With these turned on, the system grabs faces from fairly far away. I just wish they'd released it last year or the year before. Would you rather it didn’t use a standard mount compatible with the full frame lenses? Eventually, they won't be able to give them away. No price is given at this time, but the adapter is set to be available by the end of the year. It is the most flexible system for connecting everything around. Quite interesting how Canon and nikon went two separate ways when it comes to their APS-C and ff milcs mounts. In this buying guide we’ve rounded up all the current interchangeable lens cameras costing under $1000 and recommended the best. But I've been looking on Flickr, and the typical picture from the Z50 is much better than the typical picture from M-6 M2. But i domt thimk Canon Will Phase out ef-m serie because most people that buy a aps-c camera dont care About full frame cameras and Will never buy one. in a couple of ways maybe one of the most underestimates cameras. Would it be an improvement to trade it in for the Nikon Z50? For years I wanted Nikon to make an M5 and while they more or less have (even the flip-down screen! Have to mention the IBIS, which is superb. Snap bridge is terrible for remote photography but so is the Sony app. The form factor is compact compared to the Fuji kits (and yes the Fuji lenses are much better). The M5 with the 15-45 and eventually the 22 mm f/2 will be perfect. You can see in bright sunlight, and the third point add stability. Being able to take sharp handheld UWA landscapes at 1/2sec saves me from setting the tripod up at every spot. I'd say "exceeded by an order of magnitude" overrides "ain't no D500!" Most photographers who buy the Nikon Z50 may not be professionals, and as such, are likely to rely more on direct in-camera JPEG conversions, rather than processing their own RAW files. I’m eagerly waiting for the 28mm, as it will make this camera fantastic for casual street and documentary photography. There's sigma 18-35 f1.8. Is it dual-card? The 65mm T2 completes Vazen's set of anamorphic lenses for the Micro Four Thirds system. The Z line will not end well for Nikon. Firmware version 3.00 for the Z6 and Z7 camera systems brings major new and improved features, including updates to the AF tracking implementation, expanded CFexpress support, animal-detection autofocus and more. For this review, I got my hands on what Nikon calls the “Experience Kit”. The two lens Z kit + the Sigma 18-35 is a killer combination. Also those Enthusiast/hobbyists have too much already. There are no ways which will satisfy 100% of the users here. I agree Clayton, I have the Z6 to replace my a6300 because I didn't want to deal with two systems and particularly the garbage (55-210) or too-expensive (70-300) long lenses. Now, three months later, the company has confirmed in a statement that the personal information of past and current employees was taken from its servers. I'm glad I got it. Also the added bonus of the Canon platform is the different mount, so when you want to move to full frame you get to repurchase all your lenses all over. The 50mm 1.8 Z is amazing on the z50 and while it's on sale its under $500. With the FTZ adaptor, I’ve also experienced no issues at all. The Canon EOS M6 MkII has a 32MP sensor, a great autofocusing system, and decent ergonomics in a tiny body, but has no viewfinder. For those who like fun, this actually makes a Sony E to Nikon Z adaptor possible. @OicheYou're shooting with a Pentax K70 and laughing at a Z50? Holy Moly does it come in handy. I don’t imagine soccer moms picking this up when the d3x000 or Rebel cameras are selling for such a low price already. 24mp is plenty, the DR amazing, great colour output, very plastic raw files and the 24-70 f/4 is just bitingly sharp (wide open and across the entire frame). Jonsi What part of my information is bad? It still looks pretty good against the competition. I'm not buying the Z50 so I can build up an arsenal of expensive lenses or shoot for ESPN. Excellent product. The video quality seems pretty decent, though I have not shot yet in 4K. Choose image area: DX; Image quality: NEF (RAW) Image size: L (grayed out) NEF (RAW) recording: 14-bit; ISO sensitivity settings. Some programs use the usb interface, and the Bluetooth ML-L7 can’t be used to trigger. Of course it can't MF for you but you can move around the focus point and zoom in for the focus aid with the remote. The company says the camera is designed to attract a generation of users who don't consider themselves to be photographers. People using this camera arguably need it more because they might be more video-oriented or more likely to use the camera handheld. It's not trolling if it's true. I'm not sure to read any mention of the issue during the review. According to Nikon’s official roadmap, another one, a 18-140mm is on its way. The user experience and controls are also great. I finally got a hands on with the Z50 in the store. Nikon has paired its Z 50 kit with a number of accessories to create an all-in-one set of gear to get up and shooting video and vlogs right out of the box. I wanted a smaller camera to pack on the motorcycle (so the Z7 wouldn't be at risk) so it had to be light, and not too expensive. Remarkable but there's cure for that condition... Trubbtele, unless you can actually make a comparison yourself, one really should not make such comments. Vaporware no more: the much-speculated-about Zeiss ZX1 has arrived. Looks like a great camera but aren’t cameras all great nowadays? @zxaar: Canon had an adapter for their EOS M camera since start, it's not about how old the idea is. Any other lens, even a 35/1.8, and it's a wash. And those S lenses are expensive! To then zoom out, I had to remove my eyes from the viewfinder to find the button – it’s only marked visually. IBIS zealots? View our sample gallery to see how a bit of shift can change a photo or introduce creative effects. It's a single UHS-I type SD card slot, in the battery compartment. The kid lenses are too bad from the Z50. It's not that much smaller than the D5600 though. If it only could use an EN-EL 15 type. Currently, there are two kit lenses on the market for the Z50, the aforementioned 16-50mm and the 50-250mm. Announced on October 10, 2019, together with two compact DX lenses specifically designed for the camera, the Nikon Z50 packs many attractive features, putting it above entry-level DSLRs like Nikon D3500 and D5600. Same shape and size, better ergonomics. The lack of ibis is head scratching, really?? I'm actually considering (slowly) replacing my D500 with a Z50. 