Nikon at present has formally introduced the brand new Z50 APS-C Z-mount mirrorless digicam (B&H/Adorama/Amazon), two DX Z-mount lenses, NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens (B&H/Adorama/Amazon), MB-N10 battery pack (B&H/Adorama/Amazon).
TOKYO – Nikon Company (Nikon) is happy to announce the discharge of the APS-C dimension (Nikon DX-format) Nikon Z 50 mirrorless digicam, in addition to NIKKOR Z DX lenses.
Particulars relating to the NIKKOR Z DX lenses could be discovered within the following press launch, issued at present:
The Z 50 is Nikon’s first DX-format mirrorless digicam. It inherits its design and operability, reliability, and future potentialities as a mirrorless system from the Nikon Z 7 and Nikon Z 6, additional enhancing on these traits and condensing them right into a compact, light-weight, and sturdy physique able to superior rendering capabilities and wealthy energy of expression. It’s geared up with the Z mount, which is appropriate with each the NIKKOR Z DX and NIKKOR Z FX, making certain assist for all NIKKOR Z lenses and permitting customers to get pleasure from nice selection in imaging expression.
The Z 50 has an efficient pixel depend of 20.9 megapixels, and is the primary Nikon DX-format digicam to be geared up with a CMOS sensor that includes focal-plane phase-detection AF pixels. Adoption of this picture sensor, together with the EXPEED 6 image-processing engine, has made a broad vary of ordinary ISO sensitivities — ISO 100-51200*1 — doable for superior picture high quality with little or no noise all through that vary. The digicam can also be geared up with options akin to mid-range sharpening and Artistic Image Management, enabling assist for inventive imaging expression equal to that supplied by the Z 7 and Z 6. When NIKKOR Z lenses are used, the Z 50 demonstrates superior decision and rendering capabilities with each recording of nonetheless photographs, and movies.
It has a 3.2-inch, roughly 1040k-dot tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD monitor that helps contact operation that smartphone customers will discover acquainted. The tilting monitor has a variety of motion that permits recording of nonetheless photographs and movies from quite a lot of angles, and in addition helps selfies. The Z 50 additionally helps recording of 4K UHD films with none crop. Additional, the SnapBridge app can be utilized to switch pictures and movies recorded with the digicam to a wise machine*2, permitting customers to simply share them with others by way of social media.
The Z 50 is a compact and light-weight, high-performance mirrorless digicam that mixes the wealthy energy of expression afforded by nonetheless photographs and movies exhibiting superior picture and film high quality with easy and intuitive operation. It empowers customers trying to specific their very own individuality by means of high-quality photographs. Releasing the Z 50 for all kinds of customers, together with these advancing from smartphone images, will assist Nikon to develop its foothold within the Z mount system mirrorless digicam market.
- *1The utmost sensitivity obtainable with film recording is ISO 25600.
- *2iPhone®, iPad®, iPod contact®, and Android™ gadgets to which the SnapBridge app has been put in can be utilized. The SnapBridge app could be downloaded freed from cost from the App Retailer® and Google Play™. See Nikon’s web site for additional data.
- 1.A compact and light-weight physique with an ergonomic design inherited from the Z 7 and Z 6
Superior rendering efficiency and wealthy energy of expression have been concentrated right into a compact and light-weight physique with the Z 50. Regardless of the compact and light-weight physique, the digicam is simple to function, with a grip that’s shaped for a cushty and safe maintain, and all operational buttons and controls positioned for right-handed operation. The shutter-release button is organized such that the consumer wants merely to increase their index finger for pure operation. Moreover, an much more compact and light-weight system is achieved when the digicam is used with NIKKOR Z DX lenses, that are launched on the similar time.
- 2.Geared up with the EXPEED 6 image-processing engine for imaging traits just like these of the Z 7 and Z 6
The EXPEED 6 image-processing engine works with the Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor to attain the best commonplace sensitivity within the class*1 for still-image taking pictures – ISO 51200.*2 This additionally makes it doable to attain the sharpest and clearest nonetheless photographs and movies with little or no noise, even when recorded at excessive sensitivities, of any Nikon DX-format digicam. The Z 50 can also be geared up with options akin to mid-range sharpening and fast sharp for Image Controls, permitting customers to get pleasure from the identical imaging choices obtainable with the Z 7 and Z 6.
What’s extra, the Z 50 is provided with a complete of 20 Artistic Image Controls that may be freely utilized to attain quite a lot of imaging results, and scene modes that allow seize of lovely pictures, even by novices, by routinely optimizing settings to swimsuit the scene chosen by the consumer. Moreover, the Z 50 can also be geared up with Particular Impact modes that enables customers to supply distinctive photographs with choices akin to Picture illustration and Toy Digital camera Impact. All of those options could be utilized to each nonetheless photographs and movies*3, with their results mirrored within the digicam monitor or EVF show when recording, making it doable for customers to attain photographs simply as they meant.
