Nikon's Z 50 Takes On The APS-C Crop-sensor Mirrorless Competition

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Following the profitable launch of its Z-series cameras final 12 months, Nikon has adopted up the complete body Z 6 and Z 7 cameras with the new Z 50, the model’s first mirrorless APS-C crop-sensor camera constructed to supply top-notch performance in a compact and reasonably priced form-factor.

The new Z 50 is Nikon’s first APS-C crop sensor mirrorless camera. Picture: Nikon

At its coronary heart is a new CMOS sensor that delivers an efficient pixel depend of 20.88 megapixels and the identical hybrid autofocus system as on the Z 6 and Z 7. This implies the Z 50 will help eye-detection AF, with intuitive controls even with a number of human topics in body.

The new Expeed 6 image-processing engine allows an ordinary sensitivity vary of ISO 100-51200 on the Z 50, with low-light AF performance all the way down to -4 EV. Fast paced topics could be captured simply with steady capturing at 11fps with full steady AF and AE.

The Z 50 permits for selfie capturing with its tilting touch-sensitive display. Picture: Nikon

To cater to photographers of all breeds, the Nikon Z 50 additionally provides Artistic Image Management, Scene modes and Particular Results accessible in reside view by the EVF or tilting display, and for nonetheless photos and movies. Which means that photographers can apply expressive results simply and with higher management.

The 180-degree flipping screen implies that it may be used with a SmallRig bracket and a Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod together with a shotgun microphone and LED mild for on-the-go vlogging. Picture: Ian Ling

Video performance can be a core focus for the Z 50, with 4K UHD recording with full-sensor readout and no crop, in addition to Full HD 120p with in-camera slow-motion film processing. An in-built intervalometer permits for time-lapse creation in 4K UHD and Full HD, permitting for dynamic actions like panning and zooming for participating footage.

Constructed to be compact and versatile, the Z 50 provides a 3.2-inch, 1040k-dot touch screen monitor that pivots all the best way across the backside to permit for selfies.

The Z 50 paired with the new Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm delivers a flexible full-frame equal zoom vary of 24-75mm. Picture: Nikon

Ergonomics are additionally emphasised with a full-sized grip permitting for a safe, steady maintain on the device, with all button and dial controls shifted to the suitable aspect of the camera for higher management. A bigger exterior dial enhances this focus on usability.

Launched alongside the Z 50 are two lenses – the Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and the Nikkor Z DX 50-250 f/4.5-6.3 VR, which boasts a compact construct and versatile performance.

The compact Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR delivers a succesful zoom vary in a tiny package deal. Picture: Nikon

The Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR provides an ordinary zoom vary of a full-frame equal wide-angle 24mm on the extensive finish and 75mm medium telephoto on the lengthy finish. This enables for the whole lot from artistic landscapes and inside pictures to portraits to be captured.

The 16-50mm lens provides ED and aspherical parts for optical performance, together with built-in optical VR for 4.5 stops of stabilisation. That is all packed in a compact kind issue, and weighting in at solely 135g.

The Nikkor Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3VR provides an especially extensive telephoto zoom vary with shut focusing capabilities. Picture: Nikon

The Nikkor Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR provides higher attain of a 75mm-375mm full body equal zoom vary. It provides a minimal focus distance of 0.5m at its widest to 1m at its longest for extra use instances like close-up images.

The Nikon Z 50 will likely be accessible as a bundle with the Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR at an RRP of SGD 1,499, and likewise with the Nikkor Z DX 50-250mm f/4.3-6.3 VR on high of that for SGD 1,849.

Different appropriate equipment may even be accessible for buy, such because the ML-17 Bluetooth Distant Management at SGD 45 and the Mount Adapter FTZ at SGD 449.

Replace Nov 4: Singapore pricing and availability, product shot of Nikon Z 50 and SmallRig vlogging tripod mount bracket.

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