28mm and 40mm pancake prime lenses are also promised until 2021. That's a great point bdbender, and I like what I keep seeing about the Z 16-50. Ended up with the Z50 as it filled the bill as well as able to take by Z mount lenses AND any F mount I had (Fujifilm cameras were really my other choice but they were more expensive and I'd have to spend money on lenses on top of that). So the difference isn't that big. Yes you are absolutely right Deliverator. My d3200 body without lens has kind of the same dimensions as this one. Just ask my Panasonic G85 or even the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III, which are relatively affordable cameras. I really do not think that the INTENTION of nikon is not to compete with canon m6ii and fujifilm X-t30. Alongside the camera, Nikon has announced two lenses designed for this sensor size: a 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 collapsible standard zoom and a 50-250mm F4.5-6.3 telephoto zoom - both with built-in image stabilization (which Nikon calls Vibration Reduction). (Image credit: Future) The Nikon Z50 uses the same AF system as the Z6, with the impressive array of 209 points giving you 90% coverage across the frame. The performance section is where we look at the image quality performance of the camera. The Leica Q2 Monochrom is a version of the Gold Award-winning Q2 that only shoots images in black and white. This camera body is comparable in size to the Fujifilm X-T30, although much more comfortable to hold. Smart phone or a remote button. I'm glad Nikon finally released the Z50. The lens is so sharp, noise is so low in darker situations. 'What's the best mirrorless camera?' I wish it had a faster card or used XQD cards. Both solutions have its drawbacks and positive sides. Day or night, colours in your photos and movies are brighter. In addition to its new products, Nikon has also pushed live three firmware updates for its Z50, Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras, including a major 2.0 firmware update for the Z50 that adds Animal Detection AF. The adapter will bring full autofocus, aperture control and EXIF data transfer capabilities to Pentax K-mount lenses when used on select Sony E-mount camera systems. And it has the shortest flange distance of any system ever to enter consumer use, at 16mm. As we continue to test Nikon's update of its multimedia full-framer, we've added more of our findings so far on image quality, dynamic range and video quality. MIOPS has announced Flex, a new smart camera gadget designed to make it easy and simple to capture lightning strikes, action images, holy grail timelapse videos and much more. Yes the sensor is low-res compared to competition. When prices will be down and we will have many cheap lenses for it, its will be good option for many photographers. Is it possible to close the shutter of the Z50’s while changing lenses? Nikon Z mount has a capability to take medium format sensor and one day we will see that sensor there. Yes, it's mainly the low resolution compared to, say, the Canon EOS M6 II that make it a less compelling landscape camera. 87% horizontal and 85% vertical Eye-detection AF* for amazingly sharp and impressive portraits "The Nikkor Z 24mm F1.8 S (left) is a nice lens on full frame, but we found it to be a little uncomfortable to use on the Z50 for extended periods. As far as I know, only Canon mirrorlesses close their shutter on idle. That lens + Z50 would be an awesome combo. Why does this review not have any info on the storage slots? In our latest buying guide we've selected some cameras that might be a bit older but still offer a lot of bang for the buck. DSLR lenses and vintage lenses of any brand are adaptable, too. This is not targeted to the point and shoot users. I bet long term canon releases an APSC camera on the RF platform and phase out the ef-m mount. I have seen far nicer/smoother results from Nikon D500 shooters. Read the conclusion, it explains exactly why the Z 50 received the silver rather than gold award. Let’s see what this newbie Nikon can do to stand against cameras that had much more time to evolve. This gives you great headroom when shooting in RAW and post-processing. I like the 'Sony or even Canon' so we can guess your heart lies with the former as the only choice we ever really need which of course is your choice. If you test RAW files, you'll see that noise is low and has a very pleasing pattern for a $1000 camera. Despite the comparative lack of megapixels as compared to its main rivals, the Nikon Z50 does not disappoint on the image front. Nikon Z50 Performance. If you're looking for a high-quality camera, you don't need to spend a ton of cash, nor do you need to buy the latest and greatest new product on the market. I'm pretty sure it is because the sensor is on the lower resolution side, so isn't the best choice for large blowups of landscapes. So, today I’m continuing the series by testing and reviewing Nikon’s first crop-sensor mirrorless, the Z50. We take a look at the new camera and how it operates. Really?? 