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Nikon Z50 – Photograph Overview

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In abstract

The Z50 is a pleasant little digital camera that’s enjoyable to make use of and surprisingly succesful. Its management structure will likely be acquainted to photographers who already use Nikon DSLRs.

The Z50 doesn’t have a sensor-shake mud removing and at this there’s an absence of devoted lenses, nonetheless at its worth level the Z50 is kind of aggressive with regards to options and efficiency. The dual-lens package is even higher worth.

Full overview

Introduced in October 2019, Nikon’s 20.9-megapixel Z50 is the corporate’s first APS-C mirrorless digital camera. Curiously, like Sony, Nikon has opted to make use of the identical lens mount for each its cropped-sensor and ‘full-frame’ Z-mount cameras, which provides each firms a bonus over Canon, which makes use of completely different mounts. The part-metal, part-polycarbonate physique of the brand new digital camera resembles a downscaled Z6/Z7. It’s additionally noticeably smaller and lighter – and barely much less weatherproof.

Angled entrance view of the Nikon Z 50 with the Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens. (Supply: Nikon.)

So far, the one two devoted lenses out there are the Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and Nikkor Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR. Many re-sellers are providing the Z50 as the dual lens package proven under and each have been supplied for this overview and are reviewed individually. Each embody VR stabilisation, making up for the shortage of in-built-image-stabilisation (IBIS) within the digital camera physique.

Angled entrance view of the Nikon Z 50 twin-lens package with the Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR lenses. (Supply: Nikon.)

The one different Z-mount DX lens on the most recent Nikon Z mount lens roadmap (proven under) is an 18-140mm DX ‘journey zoom’ however no additional particulars have been supplied concerning its specs or availability. No prime lenses have been listed and there’s no large angle zoom.

Homeowners of different DX Nikkor lenses can use them on the Z50 physique with the Nikon FTZ lens mount adapter. However it can add 135 grams to the general weight and about 80 mm to the size of the lens, which partly negates the benefits of the smaller, lighter digital camera physique.

The Z50 digital camera proven with the DX Nikkor 10-20mm VR zoom lens and FTZ lens mount adapter. (Supply: Nikon.)

Who’s it For?
Nikon seems to be focusing on this digital camera at smartphone upgraders and ‘vloggers’ (for whom it even affords a vloggers package) however the Z50 has lots to advocate it to different photographers, together with fanatics, because of a complete suite of controls. The scaled-down physique and cheaper price of the Z50 will likely be engaging to customers of Nikon’s D7500 and D500 cameras who desire a extra compact, lighter digital camera with out sacrificing taking pictures capabilities or imaging efficiency. It can even be a better option for individuals who take pleasure in taking pictures video.

If Nikon can fill out the vary of Z-mount DX lenses pretty shortly, the Z50 could be a good selection for anybody trying to get into the interchangeable-lens digital camera (ILC) market, notably those that desire a totally trendy digital camera system with minimal compromises and an inexpensive price ticket. And not using a first rate vary of lenses – together with some quick, high-quality primes and fanatic/professional stage zooms – this digital camera will lack the flexibility to compete with cropped-sensor cameras from different producers (particularly Sony).

Though the Z50 is a pleasant little digital camera, Nikon’s designers have needed to implement quite a lot of compromises to maintain its dimension, weight and worth down amd make it aggressive. This, included changing the total inside metallic chassis within the Z6 and Z7 our bodies with a body that makes use of magnesium-alloy for a lot of the entrance and prime panels however solely a part of the perimeters and base, which has resulted in diminished weatherproofing.

A number of the nicer options of the ‘full body’ cameras have additionally been both diminished or misplaced. For instance, the in-body sensor-shift stabilisation (IBIS) has been distributed with in favour of the Twin Detect Optical VR system, which was launched within the Coolpix P900 again in 2015.

