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Z 50 DX-format Mirrorless Camera Body w/ NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
|Model Name||Z50 Mirrorless Digital Camera w/ NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR|
|Type of product||Mirrorless|
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- Compact, lightweight and durably constructed mirrorless camera
- First DX-format mirrorless camera to use a large 55mm lens mount, offering advantages in high image quality and lowlight performance.
- 20.9 MP sensor with robust 4K UHD video features
- Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for simple pairing to a smartphone.
- "Selfie" flip down touch LCD screen, great for self-portraits and vlogging.
- Compatible with NIKKOR Z lenses.
- Also compatible with F Mount NIKKOR Lenses using FTZ Mount Adapter (sold separately).
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From the manufacturer
Tiny has never been a bigger deal.
Insanely small. Tough. 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.
A bigger mount. What a bright idea.
Revolutionary Z mount
Using the widest lens mount of any comparable camera system, the Z 50 captures more light, meaning more of everything good—sharpness, contrast, focus speed, low light performance and image quality.
From camera to your followers in a snap.
Easily transfer photos and videos to your phone via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and the Nikon SnapBridge app for your Apple or Android-powered phone. Even use your phone as a remote monitor to see what Z 50 sees, adjust camera settings, take pictures and record video.
The 16-50mm VR Lens kit pairs the small but mighty Z 50 with the smallest Nikon DX lens Ever, The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR. The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR Lens offers a versatile zoom range of 16-50mm, with vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization Built-into the lens; and quiet operation, making it ideal for video as well as still images. Storage Media: SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards
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Many of you will want to know which is best..
Let me talk about them briefly.
The Canon M6V2 is a more evolved camera series as its now many incarnations into the series. The M6V2, is the Flagship now, as it is taking the place of the M5.
Its a nice Camera. Its worth the money. Photos are excellent. The feel of the camera is excellent. The build quality, the AF, the EVF, are all excellent. The screen is very good. Its also a smaller and more compact camera then the Nikon Z50.
I find the photos, as compared to the Nikon, are nearly identical, with the Canon's offering slightly more resolution if you pixel peep. This is the effect of a 30+ Resolution sensor, vs, a 20+.
The only thing i dont like about the Canon M6V2, is that you can't manually adjust the sharpness of the images. You can't do this inside the camera. It will allow you to adjust the saturation, contrast, etc, but you can't adjust the sharpness.
The Nikon Z50 is a fast fun experience. The Jpeg IQ is awesome. The same style of tilting screen is slightly larger then the Canon's. The EVF is excellent. The Kit lens is very sharp. The body of the Nikon Z50 is metal but does not feel expensive. The Nikon has a wonderful front grip. Auto focus is sure and fast. Low Light shooting is very good.
The battery door is horrible. No Spring. The card slot is a bit frustrating to try to use when removing the card.
You CAN adjust the Sharpness of the photos inside the camera.
The photo i posted taken with the Nikon is "P" and pretty much Auto, with +1 Sharpness and +1 Contrast.
The Nikon when set to "center point" focus, captures the entire frame as well as the focal point, better then the Canon.
The Nikon does not allow you to change the focus point using the screen, while you look through the EVF.
Both of these excellent cameras are fine shooters with world class IQ and color rendition, and do not disappoint.
Photography is one of my favorite hobbies and I’ve been using Nikon equipment for about the last 7 years. I shoot wildlife using a D500 and the Tamron 150-600 G2 lens, and a recently purchased the Nikon Z6 for landscape and architectural photos. It replaced my trusty D750, which was my first Nikon camera. I was, and still am, happy with both the D500 and the Z6.
My problem has always been what camera system and lenses to take when I’m traveling on vacation, or for casual use. In the past I’ve tried using the small 1 inch sensor-based cameras like the Sony RX100, or Panasonic compacts, but I was always unsatisfied with IQ from these cameras. Now, finally, Nikon has introduced a camera system, the Z50, that is perfect for travel and for casual use. I purchased the two lens package for about $1200, which I now consider a steal! Here are my impressions after using the Z50 for about a week:
1. The ergonomics of the Z50 is fantastic. The weight, the position of the controls, the menu system, and the grip makes this camera a joy to use. If you enjoy the ergonomic and controls of the Nikon cameras in general, you will LOVE shooting with the Z50.
2. The two kit lenses are sharp. Amazingly sharp. I don’t know how Nikon was able to do it but they managed to create two inexpensive, lightweight lenses for the Z50 that can compete with some F mount lenses that are 2 or 3 times the cost and the weight. I’ve attached some recent photos of Mallards that I took as JPEG images (I normally shoot RAW). Images had minimal processing in LR, but were significantly cropped because the 50-250 zoom lens can only go so far! Even with the cropping the images look great, and most are comparable to what I’ve previously taken using my D500 with the Tamron 150-600 lens. Amazing.
3. The image stabilization in both kit lenses (16-50 and 50-250) are significantly better that other F mount lenses that I own. Is it because of the larger Z mount? Not sure, but the result is that I can easily take sharp handheld photos at 1/8 sec with the 16-50 pancake lens, and I can get sharp handheld photos with the 50-250 telephoto at less than1/60 sec. This allows me to shoot at much lower iso values, which might be part of the reason that the photos look so good compared with those from my D500.
4. The videos obtained from the Z50 are comparable to what I get from the Z6. Excellent! Please be aware, however, that if you use any lenses other than the Z mount lenses on this camera, you will pick up noise on your videos from the focusing mechanisms in these other lenses. I tried it and I don’t like it. I don’t consider this to be a negative, however, because the two kit lenses are more than adequate for any videos that I plan to make using the camera.
There seem to be a lot of misconceptions out there concerning the Z50. The Z50 was not meant to be a “pro” camera, and it was not meant to take the place of Pro DSLRs like the D500, or Nikon’s Z6/Z7 series cameras. I also believe that it doesn’t make much sense to use most of the existing F mount lenses with this camera body, even though one can do so using the FTZ adapter. The Z50’s advantage is the extremely low weight of the camera and kit lenses, and adding heavy lenses would change the user experience for the worse. The joy of the using the Z50 is, in large part, due to the lightweight body and lenses.
I also noted that some reviewers consider the lack of IBIS to be a reason not to buy the Z50. Well, this might be an issue if the two kit lenses had poor image stabilization, but the image stabilization in these lenses happens to be fantastic.. I tested my Z6, which has IBIS, versus the Z50, and I get comparable image stabilization from both cameras. I can shoot handheld down to 1/8 sec with both cameras, using Z lenses up to 50 mm, so the lack of IBIS in the Z50 is irrelevant to me.
In summary, there is a LOT TO LIKE about the Z50 and the two kit lenses. If you’re like me and want to stay with the Nikon line because you love Nikon’s ergonomics, controls, and menus, but have always been looking for a lightweight, low cost Nikon camera system (mirrorless, of course) for travel and casual use, that has excellent IQ and is also great for videos, the Z50 is a FANTASTIC choice!
Also, if you are new to cameras (high quality cameras) and have mostly been using your phones or compact cameras, but want to get into photography in a bigger way because you really want higher quality photos, then the Z50 and the 2 kit lenses just may be the right system for you. Canon and Sony also have comparable “intro” level APS-C cameras similar to the Nikon Z50, and choosing either the Canon or Sony lines might also work for you. My recommendation, however, is the Nikon Z50.