Product Highlights
  • 20.9 MP CMOS Sensor
  • APS-C Format
  • 11 fps Continuous Shooting
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Expandable to 204800)
  • 4K UHD (3840x2160) at 30 fps Video
  • Hybrid AF Autofocus
  • Tilting Touchscreen
  • 395 g (14 oz.) Weight
  • 126.5 x 93.5 x 60 mm (5 x 3.7 x 2.4") Dimensions
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
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Overview

Z 50
Tiny has never been a bigger deal.

Meet the Z series mirrorless camera for the rest of us. Insanely small. Tough. Dead simple to use. Connected to your phone. Ready to transform you into a pro-caliber creator. Your followers won’t know what hit ’em.

 

Creativity comes full circle.

A bigger mount. What a bright idea.

Z 50 is designed around Nikon’s revolutionary Z mount, the widest lens mount of any comparable camera system. A wider mount means more light, and more light means more of everything good—sharpness, contrast, focusing speed, low light performance and image quality.

It’s your story. Tell it beautifully.

4K Ultra HD and time-lapse, 1080p slow-motion, filters, effects and so much more.

Edit videos on the fly. 

Shoot a clip, trim it right in the camera, send it to your phone and post it without missing a beat.1

Life’s more fun in slow motion.

Turn an ordinary moment into an epic 120 FPS slow motion 1080p Full HD video, great for bending time, speed ramping and more.

Little but fierce
Slim, sleek, rugged design for every adventure.

The power of Z, only smaller.

Z 50 delivers the award-winning performance of Z series in the smallest interchangeable lens DX-format camera ever.2

Have camera, will travel.

Z 50’s strong, durable magnesium alloy construction makes it tough enough to take just about anywhere without fear. No need to baby this baby.

Your ’gram is going to❤️ it.
From camera to your followers in a snap.

Works with your smartphone.

Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth make sharing a snap. Install Nikon’s SnapBridge app, and your Apple® or Android™-powered phone becomes a powerful accessory for Z 50. Easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to your phone, and even use your phone as a remote monitor to to see what Z 50 sees, adjust camera settings, take pictures and record video.

Shines in low light.

With a 20.9MP DX CMOS sensor, a robust EXPEED 6 engine and the light-gathering advantages of the wider Z mount, photos and videos shot in low light look clean and professional.

See for your selfie.

Flip down the LCD screen to activate Self Portrait Mode—perfect for taking selfies and for vlogging.

Eye catching in so many ways.

When shooting photos, Z 50’s outstanding autofocus system can lock onto your subject’s eye and keep focus there, even when they’re in motion, for beautifully focused portraits.

Creative filters and effects.

Get creative with unique mood-setting filters and effects. Z 50 includes 20 high quality Creative Picture Controls and 10 Special Effects, all of which can be previewed in real-time and applied to both photos and videos.

Silence is golden.

When you need to be a fly on the wall—capturing intimate moments, candid portraits, wildlife, music and more—turn on Silent Photography Mode and shoot in complete silence.


Oh, what a viewfinder

Feast your eyes on Z 50’s stunning high-resolution Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). It activates when you bring the camera to your eye, and it shows you exactly how your photos and videos will look—preview Creative Picture Modes, filters, effects and camera settings in real time.


Z mount. One size fits all

Your lens collection can grow with your creative aspirations. Z 50 works with all the cutting-edge NIKKOR Z lenses and approx. 360 compatible DSLR lenses (with the optional Mount Adapter FTZ).


A touch of genius

Swipe through photos and videos, touch to focus, navigate camera menus as easily as using a smartphone with Z 50’s large high-resolution touchscreen.

Chic ergonomic.
Form and function in complete harmony.

  • Comfortable Viewing

    Electronic Viewfinder is slightly extended for a more comfortable glare-free fit against your eye.
     

  • Smart Controls

    Extreme attention was paid to the placement of each button and dial for comfortable, efficient handling.
     

  • High-End Feel

    You can feel the quality. Well balanced, deep grip, magnesium alloy construction...sturdy in every way.

