Tiny has never been
a bigger deal.

Insanely small.
Amazingly bold.

Meet the Z series mirrorless camera for the rest of us. Tough. Insanely small. Dead simple to use. Connected to your phone. Ready to transform you into a pro-caliber creator. Your followers won’t know what hit ’em.

Open your mind.
See the light.
Broaden your
view. Go all the
way & beyond.

A bigger mount.
What a bright idea.

The Z 50 is designed around Nikon’s revolutionary Z mount, the widest lens mount of any comparable camera system. A wider mount means more light, and more light means more of everything good—sharpness, contrast, focusing speed, low light performance and image quality.

Shines in low light.

With the 20.9MP DX CMOS sensor, a robust EXPEED 6 engine and the light-gathering advantages of the wider Z mount, photos and videos shot in low light look clean and professional.

See for your selfie.

Flip down the LCD screen to activate Self Portrait Mode—perfect for taking selfies and for vlogging.

Tell your story. Your way.

With incredible video specs like 4K Ultra HD and time-lapse, in-camera editing, 1080p slow-motion, vertical video and so much more, you’ll love creating and sharing your next show-stopper with the Z 50.

Your i-menu.
Your way.

New inspiration often strikes when you’re in the middle of shooting. The Z 50’s convenient i button gives you a powerful shortcut to adjust camera settings on the fly. The i menu is fully customizable, letting you choose your 12 most frequently used settings and arrange the order for convenience. You can view the i menu items on the LCD monitor or the Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). You can quickly change these while confirming the results in real time—all without taking your eyes off your subject.

Edit videos on the fly.

Shoot a clip, trim it right in the camera, send it to your phone and post it without missing a beat.1

Like two cameras in one.

When shooting video, you often want to use different camera settings than those you need for stills. The Z 50 lets you separately save the most appropriate settings for each shooting mode and then change smoothly between them with the flick of a lever.

Life’s more fun in slow motion.

Turn an ordinary moment into an epic 120 FPS slow motion 1080p Full HD video, great for bending time, speed ramping and more.

Quick and nimble.

Capture 11 frames per second* continuously with full quality or up to a blazing fast 30 FPS with 8-megapixel stills in silent video mode.

*When using a mechanical shutter, in continuous H (extended) release mode and NEF (12-bit RAW) + JPEG image quality.

Never
leave it
behind. Go
Everywhere
together.

Little but fierce.

Slim, sleek, rugged design for every adventure. Z 50’s strong, durable construction and weather-sealing make it tough enough to take just about anywhere. No need to baby this baby.

Super social.

From camera to followers in an instant.

Your smartphone’s new BFF.

Connect to the Z 50 from the SnapBridge app once, and your phone and camera are bonded for life. You can transfer photos manually or set the app to automatically import every shot you take.

Shoot remotely.

When you can’t be behind the camera, pull out your compatible smartphone and use it to control the Z 50. See what the camera sees, change camera settings like aperture and shutter speed, then take the photo or video.

Setup is a snap.

  1. Open the SnapBridge app
  2. Tap Remote Photography
  3. Allow phone to switch to Wi-Fi®
  4. Start capturing photos and videos!

Apps like it too.

Bring your Z 50 shots into your favourite photo and video apps for retouching, adding filters, editing, using in your stories and more—just like you would with your phone pictures.

Not afraid of your pets.

Let’s face it, pets are great at being adorable. But sitting still for pictures? Not so much. Now great portraits of your little buddy are easier than ever with Nikon’s Animal Detection AF, available as part of the Firmware 2.0 upgrade for the Z 50. Just like Eye AF for humans, Animal Detection AF reliably finds focus on a dog or cat’s eye, even in situations that were previously difficult for Auto-Area AF.

See it in action

Eye catching in
so many ways.

When shooting photos, the Z 50’s outstanding autofocus system can lock onto your subject’s eye (humans and animals) and keep focus there, even when they’re in motion, for beautifully focused portraits.

Your vision
multiplied.

