Nikon Z50 Review

Overall Score

77

Main Features

  • 21 MP APS-C BSI-CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 3" Tilting Screen
  • Electronic Viewfinder
  • 2360k dot Electronic viewfinder
  • 11 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 3840 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 127 x 94 x 60 mm, 397g.
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Nikon Z50 Overview


First introduced in October, 2019, Nikon Z50 is a 21 MP Mirrorless with a APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) sized BSI-CMOS sensor.


Nikon Z50 comes with a 23.5 x 15.7 mm BSI-CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.26 mm (1.1").

- Full Frame
- Nikon Z50

Sensor resolution of Nikon Z50 ~ 5612 x 3741 pixels.

Nikon Z50 has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 369.0 mm².

There are approximate 20,994,492 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Nikon Z50 Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Nikon Z50 Nikon Z50 2019 21MP 100 - 51200 397g 127 x 94 x 60mm
Nikon Z7 Nikon Z7 2018 46MP 64 - 25600 675g 134 x 101 x 68mm
Nikon Z6 Nikon Z6 2018 25MP 100 - 51200 675g 134 x 101 x 68mm

Proc and Cons of Nikon Z50


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon Z50 with competitors in entry-level mirrorless cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Tilting Screen
3840 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
AF Face Detection
21MP High Resolution Sensor
1040k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
397g Light Body
Environmental Sealing
2360k dot Viewfinder Resolution
±5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Bluetooth Connectivity
Touch Screen
External Flash
RAW Support
51200 Max Native ISO
11.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
UHS-II Memory Card Support
Microphone Port
Timelapse Recording
209 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Remote Control with a Smartphone
Cons
No Articulating Screen
Low Battery Life: 320 shots
No Image Stabilization
Type Scores

Nikon Z50 has an Overall Score of 77/100 and ranked #56 out of 214 in Mirrorless cameras, and ranked #89 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon Z50 Scores
Imaging score
66
Features score
80
Value for money score
90
Portability score
86
Overall score
77
Average Scores in Entry-Level Mirrorless
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
61
Value For Money Score
76
Portability Score
91
Overall score
63

Physical Dimensions of Nikon Z50


Nikon Z50 weighs 397g and has external dimensions of 127 x 94 x 60mm (5.0 x 3.7 x 2.36"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level Mirrorless cameras is 323g, Nikon Z50 is 74 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon Z50 is more by 12mm more than the average length in Entry-Level Mirrorless.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Nikon Z50
397g
Average weight
323g
Min weight
180g
Max weight
561g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level Mirrorless Cameras


Nikon Z50
60mm
Average Thickness
40mm
Min Thickness
23mm
Max Thickness
85mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon Z50 with the dimensions:

Nikon Z50

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight Z50 Dimensions Z50
Nikon D7500 Nikon D7500 720 g 397 g 136 x 104 x 73 mm 127 x 94 x 60 mm
Sony Alpha a6400 Sony A6400 403 g 397 g 120 x 67 x 60 mm 127 x 94 x 60 mm
Canon EOS M50 Canon M50 390 g 397 g 116 x 88 x 59 mm 127 x 94 x 60 mm
Nikon Z6 Nikon Z6 675 g 397 g 134 x 101 x 68 mm 127 x 94 x 60 mm
Fujifilm X-T30 Fujifilm X-T30 383 g 397 g 118 x 83 x 47 mm 127 x 94 x 60 mm
Nikon D500 Nikon D500 860 g 397 g 147 x 115 x 81 mm 127 x 94 x 60 mm
Nikon D5600 Nikon D5600 465 g 397 g 124 x 97 x 70 mm 127 x 94 x 60 mm
Nikon D750 Nikon D750 840 g 397 g 141 x 113 x 78 mm 127 x 94 x 60 mm

Specifications of Nikon Z50


General
Brand Nikon
Model Z50
Announced October, 2019
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon Z
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 15
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Tilting
Screen Resolution 1040k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Electronic
Viewfinder Resolution 2360
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.0
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 209
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 11.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 7.00
Flash Modes n/a
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type BSI-CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 369.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 21 MP
Max Image Resolution 5568 x 3712
Max Native ISO 51200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 204800
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 320 shots
Battery Type Built-in
Battery Model EN-EL25
Physical
Weight 397 g
Physical Dimensions 127 x 94 x 60 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC/SDXC card (UHS-II supported)
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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