Would it be an improvement to trade it in for the Nikon Z50? The rear camera (or cameras) on an iPhone has all the latest bells and whistles, but how do you use them to capture a selfie or record a video of yourself? It also features nearly 150 wonderful images from past Olympics games. I was liking this camera until I read it had no remote cable port, you have to use a smart phone. Continued.....I love the manual focus ring override. @Razor512The Z50 is using the same sensor and processor (slightly modified for mirrorless) as the D500 which is considered one of the best APS-C ugh ISO cameras on the market...So high ISO is less of an issue than you think.As igorwulff mentioned, the small kit lenses are not only compact, but are the highest quality kit lenses in any kit period (better than the Canon, Sony, Fuji kit lenses). Plus with the terrible ergonomics of the a6400 who could ask for any more. A single UHS-II compatible SD-card slot sits next to the battery. Dang SD card slot is in with the battery - I think I have finally trained myself to take the card out vs the battery! It's only the slimmer kit lens that makes the difference. For those like me Who shoot my seriouys work with a ff camera but Would love to have a smaller and cheaper camera when i go om vacation etc Will need to buy separate lenses but on the other hand it Will be a mount made for smaller sensors so the lenses Will be more compact. @OicheYou're shooting with a Pentax K70 and laughing at a Z50? Let’s see what this newbie Nikon can do to stand against cameras that had much more time to evolve. ), they, as I sadly expected, don't have the lenses I want to support it. Also those Enthusiast/hobbyists have too much already. However, this option is the same price as the Z50 with 85mm DX macro lens, though it is still significantly lighter. I think it's only the EOS R that does that: other manufacturers say that the shutter blades are easier to damage than the sensor cover glass. 'rmocx.RealPlayer G2 Control.1', The best cameras for under $1000 should have good ergonomics and controls, great image quality and be capture high-quality video. A toy for instagram will not be supplied by a high level viewfinder. The Nikon Z50 can also take regular full frame Nikon Z lenses, of course, and also regular Nikon DSLR lenses, via the Nikon FTZ adaptor. It's not trolling if it's true. 'rmocx.RealPlayer G2 Control.1', Maybe it'll be a f/2.8 pancake that's excellent and then I'll sell the M5 and lenses and get it instead for the Z6 and that's it. The screen can be tilted for overhead use, or for use on the ground or on the table or other platform. To work out its position in the lineup, you need to compare this to the launch prices of the existing models. Sporting an especially sleek design, the Nikon Z50 is a DX-format mirrorless digital camera revolving around the versatile Z Mount. Nikon has paired its Z 50 kit with a number of accessories to create an all-in-one set of gear to get up and shooting video and vlogs right out of the box. This combination is great for future compatibility. The adapter will bring full autofocus, aperture control and EXIF data transfer capabilities to Pentax K-mount lenses when used on select Sony E-mount camera systems. I guess you define "missed opportunity" differently from most people. Just got a Z 50 to go along with my Z 6. We take a look at what it offers and how it squares up to its rivals. Fabulous image quality, video is excellent (like I said, not an expert description), and so easy to use. I have seen far nicer/smoother results from Nikon D500 shooters. But, again, the A6400 is ahead of everything in this segment of the market. IMHO 11-22, 22, and 32 were the only decent ones. Wait and see. Thankfully, the tripod screw-mount is placed quite far away from the combined battery/card door, so you can exchange those easily even when the camera is on a tripod. this what I am thinking right now. It's an improvement over the other Z cameras because of the built-in flash. The Thanksgiving break gave us a chance to take the Nikon Z50 on a tour of New Orleans. Leading all cameras. The Z50 is quite frankly the best camera I have ever owned. (+-40$), Meike MK-Z-AF1 AF Auto Focus Macro Metal Extension Tube Adapter Ring(11mm+18mm) for Nikon Z Series Micro Cameras Z6 Z7. They're describing using the touchpad to move the AF points while the camera is held to your eye, as the D5600 allows you to do. But in the end it should be more then just comparing technical specs,. Here