Nikon Z50 vs Z6 – Check Which One Is Best & Why?


Nikon Z6 was released in Aug 2018 & Z50 was released in Oct 2019. Both Cameras are Amazing with some similarities & differences, but if you are looking for the best one with better photo & video quality, I would recommend the Nikon Z6 rather than Z50.

Why do I recommend Nikon Z6?

  • Nikon Z6 has 25 megapixels Full frame Camera sensor, whereas Z50 has 21 megapixels APS-C sensor. A better megapixel camera helps to capture images and videos in higher Resolution with more details.
  • The Maximum sensor resolution of Z6 is ( 6048 x 4024) whereas Z50 is 5568 x 3712, which means Z6 can provide you with better-resolution Images and videos with more Details.
  • It has 2100k dots higher resolution screen that helps to display more detailed visual information than the Z50. Nikon Z50 has 1040k dots screen resolution.
  • Its continuous shooting speed is 12 fps, Which means it can take up to 12 pictures in a second, whereas the Nikon Z50 can take up to 11. To do that, you just need to press & hold the shutter button. This feature gives you more options to select the best shoot from 12 of them.
  • The Z6 has a Sensor-shift Image Stabilizer, which helps to reduce image blurring to get a perfect shoot, but Nikon Z50 Doesn’t have this.
  • The battery power of the Nikon Z6 is Good. It can shoot 330 pictures on a single charge, whereas Nikon Z50 can shoot only 320.
  • Nikon Z6  contains 273  focus points, which helps to focus on 273 objects at the same time, whereas the Nikon Z50 has 209 focus points.
  • The shutter speed of the Nikon Z6 is 1/8000, which helps to capture super-fast moving objects without getting blurred, Like racing cars or bikes. Nikon Z50 shutter speed is 1/4000.
  • Anti Flicker feature is available on Nikon Z6 that helps to reduce uneven color and exposure under flickering light, but the Nikon Z50 Doesn’t have it.
  • It has a focus bracketing option, which allows you to take several images with different points of focus. Z50 doesn’t allow you to do that.

Maybe the Nikon Z50 price can make you comfortable because it’s little bit cheaper than the Nikon Z6. But you have to compromise all the above-mentioned features. Now the choice is yours. I hope it was helpful to get the right one.


Side-by-side comparison

Specification Nikon Z6 Nikon Z50
Editor’s Rating 4.8 Out of 5 4.6 Out of 5
Sensor Size Full frame APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 35.9 x 23.9 mm 23.5 x 15.7 mm
Sensor Area 858.01mm2 368.95mm2
Sensor Megapixels 25 megapixels 21 megapixels
Max Sensor  Resolution 6048 x 4024 5568 x 3712
Max Boosted Light Sensitivity 50-204800 ISO 0-204800 ISO
Number of Focus Points 273 209
Display Resolution 2,100k dots 1,040k dots
Viewfinder Resolution 3,690k dots 2,360k dots
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8x 0.68x
Max Mechanical Shutter 1/8000s 1/4000s
Continuous Shooting 12.0 fps 11.0 fps
Built-in Image Stabilization Sensor-shift Digital only
Built-in Flash  No Yes
Top lcd Yes No
Focus Bracketing Yes No
Anti flicker Yes No
Flash Range no built-in flash 7.00 m (at ISO 100)
Max Flash Sync 1/200s n/a
Headphone Port  Yes No
Sensor Pixel Area 35.25µm2 17.85µm2
Weight 675g 397g
Dimensions 134 x 101 x 68mm 127 x 94 x 60mm
Battery Life 330 shots 320 shots
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Cons Of Both DSLR

Nikon Z6 Nikon Z50
  • It doesn’t have any Built-in Flash. You need to have an external flash
  • It’s a little bit heavier than the Nikon Z50.
  • It takes time to transfer data by Bluetooth.
  • Lower Sensor resolution than the Nikon Z6.
  • Slower shutter speed.
  • Top LCD not Available
  • Headphone port is not available
  • Lower Iso Range.
  • Lower Continuous Shooting speed.
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Common things that both DSLR can do…

