Nikon Reveals New Z 50 DX-Format Mirrorless Camera

Nikon has announced its newest Z series camera model, the Z 50. The compact mirrorless camera uses Nikon's DX-format and is set to launch in November.

"The new Nikon Z 50 is a small yet capable camera that brings the best of the Nikon Z series to all kinds of creators to discover, share and engage," said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc.

The Nikon Z 50 is a DX-format mirrorless camera model with a light, compact, and durable magnesium alloy frame with a total body weight of 14 ounces. Under the hood, the device features a 20.9-megapixel CMOS sensor an an EXPEED 6 image-processing engine with support for a still-image sensitivity of ISO 51,200. In addition, the camera offers a 209-point Hybrid AF System and Eye-Detection AF, along with support for 11 fps (with AF/AE) continuous shooting. And when it comes to video, the device provides 4K recording capabilities, as well as 120p slow-motion, time-lapse, interval timer, and in-camera video trimming functions. Likewise, the unit also offers built-in stabilization for Full HD and 4K recording.

Nikon Z 50 camera

A 3.2-inch flip-down LCD touchscreen has been integrated as well, offering great functionality for vlogging and selfies. Finally the camera also includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity with support for the new SnapBridge2 2.6 mobile app, enabling users to easily share images and videos. Likewise, the app now supports RAW image transfer and remote capture control.

The Nikon Z 50 is set to launch in November for a suggested retail price of $859.95. In addition, a one-lens kit with the newly announced NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens will be available for $999.95 and a two-lens kit which also adds the newly announced NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR lens will be available for $1,349.95.

Source: Nikon