The Z50 Is Nikon’s More Affordable and Compact Mirrorless Camera

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After launching the Z6 and Z7 last year, the next thing people wanted to know is how Nikon planned to expand its new family of mirrorless cameras so that more people could buy them. Because while the Z6 and Z7 are great cameras, they’cost around $2,000 and $3,400 respectively, which isn’t really what you’d call affordable. The Z50 is here to answer that question.

In contrast to Canon’s approach to creating the more affordable but still full-frame EOS-RP mirroless camera, Nikon opted to go with the same scheme it’s used with its DSLR cameras. Instead of a full-frame sensor, the has Z50 a 20.9-MP DX sensor (which is more commonly called APS-C outside of Nikon land).