Nikon Z50 overview
Nikon Z50 is Nikon's Entry-Level Mirrorless digital camera initially introduced on October of 2019. The camera has got a 21MP, BSI-CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a maximum resolution of 5568 x 3712.
The Z50 is positioned #16 out of 117 in Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras and all round #111 out of 1465 for cameras in our collection. Remember to test our Advanced camera finder to see camera ratings based on your personal criteria.
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Nikon Z50 history
The Nikon Z50 comes with a history of related cameras. Down below, you can view all older and latest models alongside key features.
Nikon Z50 Gallery
You can check the Z50 from different angles in the gallery here.
Nikon Z50 Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of positives and negatives of the Nikon Z50 based on criterias that are often viewed as necessary in a digital camera.
Nikon Z50 Sensor info
The Nikon Z50 houses the Expeed 6 chip. The sensor spec in the Nikon Z50 is 23.5mm x 15.7mm (APS-C). The 369 mm² sensor has the capability to resolve 5568 x 3712 pixels and aspect ratios of 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.Playful Manatee Swipes Diver’s GoPro to Capture Hilariously Wobbly Video
The BSI-CMOS sensor boasts 21MP and provides a standard ISO range of 100 - 51200. This ISO can also be increased digitally to a high of 204800. RAW files are supported so the user has wider margin for error.
The image below illustrates the Z50's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The Z50 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.5 and is shown in green.OM System OM-1 Set to Enhance Autofocus
To get an idea of different aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Nikon Z50 dimensions
Nikon Z50 has a weight of 0.88 pounds (397 gr or 14.00 ounces) and the measurement of the camera is 127mm x 94mm x 60mm (5.0" x 3.7" x 2.4"). The weight of normal Entry-Level Mirrorless camera is 329 gr so the Nikon Z50 is more heavy when compared to its competitors.Captivating footage reveals once-in-a-lifetime moment with Florida Panther
Below is a photo of the Nikon Z50 alongside a soft drink so you're able to have a sense of its scale.
The top view here will show you the button design on the Z50.
Nikon Z50 Lens info
The Z50 fits the Nikon Z mount and has 31 lenses available to buy. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the Z50.
Nikon Z50 Connectivity
The Z50 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- Wireless Yes
- Bluetooth Yes
- HDMI Yes
Cameras that consist of NFC and / or Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly through smartphones. You can easily copy images and in some cases adjust settings without connecting straight to the camera.
Certain applications even allow a Liveview and click the shutter in case you aren't near the camera. If the camera features a HDMI out, it could be hooked up to an external screen. The majority of cameras will allow you to recharge the battery with the USB port.
Nikon Z50 Video info
The maximum video quality in the Nikon Z50 is 3840 x 2160 and it can shoot in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 2160p will provide a outstanding quality for video. You can easily crop to Full HD in order to get improved video. Beware of the massive file sizes and ensure you have got decent SD cards that have fast write speeds. Although the camera features a mic socket, it is sadly lacking a headphone socket so you will not have the option to keep an eye on your sound levels.
Nikon Z50 Weather Sealing
Nikon Z50 has environment sealing which makes it a fantastic option to use for challenging environments. This is especially beneficial when you are not sure about the conditions you may encounter for outdoor photography.
Nikon Z50 Screen and Viewfinder
The Nikon Z50 has got a 3.2" tilting display screen supporting a resolution of 1,040k dots.
It has a selfie friendly screen to shoot self portraits and group shots when necessary. Moreover the display screen is touch friendly so you can easily change focus point and change settings with your finger.Google Launches 'Circle to Search' on Pixel 8 and 8 Pro
The ViewFinder details regarding Nikon Z50 are the following:
- ViewFinder Electronic
- Resolution 2,360k dots
- Coverage 100 percent
Viewfinders can be quite beneficial for bright outdoor conditions which can easily make the camera screen washed out and very difficult to view.
Nikon Z50 Shutter info
Nikon Z50 has the capability to shoot continuously at 11.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Nikon Z50 Flash and Hot shoe info
Nikon Z50 boasts both built in flash and external flash ability.
Nikon Z50 Autofocusing info
Nikon Z50 boasts both Phase Detect Auto Focus along with Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is more quicker and precise when compared to Contrast Based focusing. The camera has got Face detection making it valuable for taking portraits of people.
The AF system has got 209 focus points to select from. Nikon Z50 has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to change where you focus. It also has Tracking Auto Focus for subjects on the move. Nikon Z50 comes with manual focusing in case it is needed for low light scenarios or you need more accurate control on focusing.
Nikon Z50 Battery life
The battery (EN-EL25) for the Nikon Z50 is built to last for 320 images based on the CIPA standards making it on par with its competitors. The general Entry-Level Mirrorless camera battery life is 343. Fujifilm X-S20 has the highest possible (750) battery life for this category of cameras.
Following is a listing of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras which have the best battery life:
Nikon Z50 for varying categories of photography
The following illustration indicates a summation of the Nikon Z50 for varying categories of photography. To learn more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Nikon Z50 Portrait photography information
The Nikon Z50 gets a points total of 80 which is brilliant, meaning that it is a wonderful fit for portrait photos. Taking portraits leans heavily to sensor specs, RAW support in addition to the ability to utilize external flash.
Nikon Z50 Street photography features
Coming in at a above average points total of 73, the Nikon Z50 is a respectable option for street photography. A good street photography camera provides a good balance of image quality and portability.
Nikon Z50 Sports photography factors
A above average sports photography rating of 75 means the Nikon Z50 is a fine pick for taking photos of sports. A camera should have good autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Nikon Z50 Travel photography info
Size is super crucial in buying a camera for travel. Over-all, the Nikon Z50 gets a excellent 77 for a travelling camera which makes it a fantastic pick to buy for your vacations.
Nikon Z50 Landscape photography factors
For anybody looking to buy a digital camera for landscape photos, the most critical factor will be image quality. The Nikon Z50 and it's great rating of 79 as a landscape camera is a outstanding pick in the current marketplace.
Nikon Z50 Vlogging information
A camera for vlogging ought to posses a moving display, microphone input and preferably IBIS. Considering every thing, the Nikon Z50 is a good pick for vlogging as it delivers a above average rating of 71.
Nikon Z50 Alternatives
If you are interested in alternatives to the Z50, below is a range of the highest ranked cameras that fall within the category of Entry-Level Mirrorless.
The graph listed below offers you an overview of the Z50 versus it's top ranking rivals suggested earlier.
Following are several cameras you may look into as alternatives. To read a thorough comparison, click the "compare" link.