Nikon Z50 Camera Review

nikon z50 review

Are you looking for a compact, durable, well-constructed and mirror less camera? If, yes then you have landed at the right place. The Nikon Z50 is the first ever camera that contains APS-C sensor and also new Nikon Z mount.

APS-C lies below the full-frame cameras as they contain smaller size and called as DX by Nikon. However, they are available in more affordable compact bodies that are highly suitable for travel. Nikon Z50 is a feature-enriched camera which makes it stand above many entry level DSLRs.

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Along with the release of this camera by Nikon, the company has also provided two lenses especially designed for this camera. First one is 50 to 250 mm F4.5 to 6.3 telephoto zoom and second is 16 to 50mm F3.5 to 6.3 collapsible standard zoom.

These two lenses are best options for those who want to keep their camera setup small and super light in weight. Moreover, both of these lenses contains vibration reduction or image stabilization.

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Nikon Z50 Specifications

Type: Mirrorless
Body: SLR-style
Max Resolution: 5568 x 3712
Effective Pixels: 21 MP
Sensor Size: 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor: CMOS
Lens Mount: Nikon Z
Focal length: 1.5x
Manual focus: Yes
LCD: Tilting
Screen Size: 3.2 Inches
Screen Dots: 1 Million
Shutter Speed (Minimum): 30 sec
Shutter Speed (Maximum): 1/4000 sec
Video Format: MPEG-4, H.264
Storage: SD/SDHC/SDXC card
GPS: None
Connectivity: USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Weight: 450 g (0.99 lb / 15.87 oz)
Dimensions: 127 x 94 x 60 mm

Overview of Technical Specs

We must say that you are going to enjoy the build of those outstanding full-frame model in this minimalist design. As we have mentioned earlier, the buttons of the cam are organized in such a way that they are super easy to access.

However, joystick is not available which makes little difficult to select the AF point when you are using viewfinder. Although the viewfinder is lower in resolution and also small in size as compare to Z6 and Z7 but still you will never fill the difference.

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If you compare Z50 with its competitors you will find out that it is better in value as well as in handling. The design of the cam is clean and do not contains much number of physical button. You can access most of its functionality by using the touch screen.

It is perfect for travelers. If you stay always in hurry then you can save settings for each separate shot and switch between them by just clicking. It also provide comfortable and generous grip. Furthermore, the card slot is also available for the ease of the user.

The tilted touch screen and electronic view finder further makes this camera stand above the all. You will also get the feature of eye tracking auto-focus. The battery of Z50 enable user to have 300 shots per charge. If you think it suits your requirements then go for it without a second thought.

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We have discussed the notable features of Nikon Z50 in the section given below. Let’s have a look at them.

DX format

This amazing cam by Nikon is the first mirrorless camera that contains DX format. In other words, it is the first DX Nikon having the new Z mount. It is the smaller version of the Z6 and still you are getting everything. However, instead of build-in image stabilization you will have to rely on two lenses that we have mentioned above. The large 55 millimeter lens mount provides great benefit in getting high-image quality.

True 4K Video

With this mirrorless camera you can utilize both screen and the viewfinder. A selector is available at the top cover which helps in switching between the shooting to film with just a click. Different settings options are available for shooting. Moreover, you can take advantage of the full width of the sensor. It means no crop is required and provides ease in changing from photography to film.

Seamless Photography

The Nikon Z50 can film almost 30 images per seconds at 4k and nearly 120 images per second at full HD. This amazing cam by Nikon contains flat profile but no Log profile. The 20.9 MP sensor enable 4k UHD video feature. 4K time-lapse sequences can be developed in-camera. Moreover, you will also get 1080p slow-motion footage mode while using full HD.


You will find an amazing electronic viewfinder that is 0.39 inch or 2360-k. Although it is low in resolution as compare to its previous versions however still it is sharp. It will be activated when you bring camera in front of your eye. It helps in viewing how your photos and videos will look like. You can also screen effects, filters, controls, and camera setting using view finder.

Compact Build

Although the Z50 by Nikon is smaller in size and look but still it provides strong and comfortable grip. This cam contains less physical buttons as compare to Z6 and Z7 but the easily accessible touch icons has taken their place.

Super Easy Controls

You can easily speed of aperture and shutter by using front mounted wheels and rear. You can also modify the commonly used setting by using the ‘Fn’ buttons. It contains magnesium alloy body which makes super light in weight. The 3.2 inch touch screen can be tilted downward and provides enhanced viewing angles. Flip down the LCD screen and enable self-portrait mode which is perfect for selfies. Moreover, it also contains weather-sealing.


For this Z50 Nikon has added Expeed 6 image processor and also APS-C CMOS sensor. You will also get ISO range of almost 100-51, 200 and also autofocus. Furthermore, you will also get the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac connectivity. You can easily connect it with your smartphone and transfer your content. The 20.9 MP DX CMOS along with the wider Z mount enable user to shot images and video even in low lightning conditions.

Easy To Switch

Do you want to have separate setting for a specific shot? Or you want to have unique settings for a specific event? If yes, then this camera is going to make your life easy. You can effortlessly save the setting for each mode and switch between them by just flipping the lever.


If we talk about the battery life then it contains novel 1,120 mAh EN-EL25 battery. This battery ensures 320 shots at each charge. This amazing cam with its features provide clarity, sharpness and flattering depth of field.

Effects and Filters

You will receive distinctive effects and filters in Z50. It contains almost 20 high-quality picture controls and also 10 unique effects. All of these can be viewed in real-time and applicable for videos and photos. You will also get multiple built-in exposure options.

Silence Photography Mode

When you want to capture the cherished moments, wildlife, music, or any other such occasion where you want no noise then you can take advantage of its silence photography mode. By using this mode, you will shot in complete silence.

Nikon Z50 Highlights

  • Z50 contains EXPEED 6 engine and wider Z mount which helps in capturing best shots even in low light.
  • Easily activate the self-portrait mode and make perfect vlogs/selfies.
  • Time-lapse, 1080 slow-motion, 4k ultra HD, vertical video, and much more
  • i-menu feature where you can set your 12 mostly used settings and arrange them according to your own preferences.
  • Connect it to your smartphone by using Bluetooth and immediately shift your data.
  • Capture 30 FPS with 8 mega pixels stills by using silent mode video.


  • Compact Size
  • Nice Handling & Controllers
  • True 4K
  • 11fps Shooting Capacity


  • Single UHS I SD Card Slot
  • 300-shot Battery is not sufficient for professionals photography

Price of Nikon Z50

The regular price of Nikon Z50 mirrorless camera is $1099. Check the buying options to know about today’s price deal and discount.

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Nikon Z50 Unboxing Video Review

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Conclusion: Why Nikon Z50 Worth Buying it

This amazing release by Nikon contains many amazing features which will make you fall in love with it. It enable user to record the high-quality 4K video at up to almost 30 FPS and that too without any crop. Isn’t it amazing? Furthermore, you will get fast phase detection autofocus system, 20.9 MP DX sensor, light weight and durable construction, Great body material, 11 FPS continuous shooting speed and much more.


The Z50 is an outstanding launch by Nikon. It is insanely small and super easy to use. This camera is the first launch by Nikon in which they have place APS-C senor behind the large Z mount. Nikon has done a great job by providing the camera that is full of amazing functionalities. The professionals may consider it a camera with limited battery otherwise there is nothing you would miss.

If you love the Nikon brand but wants to get rid of the DSLR, then this is a good option for you. There is a lot of stuff to explore inside Nikon Z50 package that you definitely gonna love at every moment of photography as well as film making.