are 3 of the 7 steps we uncover in this 21 minute video: ['rmockx.RealPlayer G2 Control', Nikon Z50 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Lens - UK + Guarantee (New) £785.00 + £5.99 P&P . It still looks pretty good against the competition. We don’t yet have the wider lenses for this camera: 16mm on the wider kit lens becomes 35mm with the 2.25x total crop. And yes it is slow, but the sensor can handle high iso and it is a result of making it so compact. You don’t have their product roadmap, production margins, or any inside knowledge but things that look easy to the layman are often not. The grip is solid and large, perhaps the best I’ve tested on a medium-sized mirrorless. Taking out the flash commander is somewhat silly. It’s ideal for landscapes and contrasty scenes. This is called the FTZ adaptor, and it’s included in the Experience Kit. Thats the price of being on the bleeding edge. I like Nikon as a brand. From beginners to professionals, there are many photographers who can benefit from the Z50. As we continue to test Nikon's update of its multimedia full-framer, we've added more of our findings so far on image quality, dynamic range and video quality. Now, as the year winds down, we're highlighting some of our standout products of the year. That's D500 sensor we're talking about. What’s the best camera for around $2000? The ML-L7 bluetooth remote works great. The Z50 sensor has worse low light performance due to the physical changes made to the sensor to allow for a form of phase detect, while not improving SNR over the D7500, on top of that they then go and use a kit lens that has a smaller aperture. Nikon recently launched its Yellow Program, a worry-free initiative that allows photographers to try out their Z50 camera for 30 days. That's amazing low light capability, even at f3.5! Would it be fair to say that this camera is not typical of modern APSC cameras? The 'One Shot' documentary highlights the incredible amount of preparation and work involved in photographers capturing iconic moments in Olympic history. Usable 8k ISO, and I rarely need to flash. It has quite a bit of buttons and even a couple customizable functions. Its battery life is like years, lol. There are so many fine alternatives you can choose from - so why buy a Z50. I'd also get it at Adorama, at Amazon or at Crutchfield. You can shoot photos, start and stop video record, and even has customizable buttons. For slightly more, there are 20mm and 24mm f/1.8 lenses available, which will work well on the Z50 as standard wide primes. The video quality seems pretty decent, though I have not shot yet in 4K. Yes, with your brilliant thinking, apple should stop making computers and smartphones, with android and windows its a crowded field. I dont need two card slots, vertical grips and other "holy grails" of modern camera thrashers. Enter the Ulanzi ST-09, an adjustable mount that allows you to turn an Apple Watch into a live viewfinder on the rear of your iPhone. These capable cameras should be solid and well-built, have both speed and focus for capturing fast action and offer professional-level image quality. You can even start video rec with it. Should this comment go in the Nikon Z forum as it does not talk about the review specifically? I probably will upgrade at some point in the future, and I do love the Fuji cameras for their styling, film simulations, and direct physical controls (I much prefer to turn an aperture ring than go into a menu to change aperture), but the Nikon is easy enough to control one-handed - it is light and all the controls are on the right hand side. It Will be interesting to see and we all know nikon can make great lenses. when Sony gave the opportunity to use old or new lenses from other companies by switching to mirrorless distances by using new adapters, an amazing hype was created around it. Currently, there are two kit lenses on the market for the Z50, the aforementioned 16-50mm and the 50-250mm. Using scripts. We've been shooting with the Z50 for a while and have plenty of real-world shots to show you how the camera performs. It was originally made for P1000 megazoom camera but it's compatible with Z50 as well. Smart phone or a remote button. For it to switch to eye detection, your subject’s face needs to fill roughly half of the frame. Well... yes, I think that's kind of the point. Being a Pentaxian I am just so used to it as they have put IBIS as a standard feature in every single body for such a long time now. i think that 20mp