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Fujifilm X-T2 vs Nikon Z50

Portability
76
Imaging
67
Features
79
Overall
71
Fujifilm X-T2 front
 
Nikon Z50 front
Portability
74
Imaging
68
Features
84
Overall
74

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Nikon Z50 Key Specs

Fujifilm X-T2
(Full Review)
  • 24MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 200 - 12800 (Increase to 51200)
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm X Mount
  • 507g - 133 x 92 x 49mm
  • Announced July 2016
  • Older Model is Fujifilm X-T1
  • Renewed by Fujifilm X-T3
Nikon Z50
(Full Review)
  • 21MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Push to 204800)
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon Z Mount
  • 397g - 127 x 94 x 60mm
  • Released October 2019
Photography Glossary

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Nikon Z50 Overview

Lets look a little more closely at the Fujifilm X-T2 versus Nikon Z50, former is a Advanced Mirrorless while the other is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by rivals FujiFilm and Nikon. The resolution of the Fujifilm X-T2 (24MP) and the Z50 (21MP) is very well matched and they enjoy the same exact sensor sizes (APS-C).

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The Fujifilm X-T2 was brought out 4 years prior to the Z50 which is quite a significant difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of the cameras offer the identical body type (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before we go straight into a detailed comparison, below is a brief overview of how the Fujifilm X-T2 scores against the Z50 for portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm X-T2 over the Nikon Z50

 Fujifilm X-T2 Z50 

Reasons to pick Nikon Z50 over the Fujifilm X-T2

 Z50 Fujifilm X-T2 
ReleasedOctober 2019July 2016Newer by 39 months
Selfie screen Easy selfies
Touch display Easily navigate

Common features in the Fujifilm X-T2 and Nikon Z50

 Fujifilm X-T2 Z50 
Manually focus Very exact focusing
Display typeTiltingTiltingTilting display
Display sizing3.2"3.2"Equivalent display dimensions
Display resolution1040k1040kSame display resolution

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Nikon Z50 Physical Comparison

If you are aiming to travel with your camera regularly, you'll need to consider its weight and size. The Fujifilm X-T2 comes with external measurements of 133mm x 92mm x 49mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 1.9") accompanied by a weight of 507 grams (1.12 lbs) while the Nikon Z50 has specifications of 127mm x 94mm x 60mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 2.4") accompanied by a weight of 397 grams (0.88 lbs).

Look at the Fujifilm X-T2 versus Nikon Z50 in our brand new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Do not forget, the weight of an ILC will vary based on the lens you have at that moment. Underneath is the front view physical size comparison of the Fujifilm X-T2 versus the Z50.

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Nikon Z50 size comparison

Using dimensions and weight, the portability grade of the Fujifilm X-T2 and Z50 is 76 and 74 respectively.

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Nikon Z50 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Nikon Z50 Sensor Comparison

More often than not, it can be tough to see the gap between sensor dimensions simply by checking specifications. The pic below might provide you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm X-T2 and Z50.

To sum up, both cameras enjoy the same exact sensor sizing but not the same MP. You can expect to see the Fujifilm X-T2 to give you more detail having its extra 3MP. Greater resolution will also make it easier to crop photos far more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm X-T2 is going to be behind in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Nikon Z50 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Nikon Z50 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm X-T2 vs Nikon Z50 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 Portrait photography details
Nikon Z50 Portrait photography details
80
has manual focus
decent megapixels (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
offers face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
80
has manual focus
decent MP (21MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
provides face detect focusing
saves RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 Street photography highlights
Nikon Z50 Street photography highlights
75
tilting screen
decent sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
weather proof
does not have image stabilization
73
screen tilts
sensor size is good (APS-C)
saves RAW formats
boasts focus via touch
weather sealing
good ISO range (51,200)
does not have image stabilization
heavier than average in class (397g)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 Sports photography advice
Nikon Z50 Sports photography advice
72
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
silent mode (1/32,000 seconds)
decent megapixels (24 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
offers tracking autofocus
weather proof
supports phase detect autofocus
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery power (340 shots)
75
decent MP (21 megapixels)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
provides tracking focus
weather sealing
sensor has phase detect AF
does not have image stabilization
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 Travel photography factors
Nikon Z50 Travel photography factors
63
weather proof
decent megapixels (24MP)
not so great battery power (340 CIPA)
screen is not selfie friendly
77
weather sealing
connects via bluetooth
boasts focus via touch
decent MP (21MP)
has built in flash
selfie friendly display
heavier than average in class (397 grams)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 Landscape photography factors
Nikon Z50 Landscape photography factors
75
has manual focus
change lenses (Fujifilm X mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inch)
decent megapixels (24MP)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
no anti-alias filter
exports RAW formats
weather proof
2 card slots
does not have image stabilization
not so great battery power (340 per charge)
79
has manual focus
change lenses (Nikon Z mount)
decent sized screen (3.2 inches)
decent MP (21MP)
sensor size is good (APS-C)
good ISO range (51,200)
saves RAW formats
weather sealing
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm X-T2 as a Vlogging camera
Nikon Z50 as a Vlogging camera
33
offers face detection autofocus
high res video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
comes with external microphone support
screen is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
71
selfie friendly display
has touchscreen
provides face detect focusing
video resolution high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
includes mic jack
does not have image stabilization
heavier than average in class (397g)
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Fujifilm X-T2 vs Nikon Z50 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm X-T2 and Nikon Z50
 Fujifilm X-T2Nikon Z50
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Nikon
Model type Fujifilm X-T2 Nikon Z50
Category Advanced Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Announced 2016-07-07 2019-10-10
Body design SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip X-Processor Pro2 Expeed 6
Sensor type CMOS X-TRANS III BSI-CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.6mm 23.5 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 368.2mm² 369.0mm²
Sensor resolution 24MP 21MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest resolution 6000 x 4000 5568 x 3712
Highest native ISO 12800 51200
Highest boosted ISO 51200 204800
Min native ISO 200 100
RAW photos
Min boosted ISO 100 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
AF touch
AF continuous
Single AF
Tracking AF
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection focusing
Contract detection focusing
Phase detection focusing
Total focus points 325 209
Lens
Lens support Fujifilm X Nikon Z
Total lenses 54 15
Crop factor 1.5 1.5
Screen
Screen type Tilting Tilting
Screen diagonal 3.2 inches 3.2 inches
Screen resolution 1,040 thousand dot 1,040 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dot 2,360 thousand dot
Viewfinder coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.77x -
Features
Slowest shutter speed 30 secs 30 secs
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 secs 1/4000 secs
Maximum silent shutter speed 1/32000 secs -
Continuous shooting speed 14.0 frames/s 11.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 7.00 m (at ISO 100)
Flash modes Auto, standard, slow sync, manual, commander -
Hot shoe
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Maximum flash sync 1/250 secs -
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 3840 x 2160 (29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1280 x 720 (60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p) 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution 3840x2160 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 507g (1.12 lbs) 397g (0.88 lbs)
Dimensions 133 x 92 x 49mm (5.2" x 3.6" x 1.9") 127 x 94 x 60mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 2.4")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 340 photos 320 photos
Style of battery Battery Pack Built-in
Battery ID NP-W126S EN-EL25
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 secs) Yes
Time lapse feature
Type of storage Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS II SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported)
Storage slots Two One
Price at launch $1,600 $857