Testing the Mighty Nikon Z50 – Nikon’s latest 4K Mirrorless Camera
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 Z 50 key features
- 20.88 MP Sensor
- 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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