Utilizing algorithms optimised to particular lenses, it takes information from the 2 angular velocity sensors within the lens and determines how a lot compensation is required to offset the digital camera’s shake. The ensuing info is handed again to the pair of voice coil motors that transfer chosen lens components to compensate for the detected movement.

With out sensor-shift stabilisation, the Z50 additionally lacks any bodily type of mud discount. As a substitute, customers should depend on recording a reference body with the Picture Mud Off reference perform within the setup menu. The bundled Seize NX-D software program can be utilized to delete the mud patches in subsequent pictures, supplied they continue to be in the identical place.

The joystick management featured on the Z6 and Z7 rear panels is lacking from the Z50. As a substitute, it’s a must to use the arrow pad to shift the AF level/space and press the OK button to centre it.  This may be troublesome to try this whereas trying via the viewfinder. Different bodily modifications embody the removing of the AF mode/choice button; it’s a must to assign this perform to one of many entrance Perform (Fn) buttons. Additionally lacking is GPS help.

Construct and Ergonomics
In contrast with the Z6 and Z7, the Z50 is remarkably small, as might be seen from the desk under that compares key options of the Z50 and Z6. (The Z6 and Z7 have the identical sized our bodies.) It additionally exhibits shared – and diverging – options.

  Z50 Z6
Physique dimensions 126.5 x  93.5 x 60 mm 134 x 100.5 x 67.5 mm
Physique weight 395 grams 675 grams
Sensor dimension 23.5 x 15.7 mm 35.9 x 23.9 mm
Efficient decision 20.9  megapixels 24.5 megapixels
Mud removing Picture Mud-Off menu merchandise solely Sensor-shift + Picture Mud-Off
Card slots 1x SD (UHS-I appropriate) 1x XQD
 Stabilisation Lens-based solely + Optical VR IBIS 5-axis, 5 stops
Viewfinder 0.39-inch OLED EVF with 2,360,000 dots, 100% FOV protection, 1.02x magnification, 19.5mm eyepoint, -3 to +3 dpt adjustment 0.5-inch OLED EVF with 3,690,000 dots, 100% FOV protection, 0.8x magnification, 21 mm eyepoint,  -4 to +2  dpt adjustment
Monitor Tilting 3.2-inch TFT touch-screen with1,040,000 dots Tilting 3.2-inch TFT touch-screen with 2,100,000 dots
Standing LCD No Sure
Uncooked format choices 12 or 14 bit lossless compressed  12 or 14 bit lossless compressed, compressed or uncompressed
TIFF help No Sure
AF factors 209 273
Shutter speeds 30-1/4000 second 30-1/8000 second
Max. body charge 11 fps 12 fps. (14-bit NEF/RAW: 9 fps)
Buffer capability 71 Giant/Nice JPEG or 35 RAW  44 Giant/Nice JPEG or 43 RAW
4K Video (PAL format) 3840 x 2160p at 25p
Video profiles Flat Image Management solely 10-bit 4:2:2 N-Log
Native ISO vary ISO 100-51200 ISO 64-25600
ISO enlargement to ISO 204800 ISO 32, ISO 102400
Battery/capability EN-EL25 / 320 pictures/cost EN-EL15b / 330 pictures/cost
Charger included MH-32 MH-25a
Climate sealing Partial In depth
Interface connections Hello-Pace USB 2.0 Micro-B, Micro HDMI (kind D), 3.5 mm stereo mini jack (microphone) USB Sort C, HDMI Sort C, 3.5 mm mini jacks for microphone and headphones, accent terminal for MC-DC2 and different non-obligatory equipment
Common road worth (physique solely) AU$1550 AU$2800

The smaller physique has necessitated a number of design modifications with respect to the location of key controls. Nonetheless, the Z50 boasts a big and cozy grip and most buttons are the place you’d anticipate finding them. The entrance panel is sort of similar to the Z6 however provides an embedded self-time/AF-assist LED between the grip and the lens mount.

Entrance view of the Z50 with no lens fitted. (Supply: Nikon.)

