Nikon Z50 review: specs and price

Nikon Z50
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Nikon Z50

Why is Nikon Z50 better than the average?

  • Sensor size
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    23.5 x 15.7mmvs248.9mm
  • Megapixels (main camera)
    20.9MPvs17.49MP
  • Focus points
    ?

    209vs63.6
  • Maximum light sensitivity
    ?

    204800 ISOvs20667.03 ISO
  • Continuous shooting at high resolution
    ?

    11fpsvs6.9fps
  • Video recording (main camera)
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    2160 x 30fpsvs42712.65fps
  • Fastest shutter speed
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    1/4000svs1/3087s
  • Weight
    395gvs407.23g

Price comparison

Nikon Z50

ProductStorePrice
Nikon Z50 AmazonZ 50 DX-format Mirrorless Camera Body w/...Z 50 DX-format Mirrorless Camera Body w/ NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
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$996.95
Nikon Z50 AmazonNikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera Body 4K UHD ...Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera Body 4K UHD DX-Format 2 Lens Kit NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm F/3.5-6.3 VR + Z DX 50-250mm F/4.5-6.3 VR Bundle with Deco Gear Case + Microphone + Monopod + 64GB Card & Accessories
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$1,199.00
Nikon Z50 AmazonNikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera Body 4K UHD ...Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera Body 4K UHD DX-Format NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm F/3.5-6.3 VR Lens Bundle with Deco Gear Deluxe Gadget Bag Case + Microphone + Monopod + 64GB Memory Card & Accessories
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$1,029.00
Nikon Z50 AmazonNikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera Body 4K UHD ...Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera Body 4K UHD DX-Format 2 Lens Kit NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 VR + Z DX 50-250mm F4.5-6.3 VR Bundle Deco Gear Backpack + Photo Video LED + Filters + Software & Accessories
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$1,269.00
Nikon Z50 AmazonNikon Z50 DX-Format Mirrorless Camera wi...Nikon Z50 DX-Format Mirrorless Camera with NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR & Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR Lenses, Bundle with Rode Microphone, Camera Bag, 64GB Card, Filter Kits, and More
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$1,233.07
Nikon Z50 AmazonNikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera Body 4K UHD ...Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera Body 4K UHD DX-Format NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 VR Lens Bundle w/Deco Gear Photography Backpack + Photo Video LED + Filter Kit + Tripod + 64GB + Software & Accessories
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$1,029.00
Nikon Z50 AmazonNikon Z6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Bo...Nikon Z6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body
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$1,696.95
Nikon Z50 AmazonZ 50 DX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body w/...Z 50 DX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body w/NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm + FTZ Mount Adapter
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$1,096.90
Nikon Z50 AmazonNikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera with Nikkor ...Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera with Nikkor Z 16-50mm VR Lens, Microphone, 64GB Card, Software and Accessory Bundle (6 Items)
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$1,029.95
Nikon Z50 AmazonNikon Z7 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Bod...Nikon Z7 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body
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$2,696.95
Nikon Z50 walmartNikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera With Lens
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$1,196.95
Nikon Z50 aliexpressNew K&F Concept adapter for Nikon F moun...New K&F Concept adapter for Nikon F mount lens to Nikon Z6 Z7 Z50 camera free shipping
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$34.82

Design

1.Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. Show more

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2. more viewfinder coverage
?

With 100% coverage you can compose the image correctly when you capture the photo. With less than full coverage you may have to crop your photos afterwards to get them looking perfect.

Best

Leica SL2

100%

100%

3.Has a flip-out screen
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Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

For example

Fujifilm X-Pro3

Nikon Z50
4.Has a built-in focus motor
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The focus motor moves the lens in order to autofocus. For system cameras, having a focus motor in the camera's body allows you to use a wide range of lenses, including lenses which do not have their own focus motor. For compact cameras, a focus motor is usually built-in.

For example

Sony a7R IV

Nikon Z50
5.Is dustproof and water-resistant
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The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water. Show more

For example

Sony a6600 + Sony E 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 OSS

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6.Has a hot shoe
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A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

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Optics

1.focus points
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The more focus points the more flexibility in picking which part of the scene to focus on. They also give the image sensor a better probability in identifying the right area of the scene to focus on in more automatic modes.

Best

Canon EOS R

5655

209

2.sensor size
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The larger the sensor the more light the sensor captures yielding in better image quality.

Best

Polaroid Snap

81.2 x 25.4mm

23.5 x 15.7mm

3.has AF tracking
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With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

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4.maximum light sensitivity
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With a higher light sensitivity (ISO level), the sensor absorbs more light. This can be used to capture moving objects using a fast shutter speed, or to take images in low light without using a flash.