Get creative and capture stunning double and even multiple exposure creations with ease using the built-in multiple exposure option.

Oh, what
a viewfinder.

Feast your eyes on The Z 50’s stunning high-resolution Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). It activates when you bring the camera to your eye—showing you exactly how your photos and videos will look. It lets you preview Creative Picture Controls, filters, effects and camera settings in real time.

Silence is
golden.

When you need to be a fly on the wall—capturing intimate moments, candid portraits, wildlife, music and more—turn on Silent Photography Mode and shoot in complete silence.

A touch
of genius.

Swipe through photos and videos, touch to focus, navigate camera menus as easily as using a smartphone with the Z 50’s large high-resolution touchscreen.

Chic ergonomic.

Form and function in complete harmony.

More comfortable viewing

The Electronic Viewfinder is slightly extended for a more comfortable glare-free fit against your eye.

Super smart controls

Extreme attention was paid to the placement of each button and dial for comfortable, efficient handling.

High-end feel

You can feel the quality. Well balanced, deep grip, magnesium alloy construction… sturdy in every way.

Z mount. One size fits all.

Your lens collection can grow with your creative aspirations. The Z 50 works with all the cutting-edge NIKKOR Z lenses and approx. 360 compatible DSLR lenses (with the optional Mount Adapter FTZ).

Go live! With the Z 50.

Great content deserves a great-looking live stream. With the Z 50, you’ll get incredible sharpness, amazing clarity, and flattering depth of field when you use it with compatible webcam software and/or hardware (sold separately) or with the free Nikon Webcam Utility. Discover next-level quality when streaming on social, gaming and web conference platforms.

Choose your kit.

Keep it small.

Choose the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR to get remarkable portability without sacrificing optical performance. Weighing in at approx. 4.8 oz, it is an ideal kit partner for the compact Z 50. Be ready for anything with a lens that reliably covers everything from wide-angle landscapes to portraits with fast, sharp autofocus and up to 4.5 stops2 of image stabilization.

Make it a double.

If you want even more reach for your Z 50, choose the two-lens VR image stabilized kit. These outstanding lenses cover focal lengths ranging from 16 mm to 250 mm without any gap. With an impressively small setup, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm and the DX 50-250mm get you from wide angle to telephoto with ease. What’s more, AF is fast, accurate and quiet, making this kit great for video as well as stills.

SnapBridge

± Wi-Fi Compatibility

This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad® or smart devices running on the Android™ operating system. The Nikon SnapBridge application must be installed on the device before it can be used with this camera.

Using the SnapBridge App

System Requirements:

Android version 5.0 or later
iOS version 11 or later
A device with Bluetooth 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.

Updating to Version 2:

Images downloaded to the smart device with version 1.x will no longer be displayed in the Gallery after you upgrade to version 2, but can be viewed in the “Photos” app provided with the smart device.

Make sure your camera’s firmware is updated to the current version.

Compatible cameras:

Z 9, Z 8, Z f, Z 7II/Z 7, Z6III/Z 6II/Z 6, Z 5, Z fc, Z 50, Z 30, D6, D780, D850, D500

As of SnapBridge version 2.9, Android users of the SnapBridge app will also have compatibility with these cameras:

D750, D7200, D7100, D5500, D5300, D3500, D3400, D3300, Df, J5, P900, AW130, S7000 and S3700

Compatible devices are those capable of acquiring location information and those that support BLE (iPhone® 5S or later, iPad® 5th Generation or later, iPhone X or later).

For compatibility and to download the application, please visit:

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1 Requires the free SnapBridge app downloaded onto a compatible Apple® or Android™-powered smart device.

2 Based on the CIPA Standard. This value is achieved when attached to a DX-format camera with the camera’s VR function set to “NORMAL”, and when zoom is set to the maximum telephoto position.

3 As of 10/10/19.

LCD, Video and Photo Gallery images are for illustrative purposes only.

