The Nikon Z50 delivers fantastic imaging performance with one of the most compact mirrorless body designs to date. It introduces a new 20.9-megapixel APS-C sensor with 209 hybrid AF points that cover around 90% of the frame and has Nikon's Intelligent Eye-Detection autofocus system to ensure you capture in-focus portraits every time. Combine that with a 4K video recording, 11fps burst shooting and a 2.36 million dot EVF and you've got one of the most powerful little cameras available.

Nikon Z50

20.9-megapixel APS-C Image Sensor

At the heart of the Z50 is a DX size CMOS image sensor, based on the popular D500 DSLR, with an impressive 20.9-megapixel resolution for high quality images and 4K video recording. The camera has the same lens mount as it's big brothers, the Z6 and Z7, which makes it compatible with the existing S lenses as well as the new range of Z mount DX lenses, not the mention that by simply adding the FTZ adapter you can mount Nikon's DSLR lens line-up as well.

Nikon Z50

Hybrid Autofocus with Eye Detection

The sensor has 209 phase and contrast detection autofocus points that cover approximately 90% of the surface, allowing the camera to precisely track the movement of your subject so you can capture a higher number of in-focus shots. The camera also features Nikon's proven intelligent eye-detection autofocus which is a great tool to create sharp portraits of people.

Nikon Z50

High ISO for Low Light Performance

The Z50 is a low-light beast with a native ISO of 100 that extends all the way up to 51200 thanks to the EXPEED 6 image processing, making the camera a great choice for nightscapes and low-light portraiture photographers. The autofocus system acquires focus in lighting as dark as -4EV and it is the first Z-series camera to offer a built-in pop-up flash.

Nikon Z50

Selfie Flip Screen with Touch Control

With a neat flip design, the rear 3.2-inch LCD on the Z50 folds downwards 180°, making it easy to capture selfies, vlog and check your composition before pressing the shutter. In this mode all the controls except the shutter and touchscreen are disabled to stop accidental setting adjustments.

Nikon Z50

Built-in Creative Modes

Make your photography more fun by experimenting with the pre-set creative mode that allows you to add black and white filters, increased vibrancy or combine multiple exposures together for unique looking results. You can also play around with the night vision, pop, toy camera effect, miniature camera effect and more if you’re looking for a laugh.

Nikon Z50

2.36 Million Dot Electronic Viewfinder

Even though the Z50 mirrorless is super-compact and portable, Nikon still squeezed in an electronic viewfinder with a 2.36 million dot resolution. This dramatically improves the shooting experience, making it easier to frame your composition even when it’s super bright and sunny. The EVF can be used while recording video and is a convenient way to review your shots.

Nikon Z50

Built for Comfort and Reliability

Nikon have constructed the Z50 with a magnesium alloy build that ensures the camera is incredibly robust while at the same time being lightweight and convenient. The grip is deep enough to be comfortable for long shoots with an emphasis on ergonomics and functionality.

Nikon Z50

High Resolution 4K & 120fps Full HD Video

Keeping up with the latest technology, the Z50 records full pixel readout video in glorious 4K, available in a variety of frame rates like 24, 25 and 30p, providing the ability to capture beautiful, cinematic footage that springs to life when viewed on a compatible TV. The camera also records 120fps slow motion video in Full HD with audio and has focus peaking to assist for manual focussing.

Nikon Z50

Burst Shooting up to 11fps

The Z50 may be small but it still packs a punch especially when it comes to covering fast-paced action thanks to a blazingly fast drive mode of 11 frames-a-second with a mechanical shutter. This gives you the ability to capture a quick succession of shots so you can pick out the perfect moment.

Nikon Z50

Capture Intimate Moments in Silence

Mirrorless cameras can use an electronic shutter, allowing you to capture images in complete silence. This allows you to create images discreetly without disturbing the peace with the obnoxious sound of a mechanical shutter curtain.

Nikon Z50

Bluetooth & Wi-Fi for SnapBridge 2.6 Support

The Nikon Z-50 Mirrorless APS-C camera has integrated Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity that provides the ability to connect it to your mobile device for remote shooting, wireless triggering and file transfer even when the camera is powered off and in your bag.

