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The Nikon Z 50 is a sleek, extremely compact DX-format mirrorless camera in Nikon’s versatile Z mount. Key features include:

  • Great image quality in an extremely compact build

  • 20.9MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 6 processor

  • Fast, accurate autofocus and focus tracking

  • 4K UHD capture at 24/25/30p

Nikon Z System. The Nikon Z 50 belongs to Nikon’s Z-mount system, which gives you exceptional image quality and optical design in a compact build. This system’s inner diameter is 17% larger than the F mount, allowing for more advanced optics and lenses, while the 16mm flange distance is 65% shorter than the F mount, which makes for markedly slimmer body designs. Z-mount cameras are only compatible with Z-mount lenses, and Z-mount lenses only work with Z-mount cameras.

Great Image Quality with Fast Performance. The DX-format 20.9MP CMOS sensor is paired with the EXPEED 6 processor to give you a native ISO range of 100-51,200 and an extended ISO range of 100-204,800. The sensor gives you clean, low-noise images at high ISO values, while the EXPEED 6 processor gives you a 11 fps top full-resolution continuous shooting speed and 30 fps shooting at 8MP.

209-Point Hybrid Autofocus System. The Z 50’s AF system uses phase-detection and contrast-detection AF points to quickly and accurately acquire focus, making it great for stills and video. This system supports Eye-Detection AF, which uses facial recognition to focus on a familiar subject’s eyes.

4K UHD Video Capture. The Z 50 isn’t just for ultra-sharp stills; it’s capable of in-camera 4K UHD recording at 24/25/30p, Full HD at up to 120p for slow-motion playback, and in-camera time-lapse shooting with the ability to produce a finished UHD 4K video file directly from the camera. You can save movie files to in-camera memory cards or to an external recorder via HDMI out.

High-Res Electronic Viewfinder and LCD. The built-in EVF boasts 2.3m-dot resolution, 100% coverage, and 1.02x magnification to give you a bright, clear view of what the sensor sees. The tilting 3.2-inch 1m-dot rear touchscreen LCD can also be used for image composition and review when shooting at arm’s length, and its 180° flip-down design is excellent for selfies.

Tough, Compact Build. As you’d expect, the Z 50 is plenty durable in spite of its compact and lightweight build. Its magnesium-alloy body features dust and weather sealing, so inclement weather and harsh climates won’t be able to stop you.

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The Z50 uses Nikon’s SnapBridge platform to transfer images from the camera to a phone or tablet. Using Bluetooth, you can quickly transfer low-res proxy files to share, tag your files with dates, times and locations, and operate the camera remotely with shutter release and live view display.

Additional Features. The included EN-EL25 battery gives you up to 300 shots per charge, and a single memory-card slot supports SD/SDHC/SDXC card speeds up to UHS-I. You also get a range of special-effects modes and in-camera image-editing options.

Aspect Ratio

1:1, 3:2, 16:9

Audio File Formats

AAC, Linear PCM

Audio Recording

Built-In Microphone (Stereo)
External Microphone Input (Stereo)

Autofocus Points

Phase Detection: 209

Autofocus Sensitivity

-2 to +19 EV


1x EN-EL25 Rechargeable Lithium-Ion, 7.6 VDC, 1120 mAh (Approx. 300 Shots)

Bit Depth




Built-in Flash


Camera Type



Micro-B (USB 2.0), HDMI D (Micro), 3.5mm Microphone

Continuous Shooting

Up to 11 fps at 20.9 MP
Up to 5 fps at 20.9 MP
Up to 4 fps at 20.9 MP
Up to 30 fps at 8 MP

Dedicated Flash System




Diopter Adjustment

-3 to +3

Exposure Compensation

-5 to +5 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)

Exposure Modes

Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority

External Flash Connection

Hot Shoe

External Video-Recording Modes

UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) up to 29.97p
Full HD (1920 × 1080) up to 120p

Flash Compensation

-3 to +1 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)

Flash Modes

Auto, Auto/Red-Eye Reduction, Fill Flash, Off, Rear Sync, Red-Eye Reduction, Slow Sync, Slow Sync/Red-Eye Reduction

Focus Type

Auto and Manual Focus

Focusing Method

Automatic, Continuous-Servo AF, Full-Time Servo, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF


APS-C (1.5x Crop Factor)



Guide No.

22.97’ / 7 m at ISO 100



ISO Range

Auto, 100 to 51200 (Extended: 100 to 204800)

Image File Formats


Image Stabilization

Digital (Video Only)

Interval Recording


Item Type


Maximum Resolution

5568 × 3712

Maximum Sync Speed

1/200 Second

Memory Card Slot

Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-I)

Metering Modes

Center-Weighted Average, Highlight Weighted, Matrix, Spot

Metering Range

-4 to 17 EV

Monitor Resolution

1,040,000 Dot

Monitor Size


Monitor Type

180° Tilting Touchscreen LCD


Nikon Z

Operating Temperature

32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C


Actual: 21.51 Megapixel
Effective: 20.9 Megapixel

Recording Limit

Up to 29 Minutes, 59 Seconds

Self Timer

2/5/10/20-Second Delay

Sensor Dimensions

23.5 × 15.7mm

Sensor Size

Crop Frame

Sensor Type


Shutter Speed

Electronic Front Curtain Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Second
Bulb Mode
Time Mode

Electronic Shutter
1/4000 to 30 Second
Bulb Mode
Time Mode

Video Encoding


Video ISO Range

Auto/Manual: 100 to 25600

Video Recording Modes

UHD 4K (3840 × 2160) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p
Full HD (1920 × 1080) at 23.976p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p

Viewfinder Coverage


Viewfinder Eye Point


Viewfinder Magnification

Approx. 1.02x

Viewfinder Resolution

2,360,000 Dot

Viewfinder Size


Viewfinder Type

Electronic (OLED)


0.9 lb.




Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Nikon Z 50

Battery - Nikon EN-EL25

Camera Strap

Charger - Nikon MH-32

Manual - Nikon Z 50 Cheat Sheet / Paper Manual

Nikon BF-N1 Body Cap