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Nikon Z50 APS-C Mirrorless Camera (2019)

MSRP 860 USDNeoscore 57%NEX score 76%

Product Overview

Nikon Z50 is a mirrorless camera in the Nikon Z-mount system. Introduced by Nikon in 2019, it comes with an APS-C sensor with 21 MP (5568 x 3712) resolution and a 2.36 million-dot EVF.
The camera has a poor battery life, and a second or third battery may be needed to get you through the day. The 11.0 fps burst rate serves enthusiasts well enough, though some professionals may find it limiting.
The Nikon Z50 comes with 209 autofocus points.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 57% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good 11.0 fps burst rate
  • Rather compact
  • Quite light
  • Weather-sealed
  • Viewfinder with great 1.02x magnification
  • Supports both WiFi and Bluetooth
Cons
  • Poor battery life
  • Low resolution EVF

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 76% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Fantastic build quality
  • Good handling
  • Excellent viewfinder
  • Good battery life
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Compact design
Cons
  • Not the most ergonomic
  • No built-in adaptor
  • Not the best for vlogging
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
HDMI + Microphone + Remote Control + USB 2.0
Wireless Connectivity
802.11ac + Bluetooth

Construction

Form Factor
Mirrorless camera
Image Size
APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm)
Lens Mount
Nikon Z-mount
Microphone
Stereo
Sensor | Resolution
21 MP (5568 x 3712)
Sensor | Type
CMOS
Speakers
Mono

Dimensions

Size | Depth
60 mm / 2.36 in
Size | Height
94 mm / 3.70 in
Size | Width
127 mm / 5.00 in
Weight
450 g / 15.90 oz

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2 inch
Display Type
Tilting TFT LCD
Resolution
1,040,000 dots
Viewfinder | Coverage
100%
Viewfinder | Magnification
1.02x
Viewfinder | Resolution
2,360,000 dots
Viewfinder | Type
Electronic

Function

AE Bracketing
±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV, 2/3 EV, 1 EV steps)
Autofocus
209 focus points
Crop Factor
1.5
Exposure Compensation
±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Mode
Auto / Aperture Priority / Shutter Priority / Manual
Flash
Built-in
Flash Sync Speed
1/200 s
GPS
No
Image Stabilization
No
Intervalometer
Yes
ISO Range
100 ~ 51200 (expands to 204,800)
Processor
Expeed 6
Touch Screen
Yes
Video Codecs
MPEG-4, H.264
Video Recording
4K 30p, FHD 120p
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Battery Life
320 shots
Flash Range
7.00 m
Max Burst Rate
11.0 fps
Shutter Speed
1/4000 - 30 s
Storage
SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-I supported)

Production

Battery
EN-EL25 lithium-ion battery & charger
Debut
2019-10-10

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

techradar[1]

Sentiment Score 75%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The Nikon Z50 is a fantastic first foray into the APS-C mirrorless market for Nikon. It's not a perfect camera by any means, but it's a welcome addition to what is an admittedly crowded market. The build and handling are particularly appealing, with the Z50 being essentially a miniaturized version of those superb full-frame models. In terms of the lens range the Fujifilm X-T30 is the clear winner, but Nikon is hot on its heels with plenty of upcoming lens launches.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic build quality
  • Excellent viewfinder
  • Good handling
Cons
  • Not the most ergonomic
  • Not the best for vlogging

trustedreviews[2]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
The Nikon Z50 has a 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor and 11fps continuous shooting with autofocus and auto exposure. It has fewer phase-detection AF points (209, compared to the A6400’s 425 AF points) and Sony has a considerable headstart with its Real-time AF tracking. Rather than the pricier XQD cards, the Z50 takes standard SD cards in its single slot. The Z50 is compatible with all Z Mount lenses without an adaptor, but you’ll need to factor in the 1.5x crop factor and price tags.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent autofocus
  • Compact design
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No built-in adaptor

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Nikon Z50 review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/nikon-z50. 2019-12-05. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Hands on: Nikon Z50 Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/nikon-z50. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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