Nikon Z50 promotional images leak ahead of official announcement

Oct 9, 2019

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Nikon Z50 promotional images leak ahead of official announcement

Oct 9, 2019

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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It’s not quite official, but almost. Nokishita has posted a couple of Nikon Z50 promotional images to Twitter ahead of an official announcement from Nikon. When images like these leak, an actual announcement is almost certainly within a few days away.

Nokishita leaked a not great Z50 photo earlier along with the new 16-50mm APS-C Z mount lens, although it did show something of the camera’s form, which isn’t all that different from the “Z1” photo which got out several months ago. It looks like I called it on the APS-C Z Mount mirrorless, too (despite the “FX” logo on the body).

It’s said that the Nikon Z50 is to be a mirrorless followup to the popular Nikon D7x00 series cameras. Except, this time, it gets an articulated LCD. Of course, it’s not the practical, useful, functional articulated flippy out LCD of the D5x00 series. Oh no, it’s a flippy down LCD, which you can’t see from the front if your camera’s mounted to a tripod.

Still, if it is a D7x00 series continuation, it will no doubt be a popular camera, especially if it’s at a similar price point. But it may also be a D5x00 series followup instead, with a hopefully even lower price. The D5600 is an older model than the D7500, and many have been wondering if the D5x00 series might see a 4K video upgrade at some point. The Nikon Z50 may be it.

We’ll know for sure tomorrow, but the telltale sign as to which product line it sits in will likely be whether or not it supports High Speed Sync flash. The D7x00 series has always supported it. The D5x00 series never has.

An official announcement is expected at some point tomorrow, but until it actually happens, nothing is confirmed.

[via Nokishita]

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8 responses to “Nikon Z50 promotional images leak ahead of official announcement”

  1. Michael Estwik Avatar
    Michael Estwik

    In what way is a flip-down screen useful? Seriously?

    I am Nikon
    I am Fucked Up

  2. Justin Barr Avatar
    Justin Barr

    Low shots when you don’t want to lay on the ground. High shots over the crowd at a wedding. Sitting in the pew to get the processional coming down the aisle without having to contort your body or jump up and down over and over. I use the one on my Sony A99ii all the time but it pivots as well.

    1. John Aldred Avatar
      John Aldred

      You can do that with a flippy out LCD like they have on the D5x00 series, too. :)

    2. Javier Cardona Avatar
      Javier Cardona

      My first DSLR was the Nikon d5100 then I moved to the d7200 and I couldn’t tell you how much I miss the flippy screen… I remember I could just put my camera on a monopod and rise it to record over crowds.

  3. Randy Gentry Avatar
    Randy Gentry

    Can we get the 70-200mm Z lens first?

    1. Lynchenstein Avatar
      Lynchenstein

      No kidding. C’mon Nikon…!

  4. Serguei Vergounov Avatar
    Serguei Vergounov

    I have Nikon mirrorless since 2005. Nikon CoolPix 8400.

  5. Geoff Louis Avatar
    Geoff Louis

    My low angle shots have become much easier with the flip/angling screens