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Old Sunday 13th October 2019, 12:35   #1
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Nikon Z50

Any thoughts on the new Z50 mirrorless in DX format and how it might compare to my D7200?
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Got mine on order i would say though (hope ime wrong) the D7200 will probably run rings round it for action captures like BIF,i expect to do BIF with it but am allowing for some errors.

Apart from that though ime expecting a very nice light camera,the body is lighter than my Olympus and with the kit lenses it should stay that way.
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I heard that the Z50 is supposed to have zippier focus than the Z6/7, which is great. But personally, I'd wait for someone else to get one and review it. I guess I'm feeling a bit burned by the Z7 AF and don't trust Nikon to get sports AF right anytime soon.

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Jared Polin has a mostly positive Z50 review on pre-production. Main complaint is the flash is underpowered and only usable for stills within a short distance. He found the eye-AF really good for shooting a 2-year old running around a small park.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42uM-HcJPKY
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I heard that the Z50 is supposed to have zippier focus than the Z6/7, which is great. But personally, I'd wait for someone else to get one and review it.
Same here - I'll also wait for the first reviews. I don't expect great AF-C performance though. Not yet. However, if it's at least a bit better than the Z6 it would be good enough for me.

What I really, really dislike about the camera is that it uses yet another type of battery ... And with a camera like the Z50 I'd always carry at least one spare. Just in case.

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Same here - I'll also wait for the first reviews. I don't expect great AF-C performance though. Not yet. However, if it's at least a bit better than the Z6 it would be good enough for me.

What I really, really dislike about the camera is that it uses yet another type of battery ... And with a camera like the Z50 I'd always carry at least one spare. Just in case.

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I heard that the new battery does not give you a good % readout, it's missing a chip or something. EN-EL15s are in all my other gear so I'd really like to stick with one battery.

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It looks like a decent camera but my main concern is that it seems to be aimed at 'Instagrammers' and other social media users.
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Will let you know as soon as my LCS gets mine
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Got mine yesterday and its rained ever since, took some shots of things while sheltering under the balcony.
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