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Nikon Z50 Review
Nikon Z50 Review
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Nikon Z50 Review

PhotographyBlog has completed its review of the Nikon Z50.  Nikon's first APS-C mirrorless camera.  Overall the review is very positive, with the ranking being 4.5 out of 5 stars and a highly recommended rating.

The Nikon Z 50 at a glance;

  • 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 6 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K and Full HD Video Recording
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder

Sporting an especially sleek design, the Nikon Z50 is a DX-format mirrorless digital camera revolving around the versatile Z Mount. 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. For video shooters, UHD 4K is supported up to 30 fps along with Full HD recording at up to 120 fps for slow-motion playback. For fine-tuning your photos and videos, in-camera clip trimming can be used, and 20 Creative Picture Controls and 10 Special Effects settings help to infuse your imagery with a unique look.

They break down the ratings as;

Design 5
Features 4.5
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 4.5
Value for money 5

Their conclusion;

This is a compact, lightweight camera that is a joy to use thanks to its deep handgrip, logical control layout, and very good electronic viewfinder and LCD screen.

Only the lack of an AF joystick and the memory card slot being in located in the battery compartment really spoil what is something of an ergonomic masterpiece, especially considering the overall size of the camera.

The Z50's 20 megapixel APS-C sensor certainly delivers the goods in terms of still and video quality alike, with the uncropped 4K footage and slow-motion 1080p options proving to be great features at this price point.

11fps continuous shooting with full-time AE/AF is another stand-out highlight, as is the excellent auto-focus system that proved to be reliable, accurate and quiet virtually all of the time.

The only notable flies in the ointment are the lack of in-camera image stabilisation, something that the more expensive full-frame Z6 and Z7 models do offer, and the very limited range of DX Z-mount lenses on offer at the launch of the Z50.

Read the full review here

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