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Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Camera, APS-C sensor and affordable price
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    Specs

    • 20MP APS-C sensor very similar to D500 sensor
    • Single SD card slot
    • 3" pivoted LCD
    • 4k video, 30fps max, using all sensor size, no cropping
      • 3840 x 2160 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM (usage of linear PCM only to save around $1 on AAC license!)
      • 3840 x 2160 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
      • 3840 x 2160 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
      • 1920 x 1080 @ 120p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
      • 1920 x 1080 @ 100p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
      • 1920 x 1080 @ 60p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
      • 1920 x 1080 @ 50p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
      • 1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
      • 1920 x 1080 @ 25p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
      • 1920 x 1080 @ 24p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
    • 11 fps
    • No IBIS
    • Fixed EVF
    • Maximum shutter speed: 1/4000
    • New Nikon EN-EL25 battery
    • Two new APS-S mirrorless lenses: Z-Nikkor 16-55mm f/3.5-6.3 and Z-Nikkor 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3
    • Prices $859 (body), $999 (w/16-50mm lens), $1349 (w/16-50 and 20-250mm lenses)
    • Nikon Z50 kit price with the new Nikkor Z 16-55mm (or 16-50mm) f/3.5-6.3 VR lens: €1,100 (around $1,200)
    • The Nikon Z50 will have a rear screen that can be tilted downwards for selfies but it will not work with selfie sticks

    Lenses also announced with camera

    • 16-55mm F3.5-6.3 Z-Nikkor, lightweight collapsible kit DX lens
    • 50-250mm F4.5-6.3 Z-Nikkor, lightweight collapsible DX lens

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  • NikonRumors on it

    • The Z50 20MP sensor will be based on the D500 sensor
    • The Z50 will have only a single SD card slot
    • The Z50 will be on par with the D7xxx level cameras
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  • More NR specs

    • 20MP APS-C sensor very similar to D500 sensor
    • Single SD card slot
    • 3" pivoted LCD
    • 4k video, 30fps max
    • 11 fps
    • No IBIS
    • Fixed EVF
    • Maximum shutter speed: 1/4000
    • New Nikon EN-EL25 battery
    • Announcement date: October 10th
    • The official announcement could be as early as next week
    • The Z50 will be the equivalent of the D7xxx DSLR cameras
    • Two new APS-S mirrorless lenses: Z-Nikkor 16-55mm f/3.5-6.3 and Z-Nikkor 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3
    • The Nikon Z50 will look very similar to the Nikon Z1 prototype camera
    • Nikon Z50 price: €900 in most European countries (around $980)
    • Nikon Z50 kit price with the new Nikkor Z 16-55mm (or 16-50mm) f/3.5-6.3 VR lens: €1,100 (around $1,200)
    • The Nikon Z50 will have a rear screen that can be tilted downwards for selfies but it will not work with selfie sticks
    • Strange direct Sony a6400 camera competitor
  • Pricing

    • Nikon Z50 body: $856.95
    • Nikon Z50 lens kit: $996.95
    • Nikon Z50 double lens kit: $1,346.95
    • Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens: $296.95
    • Nikkor Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR lens: $349.95
    • Nikon MB-N10 battery grip: $196.95
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  • PR

    Today, Nikon Inc. announced the next Z series mirrorless camera, the DX-format Nikon Z 50, along with two new companion NIKKOR Z lenses, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR. The new Nikon Z 50 takes full advantage of Nikon's larger Z mount, providing creators of all types with the most innovative optical system for superior image and video quality. The compact and lightweight Nikon Z 50 was made for unique individuals seeking a camera that has the speed, portability and style to keep pace and share their creative storytelling and imagination, especially when paired with the new ultra-compact 16-50mm zoom and the slim 50-250mm telephoto zoom lenses.

    "The new Nikon Z 50 is a small yet capable camera that brings the best of the Nikon Z series to all kinds of creators to discover, share and engage," said Jay Vannatter, Executive Vice President, Nikon Inc. "The new NIKKOR Z DX lenses expands the Nikon Z series to provide new creative tools for those looking to take their photo and video passions to new heights."

    When a sudden case of jet-set wanderlust strikes, or if there's an idea that just has to be shared in 4K video, the Nikon Z 50 is the unobtrusive companion that promises to help deliver content that truly stands out. This is Nikon's first DX-format mirrorless camera, delivering a more compact lightweight system to those upgrading to mirrorless or discovering the Nikon Z mount system. The new Z 50 offers an ergonomic design, intuitive operability and the steadfast reliability Nikon is known for, but in a slimmer, lightweight and attainable body. Taking advantage of the Nikon Z mount, the Z 50 produces stunning image quality and provides optimal performance for any type of content creation, from still photography to high-quality 4K video.

    SMALL ON SIZE, BIG ON FUN: The easy-to-carry, compact and lightweight 14-oz body of the Nikon Z 50 is designed with intuitive controls and an agile yet durable magnesium alloy frame. It's effortless to carry while vlogging a vacation, hiking the backcountry or exploring a new part of town. Since it's mirrorless, users can activate the silent shutter function for truly low-profile shooting in sensitive situations.