- *1Amongst interchangeable-lens cameras geared up with an APS-C picture sensor obtainable as of October 10, 2019. Assertion primarily based on Nikon analysis.
- *2The utmost sensitivity obtainable with film recording is ISO 25600.
- *3Some restrictions apply.
- 3.The primary Nikon DX-format digicam to be geared up with a CMOS sensor that includes focal-plane phase-detection AF pixels
The 209*1 focus factors cowl roughly 87% of the imaging space horizontally, and roughly 85% vertically. The hybrid AF system makes use of an algorithm optimized for the DX-format sensor, and focuses by routinely switching between focal-plane phase-detection AF and contrast-detect AF. The Z 50 is provided with eye-detection AF*2, which acknowledges and focuses on an eye fixed of human topics, at the same time as they’re shifting. Eye-detection AF can be used when NIKKOR F lenses are hooked up utilizing the FTZ Mount Adapter (optionally available). Additional, the AF system constructed into the Z 50 makes the digicam capable of focus higher in darker conditions when in comparison with any APS-C dimension or DX-format mirrorless digicam in its class*3. It might probably focus routinely in environment as darkish as -Four EV*4. The autofocus and auto-exposure proceed to perform with high-speed steady taking pictures at roughly 11 fps*5.
- *1With seize of APS-C dimension or DX-format photographs utilizing single-point AF.
- *2With seize of nonetheless photographs by Auto-Space AF(AF-S, AF-C)
- *3Amongst interchangeable-lens mirrorless cameras geared up with an APS-C picture sensor obtainable as of October 10, 2019. Assertion primarily based on Nikon analysis.
- *4f/2.Zero lens, ISO 100, 20°C/68°F, AF-S focus mode.
- *5When the mechanical shutter is used to seize JPEG or 12-bit NEF (RAW) photographs in Steady H (prolonged) launch mode.
- 4.A wealthy number of lenses obtainable with the Z mount system
The Z mount helps each the NIKKOR Z DX and NIKKOR Z FX codecs, so all NIKKOR Z lenses, together with the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.Three VR and NIKKOR Z DX 50-250mm f/4.5-6.Three VR lenses launched on the similar time, in addition to the S-Line lenses which exhibit an excellent optical efficiency, can be utilized with the Z 50.
As well as, the FTZ Mount Adapter will increase the number of lenses that can be utilized with the digicam to incorporate roughly 360 NIKKOR F lenses from AI sort onwards, permitting customers to get pleasure from limitless potentialities for imaging expression.
- 5.Intuitive operation that enables customers to simply specific their intent
The Z 50 is provided with a 3.2-inch, roughly 1040k-dot tilting TFT touch-sensitive LCD monitor that helps contact operation just like that of a smartphone. It additionally gives a brand new perform button for zoom in, zoom out, and assistance on the contact panel. The digital viewfinder (EVF) not solely gives a pure view, but additionally helps the identical operations because the digicam monitor, permitting customers to regulate quite a lot of digicam settings with out taking their eye away from the viewfinder. Particularly noteworthy is the truth that the i button and that i menu, which permit customers to rapidly modify quite a lot of settings with the press of a button with out accessing digicam menus, can be utilized to use or modify settings, the results of that are instantly mirrored within the digicam monitor or EVF. As the results of modifications to Artistic Image Management and Particular Results made by way of the i button and that i menu could be confirmed instantly, customers can simply and instantaneously apply their favourite imaging results for extra inventive expression.
- 6.Geared up with Self-portrait mode
The Z 50 is provided with a tilting monitor that may be adjusted by means of a broad vary of angles, enabling the recording of selfies as nonetheless photographs or movies. When Self-portrait mode is enabled, operational controls and buttons aside from the shutter-release button, together with the multi selector, are locked to stop unintentional misoperation and permit for a agency grip on the digicam.
- 7.Number of movie-recording features that expands potentialities for imaging expression
The Z 50 helps recording of DX-format primarily based full-frame 4K UHD films, permitting customers to get pleasure from high-quality movies with a sharper look. As well as, Artistic Image Controls, which allow extra distinctive imaging expression, could be utilized with film recording to swimsuit the consumer’s preferences or inventive intent. Additional, the digicam is provided with quite a lot of movie-recording features, together with a slow-motion film perform and a time-lapse film perform that generates 4K UHD and Full HD time-lapse films in-camera.
- 8.Help for the SnapBridge app that enables for speedy sharing of pictures and movies by way of SNSs
The Z 50 can also be appropriate with the SnapBridge app, which can be utilized to instantly switch nonetheless photographs and movies recorded with the digicam to a wise machine. This enables for the sharing of high-quality photographs recorded with the Z 50 by way of social media.
