Packing a 20.9 MP APS-C sensor, the Z 50 is also backed up by the EXPEED 6 processor, the same processor that’s found in the Z 6 and Z 7 full-frame cameras. Weighing just 395g and measuring 126x93x60mm, the Z 50 is highly portable and will be of interest to vloggers, travel and lifestyle photographers.
Sitting alongside the D7500 and D500 DSLRs in Nikon’s ‘Enthusiast’ range of cameras, the mirrorless Z 50 features 209 Phase Detection autofocus points that cover 90% of the frame and also includes the impressive Eye AF technology from the full-frame Z 6/Z 7. Boasting an ISO range of 100-51,200, the Z 50 also offers a decent burst rate of 11 frames per second.
The Z 50 is Nikon’s first APS-C camera to feature a silent shooting mode and the camera can focus in very low light conditions – down to -4 EV. Packing Nikon’s Snapbridge bluetooth technology, the Z 50 can transfer RAW files straight over to your smart device, which will be handy for photographers who like to edit on the go before sharing imagery online.
Videographers will be pleased to hear the Z 50 shoots no-crop 4K video at 30p and Full HD slow motion with audio. Video can be composed using the 1040k-dot LCD, which not only tilts down into selfie mode, but also features smartphone style touch-sensitive buttons on the right of the screen.
The Z 50, which features a single SD card slot, will be available from early November and is joined by the first two DX lenses for the Z 50, which are the NIKKOR Z DX 16–50mm f/3.5–6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50–250mm f/4.5–6.3 VR. Body only, the Z 50 will cost £849. Nikon shared a number of images taken by pro photographer Alex Stead using the Z 50…