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The best Nikon Z50 deals in October 2021

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Looking for the best Nikon Z50 deals available right now? Then you're in the right place, as we have all the up-to-date prices to help you find yourself a bargain.

The Nikon Z50 is the third of Nikon's Z family of mirrorless system cameras. But unlike the Nikon Z5, Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7, the Z50 does not have a full-frame image sensor – instead it uses a smaller APS-C CMOS sensor - similar to that found in Nikon's DX-format DSLRs.

The smaller sensor means that you get a smaller and affordable camera – but one that can use the large-aperture Z mount lenses used by its older, more expensive brothers. But it can also use some smaller lenses to create a highly portable package - such as the Nikkor Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and Nikkor Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR that come in with the attractively-priced twin-lens kit version of the Z50. The camera can also be used with older-generation Nikon F-mount lenses via the optional Nikon FTZ adaptor.

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The best Nikon Z 50 deals

Nikon's first APS-C mirrorless camera is winner

Type: Mirrorless | Sensor: APS-C CMOS | Megapixels: 20.9MP | Monitor: 3.2-inch tilting, 1.04m dots | Continuous shooting speed: 11fps | Viewfinder: EVF, 2.36m dots | Max video resolution: 4K UHD at 30p | User level: Beginner/enthusiast

Good value from the start
Compact body and kit lens
4K video and 11fps shooting
No in-body stabilization

The Nikon Z50 is small, but it has been deliberately designed so that it is still easily to hold, and to use like a true enthusiast camera. There is a decent-sized grip, for instance, meaning that you can hold it firmly in your right hand without the feeling that you might drop it. And there is a high-quality 2.36 million electronic  viewfinder - so you can use the camera at eye-level and see what you are shooting (and have shot) at eye-level in all lighting conditions. This is coupled with a 3-inch tilting LCD screen, that can be used to take low-angle shots, or even shots from above your head. Crucially for vloggers (and selfie lovers) the screen can be tilted to face forwards - so you can keep yourself in shot as you record.

The stills side of the camera delivers 20 megapixel images - and can shoot these at up to 11 frames per second. There is no built-in stabilization - but as many of the lenses available have Vibration Reduction this is not a major issue. There is however electronic stabilization provided when shooting video, which can be recorded at an impressive 4K resolution without any cropping issues.

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When comparing the prices for the Nikon Z50 you need to weigh up the relative merits of the different lens options available. You can find the camera available in 'body only' form - or with an FTZ mount adaptor, so that you can use you Nikon SLR lenses with the Z-mount camera. However, the best-priced options are usually those with either one or two of the Nikon Z DX zooms specifically made for the Z50; although the most expensive option, the twin-lens kit is a particularly good deal if you want an all-in-one starter system. If you are into shooting video, also consider the attractively priced Z50 vlogger kit.

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• Nikon Z lens roadmap: everything we know
The best Nikon Z lenses
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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 11 Pro.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.