Nikon Mirrorless Digital Cameras 2019

Nikon entered new territory with their first full-frame mirrorless cameras, the Z6 and Z7.

Both the Nikon Z6 and the Z7 shares the same design, but they differ in some areas, including the megapixel count, the number of focus, and the range of ISO. The Z7 is equipped with a 45.7MP BSI FX-FORMAT SENSOR, while the Z6 is at 24.5MP and also sports the same sensor. You’d also be glad to know that both cameras have a 5-axis in-camera stabilization.

The latter’s ISO can go up to 51,200 while the former is only at 25,600. This clearly means that the Z6 is going to perform really well in low-light. According to Nikon, these cameras are feather light compared with some DSLRs that are out in the market.

They both sport a 3.69 million-dot OLED electronic, 3.2-inch 2.1 million-dot tilting touchscreen, video recording capabilities of 4K/30fps and 1080p/120fps. As for connectivity, they both have WiFi, Bluetooth, USB Type C connector (SuperSpeed USB), and HDMI. Also, both cameras feature Z mount with 55-millimeter mount width and 16mm flange distance.

Nikon Z7 Key Specs:

  • Expeed 6 Image Processor
  • 493-point (on-sensor PDAF)
  • Up to 25,600 ISO
  • 3.69 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder
  • 3.2-inch 2.1 million-dot tilting touchscreen LCD with 170-degree viewing angle
  • 9fps continuous shooting
  • 4K up to 30fps
  • 1080p up to 120fps
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • EN-EL15b rechargeable Li-ion battery

Nikon Z6 Key Specs:

  • Expeed 6 Image Processor
  • 273-point (on-sensor PDAF)
  • Up to 51,200 ISO
  • 3.69 million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder
  • 3.2-inch 2.1 million-dot tilting touchscreen LCD with 170-degree viewing angle
  • 12fps continuous shooting
  • 4K up to 30fps
  • 1080p up to 120fps
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • EN-EL15b rechargeable Li-ion battery

The Z50 is Nikon’s first APS-C (DX) sensor Z series mirrorless camera.

  • 20.7MP BSI-CMOS sensor
  • Twin control dial interface
  • Up to 11 fps shooting with AE/AF, 5 fps with live view
  • 4K video at up to 30p from 1.5x crop of sensor
  • 2.36M-dot OLED viewfinder
  • Rear touchscreen tilts up by 90° or down by 180°
  • Bluetooth-enabled Wi-Fi (via Snapbridge app)
  • Creative Picture Control effects

The Z50 will be available for sale from November 2019.

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Nikon Z50


Nikon in October 2019 introduces the Nikon Z 50, the first Z series DX-format mirrorless camera and the first two NIKKOR Z DX zoom lenses, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR. Offering superb image quality, the all-new Nikon Z 50 captures perfectly focused photos and 4K movies that are rich in detail, depth, and color. Combining the Z 50 with the new NIKKOR Z DX lenses, the new DX mirrorless system will deliver stunning images, from wide-angle to telephoto.


Equipped with a large 20.9 MP DX-format sensor, the Z 50 brings the optical advantages of Nikon mirrorless into a strong, compact DX body. Features inherited from the acclaimed Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 cameras include the wide Nikon Z Mount and the fast, wide Hybrid-AF (autofocus) system. The Z 50 also features a sharp electronic viewfinder, a tilting touchscreen, and the deep grip that makes Nikon mirrorless cameras so comfortable to hold. Intelligent Eye-Detection AF makes the Z 50 great for shooting portraits, and up to 11 fps continuous shooting (with AF/AE) takes care of the action. The Z 50 is fully compatible with Nikon’s FTZ Mount Adapter, which allows F-mount NIKKOR DSLR lenses to be used together with the camera. 1 

Both Z Mount DX lenses are optimised for the superb light-gathering capability of the wide Nikon Z mount. These zoom lenses focus quickly, quietly, and steadily, making them as great for video as they are for stills. The ultra-portable NIKKOR Z DX 16–50mm f/3.5–6.3 VR is a ‘pancake’ zoom that covers wide-angle to portrait views beautifully. The NIKKOR Z DX 50–250mm f/4.5–6.3 VR is a compact telephoto zoom: this lens lets users move from framing unique portraits to capturing distant action with smooth, steady precision.

