Nikon Z 50 specifications, images, lenses and more: Nikon's new camera revealed!

Nikon Z 50
(Image credit: Nikon)

Nikon has launched its new Z 50, an APS-C mirrorless camera designed to reach “new audiences” at an affordable and “comfortable” price point, and it looks set to give the enthusiast sector of the camera market a big boost.

Nikon mirrorless cameras are available already, but the Z 6 and Z 7 are more expensive full frame models aimed at an expert/professional audience. The Z 50 is a much more affordable model and uses a smaller 20-megapixel APS-C sensor, and is more in line with its mid range hobbyist DSLRs like the Nikon D7500 and D500. Already the Z 50 looks poised to become one of the best Nikon cameras for amateur photographers and vloggers.

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at