DPReview Published Nikon Z50 Review (85% Overall Score)

DPReview completed their full in-depth review for the Nikon Z50 mirrorless camera, and the new Nikon Z50 achieved an impressive 85% overall score and Silver Award from the experts at DPReview.

Nikon Z50 Key Features:

  • 20.9MP DX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 6 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K and Full HD Video Recording
  • 2.36m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • 209-Point Hybrid Autofocus
  • Native ISO 100–51,200
  • Eye Detection Autofocus
  • Flip-Under LCD
  • Organic EL Electronic Viewfinder
  • 11 FPS Full Resoution Stills
  • 120 FPS Slow Motion Video

What we like:

  • Very good image quality
  • Excellent dynamic range
  • Good video quality
  • Comfortable, well-placed controls
  • Plenty of customization
  • Rapid stills/video switching
  • USB charging
  • Fairly simple Wi-Fi image transfer
  • Many functions have good explanatory text if you press the ‘?’ button

What we don’t like:

  • AF Tracking will occasionally drift off the intended subject
  • Autofocus features seem poorly integrated and slower to operate
  • Lens availability / reliance on adapted lenses may be limiting
  • Middling battery life
  • No touchpad control of AF point with camera to your eye
  • Lack of in-body stabilization may be limiting, especially for video

Conclusion from DPReview:

The Z50 is a capable and comfortable camera to use, for a wide range of photography. The autofocus system is a little more awkward than it needs to be, but generally it’s a hugely competitive camera. If the lenses you want to use exist, it should be on your list of cameras to consider.

Nikon Z50 body: $856.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Nikon Z50 with 16-50mm Lens: $996.95 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

$150 off on Nikon Z50 with 16-50mm and 50-250mm Lenses: $1,196.95 at AmazonB&H,Adorama.