Tech Specs

  • Effective Pixels

    Effective Pixels

    20.9 million
  • Sensor Size

    Sensor Size

    23.5 mm x 15.7 mm
  • Storage Media

    Storage Media

    SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
  • ISO Sensitivity

    ISO Sensitivity

    ISO 100 - 51,200 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, Can also be set to approx. 1 or 2 EV (ISO 204,800 equivalent) above ISO 51,200; auto ISO sensitivity control available
  • Movie

    Movie

    4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps, 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps, 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps, Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 120 fps, Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 100 fps, Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps, Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps, Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps , Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps, Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps , Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 30 fps x4, Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 25 fps x4, Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 24 fps x5 , Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively, Quality selection available except at sizes of 3,840 x 2,160, 1,920 x 1,080 120p/100p, and 1,920 x 1,080 slow-motion or when U or 6 is selected in q mode, in which case quality is fixed at m (high)
  • Monitor Size

    Monitor Size

    3.2 in. diagonal
  • Monitor Type

    Tilting TFT, Touch-Sensitive LCD
  • Battery / Batteries

    Battery / Batteries

    One EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)

    Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)

    5 in. (126.5 mm) x 3.7 in. (93.5 mm) x 2.4 in. (60 mm)
  • Approx. Weight

    Approx. Weight

    14 oz. (395 g)
  • Type
    Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses
  • Lens Mount
    Nikon Z mount
  • Effective Pixels
    20.9 million
  • Sensor Size
    23.5 mm x 15.7 mm
  • Total Pixels
    21.51 million
  • Dust-Reduction System
    Image Dust Off reference data (requires Capture NX-D)
  • Dust-Off Reference Photo
    Yes
  • Image Area (pixels)
    DX-format
    (L)5,568 x 3,712
    (M)4,176 x 2,784
    (S)2,784 x 1,856
    1:1 (16 x 16)
    (L)3,712 x 3,712
    (M)2,784 x 2,784
    (S)1,856 x 1,856
    1:1 (24 x 24)
    (L)3,712 x 3,712
    (M)2,784 x 2,784
    (S)1,856 x 1,856
    16:9 (36 x 20)
    (L)5,568 x 3,128
    (M)4,176 x 2,344
    (S)2,784 x 1,560
    16:9 (36 x 20)
    (L)5,568 x 3,128
    (M)4,176 x 2,344
    (S)2,784 x 1,560
    Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3,840 x 2,160:
    3,840 x 2,160Photographs taken during movie recording at other frame sizes: 1,920 x 1,080:
    1,920 x 1,080
  • File Format Still Images
    NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit, JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression, NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats
  • Storage Media
    SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
  • Card Slot
    1 slot
  • File System
    DCF 2.0, Exif 2.31, PictBridge
  • Viewfinder
    0.39-in. approx. 2360k-dot (XGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with colour balance and auto and 7-level manual brightness controls
  • Viewfinder Frame Coverage
    Approx.100% horizontal, 100% vertical
  • Viewfinder Magnification
    Approx.1.02x (50 mm lens at infinity, −1.0 m−1)
  • Viewfinder Eyepoint
    20 mm (-1.0 m-1; from center surface of viewfinder eyepiece lens)
  • Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment
    -3 to +3 m−1
  • Eye Sensor
    Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays
  • Depth-of-Field Control
    Yes
  • Lens Compatibility at a Glance***
    Z mount NIKKOR lenses, F mount NIKKOR lenses with mount adapter; restrictions may apply
  • Compatible Lenses
    Z mount NIKKOR lenses, F mount NIKKOR lenses with mount adapter; restrictions may apply
  • Shutter Speed
    1/4000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb, time
  • Fastest Shutter Speed
    1/4000 sec.
  • Slowest Shutter Speed
    30 sec.
  • Flash Sync Speed
    Up to: X=1/200 sec.; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 sec. or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
  • Bulb Shutter Setting
    Yes
  • Shutter Release Modes
    Single frame, Low-speed continuous, High-speed continuous (extended), Self-timer
  • Approx. Frame Advance Rate
    Low-speed continuous: 1-4 fps, High-speed continuous (extended): 5 fps, High-speed continuous (extended): 11 fps
  • Continuous Shooting Options