- 9.Extra Options
- Nikon’s first DX-format digicam to be geared up with silent images that eliminates shutter launch sound
- When a VR lens is used, Twin Detect Optical VR is enabled to cut back the results of digicam shake generated with taking pictures
- Adoption of magnesium alloy ensures a really robust and sturdy physique
- Geared up with a guide pop-up flash
- Help for the ML-L7 Distant Management (optionally available), which is able to quite a lot of operations, together with zooming, still-image shutter launch, and beginning and stopping film recording, over a Bluetooth® connection to the digicam
Nikon releases the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, a quick, commonplace prime, manual-focus lens for the Nikon Z mount system
October 10, 2019
The top of the S-Line of NIKKOR Z lenses, which exemplifies Nikon’s mission to pursue the last word in optical efficiency
TOKYO – Nikon Company (Nikon) is happy to announce the discharge of the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, a quick, commonplace prime, manual-focus lens for the Nikon Z mount system’s full-frame (Nikon FX-format) mirrorless cameras.
The NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct is positioned on the very high of the S-Line*1, and serves because the image of the superior optical efficiency achieved with NIKKOR Z lenses. It takes benefit of the superior design flexibility made doable by the mixture of the large-diameter (interior diameter of 55 mm) Z mount and 16 mm flange focal distance to appreciate an f/0.95 most aperture, the quickest (brightest)*2 in Nikon historical past. The design intent behind the AI Noct Nikkor 58mm f/1.2*3 commonplace prime lens, which was launched in 1977 and so properly acquired for its skill to breed sharp and clear level photographs, has been carried over to this new Noct lens that pursues excellent optical efficiency and unimaginable rendering efficiency by way of point-image copy traits, decision, and bokeh results, maximizing these traits from its f/0.95 most aperture.
The optics for this lens are constructed of 17 components in 10 teams, for which 4 ED glass components and three aspherical lens components – together with new large-diameter floor aspherical lens components made from high-refractive-index glass supplies molded with nice precision – are employed. These components notice a excessive diploma of correction for varied kinds of aberration, together with distortion and spherical aberration. As well as, Nikon’s unique anti-reflection coatings, ARNEO Coat and Nano Crystal Coat, have been adopted. The mixture of those two coating applied sciences successfully reduces ghost and flare generated by incident gentle for extremely sharp and clear photographs.
- *1The S-Line is a newly designated grade of NIKKOR Z lenses that adhere to a brand new benchmark in optical efficiency, redefining design rules and high quality management.
- *2Amongst interchangeable lenses for Nikon cameras.
- *3A lens named for musical compositions referred to as nocturnes and optimized for nighttime images with a quick most aperture and superior point-image copy traits.
The lens is designed with machined metallic exterior elements and a yellow engraved “Noct” that give the lens a chic look that matches the refined high quality of the engineering. It’s geared up with focus and management rings that rotate easily for operation with a precision really feel, and helps the expert use in all kinds of conditions and situations anticipated of the head of the S-Line.
The NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, which pursues the last word in optical efficiency, permits new types of imaging expression with stills and flicks for individuals who primarily focus on portrait, evening panorama, and starscape images.
The devoted trunk case bearing the Noct emblem provided with the lens can be utilized to retailer not solely the NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct, but additionally accommodates a further storage compartment beneath the trunk’s interior cowl, which is illustrated with a cross-section of the lens. This case has been designed for versatile use that responds to quite a lot of wants.
- The image of the Nikon Z mount system’s optical efficiency with the quickest most aperture (f/0.95) in Nikon historical past
- The extraordinarily shallow depth of subject and enormous and delightful bokeh doable solely with a most aperture of f/0.95
- Excellent decision alongside the focal airplane at any taking pictures distance from close-up to infinity, even at most aperture
- Distinctive spatial expression with very best blur traits because the diploma of bokeh transitions easily and naturally with rising distance from the focal airplane
- Unimaginable point-image copy traits that render level gentle sources as level photographs, making sharp and clear evening landscapes and starscapes doable, even at most aperture
- Adoption of large-diameter floor aspherical lens components made from glass with a excessive refractive index permits highly effective, but extraordinarily exact, aberration correction
- The usage of two of Nikon’s unique anti-reflection coatings, ARNEO Coat and Nano Crystal Coat, successfully suppresses ghost and flare
- Management and focus rings that rotate easily and quietly, and with the right torque, for optimum operability with still-image and film recording
- A handy L-Fn (lens perform) button to which quite a lot of features could be assigned
- Geared up with a lens information panel that can be utilized even in darkish environment to verify data akin to aperture worth, taking pictures distance, and depth of subject with out trying by means of the digicam’s viewfinder
- Designed with consideration given to dust- and drip-resistance, that includes a fluorine coat that successfully repels mud, water droplets, grease, and grime
- An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism permits extraordinarily exact aperture management
- A felt-lined lens hood (provided) successfully reduces reflections off the interior floor of the hood