On the highest panel, the mode dial has been shifted to the fitting of the EVF housing, the place it replaces the Z6’s LCD information panel. The mode dial has additionally been tailored to raised swimsuit the on a regular basis photographer, with the alternative of one of many three Consumer reminiscences by a SCN (scene presets) mode. An EFCT (Results) mode has additionally been added.

The highest panel of the Z50 with no lens fitted. (Supply: Nikon.)

The stills/film lever change has additionally been relocated from the highest of the rear panel to beneath the mode dial on the highest panel, liberating up rear panel house. Shifting it to the film setting will reset the digital camera to a 16:9 side ratio for stills taking pictures as effectively. In any other case, the structure is unchanged.

The rear panel of the Z50 with the monitor flat on the digital camera again. (Supply: Nikon.)

The rear panel controls have additionally been simplified, enabling most controls to be reached by the fingers of the person’s proper hand. Extra contact controls have been applied to make up for the removing of the Z6/Z7 joystick which suggests the zoom in, zoom out and DISP buttons at the moment are built-in into the fitting hand facet of the monitor panel. (In the event you discover that inconvenient, you possibly can program one of many configurable buttons to take over one among these capabilities.)

To the fitting of the monitor you’ll discover the common arrow pad with 4 buttons under it. The highest pair function the Information and Menu capabilities, whereas under them are the Play and Delete buttons.

Urgent the Information button opens a 12-item ‘fast’ menu which, by default, accessed the next settings: Image Management, white stability, picture high quality, picture dimension, flash mode, metering, Wi-Fi connection, Lively D-Lighting, launch mode, Optical VR, AF-area mode and focus mode. Particular person gadgets might be changed with different choices through Customized Setting f1 in the primary menu.

The AF/AE lock button is within the standard place on the prime proper nook of the monitor display screen, whereas the EVF/LCD change lies to the left of the EVF housing. This button can be utilized to guard a picture whereas it’s being displayed in playback mode.

This illustration exhibits the approximate tilt vary of the D50’s monitor display screen.
(Supply: Nikon.)

The monitor stays hinged, as it’s on the Z6/Z7 our bodies. But it surely extends a little bit additional, as proven above, tilting up by a little bit over 90 levels for waist-level taking pictures and, despite the fact that it’s imagined to tilt down by 180 levels and level ahead, on the overview digital camera the perfect we might handle was about 170 levels. Both method, you possibly can’t tilt the display screen down when the digital camera is on a tripod, monopod or gimbal.

Tilting the lens down robotically units the digital camera up for self-portrait taking pictures. On this mode, customers can alter the publicity compensation and self-timer settings through the touch-screen buttons and in addition focus and set off the shutter utilizing contact controls. Tilting the display screen up disengages self-portrait mode.

As standard in an entry-level digital camera, the battery and reminiscence card share a compartment within the base of the grip moulding. We discovered it a fairly tight match. In contrast to the Z6/Z7, the Z50 depends upon SD playing cards and is just appropriate with UHS-I media. The battery is charged through a provided MH-32 journey charger and USB 2.0 cable (which will also be used to cost the battery whereas it’s within the digital camera through a USB energy supply).

Sensor and Picture Processing
The 23.5 x 15.7 mm, 20.9-megapixel sensor is basically the identical chip as Nikon has used within the D500 and D7500, though some minor tweaks have been required to adapt it for the mirrorless physique. Part-detection pixels have been built-in into each 12th row in an analogous method to what Nikon has accomplished within the Z6 and Z7 to reinforce the contrast-based AF system.

The sensor is paired with the most recent EXPEED 6 processor, which additionally seems within the Z6, Z7, D780 and up-coming D6 digital camera. It largely accounts for the large ISO vary (natively ISO 100-51200), quick (as much as 11 fps) burst speeds and comparatively excessive buffer capability within the new digital camera.

