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Nikon Z50 vs Nikon Z6 vs Nikon Z7 – Comparison

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Here is the specs comparison of the Nikon Z50 vs Nikon Z6 Vs Nikon Z7 mirrorless cameras. The new Z50 has an APS-C sensor rather than a full-frame chip, but it looks like a ‘mini Z6’ that hobbyists and DSLR upgraders have been looking for.

The Z50 is Nikon’s third Z-series mirrorless camera – and the first one ever with a smaller DX-size sensor. The other two in Nikon’s lineup, the Z6 and Z7, started shipping around this time last year. Price range for Nikon mirrorless system varies as Body only, the Z50 sells for $860, while the Z6 is $1800 and the Z7 is $2800.

The Nikon Z50 is an APS-C mirrorless camera which uses the same Z-mount as the already released Nikon Z6 and Z7 full-frame mirrorless cameras. Check out the Nikon Z50 vs Nikon Z6 Vs Nikon Z7 comparison.

Nikon Z50 at a glance

  • Nikon’s first DX-Format mirrorless camera
  • Like a smaller, APS-C version of its full-frame Nikon Z6 and Z7
  • Sits alongside Nikon’s D7500 and D500 DSLRs in its ‘enthusiast’ range
  • Has a 20.88-megapixel sensor and 11fps burst shooting
  • Compatible with Z Series lenses, as well as F-Mount Lenses via the FTZ adaptor
  • Available to pre-order now for $856.95 body only. Check availability at (B&H/Adorama/Amazon)
  • Shipping starts from 7 November

Nikon Z50 vs Z6 Vs Z7 positioning

Nikon camera levels positioning shows that the Z50 is considered to be on par with D7500 and D500. (via Ephotozine):

Nikon Z50 vs Nikon Z6 Vs Nikon Z7  Comparison Table

Nikon Z50 Nikon Z6 Nikon Z7
Image Sensor
Pixels 20.88Mp (Megapixels) 24.5Mp (Megapixels) 45.7Mp (Megapixels)
Pixels (W) 5568 6048 8256
Pixels (H) 3712 4024 5504
Sensor Type CMOS Back-lit CMOS (B.S.I.) Back-lit CMOS (B.S.I.)
Sensor Size APS-C Full-frame Full-frame
Sensor Size (width) 23.5mm 35.9mm 35.9mm
Sensor Size (height) 15.7mm 23.9mm 23.9mm
Aspect Ratio
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 4:5
  • 3:2
  • 16:9
  • 1:1
  • 4:5
LCD Monitor
LCD Monitor 3.2in 3.2in 3.2in
Screen resolution 1040K dots 2100K dots 2100K dot
Touch Screen Yes Yes Yes
Focusing
Focusing modes
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Touch AF
  • Eye Detection
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
  • Autofocus
  • Manual
  • Spot
  • Face Detection
  • AF Tracking
  • Multi
  • Centre
Exposure Control
Shutter speeds shortest 1/4000sec 1/8000sec 1/8000sec
Shutter speeds longest 30sec 30sec 30sec
Bulb mode Yes Yes Yes
Exp modes
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Scene modes
  • Program Variable
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Program Variable
  • Program
  • Aperture-Priority
  • Shutter-Priority
  • Manual
  • Program Variable
Metering
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre Spot
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre Spot
  • Centre-weighted – Average
  • Multi Pattern
  • Spot
  • Centre Spot
ISO sensitivity 100 – 204800 50 – 204800 32 – 102400
White balance
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
  • Auto
  • Manual
  • Bracket
  • Outdoors/Daylight
  • Cloudy
  • Incandescent
  • Fluorescent
  • Shade
  • Flash
Exposure Comp +/-5 +/-5 +/-5
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution 2.36m dots 3.6m 3.6m
Shooting Options
Continuous shooting 11fps 12fps 9fps
Video
Movie mode Yes Yes Yes
Video Resolution
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 4K
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 4K
  • 1920×1080 FullHD
  • 4K
Video FPS 4K UHD 30, 25, 24fps, FullHD 120fps 4K 30fps, FullHD 120fps 4K 30fps, FullHD 120fps
Stereo Sound Yes Yes Yes
Optical Zoom with Video Yes Yes Yes
Other Features
Image Stabilisation No Yes Yes
Interface
HDMI Yes Yes Yes
USB USB 2 USB-C USB-C
Wi-Fi Yes Yes Yes
Storage
Card Type
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
  • XQD
  • XQD
File Type
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
  • RAW
  • JPG
  • RAW + JPG
Power Source
Battery Type EN-EL25 EN-EL15B EN-EL15B
Battery Life (CIPA rating) 300shots 310shots 330shots
Box Contents
Box Contents No Data No Data No Data
Dimensions
Weight 450g 675g 675g
Width 126.5mm 134mm 134mm
Height 93.5mm 100.5mm 100.5mm
Depth 60mm 67.5mm 67.5mm

(via Ephotozine):

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