Robert Harmon, Senior Commercial Planning Manager, Nikon UK, says: “Whether your passion is photography or video, Nikon’s new Z 50 mirrorless system camera offers an exciting blend of creativity and power. Aside from the new NIKKOR Z DX lenses, you get seamless compatibility with all Z mount lenses. And if you have F-mount lenses and accessories in your bag, you can use them too. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Nikon DSLR owner or a first time Nikon user: the Nikon DX mirrorless system gives you plenty of room for growth.”


Nikon Z 50

  • Superb image quality: wide Nikon Z mount, large 20.9 MP DX-format (APS-C) CMOS sensor, and fast EXPEED 6 image processor.
  • All the way sharp: Hybrid-AF (autofocus) system. 209 on-sensor AF points cover approx. 90% of the frame, horizontally and vertically, for superb edge-to-edge sharpness.
  • Brilliant in low light: wide 100–51200 ISO range and low-light autofocus down to -4 EV
  • Intelligent Eye-Detection AF: automatically focuses on a subject’s eyes, whether they’re alone or a face in a crowd.
  • Fast continuous shooting: up to 11 fps with autofocus (AF) and auto exposure (AE).
  • Silent operation: the Nikon Z 50 focuses quietly and has a silent photography mode.
  • 4K movies: users can record 4K/UHD movies at 30p and shoot slow-motion footage in Full HD with no crop-factor limitations. 4K time-lapse sequences can be created in-camera.
  • Smooth EVF: ultra-sharp electronic viewfinder (2360k-dot) can display a natural image, similar to that of a DSLR optical viewfinder. Or images can be displayed as they’ll look with settings applied.
  • Large tilting touchscreen: high-resolution (1040k-dot) LCD monitor with smartphone-style touch controls. Can be tilted up or down for flexibility when shooting video or self-portraits.
  • Creative effects: 20 in-camera effects for photos and video. The intensity can be adjusted when previewing the effect.
  • DX mirrorless body with pop-up flash: easy to carry with a strong magnesium-alloy top and front.
  • Nikon ergonomics: deep grip for comfortable handling, and thoughtfully placed buttons, dials, and touchscreen controls.
  • Simple DSLR-style menu system: instantly familiar to current Nikon DSLR users and easy to master for first-time Nikon users.
  • Fast connections: Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® plus Nikon’s SnapBridge app make it easy to send photos and movies to any device for sharing or storage.
  • A system to love: compatible with the FTZ Mount Adapter and Nikon DSLR accessories, including remote camera controls, DSLR Speedlights, microphones, and more.

 NIKKOR Z DX 16–50mm f/3.5–6.3 VR

  • Ultra-portable wide-angle zoom: fast-focusing lens with wide-angle to normal 16–50mm focal length range (FX- format/35mm equivalent 24–75mm).
  • Minimum focus distance of just 0.2 m: lets users focus sharply on close-up details.
  • In-lens Vibration Reduction: shoot at shutter speeds up to 4.5 stops slower than otherwise possible.2Capture clearer images in low light and record steady video footage even if filming while walking.
  • Silent control ring: for key functions including manual focus, aperture control, and exposure compensation.
  • Lens in your pocket: weighs just 135 grams and is flat as a pancake when retracted.

NIKKOR Z DX 50–250mm f/4.5–6.3 VR

  • Compact telephoto zoom lens: fast-focusing lens with normal to telephoto 50–250mm focal length range (FX- format/35mm equivalent 75–375mm).
  • Minimum focus distance of just 0.5 m: lets users focus sharply on subjects that are closer.
  • In-lens Vibration Reduction: shoot at shutter speeds up to 5 stops slower than otherwise possible.1
  • Silent control ring: for key functions including manual focus, aperture control, and exposure compensation.
  • Travel light: Lens is super compact when retracted and weighs 405 grams.

Approximately 360 F-Mount NIKKOR lenses can be used with your Nikon Z camera. Visit the official Nikon website to find more information about the NIKKOR lens system.

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