What's Included

Z 50 Mirrorless Camera Body
EN-EL25 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery 
MH-32 Battery Charger
UC-E21 USB Cable
AN-DC20 Camera Strap
BF-N1 Body Cap
DK-30 Rubber Eyecup

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Product Specifications

Nikon Z50

Lens Mount Nikon Z Mount

Image Sensor

 
Effective Megapixels 20.9 million
Sensor Size 23.5 mm  x  15.7 mm
Image Sensor Format DX
Image Sensor Type CMOS
Total Pixels 21.51 million
Dust-Reduction System Image Dust Off reference data (requires Capture NX-D); image sensor cleaning
Dust-Off Reference Photo Yes
Image Area (pixels) DX-format
(L) 5,568 x 3,712
(M) 4,176 x 2,784
(S) 2,784 x 1,856
1:1 (16 x 16)
(L) 3,712 x 3,712
(M) 2,784 x 2,784
(S) 1,856 x 1,856
16:9 (24 x 24)
(L) 5,568 x 3,128
(M) 4,176 x 2,344
(S) 2,784 x 1,560
Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3,840 x 2,160:
3,840 x 2,160 Photographs taken during movie recording at other frame sizes: 1,920 x 1,080:
1,920 x 1,080

File System

 
File Format Still Images NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit
JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression
NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
Storage Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
Card Slot 1 slot
File System DCF 2.0
Exif 2.31
PictBridge

Viewfinder

 
Viewfinder 0.39-in. approx. 2360k-dot (XGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 7-level manual brightness controls
Viewfinder Frame Coverage Approx. 100% horizontal
100% vertical
Viewer Magnification Approx. 1.02x (50 mm lens at infinity, −1.0 m−1)
Viewfinder Eyepoint 20 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment -3 to +3 m−1
Eye Sensor Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays

Lens

 
Depth of Field Control Yes
Lens Compatibility at a Glance Z mount NIKKOR lenses
F mount NIKKOR lenses with mount adapter; restrictions may apply
Compatible Lenses Z mount NIKKOR lenses
F mount NIKKOR lenses with mount adapter; restrictions may apply

Shutter

 
Shutter Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
Shutter Speed 1/4000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Slowest Shutter Speed 30 sec
Flash Sync Speed Up to:  X=1/200 sec.; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 sec. or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
Bulb Shutter Setting Yes
Shutter Release Modes Single frame
Low-speed continuous
High-speed continuous (extended)
Self-timer
Frame Advance Rate Low-speed continuous: 1-4 fps
High-speed continuous (extended): 5 fps
High-speed continuous (extended): 11 fps
Continuous Shooting Options Low-speed continuous: 1-4 fps
High-speed continuous (extended): 5 fps
High-speed continuous (extended): 11 fps
Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution 11 frames per second
Self-Timer 2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 sec.
Timer duration electronically controlled

Exposure

 
Exposure Metering System TTL metering using camera image sensor
Metering Method Matrix metering
Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame; weighting can instead be based on average of entire frame
Spot metering: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point
Highlight-weighted metering
Metering Range Highlight-weighted metering: -4 to +17 EV
(ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Exposure Meter Coupling CPU
Exposure Modes Auto
Programmed auto with flexible program (P)
Shutter-priority auto (S)
Aperture-priority auto (A)
Manual (M)
User settings (U1, U2, U3)
Scene Modes Autumn Colors
Beach / Snow
Blossom
Candlelight
Child
Close-up
Dusk/Dawn
Food
Landscape
Night Landscape
Night Portrait
Party/Indoor
Pet Portrait
Portrait
Sports
Sunset
Special Effect Modes: night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; silhouette; high key; low key
Exposure Compensation -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, M, SCENE and EFFECT modes
Exposure Bracketing 2 to 9 frames in steps of 1/3, 1/2, 2/3, or 1 EV
Exposure Lock Luminosity locked at detected value
Picture Control Auto
Flat
Landscape
Monochrome
Neutral
Portrait
Standard
Vivid
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

Sensitivity

 
ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 - 51,200 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Can also be set to approx. 1 or 2 EV (ISO 204,800 equivalent) above ISO 51,200; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 100
Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 51,200
Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity 100
Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity 204,800
High ISO Noise Reduction Yes
Active D-Lighting Can be selected from: 
Auto
Extra High
High
Normal
Low
Off

