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Nikon announces Z50 APS-C mirrorless camera, 58mm F/0.95 'Noct' lens!

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Nikon has officially announced the new Z-mount Z50 APS-C that starts at USD 859.95 and the new 58mm F/0.95 'noct' lens for USD 7999.99.
Nikon announces Z50 APS-C mirrorless camera, 58mm F/0.95 'Noct' lens!
Nikon Z50

Nikon announces Z50 and 58mm F/0.95 lens!

Nearly a year after the release of Nikon's full-frame mirrorless Z6 and Z7 cameras, the Japanese company has just announced the new Z50. It is Nikon's latest compact and weighs only at 397 grams with dimensions of 127 x 94 x 60mm. Inside is a 21MP APS-C BSI-CMOS sensor with the Expeed 6 processor. It has an ISO range of 100-51200 that is expanded up to 204800. 

At the back is a 3.2-inch 1.04M dot tilting LCD display. On top of this is the 2.36M dot electronic viewfinder. The camera connects via Bluetooth, WiFi and micro-USB that supports USB charging. Other ports include microphone port and micro-HDMI. 

It uses the EN-EL25 lithium-ion battery that is rated for 320 shots.
NIKKOR Z 58mm F/0.95 'Noct'
NIKKOR Z 58mm F/0.95 'Noct'


Next up is the highly anticipated 58mm F/0.95 Noct 35mm full-frame lens that pays homage to the legendary Noct-NIKKOR 58 F/1.2 that was released in 1977. It features a Maximum aperture of F/0.95 and a minimum aperture of F/16 with its 11 aperture blades. There are 17 elements in 10 groups with 4 ED and 3 aspherical elements. It does not have autofocus and is focused manually.

The new Noct weighs in at 2000 grams with a diameter of 102mm and a length of 153mm. This gives it a filter thread of 82mm. It comes with its own hood and tripod collar.

Price and Availability

Philippine pricing and availability have yet to be announced. Prices below are direct conversion without taxes, duties and shipping.

Nikon Z50 Body only - USD 859.95 or around PHP 44.5K
Nikon Z50 Z DX 16-50mm F/3.5-6.3 VR Kit - USD 999.95 or around PHP 51.7K
Nikkor Z 58mm F/0.95 lens - USD 7999.95 or around PHP 413K

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