Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera will be Available on November 27

Nikon is announcing lots of new products these days and among them is Nikon Z50 mirrorless camera. It is an APS-C format camera with a crop factor of 1.5x supporting a resolution of 20.9 Megapixel. It supports DX format CMOS sensor with a Z mount.

Still and Videos

This camera incorporates EXPEED 6 image processor which helps it to achieve continuous shooting rates up to 11 fps at 20.9 MP. Other advantages include 209 point Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), eye tracking, etc. The maximum resolution for still images goes up to 5568 x 3712 with three aspect ratio choices 1:1, 3:2 and 16:9.

Z50 can shoot 14 Bit images with either JPEG or RAW file format to preserve as much dynamic range as possible. Its shutter speed ranges from 1/4000s to 30 seconds with an exposure compensation ranging from -5 to +5 EV in 1/3, 1/2 EV Steps. Sadly Image stabilization is not there but with a tripod or any other stabilizing accessory, this issue could be resolved.

In regard to video, Nikon Z50 can shoot up to 3840×2160 at 29.97 fps. If you want slow motion results, it will be best to shoot at Full HD which can support frame rates up to 119.88 fps. The recording limit is set to 29 minutes and 59 seconds. Various recording modes available are MOV, MP4, H.264. ISO Sensitivity can be set to auto or manual mode which can be adjusted from 100 to 25600.

Viewfinder and Focus

It supports a 0.39″ OLED EVF with a resolution of 2,360,000 dots whereas the 3.2″ monitor supports 1,040,000 dots. The touchscreen LCD monitor can tilt all the way up to 180 degrees making it a good choice for vloggers. Manual and Auto Focus choice is available with various modes like Automatic (A), Continuous-Servo AF (C), Full-Time Servo (F), Manual Focus (M), Single-Servo AF (S).

Flash Mechanics

Z50 offers dedicated iTTL Flash system with a Hot Show external flash connection. The maximum sync speed supported by this camera is 1/200s. Various flash modes are available with the ability to adjust flash compensation from -3 to +1EV in 1/3, 1/2 EV Steps.


Since it offers the option to connect to a Wi-fi or a Bluetooth device, sharing gets super easy. A single slot is available for memory cards such as SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I). Wired connections include the option of Micro-B (USB 2.0), HDMI D (Micro) and 3.5mm Microphone.

Other information on Nikon Z50 you might find useful

The body is weatherproof but you have to be a little careful in extreme weather conditions as the popup flash mechanism can let external matters to come inside the camera.

Images and videos can easily be edited right inside of this camera. This will be really helpful especially for people who are on the go and want to capture, edit and share their content quickly.

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Ishaan Sarna

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