    Low-speed continuous: 1-4 fps, High-speed continuous (extended): 5 fps, High-speed continuous (extended): 11 fps
  • Top Continuous Shooting Speed at Full Resolution
    11 frames per second
  • Self-Timer
    2, 5, 10, 20 sec.; 1-9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 sec.
    Timer duration electronically controlled
  • Exposure Metering System
    TTL metering using camera image sensor
  • Metering Method
    Matrix metering, Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame; weighting can instead be based on average of entire frame, Spot metering: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point, Highlight-weighted metering
  • Metering Range
    Highlight-weighted metering: -4 to +17 EV, (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
  • Exposure Meter Coupling
    CPU
  • Exposure Modes
    Auto, Programmed auto with flexible program (P), Shutter-priority auto (S), Aperture-priority auto (A), Manual (M), User settings (U1, U2, U3)
  • Scene Modes
    Autumn Colours, Beach / Snow, Blossom, Candlelight, Child, Close-up, Dusk/Dawn, Food, Landscape, Night Landscape, Night Portrait, Party/Indoor, Pet Portrait, Portrait, Sports, Sunset, Special effect modes: night vision; super vivid; pop; photo illustration; toy camera effect; miniature effect; selective colour; silhouette; high key; low key
  • Exposure Compensation
    -5 to +5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in modes P, S, A, M, SCENE and EFFECT modes
  • Exposure Lock
    Luminosity locked at detected value
  • Picture Control
    Auto, Flat, Landscape, Monochrome, Neutral, Portrait, Standard, Standard, Creative Picture Controls (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon), Selected Picture Control can be modified, Storage for custom Picture Controls
  • ISO Sensitivity
    ISO 100 - 51,200 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, Can also be set to approx. 1 or 2 EV (ISO 204,800 equivalent) above ISO 51,200; auto ISO sensitivity control available
  • Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity
    100
  • Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity
    51200
  • Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
    100
  • Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity
    204,800
  • High ISO Noise Reduction
    Yes
  • Active D-Lighting
    Can be selected from:
    Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, Off
  • Single-Point AF Mode
    Yes
  • Dynamic AF Mode
    Yes
  • Auto-Area AF Mode
    Yes
  • Autofocus System
    Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist
  • Detection Range
    -2 to +19 EV (-4 to +19 EV with low-light AF), Detection range (ISO 100, f/2.0 lens, 20 °C/68 °F)
  • Lens Servo
    Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); AF mode auto-switch (AF-A; available only in photo mode); full-time AF (AF-F; available only in movie mode); predictive focus tracking, Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used
  • Focus Point
    209 (single-point AF)
  • AF-Area Mode
    Pinpoint, Single-Point, Dynamic-area AF, Wide-area AF (S), Wide-area AF (L), Auto-area AF
  • Focus Lock
    Yes
  • Focus Modes
    Pinpoint, Single-point, Dynamic-area AF, Wide-area AF (S), Wide-area AF (L), Auto-area AF
  • Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points
    209
  • Vibration Reduction
    Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
  • Autofocus Fine Tune
    Yes
  • X-Sync Speed
    1/200 sec.
  • Top FP High Speed Sync
    Up to:1/4000 sec.
  • Flash Control
    TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash with spot metering
  • Flash Sync Modes
    Fill flash, Rear-curtain sync, Red-eye reduction, Red-eye reduction with slow sync, Slow sync, Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Auto slow sync, Auto slow sync with red-eye reduction, Flash off
  • Flash Compensation
    -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available in P, S, A, M, and SCENE modes
  • Flash-ready Indicator
    Lights when built-in flash or optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output
  • Accessory Shoe
    ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock
  • Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS)
    i-TTL flash control, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, FV lock, Colour Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync
  • X=1/200 sec.; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 sec. or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported
  • White Balance Bracketing
    Yes
  • Live View Shooting
    Photography Live View Mode, Movie Live View Mode
  • Movie Metering
    TTL exposure metering using main image sensor