Like most of Nikon’s fundamental ILC cameras, the Z50 helps two recording codecs for stills: JPEG and NEF.RAW, though with solely 3:2, 16:9 and 1:1 side ratios selectable, achieved via cropping the native 3:2 side ratio body. Three JPEG picture sizes (giant, medium and small) can be found plus 12- or 14-bit lossless compression for uncooked information. Typical picture sizes for the three side ratios are proven within the desk under.

Side ratio Picture dimension
Giant Medium Small
3:2 5568 x 3712 4176 x 2784 2784 x 1856
16:9 5568 x 3128 4176 x 2344 2784 x 1560
1:1 3712 x 3712 2784 x 2784 1856 x 1856

In contrast to the Z6 and Z7, the Z50 doesn’t supply a alternative between Optimum High quality and Fastened Measurement for JPEGs and there’s no choice to document uncompressed NEF.RAW information, solely the selection of bit depths (with the idea of lossless compression). The desk under exhibits approximate file sizes and buffer capacities for photographs recorded with the three:2 side ratio.

File format Picture high quality Picture dimension File dimension Buffer capability
NEF.RAW 12-bit 19.9MB 35
14-bit 24.7MB 30
JPEG Nice Giant 9.2MB 71
Medium 6.3MB 100
Small 3.5MB 100
Regular Giant 5.5MB 100
Medium 3.3MB 100
Small 1.8MB 100
Fundamental Giant 2.3MB 100
Medium 1.6MB 100
Small 1.0MB 100

Sensitivity choices are additionally restricted, with a local vary of ISO 100-51200 however no downward extension, though upward extension extends a cease additional than for the Z6 to a most of ISO 204800. As anticipated for an entry-level digital camera, the Z50 offers a variety of each Scene and Results modes, though critical fanatics will doubtless keep away from them.

Image Controls are a unique matter and the usual Auto, Normal, Impartial, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait and Panorama settings are supplied, together with a Flat management, which reduces distinction to document a wider dynamic vary and is beneficial for recording video that will likely be post-processed. The extra Artistic Image Controls are most likely finest averted by critical photographers.

A lever beneath the mode dial switches between stills and film modes, partaking Stay View when the film mode is chosen. Film recording is triggered by urgent the little pink button simply behind the shutter button. A second press ends the recording.

Like different present Nikon cameras, the Z50 offers a alternative between MOV and MP4 recording codecs with two high quality settings: excessive and regular. Customers can select from the recording choices proven within the desk under:

Body dimension Body charge Max bit charge Max. Recording time
Prime quality Regular high quality
3840 x 2160 30p 144Mbps Not relevant
(fastened at Excessive
high quality)
29 minutes 59 seconds
1920 x 1080 120p
60p 56Mbps 28Mbps
30p 28Mbps 14Mbps
Gradual movement 30p x 4 36Mbps Not relevant

(fastened at Excessive

high quality)

3 minutes
25 x 4
24 x 5 29Mbps

Curiously, all video recordings are made by downsampling pixels from the total width of the sensor; not by cropping the body, so the identical focal size settings are retained for stills and flicks. Peaking and zebra shows can be found for monitoring focus and publicity ranges, whereas each optical VR and digital VR might be enabled to make sure minimal shake throughout recording.

A 3.5 mm stereo microphone jack is supplied for accent mics, which might be fitted to the hotshoe atop the EVF housing. However there’s no headphone jack for monitoring audio recordings whereas taking pictures. The HDMI port helps uncompressed video out and the Atomos Ninja V robotically recognises the Z50 when it’s related.

Nonetheless frames might be recorded when the digital camera is in film mode by merely urgent the shutter button when the default Launch mode (save body) is chosen within the film taking pictures menu. As much as 40 fine-quality JPEG stills might be recorded with a clip. The body dimension and determination are the identical as chosen for the present film setting, though we discovered the ensuing JPEGs have been recorded at 300 ppi, which is healthier than the same old default 72 ppi JPEG setting.

