Nikon has today announced a DX format (smaller than full frame) Z system camera. The Z50 is also joined by two Z DX lenses, but is compatible with all Z series optics, plus ‘F’ mount lenses via the FTZ adapter.

Looks a nice product.

Here we go with the official details:



SSD: 7th November 2019

RRP: Lens kits available from £989



London, England, 10 October 2019: Nikon today introduces the Nikon Z 50, the first Z series DX-format mirrorless camera and the first two NIKKOR Z DX zoom 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. Offering superb image quality, the all-new Nikon Z 50 captures perfectly focused photos and 4K movies that are rich in detail, depth, and colour. Combining the Z 50 with the new NIKKOR Z DX lenses, the new DX mirrorless system will deliver stunning images, from wide-angle to telephoto.

Equipped with a large 20.9 MP DX-format sensor, the Z 50 brings the optical advantages of Nikon mirrorless into a strong, compact DX body. Features inherited from the acclaimed Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 cameras include the wide Nikon Z Mount and the fast, wide Hybrid-AF (autofocus) system. The Z 50 also features a sharp electronic viewfinder, a tilting touchscreen, and the deep grip that makes Nikon mirrorless cameras so comfortable to hold. Intelligent Eye-Detection AF makes the Z 50 great for shooting portraits, and up to 11 fps continuous shooting (with AF/AE) takes care of the action. The Z 50 is fully compatible with Nikon’s FTZ Mount Adapter, which allows F-mount NIKKOR DSLR lenses to be used together with the camera. 1

Both Z Mount DX lenses are optimised for the superb light-gathering capability of the wide Nikon Z mount. These zoom lenses focus quickly, quietly, and steadily, making them as great for video as they are for stills. The ultra-portable NIKKOR Z DX 16–50mm f/3.5–6.3 VR is a ‘pancake’ zoom that covers wide-angle to portrait views beautifully. The NIKKOR Z DX 50–250mm f/4.5–6.3 VR is a compact telephoto zoom: this lens lets users move from framing unique portraits to capturing distant action with smooth, steady precision.

Robert Harmon, Senior Commercial Planning Manager, Nikon UK, says: “Whether your passion is photography or video, Nikon’s new Z 50 mirrorless system camera offers an exciting blend of creativity and power. Aside from the new NIKKOR Z DX lenses, you get seamless compatibility with all Z mount lenses. And if you have F-mount lenses and accessories in your bag, you can use them too. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Nikon DSLR owner or a first time Nikon user: the Nikon DX mirrorless system gives you plenty of room for growth.”

The Nikon Z 50 and NIKKOR Z DX lenses will be available nationwide from 7th November 2019

Camera and lens kits will be available starting from £989 RRP


Full list of RRPs

Nikon Z 50 & NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR – £989

Nikon Z 50 & NIKKOR Z DX 50–250mm f/4.5–6.3 VR & NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR – £1,199

Nikon Z 50 & FTZ mount adapter kit – £989

Nikon Z 50 & NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR & FTZ mount adapter kit – £1,129

Nikon Z 50 body only – £849

Nikon Z 50

Superb image quality: wide Nikon Z mount, large 20.9 MP DX-format (APS-C) CMOS sensor, and fast EXPEED 6 image processor.

All the way sharp: Hybrid-AF (autofocus) system. 209 on-sensor AF points cover approx. 90% of the frame, horizontally and vertically, for superb edge-to-edge sharpness.

Brilliant in low light: wide 100–51200 ISO range and low-light autofocus down to -4 EV

Intelligent Eye-Detection AF: automatically focuses on a subject’s eyes, whether they’re alone or a face in a crowd.

Fast continuous shooting: up to 11 fps with autofocus (AF) and auto exposure (AE).

Silent operation: the Nikon Z 50 focuses quietly and has a silent photography mode.

4K movies: users can record 4K/UHD movies at 30p and shoot slow-motion footage in Full HD with no crop-factor limitations. 4K time-lapse sequences can be created in-camera.

Smooth EVF: ultra-sharp electronic viewfinder (2360k-dot) can display a natural image, similar to that of a DSLR optical viewfinder. Or images can be displayed as they’ll look with settings applied.

Large tilting touchscreen: high-resolution (1040k-dot) LCD monitor with smartphone-style touch controls. Can be tilted up or down for flexibility when shooting video or self-portraits.

Creative effects: 20 in-camera effects for photos and video. The intensity can be adjusted when previewing the effect.

DX mirrorless body with pop-up flash: easy to carry with a strong magnesium-alloy top and front.

Nikon ergonomics: deep grip for comfortable handling, and thoughtfully placed buttons, dials, and touchscreen controls.

Simple DSLR-style menu system: instantly familiar to current Nikon DSLR users and easy to master for first-time Nikon users.

Fast connections: Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® plus Nikon’s SnapBridge app make it easy to send photos and movies to any device for sharing or storage.

A system to love: compatible with the FTZ Mount Adapter and Nikon DSLR accessories, including remote camera controls, DSLR Speedlights, microphones, and more.


NIKKOR Z DX 16–50mm f/3.5–6.3 VR

Ultra-portable wide-angle zoom: fast-focusing lens with wide-angle to normal 16–50mm focal length range (FX- format/35mm equivalent 24–75mm).

Minimum focus distance of just 0.2 m: lets users focus sharply on close-up details.

In-lens Vibration Reduction: shoot at shutter speeds up to 4.5 stops slower than otherwise possible.2Capture clearer images in low light and record steady video footage even if filming while walking.

Silent control ring: for key functions including manual focus, aperture control, and exposure compensation.

Lens in your pocket: weighs just 135 grams and is flat as a pancake when retracted.

NIKKOR Z DX 50–250mm f/4.5–6.3 VR

Compact telephoto zoom lens: fast-focusing lens with normal to telephoto 50–250mm focal length range (FX- format/35mm equivalent 75–375mm).

Minimum focus distance of just 0.5 m: lets users focus sharply on subjects that are closer.

In-lens Vibration Reduction: shoot at shutter speeds up to 5 stops slower than otherwise possible.1

Silent control ring: for key functions including manual focus, aperture control, and exposure compensation.

Travel light: Lens is super compact when retracted and weighs 405 grams.

Approximately 360 F-Mount NIKKOR lenses can be used with your Nikon Z camera. Visit the official Nikon website to find more information about the NIKKOR lens system.

2 Based on CIPA standards.



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