NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR – Silver


Go Big with the Smallest Z Lens

The smallest DX format lens ever, now with a special edition silver finish to compliment the classic look of the Z fc. So light, you’ll want to carry it everywhere. So stable, you can rely on it for steady videos and webcam streaming and sharp street photography. This is your all-around lens for everyday shooting.

Product Description

The Quality You Expect

The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR is a high-resolution lens that brings out the best in Z cameras. It’s sharp across the entire frame. It captures true-to-life colors and details you can almost touch. And it has a subtle background blur that draws attention to your subject.


Take it Wherever You Go

So small and light, yet it does so much. Go wide for landscapes, interiors and selfies or zoomed in for portraits and close range shots. When it’s on your shoulder or in your bag, it retracts for protection.


VR Keeps it Steady

Built-in VR image stabilization counteracts hand-held camera shake for steadier videos and sharper photos. It also lets you shoot stills at slower shutter speeds without causing motion blur.


Your Video Side-Kick

The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR covers all the angles—wide establishing shots, medium shots, and close-ups. It’s lightweight design is great for shooting handheld with VR or on a gimble. A high-speed stepping motor powers compatible cameras’ full-time Eye Detection AF in video. The wide-angle zoom is ideal for vlogging, streaming and when using your Z camera as a webcam.


Fast, Silent Focus

The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR uses a blazing fast, nearly silent stepping motor for autofocusing, and it performs brilliantly with Z series’ Eye Detection AF to keep focus right where you want it.


Striking Contrast

Extra-low Dispersion (ED) and Aspherical glass elements reduce color defects for sharper, clearer images with outstanding contrast.


Assign it. Control it.

Assign your favorite function to the control ring—aperture/iris control, ISO adjustments, exposure compensation or manual focus.

Mount Type: Nikon Z Mount

Focal Length Range: 16 – 50mm

Zoom Ratio: 3.1x

Maximum Aperture: f/ 3.5-6.3

Minimum Aperture: f/ 16

Format: DX

Maximum Angle of View (DX-format): 83°

Minimum Angle of View (DX-format): 31° 30′

Maximum Reproduction Ratio: 0.2x

Lens Elements: 9

Lens Groups: 7

VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization: Yes; Dual detect optical VR lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)

Diaphragm Blades: 7 (rounded diaphragm opening)

ED Glass Elements: 1

Aspherical Elements: 4

Super Integrated Coating: Yes

Autofocus: Yes

AF Actuator: STM (stepping motor)

Internal Focusing: Yes

Minimum Focus Distance: 0.66 ft. (0.2m) at 24mm zoom position; 0.76 ft. (0.23m) at 35mm zoom position; 0.82 ft. (0.25m) at 16mm.zoom position; 0.99 ft. (0.3m) at 50mm zoom position

Focus Mode: Autofocus; Manual

Filter Size: 46mm

Approx. Dimensions (Diameter x Length): 2.8 in. (70 mm) x 1.3 in. (32 mm); Based on CIPA guidelines

Approx. Weight: 4.8 oz. (135 g); Based on CIPA guidelines

Lens Type: Zoom