Playback and Software program
The Z50 affords the identical fundamental playback settings as different Nikon cameras with related touchscreen capabilities and in-camera retouching choices to the D850. The overview digital camera was provided with no printed person’s handbook and, as standard, the software program should be downloaded from Nikon’s obtain centre, the place you may as well obtain a PDF model of the person’s handbook.

The usual Nikon software program is the ViewNX-i browser/fundamental editor and Seize NX-D, the beneficial uncooked file processor. Additionally out there are Nikon’s Digicam Management Professional 2 and Image Management Utility 2 packages. NEF.RAW information from the Z50 are supported by the most recent variations of Adobe Digicam Uncooked (v12.1 on), our most well-liked uncooked file converter.

A Community Information can be out there to assist customers with the digital camera’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities and supply recommendation on utilizing the non-obligatory WT-7 wi-fi transmitter. There’s additionally a downloadable information to N-Log video recording, despite the fact that the digital camera doesn’t help it.

General, we have been impressed by the efficiency of the Z50 digital camera and its two package lenses. JPEGs recorded with each lenses have been capable of exceed expectations close to the centre of the body and, whereas JPEGs from the 16-50mm lens got here near expectations in the direction of the perimeters of the body, with the 50-250mm they met, and at occasions exceeded expectations. NEF.RAW frames have been transformed into 16-bit TIFF format with Adobe Digicam Uncooked (our most well-liked uncooked file converter) and, in every case, produced greater decision.

Decision for each file sorts peaked on the ‘native’ ISO 100 setting, after which they declined step by step, as proven within the graph of our Imatest outcomes above. Color accuracy was usually superb and JPEGs confirmed restrained saturation.

Lengthy exposures at night time contained loads of element, with noise solely changing into seen at ISO 25600. By ISO 51200, noise was apparent in highlights and shadowed areas had begun to dam up. The 2 highest ISO settings have been clearly noise-affected and confirmed granularity coupled with a discount in dynamic vary and deteriorating color constancy. Curiously, we additionally discovered some obvious noise in indoor pictures taken beneath synthetic lighting at ISO 3200, which means that noise is prone to be extra seen in low-contrast conditions than when there’s a extra ‘regular’ distinction vary.

Though the output from the built-in GN 7 flash was comparatively weak, it managed to ship well-balanced exposures at a focal size of 50mm between ISO 400 and ISO 51200. Flash exposures at ISO 100 have been about 1.5 stops under-exposed, whereas these taken on the two highest ISO settings confirmed a robust cyan solid.

Slight softening appeared at ISO 12800 and elevated via to ISO 51200, though pictures taken at these settings would nonetheless be usable. We wouldn’t advocate utilizing flash with the Hi1 and Hi2 settings.

Like its ‘full body’ siblings, the Z50 has three auto white stability settings. The default A1 setting ‘retains the general ambiance’, whereas the A0 setting is designed to maintain whites by lowering heat colors and the A2 setting retains ‘heat lighting colors’.

All three settings delivered impartial (or near impartial) color rendition beneath fluorescent lighting and with the digital camera’s built-in flash. Nonetheless, the A0 setting didn’t take away the nice and cozy casts from pictures taken beneath incandescent and warm-toned LED lighting, whereas the A2 setting appeared to reinforce them.

There’s no white stability pre-set for LED lighting and the presets for tungsten and fluorescent lighting tended to over-correct. Like most trendy cameras, the Z50 offers loads of in-camera changes for tweaking colors on-the-fly and they’re simple to make use of, notably when accessed via the i button’s fast menu.

Autofocusing was largely fast and correct in regular mild ranges and lighting situations – together with indoors beneath synthetic lighting. So long as an edge might be discovered to focus upon, it was additionally fairly quick for our night time pictures, together with for the 30-second exposures.

We discovered little or no change to autofocusing in film mode. Regardless that there’s no method to  alter the AF system to completely different situations, we discovered it capable of maintain monitor of topics as they moved throughout the body and fairly fast to choose up on new topics as they entered the body. The one blurring we discovered was with topics that have been transferring quicker than the recording’s body charge.