Nikon Z50


Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses

Lens mount

Nikon Z mount

Image sensor format


Image sensor type


Sensor size

23.5 mm x 15.7 mm

Total pixels

21.51 million

Dust-reduction system

Image Dust Off reference data (requires Capture NX-D)

Effective pixels

20.9 million

Image size (pixels)

DX (24x16) image area (L) 5568 x 3712 ( 20.7 million) (M) 4176 x 2784 ( 11.6 million) (S) 2784 x 1856 ( 5.2 million) 1 : 1 (16x16) image area (L) 3712 x 3712 ( 13.8 million) (M) 2784 x 2784 ( 7.8 million) (S) 1856 x 1856 ( 3.4 million) 16 : 9 (24x14) image area (L) 5568 x 3128 ( 17.4 million) (M) 4176 x 2344 ( 9.8 million) (S) 2784 x 1560 ( 4.3 million) Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3840 x 2160: 3840 x 2160 Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 1920 x 1080: 1920 x 1080

File format

NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats

Picture Control system

Auto, Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Landscape, Flat Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon), selected Picture Control can be modified, storage for custom Picture Controls


SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)

File system

DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, PictBridge


0.99-cm/0.39-in. approx. 2360k-dot (XGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with colour balance and auto and 7-level manual brightness controls

Frame coverage

Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical


Approx. 1.02x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m (*1))


19.5 mm (-1.0 m (*1)), from centre surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)

Dioptre adjustment

-3 - +3 m (*1)

Eye sensor

Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays


Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter, electronic front-curtain shutter, electronic shutter


1/4000 to 30 s (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV), bulb, time

Flash sync speed

X= 1/200 s, synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 s or slower, Auto FP High-Speed sync supported


Single frame, low-speed continuous, high-speed continuous, high-speed continuous (extended), self-timer

Approximate maximum frame advance rate (measured under Nikon-specified test conditions)

Up to 11 fps Low-speed continuous: 1 to 4 fps High-speed continuous: 5 fps High-speed continuous (extended): 11 fps


2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s, 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s

Metering system

TTL metering using camera image sensor

Metering mode

Matrix metering Centre-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in centre of frame, weighting can instead be based on average of entire frame Spot metering: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) cantered on selected focus point Highlight-weighted metering


(ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) –4 to +17 EV


Auto, P: programmed auto with flexible program, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual Scene modes: portrait, landscape, child, sports, close up, night portrait, night landscape, party/indoor, beach/snow, sunset, dusk/dawn, pet portrait, candlelight, blossom, autumn colours, food Special effect modes: night vision, super vivid, pop, photo illustration, toy camera effect, miniature effect, selective colour, silhouette, high key, low key U1 and U2: user settings

Exposure compensation

–5 to +5 EV (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV) available in P, S, A, M, SCN, and EFCT modes

Exposure lock

Luminosity locked at detected value

ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

ISO 100 to 51200 (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV), can also be set to approx. 1 or 2 EV (ISO 204800 equivalent) above ISO 51200, auto ISO sensitivity control available

Active D-Lighting

Can be selected from Auto, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off

Multiple exposure

Add, average, lighten, darken

Other options

HDR (high dynamic range), photo mode flicker reduction

Autofocus system

Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist

Detection range (single-servo AF, photo mode, ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)

-4 to +19 EV ( -2 to +19 EV without low-light AF)

Lens servo

Single-servo AF (AF-S), Continuous-servo AF (AF-C), AF mode auto-switch (AF-A, available only in photo mode), full-time AF (AF-F, available only in movie mode) , predictive focus tracking Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used

Focus points (single-point AF, photo mode, DX image area)


AF-area mode

Pinpoint, single-point, and dynamic-area AF (pinpoint and dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only), wide-area AF (S), wide-area AF (L), auto-area AF

