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Nikon Z 50 DX-format Mirrorless Camera Announced

Nikon Z 50 DX-format Mirrorless Camera Announced

Nikon Corporation announced their latest mirrorless camera today, the Nikon Z 50. The DX-format camera also comes with the introduction of new NIKKOR Z DX lenses.

  • Compact, lightweight design and build based on Z 7 and Z 6

  • Features 20.9MP and captures 4K UHD

  • Comes equipped with self portrait mode (tilting monitor)

  • Nikon Z 50 will be available in November for ~$859 USD, you can pre-order now on Adorama for $856.95 USD

Watch the Nikon Z 50 Product Tour!

Features and Specs

The Nikon Z 50 is a powerful and lightweight mirrorless camera. This is Nikon’s first DX-format (APS-C size) mirrorless camera, compared to the Z 6 and Z 7, which are both full frame.

The Z 50 has an image sensor with 20.9 effective megapixels and high ISO of 51200. It also captures 4K UHD video.

This is the first Nikon DX-format camera equipped with a CMOS sensor for advanced AF and eye detection. In total, 209 focus points offer wide AF coverage in the frame – approx. 87% horizontal and 85% vertical.

The camera also features a full touchscreen 180° tilting monitor and Self-portrait mode that makes selfie shooting easy. When Self-portrait mode is enabled, operational controls and buttons other than the shutter-release button, including the multi selector, are locked to prevent accidental mis-operation and allow for a firm grip on the camera.

You can view all the specifications and technical details on the Nikon Z 50 product page.

nikon z 50 camera front

Photo: Nikon

nikon z 50 camera back

Photo: Nikon

Pricing and Availability

According to Nikon’s press release:

The Nikon Z 50 will be available in November 2019, in several configurations including body-only for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $859.95*, a one-lens kit with the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens for a SRP of $999.95* or a two-lens kit with both the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR lenses for a SRP of $1349.95.

Pre-order now for $856.95 from Adorama →

Read next: Nikon Releases NEW Nikkor 24-70S f/2.8 Lens for Z-Mount Lineup


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