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Nikon Z 50 quick hands on! Solid entry to Z system!

Nikon Z 50 quick hands on! Solid entry to Z system!

by Aiphos HooNovember 20, 2019
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During the launch of the Nikon Z 50, we got our hands on the Nikon Z 50 along with its 2 companion lenses, the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR, and the NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR. Here’s our experience during our short time with the Nikon Z 50.

The Nikon Z 50

The Nikon Z 50 does tout the signature Nikon ergonomics, with the grip providing a firm hold of the camera. It also weighs less then 500 g, making it rather easy to hold on to.

Nikon Z 50

Unlike the Nikon Z 7 or Z 6, this camera here does not have an LCD display on top of the camera. Instead, you get the mode dial and an adjustment wheel on the top plate.

Flip down display

Interestingly, the display here flips 180-degrees downwards. Usually you will find cameras with displays that flip up or to the side, but oddly enough Nikon decide to go with a flip down position.

Nikon Z 50 + NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR
focus ring is place at the back of the distant ring

The lens also touts a rather a rather odd design choice, the focus ring is placed behind the zoom ring, as in its closer to the camera than the zoom ring. It was quite confusing at the beginning, especially if you had used other more conventional designs, but after awhile we did get used to it.

Below are some of the samples we took with both of the lens, the image quality is definitely remarkable.

NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR

NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.3 VR


The Nikon Z 50 is a very interesting camera. It’s pretty compact yet has a lot to offer, especially with its position as the most affordable entry point to the Nikon Z system. As it has just been launched, we look forward to be given the opportunity to properly review it!

The camera is currently available in 3 packages. For the body only, it costs RM4098. Throw in the 16-50 kit lens at RM4598, and finally the twin lens kit with the 16-50 and 50-250 lenses will set you back RM5398. The product is now available in retail and online purchases. For full spec of the Nikon Z 50, check out the official link here!

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