Nikon sets high standards with the latest, stylish Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Digital Camera, featuring a newly 20.9MP DX CMOS sensor along with a powerful EXPEED 6 image-processing engine to deliver ground-breaking image quality.
The high-performance camera is aimed at users who are inherently artistic and who loves expressing their creativity wherever they go, to capture top quality, with pin sharp results, and an intelligent hybrid autofocus (AF) system adopted from the Z6 & Z7 to capture fast-moving subjects. Key features to this innovative Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera include phase-detection AF; a standard sensitivity range of ISO 100-51200; the capability to perform well in low-light conditions with its brilliant AF performance down to -4 EV; continuous shooting of up to 11 fps; UHD 4K video recording @ 30 fps and a large tilting 3.2 inch 1040k-dot monitor that offers a smooth operation, all crafted into this amazing compact body.
The included wide-angle Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Lens and telephoto Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR Lenses both provide you with superb performance and remarkable image quality.
|Lens mount||Nikon Z mount|
|Effective pixels||20.9 million|
|Image sensor||23.5 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor (Nikon DX format)|
|Total pixels||21.51 million|
|Dust-reduction system||Image Dust Off reference data (requires Capture NX-D)|
|Picture Control system||Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat, 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|
|Media||SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards|
|File system||DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, PictBridge|
|Electronic viewfinder||0.99-cm/0.39-in. approx. 2360k-dot (XGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 7-level manual brightness controls|
|Frame coverage||Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical|
|Magnification||Approx. 1.02x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m-1)|
|Eyepoint||19.5 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)|
|Diopter adjustment||-3 to +3 m-1|
|Eye sensor||Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays|
|Monitor||8-cm/3.2-in., approx. 1040k-dot tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and 11-level manual brightness controls|
|Type||Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter|
|Speed||1/4000 to 30 s (select from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV), bulb, time|
|Flash sync speed||X=1/200 s; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported|
|Release modes||Single frame, low-speed continuous, high-speed continuous, high-speed continuous (extended), self-timer|
|Approximate maximum frame advance rate (measured under Nikon-specified test conditions)||
|Metering system||TTL exposure metering using camera image sensor|
|Metering range (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20°C/68°F)||-4 to +17 EV|
|Exposure compensation||-5 to +5 EV (select from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV) available in P, S, A, M, SCN, and EFCT modes|
|Exposure lock||Luminosity locked at detected value|
(Recommended Exposure Index)
|ISO 100 to 51200 (select from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV); can also be set to approx. 1 or 2 EV (ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 51200; auto ISO sensitivity control available|
|Multiple exposure||Add, average, lighten, darken|
|Autofocus||Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist|
|Detection range (single-servo AF, photo mode, ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20°C/68°F)||-4 to +19 EV (Without low-light AF: -2 to +19 EV)|
|Focus points (single-point AF, photo mode, DX image area)||209|
|AF-area modes||Pinpoint, single-point, and dynamic-area AF (pinpoint and dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only); wide-area AF (S); wide-area AF (L); auto-area AF|
|Focus lock||Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L (protect) button|
|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)|
|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 modes||Fill flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync + red-eye, rear-curtain sync, auto, auto + red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync + red-eye, flash off|
|Flash compensation||-3 to +1 EV (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 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||Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all except choose color temperature with fine-tuning|
Exposure, white balance and ADL
|Metering system||TTL metering using camera image sensor|
|Metering modes||Matrix, center-weighted or highlight-weighted|
Frame size (pixels)
and frame rate
|File format||MOV, MP4|
|Video compression||H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding|
|Audio recording format||Linear PCM, AAC|
|Audio recording device||Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable|
|ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)||
|Maximum movie recording length||29 min. 59 s|
|Other movie options||Time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction|
|Playback||Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, and picture rating|
|USB||Hi-Speed USB with Micro-B connector; connection to built-in USB port is recommended|
|HDMI output||Type D HDMI connector|
|Audio input||Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)|
|Wireless (may differ by country or area)||
|Range (line of sight)||Approximately 10 m (32 ft) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles|
|Battery||One EN-EL25 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery|
|Charging AC adapter||EH-73P Charging AC Adapter|
|Tripod socket||1/4 in. (ISO 1222)|
(W x H x D)
|Approx. 126.5 x 93.5 x 60 mm (5 x 3.7 x 2.4 in.)|
|Weight||Approx. 450 g (15.9 oz.) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 395 g/14 oz. (camera body only)|
|Operating environment||Temperature: 0 to 40°C/32 to 104°F; humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)|
In the Box
- Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Digital Camera
- Nikon EN-EL25 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
- Nikon MH-32 Battery Charger
- Nikon UC-E21 USB Type-A Male to Type-B Micro Male Cable (Black)
- Nikon AN-DC20 Strap
- Nikon BF-N1 Body Cap
- DK-30 Rubber Eyecup
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