Nikon introduces the new Nikon Z50 an APS-C size sensor body with the new Z mount that is also seen in their Full Frame sensor bodies Z6 and Z8.
Being that the Z50 has a Z mount means you can use Full Frame Z mount lenses on the Z50. The styling is very simlar of that of the Z6 and Z7 minus the top LCD and no Joystick and minues few buttons.
Nikon opted for a new 20MP Sony Sensor - which is less then that from Fuji and Sony - but 20MP still should be enough - the idea is to maximize low light performance.
The Z50 sports a very nice grip and the Z50 feels better in the hand then that of the Sony A6400 and Fuji XT30.
The menu system will feel very familiar to Nikon DSLR owners. The new Z50 has PDAF Phase Detect Auto Focus with EYE Auto Focus so focusing will be very good.
The Nikon Z50 will suport the DSLR DX mount lenses with an adapter so you can use your lenses. As always with new systems it will take few years before there will be a good selection of native lenses. Nikon is offering two native lenses initially, but of course you can buy the avilable Full Frame native Z mount lenses as well but there will be a year or two for more affortable native lenses become available.
The Z50 sports a really nice Touch LCD. The new LCD has 3 Soft Touch Buttons.
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|Type of camera|
|Type||Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses|
|Lens mount||Nikon Z mount|
|Effective pixels||20.9 million|
|Image sensor||23.5 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon DX format)|
|Total pixels||21.51 million|
|Dust-reduction system||Image Dust Off reference data (requires Capture NX-D)|
|Picture Control system||Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat, Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); selected Picture Control can be modified; storage for custom Picture Controls|
|Media||SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards|
|File system||DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, PictBridge|
|Electronic viewfinder||0.99-cm/0.39-in. approx. 2360k-dot (XGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 7-level manual brightness controls|
|Frame coverage||Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical|
|Magnification||Approx. 1.02x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)|
|Eyepoint||19.5 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)|
|Diopter adjustment||-3 to +3 m-1|
|Eye sensor||Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays|
|Monitor||8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 1040k-dot tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and 11-level manual brightness controls|
|Type||Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter|
|Speed||1/4000 to 30 s (select from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV), bulb, time|
|Flash sync speed||X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported|
|Release modes||Single frame, low-speed continuous, high-speed continuous, high-speed continuous (extended), self-timer|
|Approximate maximum frame advance rate (measured under Nikon-specified test conditions)||
|Self-timer||2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2 or 3 s|
|Metering system||TTL exposure metering using camera image sensor|
|Metering range (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20°C/68°F)||-4 to +17 EV|
|Exposure compensation||-5 to +5 EV (select from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV) available in P, S, A, M, SCN, and EFCT modes|
|Exposure lock||Luminosity locked at detected value|
(Recommended Exposure Index)
|ISO 100 to 51200 (select from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV); can also be set to approx. 1 or 2 EV (ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 51200; auto ISO sensitivity control available|
|Active D-Lighting||Can be selected from auto, extra high, high, normal, low or off|
|Multiple exposure||Add, average, lighten, darken|
|Other options||HDR (high dynamic range), photo mode flicker reduction|
|Autofocus||Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist|
|Detection range (single-servo AF, photo mode, ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20°C/68°F)||-4 to +19 EV (Without low-light AF: -2 to +19 EV)|
|Focus points (single-point AF, photo mode, DX image area)||209|
|AF-area modes||Pinpoint, single-point, and dynamic-area AF (pinpoint and dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only); wide-area AF (S); wide-area AF (L); auto-area AF|
|Focus lock||Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L (protect) button|
|Built-in flash||Manual pop-up flash raised via flash pop-up control Guide number: Approx. 7/22, 7/22 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F)|
|Charging time||Approx. 3 s|
|Flash control||TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering|
|Flash modes||Fill flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync + red-eye, rear-curtain sync, auto, auto + red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync + red-eye, flash off|
|Flash compensation||-3 to +1 EV (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV) available in P, S, A, M, and SCN modes|
|Flash-ready indicator||Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output|
|Accessory shoe||ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock|
|Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)||i-TTL flash control, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, FV lock, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync|
|White balance||Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all except choose color temperature with fine-tuning|
|Bracketing types||Exposure, white balance and ADL|
|Metering system||TTL metering using camera image sensor|
|Metering modes||Matrix, center-weighted or highlight-weighted|
|Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate
|File format||MOV, MP4|
|Video compression||H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding|
|Audio recording format||Linear PCM, AAC|
|Audio recording device||Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable|
|ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)||
|Active D-Lighting||Can be selected from same as photo settings, extra high, high, normal, low or off|
|Maximum movie recording length||29 min. 59 s|
|Other movie options||Time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction|
|Playback||Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, and picture rating|
|USB||Hi-Speed USB with Micro-B connector; connection to built-in USB port is recommended|
|HDMI output||Type D HDMI connector|
|Audio input||Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)|
|Wireless (may differ by country or area)||
|Range (line of sight)||Approximately 10 m (32 ft) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles|
|Supported languages||Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese|
|Battery||One EN-EL25 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery|
|Charging AC adapter||EH-73P Charging AC Adapter|
|Tripod socket||1/4 in. (ISO 1222)|
(W x H x D)
|Approx. 126.5 x 93.5 x 60 mm (5 x 3.7 x 2.4 in.)|
|Weight||Approx. 450 g (15.9 oz.) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 395 g/14 oz. (camera body only)|
|Operating environment||Temperature: 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F; humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)|
(may differ by country or area)
|EN-EL25 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery with terminal cover, MH-32 Battery Charger (plug adapter supplied in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), DK-30 Rubber Eyecup (comes attached to camera), UC-E21 USB Cable, AN-DC20 Strap, BF-N1 Body Cap|
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