Tested: March 2020
- Type: Mirrorless
- Dimensions: 12.65 x 9.35 x 6cm
- Weight: 450g
- Resolution: 20.9MP
- Battery life: 300 shots
- Screen: 3.2in LCD touchscreen
Available from: amazon.co.uk
What is it?
The Nikon Z50 is a mirrorless camera with a tilting touch-screen and an electronic view-finder. The lens kit includes a lens for wide-angle and portrait shots, as well as a telephoto lens. It’s more affordable than Nikon’s other mirrorless options – the Z6 and Z7 – and you can shoot video in 4k. It has Bluetooth and wi-fi built-in and there are 16 automated scene modes for those who aren’t comfortable using manual.
GHI expert verdict
The quality of the photos taken by this camera is impressive. It’s small enough to carry around and there’s a grip to keep your hand steady when taking shots. Overall, it’s a good option for all skill levels.
Whether its still life or landscapes, this camera takes stunning photos in natural light and close-up. It excelled at taking detailed portraits during testing, meanwhile, the telephoto lens is great for outdoor shots (it’s also available with just the 16-50 kit lens for £989). It’s fast to start up, and you can wirelessly transfer your shots onto other devices. We also like the 300 shot battery life and the 4k video, which offers bright colours and sharp images.
It’s not as good at taking photos in low light as it is in other lighting conditions, and there’s no digital zoom or internal storage. On test, the video also lacked stability and the audio came out sounding quite muffled.
- Ease of use: 4/5
- Design: 5/5
- Instructions: 4/5
- Performance: 4/5
How we test
We have a thorough review process for instant cameras. We look at how quick they are to turn on and prepare a print, how well images fare in different lighting conditions (low-light, natural light and close-up), how well they take photos of people and how easy they are to use.
All product information provided by the manufacturer is correct at time of publication.