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Nikon Z50 Z 50 Full Review
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Nikon Z50 Z 50 Full Review

ePhotoZine has completed their review of the Nikon Z50.  They give it a sold review, with a 4.5 out of 5-star review ranking and declare it highly recommended.  They break down the ratings as;

  • Features 5 out of 5
  • Handling 5 out of 5
  • Performance 4.5 out of 5
  • Value 4 out of 4

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.

Pros

  • Excellent ergonomics and handling
  • Excellent image quality and noise performance
  • New DX Z-Mount lenses perform well
  • Compact camera body
  • Clear logical menu system (more advanced section is colour coded)
  • Fast continuous shooting
  • 4K UHD video with multiple options

Cons

  • Limited APS-C Z mount lenses so far
  • Doesn't feature in-camera image stabilisation
  • MicroUSB socket

Conclusion;

If you do go for the Z50, then you'll find a high-quality 20mp APS-C CMOS sensor, that gives excellent noise performance, great colour reproduction, rapid focus, and pretty much everything else you could want from a new camera. Nikon says the camera is weather-sealed to the same degree as the Nikon D7500.

The Z50 gives the same excellent image quality we've come to expect from Nikon cameras, it's just that it's in a thinner, more compact package, with the added bonus of quicker continuous shooting (at 11fps), a larger screen, and quicker access to settings, when compared to most Nikon DSLRs.

When reviewing cameras, it's often easy to find negatives to talk about, but the Nikon Z50, there's little to complain about. The camera doesn't feature in-camera image stabilisation like the bigger Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7, but perhaps we'll see this in a future version. If Sony, Olympus, and Panasonic can all manage to fit in 5-axis sensor-based image stabilisation into their small APS-C / M43 cameras, then it should, therefore, be possible for Nikon to also. In the meantime, the optical image stabilisation in the lens(es) performs well, and for video, the electronic IS helps.

Read the full review here


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