Z 50

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Small but mighty, simple but powerful—a Z series camera for creating amazing online stories. Professional looking stills, 4K Ultra HD videos, slow motion, time-lapse and more. Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth enabled, plus in-camera video editing. Beautifully designed with a comfortable grip, flip-down touchscreen LCD, smart button layout, extended Electronic Viewfinder and travel-proof ruggedness.
The 16-50mm lens kit pairs the small but mighty Z 50 with the smallest Nikon DX lens ever, the NIKKOR Z 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3. The NIKKOR Z 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 lens offers a versatile zoom range of 16-50mm, with Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization built-into the lens; and quiet operation, making it ideal for video as well as still images.
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  • 5

    Mighty Z50 is the real deal

    Posted by William Gabel on August 26, 2022

    My Z50 is my first mirror less camera. I wanted a second body to complement my D7200, I have a 18/300 DX lens and the wonderful 200/500 f5.6 telephoto that I am very happy with for my photo interest. I love to photograph birds, landscapes, flowers, night photography lots of interest. I thought very strongly about getting D7500, but after seeing wonderful images being taken with the Nikon mirror less cameras, and knowing this is the technology of the future I chose the Z50. I am very glad I made this choice, I have found the setup easy and Nikon user friendly (having had the D7200 a while and a previous D5100) finding things were easy. The EVF is the most “different” item to get used to. Everyone is different but for me this was pretty easy for me, after taking the brightness us one step on the EVF I love it outdoors and in. I wanted to stay with a DX sensor due to my wildlife interest for the reach. I got the FTZ II adapter with the camera body only so I can mount one lens on the Z50 and one on the D7200 to be ready for anything while out and about. The Z50 shines with the huge telephoto lens as well as my beloved 18/300 all around lens. The controls are amazingly easy to interact with while shooting and extremely well thought out. Many of the buttons I customized on my D7200 were set up in the way I use that camera (probably just lucky but welcome) by default. Image quality is superb, the camera feels very well made and finished. I will add Z series lenses when possible, however I am so pleased to be able to use my existing lenses for now. I also considered a D500, however I like to engage in the “newer tech” when I see an industry going a certain way. I sincerely hope Nikon continues development of the DX line and the rumored Z60 or Z70 is in our future. I am still learning the capabilities and very much enjoying the results. I believe Z50’s capabilities will be enjoyed a long while, thanks for a great camera!

  • 5

    Great camera

    Posted by aniket ranade on July 12, 2022

    Great camera. Firmware 2.2 was a good upgrade but the autofocus tracking still needs improvement especially with Nikon 800mm f/6.3 pf and also fix the focus breathing problems with this lens.Nikon PLEASE... PLEASE add a spring to the battery doors of ALL cameras. Also the lever that we need to push to open the battery door, add a small notch to that lever for the finger nail to hook onto.If you do not know how to implement spring on a battery doors, look at any Sony camera. The moment the battery door level is pressed, the spring helps in popping the door open.This is a very simple thing and it's very irritating trying to open battery doors on ALL Nikon cameras.

  • 3

    NEED TO GO BACK TO R&D Z60 please

    Posted by RICHARD BOSCO on June 2, 2022

    So I have a Z7ii and a Z50. I do love both cameras .TheZ50 is FUN camera to use! Here is my Z50 three star issues. One... the current lenses, and projected lenses are just WAY to slow. None seem to be in the future line up! A bit disappointed even at this price. Next ? NO IBIS? Really Nikon? What were you thinking at this price.... Go back to Design. Call it Z60... 1st take the 24mp crop sensor from the D5600, (killer sensor) Then put stabilization in the body, and make a line of faster Z crop lenses....I would buy 2 towmorrow!

  • 5

    The Z50 punches above its weight!

    Posted by Jason Bond on May 10, 2022

    I've had my Z50 for over a year and almost 30,000 shots. I've had no issues with the hardware. Image quality is incredible. The autofocus is more than good enough for most situations. For portraits, landscapes or kids playing it will be near perfect. For sports and faster moving subjects the autofocus and subject tracking along with 11fps (make sure to have a fast enough card) nail focus about 85-90% of the time. The Z50 with the kit lens, 28mm f2.8 or 40mm f2 fit comfortably in a jacket pocket. I've used the 85mm 1.8s, 50mm 1.8s, 50mm macro and 70-200mm 2.8S and the results are stellar. No one would consider the results "entry level" If the Z50 had IBIS and dual card slots I would use this my main (photo) camera.