Our timing checks have been carried out with a 32GB SanDisk Excessive SDHC U3 reminiscence card, which was provided with the overview digital camera and claims a knowledge transmission pace of 90 MB/second. As soon as the lens was unlocked and in a taking pictures place, it took roughly 1.5 seconds for the digital camera to power-up prepared for taking pictures.

Seize lag averaged 0.35 seconds however was diminished to a mean of 0.15 seconds when pictures have been pre-focused in addition to in handbook focus mode. On common it took 0.45 seconds to course of every JPEG and a fraction extra for a 14-bit NEF.RAW file.

Shot-to-shot occasions within the single-shot mode averaged 0.5 seconds. We discovered no situations of the digital camera pausing whereas pictures have been processed.

The Z50 offers two excessive pace steady taking pictures settings. The common setting can document at 5 frames/second with autofocusing supported however publicity locked on the primary body. We recorded 21 frames in 4.2 seconds, which is near specs. Processing was accomplished inside 13.6 seconds of the final body recorded.

Within the Steady Excessive (Prolonged) mode the body charge will increase to 11 fps and focus and publicity are locked on the primary body. Flash and flicker discount aren’t out there.

In our checks, we recorded 65 Giant/Nice JPEG frames in 8.6 seconds with no indicators of hesitation.  This equates to roughly eight frames/second, which is effectively under specification for this mode. It took nearly one minute to finish the processing of this burst.

There was no vital change to the body charge once we swapped to 14-bit uncooked file seize and the buffer capability was diminished to 33 frames, which have been recorded in 4.7 seconds. As soon as once more, processing took slightly below one minute.
With 12-bit RAW+Giant/Regular JPEG seize, the identical body charge was maintained however the buffer capability elevated to 36 frames, which have been recorded in 4.9 seconds.  As soon as once more, processing took slightly below one minute.

The continual low pace mode permits customers to pick out body charges between one and 4 frames/second with focus and publicity changes between frames and flash and flicker-reduction out there. Buffer depths prolong to the restrict of card capability.