  • Movie Maximum Recording Time
    29 minutes 59 seconds
  • Movie File Format
    MOV, MP4
  • Movie Video Compression
    H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
  • Movie Audio Recording Format
    Linear PCM, AAC
  • Movie
    4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps, 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps, 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps, Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 120 fps, Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 100 fps, Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps, Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps, Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps , Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps, Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps , Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 30 fps x4, Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 25 fps x4, Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 24 fps x5 , Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively, Quality selection available except at sizes of 3,840 x 2,160, 1,920 x 1,080 120p/100p, and 1,920 x 1,080 slow-motion or when U or 6 is selected in q mode, in which case quality is fixed at m (high)
  • 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD)
    Yes
  • Full HD Movies (1080p)
    Yes
  • Slow Motion Video
    Yes
  • Movie Audio
    Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity can be adjusted
  • Movie ISO
    M: Manual selection (ISO 100 to 25,600 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25,600) available with selectable upper limit, P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25,600) with selectable upper limit AUTO, SCN, EFCT (excluding Night Portrait): Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25,600), Night Portrait: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to Hi 4)
  • Movie Active D-Lighting
    Can be selected from:
    Extra High, High, Normal, Low, Off
  • Movie e-VR
    Yes
  • Movie HDMI Output
    Yes
  • Movie Focus Peaking
    Yes
  • Movie Highlight Display (Zebras)
    Yes
  • Time-Lapse Movie
    Yes
  • AF for Movie
    Yes
  • Monitor Size
    3.2 in. diagonal
  • Monitor Resolution
    1040000 k dots
  • Monitor Type
    Tilting TFT, Touch-Sensitive LCD
  • Monitor Angle of View
    170° viewing angle
  • Monitor Adjustments
    11-level manual brightness controls
  • Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator
    Yes
  • Playback Functions
    Auto Image Rotation, Cropping, Full-frame and Thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images), Highlights, Histogram Display, Location Data Display, Movie Playback , Photo and/or Movie Slide Shows, Photo Information, Picture Rating , Playback with Playback Zoom, Playback Zoom, Slide Shows
  • In-Camera Image Editing
    Distortion Control, D-Lighting, Image Overlay, NEF (RAW) Processing, Perspective Control, Quick Retouch, Red-eye Correction, Resize, Side by Side Comparison, Straighten, Trim, Trim Movie
  • Image Comment
    Yes
  • Interface
    Hi-Speed USB with Micro-B connector; connection to built-in USB port is recommended; Type D HDMI connector; Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported)
  • Wi-Fi Functionality
    Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac, Operating frequency: 2412–2472 MHz (channel 13) and 5180–5700 MHz, Maximum output power (EIRP): 2.4 GHz band: 7.0 dBm 5 GHz band: 12.1 dBm, Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK
  • Smart Device App Connectivity
    SnapBridge
  • Wireless Connectivity
    Yes
  • Bluetooth
    Yes
  • Supported Languages
    English, French, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish
  • Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings
    Yes
  • Webcam Utility Compatible
    Yes
  • Total Custom Settings
    42
  • My Menu
    Yes
  • Recent Settings
    Yes
  • Supported Languages
    English, French, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish
  • Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings
    Yes
  • Battery / Batteries
    One EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery
  • Battery Life (shots per charge)
    300
    Movies:Approx. 75 min. of movie recording
  • AC Adapter
    EH-73P charging AC Adapter
  • Battery Charger
    MH-32 Battery Charger
  • Tripod Socket
    1/4 in. (ISO 1222)
  • Approx. Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth)
    5 in. (126.5 mm) x 3.7 in. (93.5 mm) x 2.4 in. (60 mm)
  • Approx. Weight
    14 oz. (395 g)
  • Operating Environment
    0–40 °C (+32–104 °F) , Less than 85% (no condensation)

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