightweight Nikon Z 50 features a 20.9-megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor backed by Nikon’s latest EXPEED 6 image-processing engine and a native ISO of up to 51200 (the highest of its class).
It’s also the first DX-format camera to utilize Eye-Detection AF and features incredibly fast continuous shooting speeds of up to 11fps (with AF/AE).
For selfie lovers and vloggers, the 3.2-inch LCD flip-down touchscreen provides access to all the necessary soft keys and icons.
Z 50 Video Capabilities
The Z 50 features 4K video, 120p slow-motion and time-lapse capabilities, the last by utilizing a built in intervalometer.
In-camera video trimming, 20 creative picture controls, special effects and scene modes (automatically adjusts settings to optimize performance for beginners) are also available.
Lastly, the Z 50 also incorporates additional built-in stabilization when shooting Full HD or 4K video.
In addition to the above mentioned 20 Creative Picture Controls, Selfie Mode, Special Effects Mode, Scene Mode, the Z 50 includes:
- Silent shutter function
- Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity
- Support for SnapBridge 2.6.
- 20.9 MP CMOS Sensor
- APS-C Format
- 11 fps Continuous Shooting
- ISO 100 – 51200 (Expandable to 204800)
- 4K UHD (3840×2160) at 30 fps Video
- Hybrid AF Autofocus
- Tilting Touchscreen
- 395 g (14 oz.) Weight
- 126.5 x 93.5 x 60 mm (5 x 3.7 x 2.4″) Dimensions
- Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Z Series DX Lenses
Both lenses feature the Z mount’s 16mm flange focal distance, reduced focus breathing, a customizable control ring and built-in optical Vibration Reduction (VR) that offers up to 4.5 stops and 5.0 stops of compensation respectively.
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