'rmocx.RealPlayer G2 Control.1', Sigma has introduced its new 'I series' of compact, premium full-frame lenses for E and L mounts. Very impressed by the touch-to-track-AF. I have been looking at too many cameras and just writing off the cuff. The electronic viewfinder is bright and large, no complaints here at all. So I think that your concerns are unwarranted. [ExpertPhotography is supported by readers. Cheers. I can't compare it with the Olympic myself and I'm sure it is a good camera. That combo really is awesome. It's very much a Nikon A6x00. I know Nikon has smaller, non S-designation 28 and 40 mm lenses coming on their most recent roadmap, but that's all I know. Images are crisp, colors look natural and there is the right amount of saturation and vibrancy. Beside that, nobody likes to pay 180$ for a 32Gbyte card for the Z6 and Z7. So pour a tall cold one and get ready to treat yourself, 2020 style. Sure the 35mm, 85mm looks ugly, lol, but the results they deliver are better than their counterpart, including Nikon F lenses :). There were there first, that's all. ...and yet the Z 50 is the #1 selling ILC in Japan. I concur. Check out the winners of the 2020 DPReview Awards! If you haven't already, check out the bluetooth remote that works with Z50. with full frame cameras nearing the $1000 mark, it is becoming more common than in the past. The range of the two lenses is great for me as I do use the long telephoto range for shooting concerts and it works well with the stabilization. The Nikon Z50 is the first-generation Z-mount DX mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor. The FTZ adaptor is weather-sealed, so you can use protected F lenses as well. Shame. The Nikon Z50 is a 20.9MP mirrorless camera: the first time the company has put an (unstabilized) APS-C sensor behind its new, larger 'Z' lens mount. Works in the opposite manner in S mode (shutter speed rear/exposure comp front). The Z50 can retain slightly more detail in the corners than a D500. I really would like it (in fact i have it, for a special purpose) but the battery is a k.o. I'm also interested in more information on the Z pancake prime lenses but in the meantime the Z50 kit lens is slow but otherwise looks great. Sony's new Visual Story app for iOS promises event and wedding photographers a variety of useful tools, designed to simplify their workflow and enhance their business. The Z50 is quite frankly the best camera I have ever owned. This should be fixed via a firmware update. While there are few native RF lenses, the adaptation of EF lenses is possible without annoyances in AF speed or accuracy. The Fujifilm X-T30 stands out with its beautiful design, higher resolution and exceptional JPG and video quality. The image quality of the Z50, for both photo and video, makes it a strong contender against literally every other APS-C camera ever made. Both are perfectly accurate. I probably will upgrade at some point in the future, and I do love the Fuji cameras for their styling, film simulations, and direct physical controls (I much prefer to turn an aperture ring than go into a menu to change aperture), but the Nikon is easy enough to control one-handed - it is light and all the controls are on the right hand side. criteria for me. A DSLR is much lighter with lenses than a Sony or Nikon Z camera... And the Z lenses are without image stabilization and even more expensive... For what reason should the customer pay 300USD (outside of the USA) for the Z mount... when they deliver the wrong lenses for their cameras.. Nikon is punishing as usual their customer and the customer don't buy anymore Nikon!!! Or even in canon mount with new Fringer ef-nz adapter. Someone said theres not enough lenses for z mount? Exactly right. There are cheap knock offs too but I have Nikon remote. Best regardsBernhardhttps://deramateurphotograph.de/. The Z50 will be available for sale from November, with an MSRP of $860, body-only. Why there is not even a trace of memories in a review about this fact?maybe that's just my impression. Plus you don't look like a 12 year old holding your cellphone out to take a snapshot. This is called the FTZ adaptor, and it’s included in the Experience Kit. This might not be enough for precise portrait work at very wide apertures. How can the Z50 been triggered by sound, light, etc. Offering superb image quality, The all-new Nikon Z 50 captures perfectly focused photos and 4K movies that are rich in detail, depth, and colour. Looking for a Nikon D7200 vs Nikon Z50 comparison? For me I really try to avoid managing multiple systems because there are just too many benefits when using one system and one mount. I rarely use Commander mode with a built-in flash in my DSLRS anymore because if the pre-flash delay, and prefer to use a slave such as SU-4 mode or a wireless controller. Sections Nikon … I noticed that DP reviews do emphasize more of the "shortcomings" of the Z50 more so than its competitors. Video Quality In video mode, the winner of the comparison is not so evident. But unlike the Nikon Z5, Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7, the Z50 does not have a full-frame image sensor – instead it uses a smaller APS-C CMOS sensor - similar to that found in Nikon's DX-format DSLRs. Sure, a UWA zoom would be nice too, but the FTZ+AFP 10-20 should do okay for that. Previous reviewers have expressed concerns about the reliability of autofocus with the adaptor. Why did their kit lens get an even smaller aperture this time around? So far very impressed. That's D500 sensor we're talking about. The review gives an impression that Z50 is not a serious camera and that it is intended to less serious people about photography than those considering the like of canon M6ii and Fujifilm X-T30. However, I've always read (e.g., DXOMARK scores) that the Canon sensors are a bit behind. We don't need a front dial, who even shoots manual. False. Seems like a really nice camera for that price. My first camera and one of Olympus first MILC's the E-PL1 