After giving the new Z series time to simmer with the Z 6 and Z 7 full-frame cameras, the Nikon Z 50 launches at the lower end of the product line as the first DX-format camera in Nikon’s mirrorless space.
Packing a 20.9MP CMOS sensor with 4K video capture ability, the Nikon Z 50 offers a compelling spec sheet in the sub-$1000 price range when kitted with the compact Z DX 16-50mm lens.
Nikon Z 50 Key Features
- 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
- EXPEED 6 Image Processor
- UHD 4K and Full HD Video Recording
- 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
- 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot 180° Tilting Touchscreen
- ISO 100-51200
- Up to 11 fps Shooting
- 209-Point Hybrid AF
- Eye Detection AF
- Built-In Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Unlike the Z 6 and Z 7, the Z 50 does not feature built-in image stabilization, requiring users to instead rely on VR lens, like the 16-50mm VR kit lens and the Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR lens that is launched alongside it.
The Nikon Z 50 retails for $859 for the body only. It is also available in kit form with the 16-50mm VR lens for $999 and a dual-lens kit option with both the 16-50mm and 50-250mm lenses for $1349. The Nikon Z 50 will ship in November 2019. Check it out here at B&H Photo and here at Amazon.com.