Focus lock

Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button

Built-in flash

Manual pop-up flash raised via flash pop-up control Guide Number: Approx. 7/22, 7/22 with manual flash (m/ft, ISO 100, 20 °C/68 °F)


TTL: i-TTL flash control, i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, centre-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering


Fill flash, red-eye reduction, slow sync, slow sync + red-eye, rear-curtain sync, auto, auto + red-eye reduction, auto slow sync, auto slow sync + red-eye, flash off

Flash compensation

–3 to +1 EV (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV) available in P, S, A, M, and SCN modes

Flash-ready indicator

Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged, flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output

Accessory shoe

ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock

Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)

i-TTL flash control, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, FV lock, Colour Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync

Charging time

Approx. 3 s

White balance

Auto (3 types), natural light auto, direct sunlight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 types), flash, choose colour temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), pre-set manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all except choose colour temperature with fine-tuning

Bracketing types

Exposure, white balance, ADL

Metering system

TTL exposure metering using main image sensor TTL metering using camera image sensor

Metering mode

Matrix, centre-weighted, or highlight-weighted

Frame size (pixels) and frame rate

3840 x 2160 (4K UHD), 30p (progressive), 25p, 24p 1920 x 1080, 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, 24p 1920 x 1080 (slow-motion), 30p x4, 25p x4, 24p x5 Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively, quality selection available except at sizes of 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 120p/100p, and 1920 x 1080 slow-motion, in which case quality is fixed at high

File format


Video compression

H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding

Audio recording format

Linear PCM, AAC

Audio recording device

Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option, sensitivity adjustable

Exposure compensation

–3 to +3 EV (choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV) available in P, S, A, M, SCN, and EFCT modes

ISO sensitivity (Recommended Exposure Index)

M: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 25600, choose from step sizes of 1/3 and 1/2 EV), auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600) available with selectable upper limit P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600) with selectable upper limit AUTO, SCN, EFCT (excluding night vision): Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600) Night vision: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 4)

Active D-Lighting

Can be selected from Same as photo settings, Extra high, High, Normal, Low, or Off

Other options

Time-lapse movies, electronic vibration reduction

Monitor size

8cm (3.2in.) diagonal

Monitor type

Tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and 11-level manual brightness controls

Monitor resolution

Approx. 1040 k-dot


Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images) playback with playback zoom, playback zoom cropping, movie playback, photo and/or movie slide shows, histogram display, highlights, photo information, location data display, auto image rotation, and picture rating

USB connector

Hi-Speed USB with Micro-B connector, connection to built-in USB port is recommended

HDMI output connector

Type D HDMI connector

Audio output

Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter, plug-in power supported)

Wi-Fi for Africa, Asia (except China), Oceania

IEEE 802.11b/g/n (Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the following European countries: Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and Tajikistan) IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac (other European countries, Uzbekistan, U.S.A., Canada, Mexico) IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a (other countries in the Americas) 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) (Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the following European countries: Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, and Tajikistan) 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5320 MHz (other European countries, Uzbekistan) 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5825 MHz (U.S.A., Canada, Mexico) 2412 to 2462 MHz (channel 11) and 5180 to 5805 MHz (other countries in the Americas) 2.4 GHz band: 6.9 dBm 5 GHz band: 10.2 dBm Open system, WPA2-PSK


Bluetooth Specification Version 4.2 Bluetooth: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth Low Energy: 2402 to 2480 MHz Bluetooth: 1.4 dBm Bluetooth Low Energy: –0.1 dBm

Range (line of sight)

Approximately 10m without interference, range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles


One EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery

Charging AC adapter

EH-73P charging AC adapter

Tripod socket

1/4–in. (ISO 1222)

Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 126.5 x 93.5 x 60 mm


Approx. 450 g with battery and memory card but without body cap, approx. 395 g (camera body only)

Operating environment

Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Nikon Z50 Camera Body
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery with terminal cover (EN-EL25)
  • Battery Charger (MH-32)
  • Body Cap (BF-N1)
  • Rubber Eyecup (DK-30)
  • Strap (AN-DC20)
  • USB Cable (UC-E21)

Manufacturer Warranty


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