had some flaws, but that was 10 years ago. IMHO 11-22, 22, and 32 were the only decent ones. Nonetheless, both kit lenses have excellent optical stabilisation, especially the 50-250mm. ?The Z50 lack of Ibis puts it at exactly where it's competitors are (Fuji XT-30, Canon M50II, and M6II, Sony A6400).The Z50 sensor is the same one being used in the class leading D500, funny how no one has ever complained about the sensor on the D500...The kit lenses that are included are by far the best (sharpness, contrast, AF, edge to edge detail) of any of it's competitors.The only folks dissing the Z50 are folks that have never handled or shot this camera...this little guy is a marvel by comparison to the competition. Do you mean that Nikon could have made a bigger lens but they chose not to? The Nikon Z50 can also take regular full frame Nikon Z lenses, of course, and also regular Nikon DSLR lenses, via the Nikon FTZ adaptor. That oversize mount still has advantages in that the rear of the lens can be closer to the sensor increasing the image quality. No worries, Upper Structures. As a further comment I would say that I compared the grip of the Z50 to the non -grip of the Fuji XT3 snd XT30 and I found the Fujis extremely awkward to use and near impossible using only one hand. Nikon users can use the same lenses on both aps c and ff milcs but its a huge mount made for their full format cameras, Canon’users have to buy separate lenses for their aps c and ff cameras but the ef-m mount is made for smaller sensors and they can make more compact lenses. I have a D850 and a Z6 and my sidekick camera is a new Canon M5, not the Z50. Its battery life is like years, lol. Looking forward to many nice shots. lol... No you don't.Nikon makes a remote shutter release like they do for all their cameras. For it to switch to eye detection, your subject’s face needs to fill roughly half of the frame. And no 2 SD cards, the worst battery life, a small unusable weak flashlight, no vertical grip, too few lenses and the lens mount for over $259 is too expensive ...Compare the picture quality with Nikon D7200 ... What for a B. S. Camera and why is Nikon not producing anymore the NIkon D7200? I own one. The difference is marginal, and I would not consider it to be an important factor of comparison. This pack includes a 16-50mm lens, a 50-250mm lens, and an FTZ mount adaptor. I'm an enthusiast, but no expert. The Z50 really needs more love. I had one noticeable issue with the autofocusing system. I have the z6, 14-30 z, 50mm z, 85mm z, 24-70 2.8 Z, and I bought the z50 with the 16-50. The D7200 supports NFC and has longer stills battery life. 3 points higher than the E-M5 III ? The Nikon Z50‘s sensor is a 20.9MP APS-C one, which we’ve seen before in the D7500 DSLR. The Z50's AF system is pretty effective, but is a little fiddly compared with its peers. Adding the 16-50mm zoom takes the price to $1000 and a two-lens kit with both DX zooms takes the list price to $1350. That means better performance in low light due to the larger pixel pitch. For my needs - enjoyable photo experience and quality video capabilities - it's pretty awesome. And yes it is slow, but the sensor can handle high iso and it is a result of making it so compact. It comes as many different kits at B&H (I actually got the kit with both the 16-50mm and 50-250mm lenses), at Adorama, at Amazon and … Technical Editor Richard Butler's pick was the unusual lens that gave him the opportunity to try something new. I agree. These capable cameras should be solid and well-built, have both speed and focus for capturing fast action and offer professional-level image quality. I have a canon T2i and four compatible lenses. The video record time is longer than the Fuji cameras. The app includes automatic image transfer, gallery creation, editing tools and more. 'RealPlayer'], After finally saving up enough cash, you head out and buy that new lens you’ve been eyeing. You do realize 1. The Sony A6400 should be your choice for fast action in this category. I've added that detail to the first page of the review. The kit lenses are very sharp and have a very good stabilization. DJI's second-generation Pocket camera includes a long list of useful upgrades including a wider, faster lens, a larger sensor, more resolution, improved audio and an optional handle that significantly improves control and supports live streaming. So, adaptability is great, but how about native lens options? EVF is a reason to move to a dedicated camera. SD? The Z50 is a good, but not exceptional, debut for Nikon's Z mount APS-C mirrorless system. I think Sony should drop out, with the Rebels and d3x000 the rim is so full. To me It sounds (other than sports) as good as the D500 with better video. You can expect to see about 300 shots from one charge of the battery. For example, something like 16-55/2.8 and 8-16/2.8. The sensor cleaning is better than Canon’s and nowhere near as good as Olympus’s. @Rudi ZAlso, the Z lenses that have come out are class leading in performance in almost every measurable parameter.I notice that you joined a month or so ago, so I will cut you some slack...go out and shoot with the Z50, and or, any of the Z cameras and lenses and then make an opinion, don't just come on here making statements that are patently incorrect without first trying out the gear. The depth is deeper. The Z50 is based on the Nikon Z-mount. While they were out shooting their video about Sigma's new lenses, Chris and Jordan filled up a memory card with photos from the 35mm F2 DG DN using Panasonic bodies. Some parts are covered with plastic, and the grip is rubberised. A large, 3.2″ touchscreen (flip-up) is placed on the back. IBIS is essential, it is brilliant for me as a landscaper, it is just as standard to me as a shutter button and I just can't fathom a fairly expensive camera being released in 2019 not having it BUT like I say I have