Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR SL Lens
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Short and sweet.
Go big with the smallest Z lens.
The smallest DX format lens ever, now with a special edition silver finish to compliment the classic look of the Z fc. So light, you’ll want to carry it everywhere. So stable, you can rely on it for steady videos and webcam streaming and sharp street photography. This is your all-around lens for everyday shooting.
Take it wherever you go.
So small and light, yet it does so much. Go wide for landscapes, interiors and selfies or zoomed in for portraits and close range shots. When it’s on your shoulder or in your bag, it retracts for protection.
VR keeps it steady.
Built-in VR image stabilization counteracts hand-held camera shake for steadier videos and sharper photos. It also lets you shoot stills at slower shutter speeds without causing motion blur.
Your video side-kick.
The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR covers all the angles—wide establishing shots, medium shots, and close-ups. It’s lightweight design is great for shooting handheld with VR or on a gimble. A high-speed stepping motor powers compatible cameras’ full-time Eye Detection AF in video. The wide-angle zoom is ideal for vlogging, streaming and when using your Z camera as a webcam.
Fast, silent focus.
The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR uses a blazing fast, nearly silent stepping motor for autofocusing, and it performs brilliantly with Z series' Eye Detection AF to keep focus right where you want it.
Extra-low Dispersion (ED) and Aspherical glass elements reduce color defects for sharper, clearer images with outstanding contrast.
Assign it. Control it.
Assign your favorite function to the control ring—aperture/iris control, ISO adjustments, exposure compensation or manual focus.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) GlassAn optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
Aspherical LensA lens with a curved, non-spherical surface. Used to reduce aberrations and enable a more compact lens size. Aspherical lenses minimize coma and other types of lens aberrations, even when used at the widest aperture. They are particularly useful in correcting distortion in wide-angle lenses and help contribute to a lighter, more compact design by reducing the number of standard (spherical) elements necessary. Aspherical lens elements correct these distortions by continuously changing the refractive index from the center of the lens.
Electromagnetic Diaphragm MechanismAn electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting.
IF LensA NIKKOR lens in which only the internal lens group shifts during focusing. Thus, IF NIKKORS do not change in size during AF operation, allowing for compact, lightweight lenses capable of closer focusing distances. These lenses will be designated with the abbreviation IF on the lens barrel.
Stepping MotorNIKKOR Z lenses use a stepping motor for fast, accurate, smooth, quiet autofocus with reduced wobbling. This quiet drive system makes the lenses ideal for use when shooting video.
Vibration ReductionA Nikon in-lens technology that improves image stability by automatically compensating for camera shake. Lenses that offer VR will feature the abbreviation VR on the lens barrel.
Super Integrated CoatingNikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
Type SKU ZFC091XA Type Digital camera with support for interchangeable lenses Lens Mount Nikon Z mount Picture Angle n/a Image Sensor Sensor Size 15.7 mm x 23.5 mm Image Sensor Type CMOS Total Pixels 21.51 million Dust-Reduction System Image Dust Off reference data (NX Studio software required) Image Area (pixels) DX-format (L) 5,568 x 3,712 (M) 4,176 x 2,784 (S) 2,784 x 1,856 1:1 (16 x 16) (L) 3,712 x 3,712 (M) 2,784 x 2,784 (S) 1,856 x 1,856 16:9 (24 x 24) (L) 5,568 x 3,128 (M) 4,176 x 2,344 (S) 2,784 x 1,560 Photographs taken during movie recording at a frame size of 3,840 x 2,160: 3,840 x 2,160 Photographs taken during movie recording at other frame sizes: 1,920 x 1,080: 1,920 x 1,080 Effective Pixels (Megapixels) 20.9 million Image Sensor Format DX File System File Format Still Images NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1:4), normal (approx. 1:8), or basic (approx. 1:16) compression NEF (RAW) + JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats Picture Control Auto Flat Landscape Monochrome Neutral Portrait Standard Vivid Creative Picture Controls: (Dream, Morning, Pop, Sunday, Somber, Dramatic, Silence, Bleached, Melancholic, Pure, Denim, Toy, Sepia, Blue, Red, Pink, Charcoal, Graphite, Binary, Carbon) Selected Picture Control can be modified Storage for custom Picture Controls File System DCF 2.0 Exif 2.31 Storage Media SD (Secure Digital) and UHS-I compliant SDHC and SDXC memory cards Card Slot Single Slot Viewfinder Viewfinder 1.0-cm/0.39-in. approx. 