is more than enough. Very impressed by the touch-to-track-AF. "I much prefer to turn an aperture ring than go into a menu to change aperture". We've combed through the options and selected our two favorite cameras in this class. Being last to market with mirrorless cameras, and dead last with a crop frame, We may ask what Nikon brings to the segment (since you have to buy all new lenses, good for Nikon board and shareholders) that is better or even as good as competitors and peers from other brands. Remember, the Nikon D7200 has the best Crop sensor after DXO... but there is no review about the Nikon Z50... After testing the Nikon Z50... the Nikon Z50 can get easier more contrast our of the shadows without noise than the Nikon D7200. That does it - DPR has lost all credibility with me. With the 50-250mm at the long end, it was completely unresponsive at times, not finding focus for over 15 seconds. The lack of IBIS is head-scratching, especially since it's in the Z6 and Z7. But Please try to convince me to get the Z6 as I have only a few days left to return the Z50. The Nikon Z50 is the third of Nikon's Z family of mirrorless system cameras. Nikon walked in year ago with all the trial and error already done. of the Z50 to edit them in Capture One and was a bit "shocked" about the image quality of the 16-50 kit lens.My expectations (which were low) were far exceeded.I actually wanted to buy a Z6 but now I'm not sure if it is worth the much higher price. DPReview TV: Mid-Range APS-C Mirrorless Shootout (Canon M6 Mk II, Sony a6400, Nikon Z50, Fuji X-T30), Best Mid-Range Full Frame Mirrorless: Canon R6, Sony a7 III, Nikon Z6 II, Panasonic S5. 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. Having a diverse choice is such a nightmare isn't it. Like others mentioned, they are class-leading in sharpness and quality! So, adaptability is great, but how about native lens options? Both are perfectly accurate. Excellent product. Pros: Image Quality. I'm want a better sensor/processor, and so am considering the move to the Z-50, but will have to budget some additional dollars (as compared to buying an M-6 Mark ii and an adapter). Being able to use it from the side is useful at the zoo and in tight spaces. Same shape and size, better ergonomics. The Enthusiast/hobbyists already have cameras to the rim. This year, despite the disruption, plenty of amazing cameras, lenses, accessories and other products came through our doors. It is very intuitive and quick. With them trying to push the APS-C line to mirrorless, they need to make a good kit lens, especially for the Z mount where there are no budget friendly lenses outside of a kit lens. The Z50 is a good, but not exceptional, debut for Nikon's Z mount APS-C mirrorless system. You're diving into menus on Z50 to change aperture? That's the benefit of a shared mount, you don't have to wait on APSC lenses. It’s essentially an automatic expose-to-the-right setting. Wordaccording: it seems like a excellent camera z50. But I've been looking on Flickr, and the typical picture from the Z50 is much better than the typical picture from M-6 M2. regards. It struck me that his jpegs look a little noisy, even at base ISO, and the standard zoom lens performance isn't exactly stellar. To me It sounds (other than sports) as good as the D500 with better video. It's a cheap…. 28mm and 40mm pancake prime lenses are also promised until 2021. To slightly confuse matters Nikon calls this ‘DX format’, but the aim is simply build on the success of the Z6 and Z7 by offering its largest 55m Z mount on the relatively tiny body of the Z50. Have money in the bank as well now. I think this Nikon Z50 actually deserves an even better score. The Z50 is compatible with the FTZ mount adapter, allowing it to use F-mount DSLR lenses. still no cable. The Nikon Z50 is shaping up to be a very fine mirrorless camera for travellers, vloggers and anyone looking for a more portable version of their Nikon DX-format DSLR. The Z50 is based on the Nikon Z-mount. Thé winner is a z 50 with Olympus stabilization, Fuji lens line up, anti dust from Olympus, Sony autofocus. All Rights Reserved. You have to get used to turning on after time out and stuff but it's pretty handy. Exactly right. I can carry it all day over the fells without suffering. The Primoplan 75mm F1.9 II is a redesign of the original Primoplan 75mm F1.9 designed in 1936. There is a lot out there, more excellent in one way or another, and without the cost penalty, to get five white letters hanging