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Nikon Z50

Nikon Z50
alaScore 95

34 reviews

May, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Nikon Z50. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. People really like the durability and portability. The image quality and usability also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the design. There are some negative comments about the lens and screen.

price, usability, image quality, portability, durability

screen, lens

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Nikon Z50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Hillary K. Grigonis (

Nikon Z 50 Review: The Instagrammer’s mirrorless camera


Can Nikon bring its DSLR prowess to a crop sensor mirrorless camera? The Nikon Z 50 is the company's smallest DX camera yet, and its first APS-C mirrorless. Sporting a 20-megapixel APS-C sensor and in-camera editing features, it's a camera for a new...

Weather-sealed, ergonomic design ; Excellent image quality ; 11 fps burst speed ; Wireless video transfers

Dec, 2019

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Nikon Z50 review: A great handling camera with a mediocre sensor


The Z50 is a good debut for Nikon's Z mount APS-C mirrorless system. Unfortunately, it's entering a very competitive market and faces some strong competition, particularly Fujifilm's X-T30. While it handles great, the Z50 trails rivals in autofocus,...

Great handling ; compact size ; Good EVF ; Sharp 4K video ; Decent performance and autofocus

Lowest resolution in its category ; Single UHS-I card ; Limited lens choices

If this camera had come out even a year ago, it would have been near the top of my list. However, even though I love the Z50's handling and form factor, it's in second place or lower in every other category. The A6400 has better autofocus, the X-T30...

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Nikon Z 50 Review


Light and compact. ; Big, crisp EVF. ; Speedy response. ; 11fps continuous drive. ; Strong 4K video quality. ; Built-in flash. ; Compatible with Nikon SLR lenses via adapter.

Few native lenses. ; Subject tracking not as good as competitors. ; Touch features could be more robust. ; Lowest resolution in class. ; Selfie screen design is a little awkward.

The Nikon Z 50 is a good mirrorless camera with a lot of appeal to photographers already invested in the system, but isn't quite as capable as its rivals.

Feb, 2020

Expert review by : Richard Butler , Carey Rose (

Nikon Z50 review


We've been testing the Nikon Z50 extensively and found a lot to like about it. However, the camera's biggest drawback is probably that it faces such well-established competition.

The Z50 is a really impressive addition to the mid-price camera sector. It brings a lot of

Dec, 2019

Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (

Nikon Z50 Review


Nikon have introduced their first APS-C, cropped-sensor mirrorless camera with the launch of the Z50, accompanied by two kit zoom lenses. Can the Z50 take on the likes of the well established Sony A6000-series and Canon EOS-M range, not to mention...

Dec, 2019

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Nikon Z50 Review


Last year, Nikon reinvented its mirrorless camera strategy from the ground up with the launch of two full-frame cameras sharing a brand-new lens mount, the Nikon Z6 and Z7. Some 14 months later, the company is now expanding that line in a new and more...

Expert review by : Louise Carey Adam Waring (

Nikon Z50 review


Nikon Z50 is the mirrorless camera for the masses, sporting an APS-C sensor and ‘influencer' friendly credentials

Compact size and handling ; 4K video ; 11fps continuous shooting ; Super-slim 'pancake' kit lens

Single UHS I SD card slot ; 300-shot battery life ; Awkward flip-under selfie screen

The Nikon Z50 is not just a scaled down version of the Nikon Z6 and Z7. Nikon has done a remarkable job of giving such a small camera such a solid one-handed grip, but quite apart from the size of the camera, we were impressed by the 16-50mm pancake...

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Lasse Svendsen (

Review: Nikon Z50 | Nikon For Ambitious Beginners Nikon Z50


Nikon shows why not everyone needs a professional camera with the successful Nikon Z50.

Very good picture and video quality (4K), complete ergonomics, compact and light, fast autofocus and good shooting pace.

Lacks image stabilizer, imprecise tracking focus, multiple touch focus, moderate brightness on the kit zoom.

The Nikon Z50 is a much better camera than Nikon’s previous SLRs in this class. It is also among the best at most in this class, because the camera combines superb usability, with fast autofocus, high shooting rate and very good picture and video...

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Pavni-Jain (indiatoday)

Nikon Z50 Review: Mirrorless for DX shooters


After the full-frame Z7 and the Z6, which are well-received, Nikon has now launched the Z50 mirrorless camera. This one uses a crop APS-C sensor and is aimed at more mainstream users.

Compact ; Image quality ; Easy to use

Lens choice ; No USB-C port

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Chris Monlux (

Nikon Z50 hands-on review: Big lens mount but short on features - Videomaker


The Nikon Z50 is an APS-C sensor mirrorless camera, it has a great AF system and has good performance for the money. The Nikon Z50 is an APS-C sensor mirrorless camera, it has a great AF system and has good performance for the money.

Jun, 2020