2360k-dot (XGA) OLED electronic viewfinder with color balance and auto and 7-level manual brightness controls Eye Sensor Automatically switches between monitor and viewfinder displays Compatible Lenses Z mount NIKKOR lenses F mount NIKKOR lenses (mount adapter required; restrictions may apply) Depth-of-Field Control Yes Reflex Mirror n/a Viewfinder Diopter Adjustment -3 to +3 m−1 Viewfinder Eyepoint 19.5 mm (-1.0 m(*1); from back end of viewfinder eyepiece lens) Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 1.02x (50 mm lens at infinity, −1.0 m−1) Viewfinder Frame Coverage Approx. 100% horizontal and 100% vertical Focusing Screen n/a Shutter Shutter Type Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal-plane mechanical shutter; electronic front-curtain shutter; electronic shutter Frame Advance Rate Up to 11 fps Continuous L: Approx. 1 to 4 fps Continuous H: Approx. 5 fps Continuous H (extended): Approx. 11 fps * Maximum frame advance rate as measured by in-house tests. Shutter Release Modes S (single frame), CL (continuous low speed), CH (continuous high speed), Continuous H (extended), Self-timer Flash Sync Speed X=1/200 sec.; synchronizes with shutter at 1/200 sec. or slower; Auto FP High-Speed sync supported Self-timer 2 s, 5 s, 10 s, 20 s; 1 to 9 exposures at intervals of 0.5, 1, 2, or 3 s Slowest Shutter Speed 900 sec. Fastest Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec. Exposure Exposure Metering TTL metering using camera image sensor Exposure Modes Auto, P: programmed auto with flexible program, S: shutter-priority auto, A: aperture-priority auto, M: manual Exposure Lock Luminosity locked at detected value Exposure Compensation –3 to +3 EV (–5 to +5 EV when the exposure compensation dial is set to [c]), Increment: 1/3 step. Available in modes P, S, A, M Exposure Meter Coupling CPU Metering Range –4 to +17 EV * Figures are for ISO 100 and f/2.0 lens at 20 °C/68 °F Metering Method Matrix metering Center-weighted metering: Weight of 75% given to 8 mm circle in center of frame; weighting can instead be based on average of entire frame Spot metering: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point Highlight-weighted metering Mirror Lock Up n/a Sensitivity ISO Sensitivity ISO 100 - 51,200 in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV Can also be set to approx. 1 or 2 EV (ISO 204,800 equivalent) above ISO 51,200; auto ISO sensitivity control available Single-Point AF Mode Yes Active D-Lighting Can be selected from: Auto Extra High High Normal Low Off Highest Expanded ISO Sensitivity 204800 Lowest Expanded ISO Sensitivity 100 Highest Standard ISO Sensitivity 51200 Lowest Standard ISO Sensitivity 100 Focus / Autofocus Focus Point 209 (single-point AF) Top FP High Speed Sync Up to: 1/4000 sec. X-Sync Speed 1/200th sec. Built-in Flash Distance n/a Focus Modes Pinpoint Single-point Dynamic-area AF Wide-area AF (S) Wide-area AF (L) Auto-area AF Pinpoint and Dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only AF-Area Mode Pinpoint Single-Point Dynamic-area AF Wide-area AF (S) Wide-area AF (L) Wide-area AF (L-people) Wide-area AF (L-animals) Auto-area AF Auto-area AF (people) Auto-area AF (animals) Pinpoint and Dynamic-area AF available in photo mode only Lens Servo Autofocus (AF): Single-servo AF (AF-S); continuous-servo AF (AF-C); AF mode auto-switch (AF-A; available only in photo mode); full-time AF (AF-F; available only in movie mode); predictive focus tracking Manual focus (M): Electronic rangefinder can be used VR (Vibration Reduction) Image Stabilization Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs) Detection Range -4.5 to +19 EV (without low-light AF: -3 to +19 EV) Measured in photo mode at ISO 100 and a temperature of 20 °C/68 °F using single-servo AF (AF-S) and a lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8 Autofocus System Hybrid phase-detection/contrast AF with AF assist Builtin Flash Zcamera n/a Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points 209 Features Animal Eye AF, 4K UHD, WiFi, Bluetooth Flash Flash Compensation -3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV available Flash-ready Indicator Lights when optional flash unit is fully charged; flashes as underexposure warning after flash is fired at full output Accessory Shoe ISO 518 hot-shoe with sync and data contacts and safety lock Flash Control TTL: i-TTL flash control; i-TTL balanced fill-flash for digital