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

Luke Gardner - 2 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.

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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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Luke Gardner

Features Editor @ PhotoBite

Luke lives and breaths photography. With experience working freelance, in retail and also teaching photography; Luke has been exposed to a broad spectrum of knowledgeable people and has a real hunger to explore what others are up to in this incredibly creative world. Starting from the age of 12 his fascination with photography as done nothing but fuel his ambition to create and explore all areas in the photographic world. Luke’s role at PhotoBite ranges from feature writing to testing equipment, with his natural teaching skills seeing him take his place as in-house presenter for camera hardware and accessories on the PhotoBite YouTube channel.