    TELL YOUR STORY, BEAUTIFULLY: A DX-format 20.9-megapixel CMOS sensor delivers superior image quality, sharpness, color and tones to document it all, even in low light. The EXPEED 6 image-processing engine helps to achieve excellent low-light performance and the highest standard sensitivity in its class^1 ^for still-image shooting -- ISO 51,200 -- so users can capture high-resolution photos in challenging lighting conditions, like concerts or night street photography.

    HIGH-SPEED PERFORMANCE: The camera quickly locks focus with a 209-point Hybrid AF System that enables broad coverage of approximately 87% of the frame horizontally and 85% vertically. It's also the first Nikon DX-format camera to employ Eye-Detection AF, which makes portrait photography simple by recognizing and instantly focusing on a subject's eyes, even if they are moving. What's more, with fast 11 fps (with AF/AE) continuous shooting, users can keep up with fleeting moments and never miss a moment of the action.

    FLIP-DOWN SELFIE SCREEN: The Nikon Z 50 features an easy to use interface with a 3.2-inch flip-down LCD touchscreen that's ideal for selfies and vlogging. The LCD features familiar soft keys and icons, while intuitive controls make storytelling simple. Selfie Mode automatically disables all but essential controls while the LCD is flipped down, which makes it easy for the photographer to turn the camera on themselves and capture flattering photos and videos without worry of accidentally changing settings.

    EPIC VIDEO FEATURES AND NEW CREATIVE OPTIONS: Sharp, vibrant 4K video is just the beginning -- Experience built in 120p slow-motion, time-lapse and interval timer as well as in-camera video trimming and 20 Creative Picture Controls. These Creative Picture Controls and Special Effect modes instantly transform an image or video footage, while Scene Modes automatically adjust settings to optimize performance for beginners. For smooth footage, the camera also incorporates additional built in stabilization while shooting Full HD or 4K video.

    SHARE BETTER CONTENT, INSTANTLY: Built-in Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth connectivity along with support for the new SnapBridge^2^ version 2.6 app allows users to seamlessly share still images and videos with friends, families and followers. In addition to automatically sending gorgeous images to one's phone, users now also have the ability to easily transfer video to their smart device quickly. The latest version of SnapBridge also supports RAW image transfer and advanced remote capture functions.

    Price and Availability

    The Nikon Z 50 will be available in November 2019, in several configurations including body-only for a suggested retail price (SRP) of $859.95*, a one-lens kit with the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens for a SRP of $999.95* or a two-lens kit with both the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR lenses for a SRP of $1349.95.

    For more information on the latest Nikon products, including the new Nikon Z 50, NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR and the full Nikon Z mount system, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

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  • SD Card in battery compartment

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  • Looks a good camera, but not enabling touchpad AF in the LCD when using the EVF is a HUGE miss.

  • I always found the Canon's M series quite appealing for me, despite their bad video and such. The Z50 seems an equivalent camera to the M5/M50 but with a, sort of, "future proof" mount system. I hope it be more sturdy too, on the likes of the original EOSM. I would like a camera that would stay in between of a M5-G80 (maybe a little bigger), that be able to mount legacy lenses and has decent video, like of the Panasonic's.

  • @Knotbar

    Issue is AF, as Canon DPAF is far superior for video.

  • @Vitaliy_Kiselev I agree. I own a M5 (carry it everyday with me) and sometimes I use it as second camera for video jobs and I feel secure about the focus on it vs the G80 (not checking so often if it's correct focused). Even, for some especific tasks, i find the electronic stabilization is ok. Maybe what I really like in thouse cameras (and hope for the Z50) is that they are more of portable and trustworthy tools that sofisticated ones. Or that's what I choose to believe, of course :)

  • AP: What's the rationale for using optical Vibration Reduction technology instead of IBIS?

    RH: It's all about the design consideration. With this body we're certainly trying to pack a lot of features into a small, lightweight body and if we include IBIS into the body we'd have to sacrifice size and form factor. Also, I think users at this level don't expect to see IBIS in an enthusiast-level product, especially at this price point. Taking all these factors into consideration, we decided optical VR was the way to go.

    AP: Does Nikon intend to build up an extensive DX-format Z mount lens range? 

    RH: So today we announced the lens roadmap for the next three years, including both FX and DX format lenses. We always continue to review consumers needs and of course you can use the FTZ mount adapter with the Nikon Z 50, enabling users to use existing F mount lenses with the camera.

    AP: Does the Z-mount force the camera design to be larger than Nikon might like?

    RH: No, I think with the Nikon Z 50 we've proven you can have a very small but really great to use form factor body whilst including the Z mount.

    https://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/latest/photo-news/interview-nikon-z-50-rob-harmon-of-nikon-uk-if-we-include-ibis-wed-have-to-sacrifice-size-and-form-factor-131940