Nikon Release DX-Format Nikon Z 50
The Nikon Z 50 is their first DX-format mirroless camera, sporting an APS-C size sensor but borrowing the majority of its characteristics and build from the Z 6 and Z 7.
Nikon states that the Z 50 has taken the best features and is “condensing them into a compact, lightweight and durable body capable of superior rendering capabilities and rich power of expression.”
Powering the Z 50 is a 20.9 megapixel CMOS sensor, with focal-plane phase-detection AF pixels. Alongside is Nikon’s EXPEED 6 image-processing engine, which combined with the DX-format sensor provides a ISO range of 100-51200.
This is the highest ISO in its class for still image shooting, whilst producing little noise throughout the range. Popular Z 6 and Z 7 features such as Creative Picture Control and mid-range sharpening are also on offer, for added expression in camera.
The Z 50 is fitted with the Z mount, meaning both NIKKOR Z DX and NIKKOR Z FX lenses can be used, ranging from super-wide to telephoto lenses.
Released alongside the camera will be a NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR lenses. The S-Line lenses can also be used with the Z 50. An FTZ mount adapter is also compatible, meaning approximately 360 NIKKOR F-mount lenses from AI Type onward can be used.
A 3.2-inch, 1040k-dot TFT touch-sensitive LCD monitor sits at the back of the camera, and has a “wide range of movement” to allow for varied angles when shooting stills or video. It can also be front-faced, which is ideal for vloggers.
4K UHD recording without crop is supported, and the SnapBridge app allows for instant sharing to a smart device for uploading to social media.
The Nikon Z 50 is available for pre-order in a variety of options, starting at £849 for a Z 50 and FTZ adapter, £989 for the Z 50 and 16-50mm lens with FTZ adapter, and £1,199 for the Z 50 with 16-50mm lens and 50-250mm lens.
For more, visit Nikon’s website.