Best

Nikon D7500 + Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR

1640000 ISO

204800 ISO

5.has built-in optical image stabilization
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Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image. Show more

For example

Sony Alpha a9 II

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6.Has phase detection autofocus for photos
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A phase detection autofocus is much faster than a contrast detection autofocus, allowing for sharper images. Show more

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Videography

1.video recording (main camera)
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The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions. Show more

Best

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

3456 x 50fps

2160 x 30fps

2.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
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A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

For example

Sony Alpha a9 II

Nikon Z50
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp. Show more

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4.Has timelapse function
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A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky. Show more

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5.has a 24p cinema mode
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24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

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6.Supports slow-motion video recording
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Audio

1.has a stereo microphone
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A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

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2.has a microphone input
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A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

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3.number of microphones
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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Leica SL2

2

2

4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones. Show more

For example

Leica SL2

Nikon Z50
5.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience. Show more

For example

Sony Alpha 7R III + Sony FE 24-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T*

Nikon Z50
6.Has a zoom microphone
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Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations. Show more

For example

Panasonic Lumix DC-LX100 II

Nikon Z50

Battery

1.Battery life (CIPA)
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CIPA is an independent, standard measurement that determines how many shots a camera can take before the battery dies.

Best

Nikon D3x

4400shots

300shots

2.battery power
?

Best

Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless + 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6

4360mAh

1120mAh

3.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken. Show more

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4.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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5.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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6.has wireless charging
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The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base. Show more

For example

Sony Alpha a9 + Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Nikon Z50

Features

1.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card. Show more

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2.Has Wi-Fi
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The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Nikon Z50
3.Has a remote control
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A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

For example

Fujifilm X-Pro3

Nikon Z50
4.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
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802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

Nikon Z50
5.has an accelerometer
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An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

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6.supports a remote smartphone
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This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.

Nikon Z50

Price comparison

Nikon Z50

ProductStorePrice
Nikon Z50 AmazonZ 50 DX-format Mirrorless Camera Body w/...Z 50 DX-format Mirrorless Camera Body w/ NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
Amazon logo
$996.95
Nikon Z50 AmazonNikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera Body 4K UHD ...Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera Body 4K UHD DX-Format 2 Lens Kit NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm F/3.5-6.3 VR + Z DX 50-250mm F/4.5-6.3 VR Bundle with Deco Gear Case + Microphone + Monopod + 64GB Card & Accessories
Amazon logo
$1,199.00
Nikon Z50 AmazonNikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera Body 4K UHD ...Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera Body 4K UHD DX-Format NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm F/3.5-6.3 VR Lens Bundle with Deco Gear Deluxe Gadget Bag Case + Microphone + Monopod + 64GB Memory Card & Accessories
Amazon logo
$1,029.00
Nikon Z50 AmazonNikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera Body 4K UHD ...Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera Body 4K UHD DX-Format 2 Lens Kit NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 VR + Z DX 50-250mm F4.5-6.3 VR Bundle Deco Gear Backpack + Photo Video LED + Filters + Software & Accessories
Amazon logo
$1,269.00
Nikon Z50 AmazonNikon Z50 DX-Format Mirrorless Camera wi...Nikon Z50 DX-Format Mirrorless Camera with NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR & Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR Lenses, Bundle with Rode Microphone, Camera Bag, 64GB Card, Filter Kits, and More
Amazon logo
$1,233.07
Nikon Z50 AmazonNikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera Body 4K UHD ...Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera Body 4K UHD DX-Format NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 VR Lens Bundle w/Deco Gear Photography Backpack + Photo Video LED + Filter Kit + Tripod + 64GB + Software & Accessories
Amazon logo
$1,029.00
Nikon Z50 AmazonNikon Z6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Bo...Nikon Z6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body
Amazon logo
$1,696.95
Nikon Z50 AmazonZ 50 DX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body w/...Z 50 DX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body w/NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm + FTZ Mount Adapter
Amazon logo
$1,096.90
Nikon Z50 AmazonNikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera with Nikkor ...Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera with Nikkor Z 16-50mm VR Lens, Microphone, 64GB Card, Software and Accessory Bundle (6 Items)
Amazon logo
$1,029.95
Nikon Z50 AmazonNikon Z7 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Bod...Nikon Z7 FX-Format Mirrorless Camera Body
Amazon logo
$2,696.95
Nikon Z50 walmartNikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera With Lens
walmart logo
$1,196.95
Nikon Z50 aliexpressNew K&F Concept adapter for Nikon F moun...New K&F Concept adapter for Nikon F mount lens to Nikon Z6 Z7 Z50 camera free shipping
aliexpress logo
$34.82

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