used it from 2012 as it is standard feature in Pentax. Different is not huge, but it is. My apologies. I use one. @johans81Your right, you’re not a lens engineer... but if we just take the kit lenses as an example, Nikon has already produced kit lenses that are far, far better than the competition. You don't need to spend a fortune to buy a camera that's designed for videography. But in the end it should be more then just comparing technical specs,. Its body is 9mm narrower, 10mm shorter and 13mm thinner than Nikon D7500. The z50 feels like a smaller z6. The review camera was supplied without a printed user’s manual and, as usual, the software must be downloaded from Nikon’s download centre , where you can also download a PDF version of the user’s manual. Is it CFExpress? When the Z50 is set to full-area AF mode, it hunts a lot with telephoto lenses (above 50mm). What’s the best camera for less than $1000? The 16-50 is a "more than kit" quality lens. The event, which will show off a new 'DN' lens for mirrorless camera systems, is set to take place at 7am ET (4am PT) on December 1. Using scripts. This is what allowed people to get into off camera flash with only a single external unit and is a stepping stone to more sophisticated setups. The Z50 sensor has worse low light performance due to the physical changes made to the sensor to allow for a form of phase detect, while not improving SNR over the D7500, on top of that they then go and use a kit lens that has a smaller aperture. Auto focus is great, more than anyone would need, the battery life is good, the controls and grip are a pleasure to use all day. Here are 3 of the 7 steps we uncover in this 21 minute video: ['rmockx.RealPlayer G2 Control', You might like new canon to Z mount AF adaptershttps://nikonrumors.com/2020/01/02/new-z-mount-adapters.aspx/. It has great handling and it's fun to use it. The adapter is not included in any of the kits announced so far. 'RealVideo.RealVideo(tm) ActiveX Control (32-bit)', Can you make manual focus adjustments with the remote? It's so called 'well established competition' is not compatible with millions of Nikon's well established lenses already in circulation for 2 decades... ;). They are too big and even bigger than the Sony lenses... You should buy a small camera with huge lenses? It's a lot more than just a shutter release. I'd take my Z50's onboard flash over the Z6/Z7/D500's (none) any day! Haha ! I’ve been able to perfectly and consistently hand-hold 1/10s at 250mm, which represents roughly 5.5 stops of stabilisation. We compare the Canon EOS R6, Nikon Z6 II, Panasonic S5 and Sony a7 III. To get started with your new camera, check out our Photography for Beginners course today! @Peter Bendheim, people Troll because they are unhappy. So in general, it is not a class leading camera but I like it and have obtained good results. I liked them a lot and promised to review their competition in their price range as well. The Nikon Z50 is the third of Nikon's Z family of mirrorless system cameras. Image quality The Z50 is based around an updated version of the 20.2MP sensor we fist saw in the D500. Sensor Size and Resolution Comparison image of Nikon Z50 and Nikon 1 V1 Cameras . I think this Nikon Z50 actually deserves an even better score. Have you developed a product in your entire life? For those like me Who shoot my seriouys work with a ff camera but Would love to have a smaller and cheaper camera when i go om vacation etc Will need to buy separate lenses but on the other hand it Will be a mount made for smaller sensors so the lenses Will be more compact. With them trying to push the APS-C line to mirrorless, they need to make a good kit lens, especially for the Z mount where there are no budget friendly lenses outside of a kit lens. It’s placed in line with the centre of the lens mount, so creating seamless panoramas is fairly easy. Even the reviewer did it. I also edited some RAW samples of the 12-40 Olympus, 28-75 Tamron, 12-60 Leica/Panasonic, 16-80 Fuji and 24-70 Nikon Z6 and with the exception of the Tamron (which is full frame) I couldn't really spot a difference in the final images.Of course, the situation is different if you need bokeh. Why did z50 with the same score (85%) as the Canon M6 II receive the Silver Award whereas the Canon received the Gold Award? They never never offered some good primes....Today you can buy a Sony a7ii for less than this z50 . The focussing does struggle at times quite a bit but you get used to it and learn to work with it. I'm not a fan of Ken Rockwell, but he claims 90% of shots at 1/2s 24mm were sharp with VR On. Nikon walked in year ago with all the trial and error already done. I'm not asking for much, just a 35 mm-e lens for my use, and let's do a 50 mm-e and 24 mm-e for other folks since I've seen those requested, that are for DX-Z-mount specifically, meaning small and not very expensive. Privacy Policy Terms of Use. Its their first mirrorless aps-c camera that they just released so its no suprise they have focused om making lenses for their ff milcs. I was liking this camera until I read it had no remote cable port, you have to use a smart phone. A APS-C sensor with a large mount, this will never be a success story. I would love to get the Z6 but several factors hold me back. 