  • 5

    Photo and Video Fusion - The best camera to use is the one you have with you!

    Posted by Daniel Epright on March 16, 2022

    I finally pulled the trigger on the Z50 when I realized Nikon had released the Z DX 18-140 Lens. I write for a newspaper and take my own photos, for print and for the website. Stories and photos go to the editor via email and the Cloud. We email and text, and really meet in person only once in a while. When I go to a roadside construction site story, I don't need to be swapping lenses in the dust and grime. When conducting an interview, the less obtrusive the better. A quiet little camera works out better than heavy artillery.When I attend public meetings, my note taking is video, as are one-on-one interviews with the people I meet. More accurate quotes than reading my scribbles. I was using a pair of D5600s, but the video to photo and back again process was a little clunky, having to switch from the photo viewfinder to the display screen. Taking photos on the display screen meant too much lag time and poor timing for the moment.Everything is more efficient now! My camera bag has everything I need, and now it doesn't pull out my shoulder. I appreciate the 1.5 crop factor for DX, as it makes telephoto more accessible.However, a little interpersonal action at home confirmed the wisdom of the Z50 upgrade. My wife downstairs texted up to my office: "Nice Sunset." I came down the stairs with the little Z50 gem, passed her on the porch and said, "I'll get some shots for you with the new Z50." Up the street, past the power lines, as unobtrusive as anyone out on an evening walk. Gorgeous color sunset framed with early Spring budding trees. Took about two dozen photos of the sunset, the full moon coming out behind our house, and the bouquet of roses on the kitchen table. Memory card into the Mac, selected a dozen, put them in the Cloud and emailed the link to my wife. "OOOOOOhhhhh!" she said. "Awwwww! You took pictures of my roses! Ohhh, they came out nice." The pictures were quick, easy, and, well, professionally crisp and nicely layed out. Happy Wife, happy life, First assignment was a winner, and I expect the rest of the Z50 relationship to go just as well. More DX lenses. More DX lenses. Quicker, brighter ones too!

  • 5

    A couple of months in and the Z50 is a joy to use

    Posted by Jeffrey M Roach on February 20, 2022

    My first camera was a college graduation present 4 decades ago, an Olympus OM-1. I used that camera until the early 2000s when film became pretty hard to find. Then I had a period of time with point and shoot digitals including Nikon CoolPix, then iPhone, but they were definitely lacking. What an upgrade the Z50 was! I bought it primarily for astrophotography as the price of the camera plus two lenses was the same as a dedicated astrophotography camera of similar sensor specs, so I got multiple use capability and only had to sacrifice a cooled sensor. On the plus side, the control over settings is amazing, particularly metering and ISO. With the 50-250 mm zoom lens I got some good pictures of the moon, Pleiades star cluster, and Orion Nebula. The spot metering and focus feature made moon pictures easy. Also took many excellent pictures of birds, dogs, family etc. I have not used point and shoot (Auto mode) for a while, finding the Program mode seems to give me better photos. Finally got my telescope and it was surprisingly easy to start getting jaw dropping pictures of the skies.

  • 5

    Great introductory camera

    Posted by Rick Oldenburger on January 31, 2022

    Bought this for my daughter, she loves it.

  • 5

    My Most Used Camera!

    Posted by David William Johnson on July 26, 2021

    I have owned a LOT of high end cameras! I use primarily Nikon now. In the past I owned a fortune in Medium and Large Format. I consider the Nikon D7500 and the Nikon 200-500 5.6 the MOST special Wildlife and distant sports lens. Those are not the most expensive rigs but they work! Add to that the Nikon Z59 and the two KIT lens and you have a camera for almost every occasion. The Nikon Z50 and 16-50 and 50 - 260 is small light and packed with power!

  • 5

    Lots of Fun

    Posted by Nicholas Wallerstein on November 30, 2020

    It is a fun little camera. The greatest advantage that it has over the Z5, 6, and 7 (other than being so compact) is that it has a popup flash. This is major. I only use DX (I'm just an amateur), but until the bigger Z cameras come with a built in flash, I won't consider buying one. The Z50, therefore, does just about everything I want. I do think that the Z50 would benefit from a more substantial lens hood; the Nikon hood is tiny and made of flimsy plastic. Those of us who use a lens hood as our primary protector of the lens (rather than a lens cap) could use a sturdy, large lens hood. Also, I'd like to see Nikon come out with a dedicated battery grip for the Z50, like they have for the larger Z cameras.