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Picture sensor: 23.5 x 15.7 mm CMOS sensor with 21.25 million photosites (20.9  megapixels efficient)
Picture processor:  EXPEED 6
A/D processing: 12- or 14-bit
Lens mount: Nikon Z mount
Focal size crop issue: 1.5x
Picture codecs: Stills: JPEG (1:4, 1:8 and 1:16 compression ratios), NEF.RAW, RAW+JPEG; Motion pictures: MOV/MP4 (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC), Linear PCM, AAC (Stereo)  audio
Picture Sizes: Stills – 3:2 side: 5568 x 3712, 4176 x 2784, 2784 x 1856; 16:9 side:  5568 x 3128, 4176 x 2344, 2784 x 1560; 1:1 side: 3712 x 3712, 2784 x 2784, 1856 x 1856; Motion pictures: 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD) @ 30/25/24p, 1920 x 1080 (FHD) @ 120/100/60/50/30/25/24p; Gradual-motion FHD @  30p x4, 25p x4, 24p x5
Side ratios: 3:2, 16:9, 1:1
Picture Stabilisation: No
Mud removing: Picture Mud Off reference information (requires Seize NX-D)
Shutter (pace vary):  Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; digital front-curtain shutter; digital shutter; 30-1/4000 second plus Bulb and Time; X-sync at 1/200 second
Publicity Compensation: +/- 5EV in 1/3EV and ½ EV steps (+/-3EV for films)
Publicity bracketing: Max. 9 frames throughout -1.3 to +1.3EV vary in 0.3EV steps
Different bracketing choices: White stability, ADL
Self-timer: 2, 5, 10 or 20 seconds delay;  1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 seconds
Time-lapse films: Sure; interval timer taking pictures additionally out there
Focus system: Hybrid phase-detection/distinction AF with AF help; detection vary -4 to +19 EV
AF factors & choice: 209 factors; Pinpoint, single-point, and dynamic-area AF (pinpoint and dynamic-area AF out there in picture mode solely); wide-area AF (S); wide-area AF (L); auto-area AF
Focus modes: Single-servo AF (AF-S), Steady-servo AF (AF-C), AF mode auto-switch (AF-A; out there solely in picture mode), full-time AF (AF-F; out there solely in film mode) ; predictive focus monitoring; Handbook focus (M): Digital rangefinder can be utilized
Publicity metering:  TTL metering throughout -4 to +17EV vary utilizing digital camera picture sensor; Matrix, Centre-weighted common and spot metering patterns; highlight-weighted metering out there
Capturing modes: Auto, P, S, A, M, Scene modes, Particular impact modes, U1 and U2: person settings
Scene presets: Portrait; panorama; youngster; sports activities; shut up; night time portrait; night time panorama; occasion/indoor; seaside/snow; sundown; nightfall/daybreak; pet portrait; candlelight; blossom; autumn colors; meals
Image Management modes: Auto, Normal, Impartial, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait, Panorama, Flat plus Artistic Image Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Sombre, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Pink, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon); chosen Image Management might be modified; storage for customized Image Controls
Different taking pictures modes: A number of publicity (add, common, lighten, darken); HDR (excessive dynamic vary), picture mode flicker discount
Particular results: Night time imaginative and prescient; tremendous vivid; pop; picture illustration; toy digital camera impact; miniature impact; selective color; silhouette; excessive key; low key
Dynamic Vary capabilities: Lively D-Lighting; might be chosen from Auto, Further excessive, Excessive, Regular, Low, or Off
Color house choices: sRGB and Adobe RGB
ISO vary: Auto (ISO ) with extension to ISO  and ISO  out there; adjustable in 1/3 or 1 EV steps
White stability: Auto (3 sorts), pure mild auto, direct daylight, cloudy, shade, incandescent, fluorescent (7 sorts), flash, select color temperature (2500 Ok to 10,000 Ok), preset handbook (as much as 6 values might be saved), all besides select color temperature with fine-tuning
Flash: Handbook pop-up flash, GN approx. 7 (m/ISO100), i-TTL flash management with Nikon Artistic Lighting System
Flash modes: Fill flash, red-eye discount, sluggish sync, sluggish sync + red-eye, rear-curtain sync, auto, auto + red-eye discount, auto sluggish sync, auto sluggish sync + red-eye, flash off
Flash publicity adjustment: -3 to +1 EV in 1/3, ½ EV steps
Sequence taking pictures: Max. 11 frames/sec. with locked AF
Buffer capability: Max. 71 Giant/Nice JPEGs, 30 14-bit RAW information. 35 12-bit RAW information
Storage Media: SD, SDHC, SDXC playing cards (UHS-I compliant)
Viewfinder: 0.39-inch, 2,360,000-dot OLED EVF with 100% body protection, 19.5mm eyepoint, 1.02x magnification, -3 to +3 dpt adjustment, eye sensor
LCD monitor: 3.2-inch tilting TFT LCD touch-screen 170-degree viewing angle, 1,040,000 dots, 100% body protection, and 11-level handbook brightness controls
Playback capabilities: Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 photographs) playback with focus level/publicity data, film playback, retouch (incl. crop and resize, D-Lighting changes, red-eye correction, straighten, distortion and perspective management), NEF(RAW) conversion to JPEG, picture and/or film slide exhibits, brightness/RGB histogram show, highlights, picture info, image score, picture rotation and picture overlay of two NEF.RAW photographs
Interface terminals: Hello-Pace USB 2.0 Micro-B, Micro HDMI (kind D), 3.5 mm stereo mini jack (microphone)
perform: Constructed-in (IEEE 802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2
Energy provide: EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery; CIPA rated for approx. 280 pictures/cost with EVF or 320 pictures/cost with LCD monitor
Dimensions (wxhxd): Approx. 126.5 x  93.5 x 60 mm (excluding protrusions)
Weight: Approx. 395 grams (physique solely); 450 grams with battery and card

Distributor: Nikon Australia, 1300 366 499.



