Nikon has announced its first Z series, DX-format mirrorless camera, introducing the Nikon Z50, price tag £849 with a release date set for winter 2019.
Inside the Nikon Z50 is a 20.9-million-pixel DX-format sensor and Nikon’s latest EXPEED 6 image processor. This combination enables the Z50 to record 4K video at 30p and shoot up to 11fps in its continuous shooting mode with both autofocus and auto exposure.
The Nikon Z50 uses a Hybrid-AF system that employs 209 on-sensor AF points that cover around 90% of the frame. Nikon has also included its new Eye-Detection AF technology.
Nikon says the Z50 is compatible with its FTZ Mount Adapter, meaning you can use your F-mount Nikkor DSLR lenses on the Z50.
Other design features include a 1040k-dot tilting touchscreen on the rear of the camera and a 2360k-dot electronic viewfinder.
The Nikon Z50 also promises strong low-light performance with autofocus down to -4EV and a native sensitivity range of ISO 100 to 51,200.
Other Nikon Z50 specs include built-in WiFi and Bluetooth functionality, as well as compatibility with Nikon’s SnapBridge image transfer app.
Nikon Z50 Price & Release Date
The Nikon Z50 price tag starts at £849 for the body only, but there are also a number of kits available featuring new lenses also launched today.
The The Nikon Z50 price tag rises to £989 with the Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens kit. A Nikon Z 50 + Nikkor Z DX 50–250mm f/4.5–6.3 VR & Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens kit is priced £1,199.
A Nikon Z 50 + FTZ mount adapter kit is priced at £989. Alternatively the Nikon Z50 price for the camera body + Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR + FTZ mount adapter kit is £1,129.
A Nikon Z50 release date is set for 7 November 2019.