A new year is a great time to make a fresh start, and although 2020 is already a couple weeks old, it’s not too late to make a resolution. If you’re thinking about upping your photography game — or even just getting into photography — there’s no better time. And there might not be a better camera on the market for you than the Nikon Z50.
Small, durable, easy to use and packed with features — what more could a beginner ask for? Whether you’re interested in photography as an artform, looking to capture great family and vacation photos, or aiming to capture an online following as a content creator, you can’t go wrong with the mirrorless Nikon Z50.
Let’s take a look at some of the features that help the Nikon Z50 stand out from the crowd.
The Nikon Z50: Great photos and videos
While the Z50 has a wide range of features and benefits, let’s get the most important thing out of the way first: Does it shoot good photos and high-quality video?
It sure does. As you’d expect from one of the world’s top camera manufacturers, the Nikon Z50 delivers sharp images with a good dynamic range.
The Nikon Z50 is based on similar technology as the company’s mirrorless full-frame Z6 (it uses the same Expeed 6 processor), which is currently considered one of the best mirrorless full-frame cameras available.
The Nikon Z50 is a DX format camera, which is Nikon’s name for an APS-C sensor camera — in fact, it’s the company’s first mirrorless APS-C model. The Z50’s APS-C sensor captures 20.9 MP and delivers an ISO sensitivity range from ISO 100 all the way up to ISO 51200.
Its 209-point autofocus system locks on to subjects quickly and accurately, and features eye detection AF to help you capture people and portraits.
As for video, the Nikon Z50 shoots in 4K at 30fps, giving you all of the definition and detail you need, whether you’re showing your videos off on a phone screen or an HD television. You can also capture 120 fps slow motion video in full 1080p HD, and the Z50 even offers video clip trimming, directly on the LC touchscreen.
Have Z50, will travel
The Nikon Z50 is great for on-the-go shooting. As a mirrorless APS-C model, it’s smaller than full-frame mirrorless models, and significantly smaller and lighter than a traditional DSLR.
Despite its small size, though, Nikon has built in a significant grip for the Z50, that makes it easy to handle and comfortable in hand — and also gives it a familiar look and feel to any Nikon user. And its durable magnesium alloy construction means it can keep up with even the most demanding travelers.
The Nikon Z50 is also easy to use, with an intuitive touchscreen menu and feature buttons on the top for video recording, ISO control and exposure control. In addition, the tilting LCD means you can shoot at whatever angle works best for you without losing sight of what’s in the frame — including selfies (of course).
The Nikon Z50 is phone-friendly
If you’re a content creator who’s shooting on the go and can’t wait to share what you’ve captured, you’ll love the Nikon Z50. It’s got Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capability, and in conjunction with Nikon’s SnapBridge app, allows you to share your photos and videos directly to your phone for editing and posting.
The SnapBridge app also lets you use your phone as a camera remote; you can set your camera up and step away, using your phone as a remote screen and to adjust settings and take photos and videos.
The Nikon Z50 is part of a reliable ecosystem
As part of Nikon’s Z series, the Z50 can use any Nikon Z-compatible lens, as well as two dedicated DX lenses that Nikon has already released: A 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens, and a 50-250mm telephoto lens.
You can also take advantage of Nikon’s full range of F series lenses using the optional mount adaptor.
In other words, no matter your use: everyday photography, vlogging/video capture, travel or sports photography, portraiture — there is a lens available to suit your needs.
Start shooting today with the Nikon Z50
For a beginner, on-the-go photographer or videographer, the Nikon Z50 is a great choice. It’s compact, rugged, feature-packed and shoots great photos and videos, and is supported by a full range of quality lenses from a top manufacturer.