'RealPlayer.RealPlayer(tm) ActiveX Control (32-bit)', With most cameras you can assign parts of the screen to be the touchpad, so if you shoot with your right eye you would want AF on the right side of the screen. You can use Sony mirrorless lenses on the Z system, with aperture controls and autofocus. I bought both Z6 and Z50. And likewise on the Fuji if the switch on the lens is already set to aperture (not auto) then it is also a one step process. The Z50 has been barely out yet - therefore its sales haven't impacted Nikon's last reported financial stats. So, you have no problems with attaching your existing Nikon glass, besides the extra step when attaching or removing the lens. Nikon knows how to make lenses so im pretty sure they Will make small affordable lenses that fits their aps c milcs to. But once you own the camera, the only thing that matters is the grip, controls, EVF, things you interact with to take actual pictures. Have you considered just turning the front dial with your finger? But when Canon started the EF-M they had no intention of a full frame mirrorless. Photokina has announced via a press release that after 70 years of shows in Cologne, Germany, it will be indefinitely suspended due to 'decreases in the imaging market’ that have ‘force[d] a hard cut.’. Take a closer look. That lens is the size of a pancake prime, and sharp throughout its range. I like the Z50. when Sony gave the opportunity to use old or new lenses from other companies by switching to mirrorless distances by using new adapters, an amazing hype was created around it. It should be possible to build affordable, small and high quality primes. It can certainly shoot landscapes, but we don't see it as a particular strength of the camera. When other options like the Sony and even Canon MILCs exist, I just don't see any reason to buy this Z50. Z50 wins hands down! The best APS-C MILC on the market. Well... yes, I think that's kind of the point. There are a lot of photo/video cameras that have found a role as B-cameras on professional productions or A-camera for amateur and independent productions. Both the Fuji and the Nikon require a two-step process to change the aperture - on the Fuji to toggle the switch on the lens, and then turn the ring, and on the Nikon to change the mode dial and then use the command dial to change the aperture. When it comes to recording video, the Nikon Z50 is usable, but not great. Product links on ExpertPhotography are referral links. Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon Z50 and Nikon D7500. sensor inside Z50 is better then sensors in X-T3, A6400 and M62 at high ISOs, as we can see easy if set ISO 25600 and compare images. This is a selection of sample images from the Nikon Z50 camera, which were all taken using the 20.9 megapixel Fine JPEG setting. ISO sensitivity: 100; Auto ISO sensitivity control: ON (see the next section below) Maximum sensitivity: 6400; Maximum sensitivity with flash: 6400; Minimum shutter speed: Auto; White balance: AUTO (AUTO1 Keep overall atmosphere) Borh solutions have its positive and negative side who made the best decision? By biggest complaint - it ain't no D500 (neither is the Z7). And with more light, comes more detail. As much as I enjoy it, my D500 ends up staying in the bag a lot more than it should. Excuse my english not my first language but i hop you understand what i mean..nikon knows how to make lenses so i guess they Will figure it somehow just look at z50 kitlens, small and sharp across the White frame, Forget About my posts, looked at nikons roadmap and did see that some lenses Will just be for z dx cameras. These control the Display, Zoom in and Zoom out functions. He has a video up using it with the z50. They're describing using the touchpad to move the AF points while the camera is held to your eye, as the D5600 allows you to do. Sample Images Introduction Format Lens Compatibility Specifications Accessories Unboxing Performance Compare User's Guide Recommendations More Information Nikon Z50 (15.7 oz./446g with battery and card, one SD card slot, $857) and superb Nikon Z 16-50mm DX VR. Nikon Z50 Review. If you only record video, you have even better options, mainly the Panasonic GH5 at a slightly higher price point. As a Z6 user I love that I will have the option of using these pancakes on either my full frame or a Z50. The Z50 is Nikon's first APS-C mirrorless camera. Reliable AF through the back screen for shooting kids at low angle is much more useful to me. All Rights Reserved. Reviews editor Carey Rose spent a couple of hours shooting with a near-final Nikon Z50. regards. But I really like the idea of the little 22 mm so that's really the reason I have the M5. Nikon’s Z50 is the company’s first attempt at an APS-C format snapper with the aim of creating some fresh noise in the crowded system camera scene. Fujifilm has announced a special version of its 100MP GFX 100 for infrared imaging. An unnecessary bulky large oversize mount for APS-C sensor, 20MP and no IBIS = 85%. The Nikon Z50 will be available from 7 November 2019, priced £849 body-only, £989 with 16-50mm lens, £1,199 with both 16-50mm and 50-250mm lenses. The Canon RF 800mm F11's unique combination of telephoto reach, affordability and light weight will likely enable even more people to do the same. The Z50 has a smaller sensor than the Z6 (Image credit: Amy Davies) Nikon Z50 vs Nikon Z6: Lenses. Would it be fair to say that this camera is not typical of modern APSC cameras? Sorry but i was a Nikon 1 user and i am a little bit disappointed from Nikon. Chris and Jordan take a look at the new Sigma 35mm F2 and 65mm F2. The only camera I tested that has this is the Ricoh GR III (which I actually own now). The Nikon Z50 is an excellent, well-balanced, and versatile camera. I am still experimenting. It's an improvement over the other Z cameras because of the built-in flash. The 'One Shot' documentary highlights the incredible amount of preparation and work involved in photographers capturing iconic moments in Olympic history. Yes, with your brilliant thinking, apple should stop making computers and smartphones, with android and windows its a crowded field. Pros: Image Quality. Comparison image of Nikon Z50 and Nikon D7500 Size, Weight and External Dimensions - … Mostly for the size, weight, noise, flash, and user modes. I believe the lens is one of the reasons that the Z50 seems to be selling well so far. The Z50 offers the same basic playback settings as other Nikon cameras with