New Nikon mirrorless camera 2019 in town, the company has announced the Nikon Z50 DX-format camera in its Nikon Z series. Nikon has also released the two new NIKKOR Z lenses: NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR.
The Z50 is the first model in the Nikon mirrorless camera “Z” series equipped with the DX-format (APS-C size sensor). While having the same silhouette as the full-size mirrorless cameras “Nikon Z7 and Z6“, it is compact and lightweight with a height of about 93mm width of about 126mm and depth of about 60mm.
The effective pixel count of the sensor is 20.88 million pixels. Supports up to 51200 normal ISO sensitivity and 204800 extended sensitivity. Autofocus is a hybrid AF system with phase-detection AF and contrast AF. The new Nikon cameras quickly lock focus with a 209-point Hybrid AF System that enables broad coverage of approximately 87% of the frame horizontally and 85% vertically.
The EXPEED 6 image processor engine same as the Z7. By linking the sensor and the image processing engine, approximately 5.5 frames per second can be shot without AF/AE tracking and blackout. Furthermore, as an extended continuous shooting function, continuous shooting of up to about 11 frames is possible with AF/AE tracking. In addition, the camera shake reduction function in the body that was installed in Z7 and Z6 is not installed, so the camera’s shake reduction will depend on the lens.
It has a 3.2-inch 1.04 million touch panel. Equipped with a tilt mechanism and with a “selfie mode” that allows you to shoot with a touch operation when the screen is rotated 180 degrees. The electronic viewfinder is 2.36 million dots, the field of view is about 100%, and the magnification when using a 50mm lens is about 1.02.
Regarding the lens, two new lenses: NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR were announced simultaneously.
Price and Availability
The Nikon Z50 price starts from $859.95 for the body only, or lens kit with the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens for $999.95 or a two-lens kit with both the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR lenses for a $1349.95. It will be available for pre-order via Bhphotovideo.com soon and will be shipped in November 2019.[Also see Nikkor Z 24mm f1.8 S Lens Price, and Availability]
Nikon Z50 Specifications
- Dimensions of 127 x 94 x 60 mm
- Weight of 397g
- Touch Screen TFT-LCD Flip Display of 3.2 inches
- 21 megapixels APS-C CMOS Sensor
- Maximum resolution of 6000×4000 pixels
- Expeed 6 Image Processor
- Auto ISO 100-51200 (expands to 204,800)
- UHD recording 3840 x 2160 at
- Autofocus 209 points, Hybrid AF
- Viewfinder coverage of 100%
- Shutter speed – Min. 30 sec. Max. 1/4000 sec
- Continuous Shooting Speed – 11 fps
- Connectivity of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Micro-USB 2.0, Microphone port, mini HDMI port, SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II)
- EN-EL25 Battery up to 320 shots