Tiny has never been
a bigger deal.
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 wont know what hit em.
Open your mind.
See the light.
view. Go all the
way & beyond.
A bigger mount.
What a bright idea.
The Z 50 is designed around Nikons 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 goodsharpness, 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 Modeperfect 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 and so much more, you’ll love creating and sharing your next show-stopper with the Z 50.
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 timeall 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.
Lifes 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.
Little but fierce.
Slim, sleek, rugged design for every adventure. Z 50s strong, durable construction and weather-sealing make it tough enough to take just about anywhere. No need to baby this baby.
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 50s outstanding autofocus system can lock onto your subjects eye (humans and animals) and keep focus there, even when theyre in motion, for beautifully focused portraits.
filters & effects.
Get creative with unique mood-setting filters and effects. The Z 50 includes 20 high quality Creative Picture Controls and 10 Special Effects, all of which can be previewed in real-time and applied to both photos and videos.
Get creative and capture stunning double and even multiple exposure creations with ease using the built-in multiple exposure option.
Feast your eyes on The Z 50s stunning high-resolution Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). It activates when you bring the camera to your eyeshowing you exactly how your photos and videos will look. It lets you preview Creative Picture Controls, filters, effects and camera settings in real time.
When you need to be a fly on the wallcapturing intimate moments, candid portraits, wildlife, music and moreturn on Silent Photography Mode and shoot in complete silence.
Swipe through photos and videos, touch to focus, navigate camera menus as easily as using a smartphone with the Z 50s large high-resolution touchscreen.
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.
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.
Try it all. Do it all.
The Z 50 Creators Kit has everything you need to step up your video creations in one amazingly convenient bundle.3Learn more
Customize your Z 50 to match your one-of-a-kind style with one of four newly designed camera bags.Shop Travel Kits
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± Wi-Fi Compatibility
This camera’s built-in Wi-Fi® capability can only be used with a compatible iPhone®, iPad®, and/or iPod touch® 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
Android 6.0, 6.0.1 or later, 7.0 or later, 8.0 or later, 9.0 or later, 10
iOS 11, iOS 11.4, iOS 12.4
A device with Bluetooth® 4.0 or later (i.e., a device that supports Bluetooth Smart Ready/Low Energy) is required.
Updating to Version 2.8
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.
Z 9, Z 7II, Z 7, Z 6II, Z 6, Z 5, Z fc, Z 50, Z 30
D6, D850, D780, D500, D7500, D5600, D3500, D3400
COOLPIX W150, A1000, A900, A300, B700, B600, B500, P950, P1000, W100, W300
As of Version 2.9, Android users of SnapBridge will also have compatibility with these cameras: D750, D7200, D7100, D5500, D5300, D3300, Df, J5, P900, AW130, S7000 and S3700.
Compatible devices are those capable of acquiring location information and those that support BLE (iPhone® 5S and later, iPad® 5th Generation and later, iPhone X or later).
There is no guarantee this app will run on all devices.
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.
From camera to followers in an instant.
Your smartphones 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.
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.
Apps like it too.
Bring your Z 50 shots into your favorite photo and video apps for retouching, adding filters, editing, using in your stories and morejust like you would with your phone pictures.