Focus / Autofocus

 
Single-Point AF Mode Yes
Dynamic AF Mode Yes
Auto-Area AF Mode Yes
Autofocus System Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
Detection Range -2 to +19 EV (-4 to +19 EV with low-light AF)
Detection range (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
Lens Servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); AF mode auto-switch (AF-A; available only in photo mode); full-time AF (AF-F; available only in movie mode); predictive focus tracking
Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
Focus Point 209 (Single-point AF)
AF-area Mode Pinpoint
Single-Point
Dynamic-area AF
Wide-area AF (S)
Wide-area AF (L)
Auto-area AF
Pinpoint and Dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only
Focus Lock Yes
Focus Modes Pinpoint
Single-point
Dynamic-area AF
Wide-area AF (S)
Wide-area AF (L)
Auto-area AF
Pinpoint and Dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only
Maximum Autofocus Areas / Points 209
Vibration Reduction Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
Autofocus Fine Tune Yes

Flash

 
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)
X-Sync Speed 1/200 sec.
synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
Top FP High Speed Sync Up to: 1/4000 sec.
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 Sync Modes Fill flash
Rear-curtain sync
Red-eye reduction
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync
Auto
Auto with red-eye reduction
Auto slow sync
Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction
Flash off
Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 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

 
White Balance Bracketing Yes

Live View

 
Live View Shooting Photography Live View Mode
Movie Live View Mode

Movie

 
Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
Movie Maximum Recording Time 29 minutes 59 seconds
Movie File Format MOV
MP4
Movie Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Movie Audio Recording Format Linear PCM
AAC
Movie 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps
4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps
4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 120 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 100 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps
Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 30 fps x4
Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 25 fps x4
Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 24 fps x5
Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively
Quality selection available except at sizes of 3,840 x 2,160, 1,920 x 1,080 120p/100p, and 1920 x 1080 slow-motion or when U or 6 is selected in q mode, in which case quality is fixed at m (high)
Movie Audio Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity can be adjusted
Movie ISO M: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 25,600 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25,600) available with selectable upper limit
P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25,600) with selectable upper limit AUTO, SCN, EFCT (excluding Night Portrait): Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25,600)
Night Portrait: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 4)
Movie Active D-Lighting Can be selected from:
Extra high
High
Normal
Low
Off
Movie e-VR Yes
electronic vibration reduction
Movie HDMI Output Yes
Movie Focus Peaking Yes
Movie Highlight Display (Zebras) Yes
Time Lapse Movie Yes
AF for Movie Yes

Monitor

 
Monitor Size 3.2 in. diagonal
Monitor Resolution 1,040,000 dots
Monitor Type Tilting TFT
Touch-Sensitive LCD
Monitor Angle of View 170° viewing angle
approximately 100% frame coverage
Monitor Adjustments 11-level manual brightness controls
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator Yes

Playback

 
Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation
Cropping
Full-frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images)
Highlights
Histogram Display
Location Data Display
Movie Playback
Photo and/or Movie Slide Shows
Photo Information
Picture Rating
Playback with Playback Zoom
Playback Zoom
Slide Shows
In-Camera Image Editing Distortion Control
D-Lighting
Image Overlay
NEF (RAW) Processing
Perspective Control
Quick Retouch
Red-eye Correction
Resize
Side-by-Side Comparison
Straighten
Trim
Trim Movie
Image Comment Yes

Interface

 
Interface Hi-Speed USB with Micro-B connector; connection to built-in USB port is recommended; Type D HDMI connector; Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
Wi-Fi Functionality Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac
Operating frequency: 2412–2472 MHz (channel 13) and 5180–5700 MHz
Maximum output power (EIRP): 2.4 GHz band: 7.0 dBm 5 GHz band: 12.1 dBm
Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
Smart Device App Connectivity SnapBridge
Bluetooth Yes

Menus

 
Total Custom Settings 42
My Menu Yes
Recent Settings Yes
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
Date, Time & Daylight Savings Time Settings Yes
World Time Setting Yes

Power

 
Battery / Batteries One EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery
Battery Life (shots per charge) 300 shots (CIPA)
Movies: Approx. 75 mins. of movie recording
AC Adapter EH-73P charging AC Adapter
Battery Charger MH-32 Battery Charger

Physical Specs

 
Tripod Socket 1/4" (ISO 1222)
Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth) 12.6 x 9.3 x 6 cm (5 x 3.7 x 2.4")
Approx. Weight 395 g (14 oz) camera body only
Operating Environment Temperature: 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Humidity: Less than 85% (no condensation)

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Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Body

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