Nikon’s Z50 is a mirrorless DX format camera with a Z mount lens

This super lightweight option is ready for your Z glass.

Nikon Z50 Camera
The Z50 is a lightweight DX camera that accepts Z lenses. It will be available in November.Nikon

Early this morning Nikon announced the compact and lightweight Z50 mirrorless camera. It's the first mirrorless DX format camera in Nikon's lineup. The Z50 is built around a 20.9 megapixel BSI CMOS APS-C sensor with on-sensor phase detection. There's no in-body image stabilization, but at 0.87 lbs the camera is significantly smaller than either the Z6 or Z7.

Here is what else we know about it:

  • Downward tilting 3.2 inch touchscreen
  • 2.36 million dot OLED EVF
  • Can shoot 11fps with continuous auto-focus
  • UHD 4K video capabilities at 24p or 30p
  • 120 fps available in Full HD resolution
  • Eye detection AF
  • 209 point Hybrid AF points across the frame
  • Single SD card
  • Micro USB charging port
  • Pop-up flash
  • Mic input for video recording
  • New EN-EL25 battery provides 300 shots per charge
  • Built in WiFI and Bluetooth for easy sharing
Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 VR and the Z DX 50-250mm F4.5-6.3 VR
The Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 VR and the Z DX 50-250mm F4.5-6.3 VR both have a built-in control ring and offer image stabilization.Nikon

Nikon also announced two new kit lenses for the Z50: the Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 VR and the Z DX 50-250mm F4.5-6.3 VR. Both lenses have a built-in control ring and offer some image stabilization: the 16-50mm has 4.5 stops, while the longer zoom has 5 stops.

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