Primarily based upon JPEG information recorded with the Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR lens.


Primarily based upon 14-bit NEF.RAW information recorded concurrently and transformed into 16-bit TIFF format with Adobe Digicam Uncooked.



Auto white stability A1 setting (maintain total ambiance) with incandescent lighting.

Auto white stability A0 setting (maintain white) with incandescent lighting.

Auto white stability A2 setting (maintain heat color) with incandescent lighting.

Auto white stability with fluorescent lighting.

Auto white stability A0 setting (maintain white) with warm-toned LED lighting.

Auto white stability with flash.

30 second publicity at ISO 100, 37mm focal size, f/5.3.

10 second publicity at ISO 800, 37mm focal size, f/6.3.

2.5 second publicity at ISO 6400; 37mm focal size, f/9.

1.6 second publicity at ISO 12800; 37mm focal size, f/10.

1 second publicity at ISO 25600; 37mm focal size, f/11.

0.6 second publicity at ISO 51200; 37mm focal size, f/13.

0.5 second publicity at ISO Hello 1 (ISO102400); 37mm focal size, f/14.

1/4 second publicity at ISO Hello 2 (ISO 204800); 37mm focal size, f/16.

Flash publicity at ISO 100, 50mm focal size, 1/60 second at f/6.3. 

Flash publicity at ISO 800, 50mm focal size, 1/60 second at f/6.3.

Flash publicity at ISO 6400; 50mm focal size, 1/60 second at f/8. 

Flash publicity at ISO 12800; 50mm focal size, 1/60 second at f/10.

Flash publicity at ISO 25600; 50mm focal size, 1/60 second at f/11.

Flash publicity at ISO 51200; 50mm focal size, 1/80 second at  f/14.

Flash publicity at ISO Hello 1 (ISO102400); 50mm focal size, 1/125 second at f/16.

Flash publicity at ISO Hello 2 (ISO 204800); 50mm focal size, 1/160 second at f/20.

50mm focal size; ISO 800, 1/800 second at f/14.

Crop from the centre of the above picture at 100% magnification. 

16mm focal size; ISO 800, 1/125 second at f/5.6.

Indoor close-up; 50mm focal size, ISO 4000, 1/30 second at f/6.3.

45mm focal size, ISO 6400, 1/60 second at f/8.

28mm focal size, ISO 100, 1/3200 second at f/4.5.

Crop from the above picture at 100% magnification.

30mm focal size, ISO 110, 1/250 second at f/5.6.

46mm focal size, ISO 2800, 1/25 second at f/8.

16mm focal size, ISO 3600, 1/30 second at f/6.3.

Vast brightness vary topic shot with Nikkor Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR lens; 50mm focal size, ISO 100, 1/250 second at f/8.

Nonetheless body recorded in film mode
with the Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 V lens; 16mm focal size, ISO 220, 1/100 second at f/8. 

The next video clips have been all shot from the identical place with the Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 V lens. 

Nonetheless body from 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD) video clip recorded at 25p.

Nonetheless body from 1920 x 1080 video clip recorded at 100p.

Nonetheless body from 1920 x 1080 video clip recorded at 50p.

Nonetheless body from 1920 x 1080 video clip recorded at 25p.

Nonetheless body from 1920 x 1080 video clip recorded in slow-motion mode at 25p x4.

Further picture samples might be discovered with our evaluations of 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.



RRP: AU$1999; US$1349.95 (for the twin-lens package, as reviewed)

  • Construct: 8.9
  • Ease of use: 9.0
  • Autofocusing: 8.8
  • Nonetheless picture high quality JPEG: 9.0
  • Nonetheless picture high quality RAW: 9.0
  • Video high quality: 8.7




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