Nikon Z 50 DX-Format Mirrorless Camera Available Winter 2019 For 849

Nikon has introduced the Nikon Z 50 DX-Format Mirrorless camera along with two NIKKOR Z DX zoom lenses.

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Nikon has introduced a DX-format mirrorless camera called the Nikon Z 50 that will be available towards the end of 2019 and prices start at £849 or £989 for a lens kit combo. Plus, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR lenses have also been introduced alongside the new Mirrorless camera, giving those who purchase the new camera/lenses the opportunity to capture images from wide-angle to telephoto. 


The Nikon Z 50 is equipped with a 20.9 MP DX-format sensor and the new mirrorless camera also inherits features from the Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 which includes 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 a deep grip. Plus, 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.

Intelligent Eye-Detection AF makes the Z 50 great for shooting portraits, and up to 11 fps continuous shooting makes it also a great tool for action photography. 

Pricing for the Nikon Z 50 and Nikon Z 50 kit combos: 

  • 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

 

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Z Mount DX Lenses

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 while the NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR is a compact telephoto zoom: this lens lets users move from framing portraits to capturing distant action.

 

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.2 Capture 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.
  • 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.

 

From Nikon: 

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.

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. 

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.
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