similar touchscreen capabilities and in-camera retouching options to the D850. Why you need such lenses when you can get $8000 ultra fast lenses on nikon mount. Can you? It's available in Canon EF, Fuji X, Leica M, M42, MFT, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sony E mounts and the first units are expected to ship in January 2021. The Thanksgiving break gave us a chance to take the Nikon Z50 on a tour of New Orleans. Actually a few points...The folks that are bashing the Z50 are the usual suspects.The Z50 comes with the best kit lenses (bar none) in the industryThe Z50, ergonomically, is the best feeling camera against all of it's competitorsThe Z50 build and weather sealing is among the best (and far better than the Sony, Canon, and Fuji offerings) in it's price point. You don’t have their product roadmap, production margins, or any inside knowledge but things that look easy to the layman are often not. If you don't need IBIS for your photography then fair enough, horses for courses! But there are many other situations where you need a camera smaller than your bulky DSLR, but more versatile than a phone or a compact camera. It is also only $300 cheaper than the Z50 with 105mm macro lens, or the Sony a6400, both of which will give better optics and better image quality (though in the case of … Do know it is only one third of a stop slower then f5.6, and other 'cheap' kitlenses normally end up with 5.6. Our initial impressions about the Nikon Z5 were correct–this is a high-quality camera that achieves an unprecedented value, for both its image quality, autofocus, and physical quality, even. Why should I taken into account that this is Nikon's first generation when other players have better offerings at this moment? Nikon could do as canon and make the viewfinder an option as well as reduce the controls much more and put them on the rear screen. I’ve found it quite annoying that with my eyes up to the viewfinder, my thumb would accidentally hit the Zoom in button, enlarging the live preview. Yeah, I have a fully articulating screen on my 77D, and it sits in the default position most of the time. The Laowa 15mm F4.5 Zero-D Shift lens lets you shift perspective without moving the camera, correct for converging lines and more. But i do womder who made the best decision btw Canon and nikon. I need the flashlight for portraits outside ... without high sync? Memorycard prices on the newer cards Will drop in price and only profesionell photographers or those who shoot 4k video needs 4x32gb memorycards so that Will not be a problem for the majority of the z50 byers, Last sentence was meant to be that most z6 And z7 buyers will not need 128gb of memory cards cause im pretty sure most are amateurs that shoot stills, Other Z lenses are a Joke? The comments do not match the score given at the end. "the camera's biggest drawback is probably that it faces such well-established competition". Eye detect also works great.Ergonomics is better than the sony A-series and fuji x-t30.Overall, I like the camera. There are so many fine alternatives you can choose from - so why buy a Z50. I get why they didn't make all the lenses first, and well you know Covid19! For sports and other fast action, I’d definitely choose that over the Z50. The sensor is exposed to direct air, and thus dust. Bad decision in my opinion. Its inexpensive, super sharp with good bokeh and works great with FTZ. 'RealVideo.RealVideo(tm) ActiveX Control (32-bit)', Well, the good news is, now you know your information is bad. Constant f/3.5 would be exact two things this camera is trying NOT to be: big and expensive (or more precisely: it’ll stop this combo from being cheap and small). I saw some pics recently from someone who had 'upgraded' from MFT. It will be obvious when Nikon releases the two compact lenses – the 28mm and the 40mm, that’s on the road map. Another Canon, the EOS RP has a full-frame sensor. When you’re shooting quick situations and you want to protect the highlights above all, it’s a winner. To fully use the burst capabilities, use UHS-II cards, so you don’t have to wait for buffer clearing so much. First, I do need a long telephoto reach so going full frame would mean heavy and expensive glass. The footage here looks nice, although quite soft, but that’s always the case with such high framerates. With the camera to your eye, you'll see the aperture value change in the viewfinder. Funny how the ergonomics don't look import on paper to pixel peepers that only look at specs and images at 200%. I am sure that a slightly larger maximum aperture range like f/3.5-4.5 would have made it an awesome all round photography kit lens. On the other hand it Will just be a travet and hobby camera so i dont need more lenses then the 10-22 and 22mm and both are excellent and small.. cant see me put om a 1000gram prime on it. This pixel race is probably just because they are struggling to find ways to really get useful improvements on what we have already. Cheers. How can this be fed back to Nikon so they would listen?Are there any estimated dates for the release of the 28 & 40mm pancake lenses? Just got my z50 few days ago with 16-50 and FTZ. It also has good ergonomics, comparable to the Z50. Nikon makes good stuff but this wasn't the best release was it? It promises the same, great image quality that we can expect of APS-C cameras in 2020. The new Laowa 15mm F4.5 Shift lens lets you go wide with perspective control. My old RX100 III is still okay, and I like the bounce flash option, but the AF process is so miserable that it's irritating to use. Nikon D750 24.3 MP Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) With A Few Accessories ! The 28 mm is so unknown that I don't want to wait. We've been shooting with the Z50 for a while and have plenty of real-world shots to show you how the camera performs. Bird photography is one of the exceptions. Should