SLR is used with matrix, center-weighted, and highlight-weighted metering, standard i-TTL fill-flash for digital SLR with spot metering Flash Sync Modes Front-curtain sync Rear-curtain sync Red-eye reduction Red-eye reduction with slow sync Slow sync Flash off Nikon Creative Lighting System (CLS) i-TTL flash control, radio-controlled Advanced Wireless Lighting, optical Advanced Wireless Lighting, modeling illumination, FV lock, Color Information Communication, Auto FP High-Speed Sync, unified flash control Flash Sync Terminal n/a White Balance Live View Scene Auto Selector n/a Live View Shooting Photography Live View Mode Movie Live View Mode Movie Movie 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 30 fps 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 25 fps 4K UHD 3,840x2,160 / 24 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 120 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 100 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 60 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 50 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 30 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 25 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 / 24 fps Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 30 fps x4 Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 25 fps x4 Full HD 1,920x1,080 slow-mo / 24 fps x5 Actual frame rates for 120p, 100p, 60p, 50p, 30p, 25p, and 24p are 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, and 23.976 fps respectively Quality selection available at all sizes except 3,840 x 2,160, 1,920 x 1,080 120p/100p, and 1,920 x 1,080 slow-mo, when quality is fixed at high Movie Metering TTL exposure metering using main image sensor Time-Lapse Movie Yes Movie HDMI Output Yes Movie Log Gamma Output n/a Time Code Yes Movie Active D-Lighting Can be selected from: Auto, Extra High, High, Normal, Low, or Off Movie ISO Exposure Index) M: Manual selection (ISO 100–25600; step size of 1/3 EV); auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600) available with selectable upper limit P, S, A: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600) with selectable upper limit AUTO: Auto ISO sensitivity control (ISO 100 to 25600) Movie Audio Built-in stereo or external microphone with attenuator option; sensitivity adjustable Movie Audio Recording Format Linear PCM (for videos recorded in MOV format), AAC (for videos recorded in MP4 format) Movie Video Compression H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding Movie File Format MOV, MP4 Movie Maximum Recording Time 29 minutes 59 seconds Movie Frame size (pixels) and frame rate n/a AF for Movie Yes Monitor Monitor Size 3.0 in. diagonal Monitor Resolution 1040 dots Monitor Type Vari-angle TFT touch-sensitive LCD with 170° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and color balance and 11-level manual brightness controls Monitor Angle of View 170° viewing angle Monitor Adjustments Color balance 11-level manual brightness controls Playback Voice Memo Function n/a In-Camera Image Editing NEF (RAW) Processing Trim / Crop Image Resizing D-Lighting Red Eye Correction Straighten Distortion Control Perspective Control Monochrome Playback Functions Auto Image Rotation Full-frame and thumbnail (4, 9, or 72 images or calendar) Highlights Histogram Display Location Data Display Movie Playback Photo and/or Movie Slide Shows Photo Information Picture Rating Playback with Playback Zoom Playback Zoom Cropping Interface Interface USB: Type C USB connector (SuperSpeed USB); connection to built-in USB port is recommended HDMI: Type D HDMI connector Audio Input: Stereo mini-pin jack (3.5 mm diameter; plug-in power supported) Wi-Fi Functionality Standards: IEEE 802.11b/g/n/a/ac Operating frequency: 2412–2472 MHz (channel 13) and 5180–5700 MHz Maximum output power (EIRP): 2.4 GHz band: 7.0 dBm 5 GHz band: 12.1 dBm Authentication: Open system, WPA2-PSK GPS no Menus Supported Languages English French Portuguese (Brazil) Spanish The languages available vary with the country or region in which the camera was originally purchased. Date, Time and Daylight Savings Time Settings Yes World Time Setting Yes Power Battery / Batteries One EN-EL25 rechargeable Li-ion battery Battery Life (shots per charge) 300 shots (CIPA) Movies: Approx. 75 min. of movie recording AC Adapter EH-7P charging AC adapter (available separately) Battery Charger MH-32 Battery Charger Miscellaneous Weight (g) (body only)*1 380g Length x height x width (mm) (body only)* 5.3 in. (134.5 mm) x 3.7 in. (93.5 mm) x 1.8 in. (43.5 mm) Tripod Socket 1/4 in. (ISO 1222) Animal Eye AF Yes 4K UHD Yes WiFi Yes Bluetooth Yes