Creativity Comes Full Circle
A bigger mount. What a bright idea. Z 50 is designed around Nikon’s revolutionary Z mount, the widest lens mount of any comparable camera system. A wider mount means more light, and more light means more of everything good—sharpness, contrast, focusing speed, low light performance and image quality.
It’s Your Story. Tell it Beautifully.
4K Ultra HD and time-lapse, 1080p slow-motion, filters, effects and so much more.
Edit Videos on the Fly
Shoot a clip, trim it right in the camera, send it to your phone and post it without missing a beat.
Life’s More Fun in Slow Motion
Turn an ordinary moment into an epic 120 FPS slow motion 1080p Full HD video, great for bending time, speed ramping and more.
Little but Fierce
Slim, sleek, rugged design for every adventure.
The Power of Z, Only Smaller
Z 50 delivers the award-winning performance of Z series in the smallest interchangeable lens DX-format camera ever.
Have Camera, Will Travel
Z 50’s strong, durable magnesium alloy construction makes it tough enough to take just about anywhere without fear. No need to baby this baby.
Your ’Gram is Going To ♥ It
From camera to your followers in a snap.
Works With Your Smartphone
Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth make sharing a snap. Install Nikon’s SnapBridge app, and your Apple® or Android™-powered phone becomes a powerful accessory for Z 50. Easily transfer photos and videos from the camera to your phone, and even use your phone as a remote monitor to to see what Z 50 sees, adjust camera settings, take pictures and record video.
Shines in Low Light
With a 20.9MP DX CMOS sensor, a robust EXPEED 6 engine and the light-gathering advantages of the wider Z mount, photos and videos shot in low light look clean and professional.
See for Your Selfie
Flip down the LCD screen to activate Self Portrait Mode—perfect for taking selfies and for vlogging.
Eye Catching in So Many Ways
When shooting photos, Z 50’s outstanding autofocus system can lock onto your subject’s eye and keep focus there, even when they’re in motion, for beautifully focused portraits.
Creative Filters and Effects
Get creative with unique mood-setting filters and effects. Z 50 includes 20 high quality Creative Picture Controls and 10 Special Effects, all of which can be previewed in real-time and applied to both photos and videos.
Silence is Golden
When you need to be a fly on the wall—capturing intimate moments, candid portraits, wildlife, music and more—turn on Silent Photography Mode and shoot in complete silence.
Form and function in complete harmony.
Comfortable Viewing Electronic Viewfinder is slightly extended for a more comfortable glare-free fit against your eye.
High-End Feel You can feel the quality. Well balanced, deep grip, magnesium alloy construction…sturdy in every way.
Smart Controls Extreme attention was paid to the placement of each button and dial for comfortable, efficient handling.
Oh, What a View(finder)
Feast your eyes on Z 50’s stunning high-resolution Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). It activates when you bring the camera to your eye, and it shows you exactly how your photos and videos will look—preview Creative Picture Modes, filters, effects and camera settings in real time.
A Touch of Genius
Swipe through photos and videos, touch to focus, navigate camera menus as easily as using a smartphone with Z 50’s large high-resolution touchscreen.
Z mount. One Size Fits All.
Your lens collection can grow with your creative aspirations. Z 50 works with all the cutting-edge NIKKOR Z lenses and approx. 360 compatible DSLR lenses (with the optional Mount Adapter FTZ).
Type: Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
Lens mount: Nikon Z mount
Image sensor format: DX
Image sensor type: CMOS
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 (24×16) 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 (16×16) 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 (24×14) 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
Media: SD, SDHC (UHS-I compliant), SDXC (UHS-I compliant)
File system: DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, PictBridge
Viewfinder: 0.99-cm/0.39-in. approx. 2360k-dot (XGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 7-level manual brightness controls
Frame coverage: Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical
Magnification: Approx. 1.02x (50 mm lens at infinity, -1.0 m(*1))
Eyepoint: 19.5 mm (-1.0 m(*1)); from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
Diopter adjustment: -3 – +3 m(*1)
Eye sensor: Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays
Type: Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter
Speed: 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
Modes: 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
Self-timer: 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 Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame; weighting can instead be based on average of entire frame Spot metering: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point Highlight-weighted metering
Range: (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F) –4 to +17 EV
Mode: 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 colors; food Special effect modes: night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective color; 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): 209
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)
Control: TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering
Mode: 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, Color 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 color temperature (2500 K to 10,000 K), preset manual (up to 6 values can be stored), all except choose color 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, center-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: MOV, MP4
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: 8 -cm ( 3.2 –in.) 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
Playback: 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: 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 10 m (32 ft) without interference; range may vary with signal strength and presence or absence of obstacles
Battery: 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 ( 5 x 3.7 x 2.4 in.)
Weight: Approx. 450 g ( 15.9 oz. ) with battery and memory card but without body cap; approx. 395 g/14 oz. (camera body only)
Operating Environment: Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F); Humidity: 85% or less (no condensation)
Supplied Accessories: BF-N1 Body Cap, DK-30 Rubber Eyecup (comes attached to camera), EN-EL25 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery with terminal cover, MH-32 Battery Charger (plug adapter supplied in countries or regions where required; shape depends on country of sale), AN-DC20 Strap, UC-E21 USB Cable