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Testing the Mighty Nikon Z50 – Nikon’s latest 4K Mirrorless Camera

- 4 years ago

The Nikon Z50 could be one of Nikon’s best intermediate cameras. It’s small but mighty in many ways. It’s the ideal camera for newbies [at an investment price point] and those looking to upgrade to something with a tad more power. Overall, it’s lightweight but the sturdy body makes it ideal for those who travel frequently and those who want to avoid taking extra weight where they can.

Nikon Z50 Review
Nikon Z50

Nikon Z 50 key features

  • 20.88 MP Sensor
  • 11fps
  • 395g
  • ISO 100 – 51,200
  • 209 AF points (in DX format) approx 90% frame coverage
  • 2x customisable function buttons / sub-command dial / popup speedlight
  • Creative picture control – 20 types of creative options
  • Effects can be adjusted from 0-100 – Applicable for both video and photo
  • Dual detect optical VR
  • 3.2 inch 1040 dot monitor
  • Selfie mode – monitor tilts 180 degrees to face user with touchscreen functionality
  • iMenu – instant access to multiple settings
  • EVF – 2.4m dot screen approx 100% frame coverage
  • Silent photo shooting function – 1st for a Nikon DX-format camera
  • Full-frame 4K UHD video [uncropped]. Video also available in selfie mode
  • Auto time-lapse and slo-mo video functions
  • Max shutter speed 1/4000s

In many ways, the timing of Nikon’s latest release couldn’t be better. When the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7 cameras, Nikon’s landmark leap into the world of mirrorless cameras came to market, it was a real uncertainty as to how they would be received. Happily, [both for Nikon and the early adopters] the new models have exceeded expectations and now, we’ve been lucky enough to lay hands on their new baby brother, and it seems like it’s destined to be another big hit.

Check out our review of the Nikon Z50 here, the latest in #TheMeasure series and subscribe to our Youtube Channel if you haven’t already!


PhotoBite Nikon Z50 review -
Nikon Z50:- The new Z 50 from Nikon stands to serve as a great option for photographers, videographers, vloggers and content creators who are looking for a small scale, lightweight camera that’s feature-rich. It’s an ideal mirrorless that sits in Nikon’s enthusiast segment alongside the D7500 and D500 DSLRs and great for stepping up from smartphone shooting.


  • Lightweight and Compact
  • Full-Sensor 4k Video
  • Great battery life for shooting stills


  • Limited lens choice as of January 2020

About the author

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Simon Skinner

Co-founder // Editor

Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.