this comment go in the Nikon Z forum as it does not talk about the review specifically? So many IBIS zealots on the Internet these days it’s absolutely pitiful. Smart shooter 4 does remote control over USB. In this comprehensive Nikon Z50 review, we will cover the most important aspects of company's newest Compact System Camera, including key features, body and handling, performance and image quality. I think we should have less choices, hopefully we can just have one camera company. I have the Nikon Z50 and the Nikon D7200,.. We that do shoot with ff cameras and want one Crop for casual shootimg are a minority. If you use one of these and buy something, we make a little bit of money. For me, I owned a z6 and almost all the z lenses this was a no brainer for a small personal camera, and backup. No matter, it won't change the fact that the Z cameras are crap. Hopefully they come out with a Z60 with EN-EL15, IBIS and Sensor cleaning... One of the many reasons I bought the Z6 insomuch the batteries from my D7200 are compatible. Lastly, the difference between 5.6 and 6.3 is negligible, and I rather have the pancake design and quality of the Z50 than the alternatives. " The touch functionality is well implemented. I can carry it all day over the fells without suffering. Yeah, this 50/1.8s is expensive but one of then best 50mm lens on market. Before going on, here’s a look at the basic specs of the two cameras, with the major differences highlighted in green where one camera has an obvious advantage. 'RealPlayer'], ['rmockx.RealPlayer G2 Control', still no cable. That's the benefit of a shared mount, you don't have to wait on APSC lenses. You buy cameras based on how the mount looks? wouldn't your finger just go up your nose? 16-50 kit + Z50 already is an awesome combo. You have to get used to turning on after time out and stuff but it's pretty handy. The Nikon Z50 is built very solidly. Nikon recently launched its Yellow Program, a worry-free initiative that allows photographers to try out their Z50 camera for 30 days. (+-40$), Meike MK-Z-AF1 AF Auto Focus Macro Metal Extension Tube Adapter Ring(11mm+18mm) for Nikon Z Series Micro Cameras Z6 Z7. The A6400 is quicker, true. This is less of a success story, for now at least. yeah i shoot fullframe but i am thinking about buying the m6ii and It Would make some tvings easier if it was the same mount. For what it's worth I thought I would post a few points about the Z50 that I like. Read my review here. This year, despite the disruption, plenty of amazing cameras, lenses, accessories and other products came through our doors. But a photography grey card can make your life easier. Capable in both stills and video realms, the Z50 features a 20.9MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 6 image processor, which enables fast performance up to 11 fps, a reliable 209-point hybrid AF system with eye detection, and notable low-light performance to ISO 51200. 209 AF points cover the entire area of the sensor. But I have been using it for a little over a week and here are a few impressions I thought I would share. It Will be interesting to see and we all know nikon can make great lenses. The 24mm F3.5, 35mm F2 and 65mm F2 DG DN share similar designs and have weather-sealed metal bodies. Competition is so fierce in this segment, making this a tough sell. The pop-up flash is handy and I find I do use it (I wish I could angle it up like on some other cameras for indirect bounce flash, but can't have everything). Better than not having it of course. It is far from a BS camera IMO. I ended up adding the 50-250mm "kit" lense and carrying it with me when we walk the dogs. The selfie is a phone thing, not an ILC thing. High ISO performance is also up to the standards of 2020, although I have to admit I don’t like the style of the grain so much. But keep it in mind if you’re looking for an extra 7-10% in cropping. IBIS and dual card slots would have been nice, but none of the competitors have those. I am soooo delighted. It’s ideal for landscapes and contrasty scenes. I got mine at B&H. AF is much better than expected and very reliable. unless you print a1/a0 and put the print in front of your nose you will hardly notice any difference... that is for printing. The Z system is also a good investment in the future – it will become better-versed, and it’s already the most physically capable. Usable 8k ISO, and I rarely need to flash. The lack of IBIS is head-scratching, especially since it's in the Z6 and Z7. Taking out the flash commander is somewhat silly. I just downloaded some of your RAW sample images (thank you!) I took it out today with just the 15-45 for photographing my toddler at the playground and I'm delighted. At least they didn't remove the flash altogether. Another mediocre offering in an already crowded field. Mind you, I have done Bird photography (not in flight) with a Sony RX10M3 with not bad results. As I mentioned in my previous reviews, the market for a camera like the Z50 is huge. It's a cheap…. Remember, the Nikon D7200 has the best Crop sensor after DXO... but there is no review about the Nikon Z50... After testing the Nikon Z50... the Nikon Z50 can get easier more contrast our of the shadows without noise than the Nikon D7200. Form factor, ergonomics, and performance of the Z50 with the 16-50mm is unmatched IMO. The part where you said you have to use a smartphone. It seems to be getting a lot of negative feedback here and I don't think it's entirely warranted. Image quality, in general, is great. It is truly amazing. It also features nearly 150 wonderful images from past Olympics games. You can charge the camera via the micro-USB port, or charge the battery in a separate AC adapter, not provided in the package. For the Pentaxian a camera without IBIS would be like a car without power steering, we are just so used to having it. Oh, and it's a lot of fun too.