Nikon Z50 Announced – the First APS-C Z Series Mirrorless Camera

After the launch of the Z6 and Z7 full-frame flagship cameras over a year ago, Nikon has just unveiled their first APS-C Z Series mirrorless camera to the world. The brand new Nikon Z50 sports a 20.9-MP DX sensor along with an EXPEED 6 image-processing engine and Nikon’s Z-mount.

The just-announced camera can shoot 4K (UHD) video up to 30fps alongside Full HD up to 120fps. It records in H.264/MPEG-4 while using SD and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards. Interestingly enough, users can trim the captured videos in-camera on the fly. The all-new Z50 has a native ISO of up to 51200 and features an advanced 209-point Hybrid AF system that boasts Nikon’s Eye Detection AF feature.

The magnesium-alloy-framed body of the newcomer is considerably smaller and lighter than its full-frame siblings weighing in at just 450g (15.9 oz).

On the back of the camera, there’s a 3.2-inch LCD screen that can be flipped 180-degrees downward which makes it ideal for checking framing and composition when vlogging.

Other noteworthy features of the Nikon Z50 include a pop-up flash, built-in intervalometer, a mic in jack, continuous shooting at up to 11 fps, a silent shutter function, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, support for SnapBridge 2.6, and more.

Along with the Z50, Nikon has also introduced the first two Z Series DX lenses – the Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and the Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR.

Both units are ultra-compact featuring built-in optical Vibration Reduction and a 16mm flange focal distance. They also have reduced focus breathing and offer a customizable control ring for smooth aperture or exposure compensation control.

The brand new Nikon Z50 will hit the shelves in November 2019 selling for $860. It’ll also be available bundled with the 16-50mm lens for $1,000 as well as with both the 16-50mm and 50-250mm Z DX lenses retailing for $1,350.

[source: Nikon]

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