  • Nikon Z6 & Z50 have Face Detection Focus that locks on the face and tracks the subject while they are moving. It’s very helpful while you are making vlogs or any other kind of Videos.
  • The light sensitivity of the Nikon Z6 & Z50 is 100-51200 ISO & expandable to 50- 51000 ISO, both can offer same quality photo in low and tough light.
  • Nikon Z6 & Z50 have a Live view() option. This option allows you to shoot while viewing a real-time image.
  • Both contain a microphone port where you can attach a microphone & shoot video with crystal clear sound quality.
  • Nikon Z6 & Z50 can record high-resolution 4k video. Both can record beautiful 3840×2160 realistic videos with every single detail.
  • Both have a touchscreen display that helps to focus or zoom on any specific object by tapping on the screen.
  • Nikon Z6 & Z50 have a tilting touchscreen display that you can rotate to shoot at different angles, which is helpful while taking selfies or making vlog videos & you can focus or zoom on any specific object by tapping on the screen. 
  • Eye-detecting AF available in both devices, which locks on the eye & tracks the subject while they are moving. It’s very helpful while making vlogs or any  Videos.
  • AE Bracketing is available in Nikon Z6 & Z50, which helps to shoot equally in tough lighting conditions or shadow areas.
  • If you want to do a live streaming or live concert, you can do it with both DSLRs, just connect the camera to wifi and it’s ready to go.
  • The Z6 & Z50 have a timelapse recording feature for creative shooting.
  • Nikon Z6 & Z50 can record (3840 x 2160) Video at 60 FPS, which helps to record fast-moving objects without getting blurred.
  • You can remotely control the Nikon Z6 & Z50 from your phone to shoot or view.
  • Both have an environment-sealed feature that lets you capture photos in harsh weather.

If you are okay with the above-explained feature, then you can get any one of these, but if you are looking for advanced features and the best one Between Nikon Z6 & Z50, you must pick the Nikon Z6.

Common Features

Specification Nikon Z6 Nikon Z50
Body Type SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Max Native Light sensitivity 100-51,200 ISO 100-51,200 ISO
RAW Support  Yes Yes
AF Touch Yes Yes
AF Continuous Yes Yes
AF Single Yes Yes
AF Tracking Yes Yes
AF Selective Yes Yes
AF Center Yes Yes
AF Multi Area Yes Yes
AF Live View Yes Yes
AF Face Detection Yes Yes
Eye Tracking Focus Yes Yes
AF Contrast Detection Yes Yes
AF Phase Detection Yes Yes
Manual Focus Yes Yes
Lens Mount Nikon Z Nikon Z
Number of Available Lenses 46 46
Display Type Tilting Tilting
Display Size 3.20″ 3.20″
Touch Screen Yes Yes
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Shutter Priority Yes Yes
Aperture Priority Yes Yes
Manual Exposure Mode Yes Yes
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
External Flash Yes Yes
Multi-Segment Metering Yes Yes
Average Metering Yes Yes
Spot Metering Yes Yes
Center Weighted Metering Yes Yes
AE Bracketing Yes Yes
WB Bracketing Yes Yes
Max Video Resolution 3840 x 2160 3840 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Built-In
Webcam Function Yes Yes
Smartphone Remote Yes Yes
HDMI Yes Yes
Environmental Sealing Yes Yes
Timelapse Recording Yes Yes
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1. Does Nikon Z6 have an app? Can I transfer files through this? 

Yes, Nikon Z6 supports the app. Hence, this app lets you share your captured files with your smartphone. 

2. Does the Nikon Z6 include an FTZ adapter?

This camera doesn’t include an FTZ adapter. You have to buy this separately. 

3. Does Nikon Z50 crop 4K?

Nikon Z50 can shoot at 11 FPS, and it can also capture high-quality 4K videos with no cropping.

4. Is Z50 a full-frame camera?

The Nikon Z50 is Nikon’s finest APS-C crop sensor mirrorless camera. So, Yes, it is a full-frame DSLR.

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