about your neck. Secondly, I find that even the prime lenses for the Z FF cameras are quite large so I worry about just not bringing the camera with me because of its size and weight. Unlike Sony, the mount is adequately sized. Alongside the camera, Nikon has announced two lenses designed for this sensor size: a 16-50mm F3.5-6.3 collapsible standard zoom and a 50-250mm F4.5-6.3 telephoto zoom - both with built-in image stabilization (which Nikon calls Vibration Reduction). "the camera's biggest drawback is probably that it faces such well-established competition". I realize there is an optional grips available but I am rying to keep things compact and light. The Snapbridge app works better with the Nikon than I found the Fuji app to work with the XT30. This camera is not for me. 'RealVideo.RealVideo(tm) ActiveX Control (32-bit)', Larger sensors give photographer more control on the depth of field and blurry background compared to smaller sensor when shot in same focal length and aperture. The wide Nikon Z mount lets the camera’s large 20.9 MP DX-format sensor capture more light across the frame. Full frame is way too big for video, as everything is out-of-focus and a PITA to edit, and 1" sensor is too small. I recall a magazine for professional photographers stating in their review of the EOS D60 that 6mp was adequate for a full magazine A3 spread. But I have been using it for a little over a week and here are a few impressions I thought I would share. The kid lenses are too bad from the Z50. I am overall impressed but still somewhat undecided. The camera is targeted at people who will be marketed two OIS lenses. With these turned on, the system grabs faces from fairly far away. Ken Rockwell has it and is beta testing it. Nikon Z mount has a capability to take medium format sensor and one day we will see that sensor there. It’s built around Nikon’s Z-mount, a new contender in the mirrorless world. Actually I think they are the direct competitors plus the sony A6400. The images have a special feel at least for me. Some programs use the usb interface, and the Bluetooth ML-L7 can’t be used to trigger. Feel sorry for them. When Nikon thanks to its lens mount design allows you to attach almost all lenses of the world previously produced ... probably no one from the DP does not whisper, write, rather avoid the topic ... why? Otherwise I would have already ordered it. The F-mount 50mm f/1.4G I tested worked just as well on the Z50 as on a friend’s D7200. So that stuff is now gone. Makes more sense. This is a selection of sample images from the Nikon Z50 camera, which were all taken using the 20.9 megapixel Fine JPEG setting. It has a 20.9-megapixel CMOS sensor paired with Nikon’s latest EXPEED 6 image processor. There are cheap knock offs too but I have Nikon remote. I used mainly landscape images at higher F-stops. Another mediocre offering in an already crowded field. The M-6 M2 seems to have some noise issues (same as the 90d due to the same sensor) - I was really waiting for a 7D M iii but that seems to have been cancelled. But there are many other situations where you need a camera smaller than your bulky DSLR, but more versatile than a phone or a compact camera. What? Yes you are absolutely right Deliverator. @Gary, they are compatible with adapters. In this buying guide we’ve rounded up all the current interchangeable lens cameras costing under $1000 and recommended the best. sensor inside Z50 is better then sensors in X-T3, A6400 and M62 at high ISOs, as we can see easy if set ISO 25600 and compare images. The 24mm F3.5, 35mm F2 and 65mm F2 DG DN share similar designs and have weather-sealed metal bodies. That lens is the size of a pancake prime, and sharp throughout its range. The Canon EOS M6 MkII has a 32MP sensor, a great autofocusing system, and decent ergonomics in a tiny body, but has no viewfinder. Atleast they have to give one or two Dx Z primes like 35mm or 50mm which really makes this camera small... its a good start and we knew it wont be class leading but in its first generation nikon did well(check sony, fuji etc on their camera performance intial iteration). Its their first mirrorless aps-c camera that they just released so its no suprise they have focused om making lenses for their ff milcs. Nikon’s latest generation 20-megapixel sensor is just incredible, with a balance of great image quality at both the lowest native ISO of 100, and at much higher ISOs. It has great handling, good shooting speeds and autofocus, nice image quality …