Nikon NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR SL Lens

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Short and sweet.

Product photo of the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR - Silver lens

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.
Model dressed colorfully and her reflection, taken with the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR - Silver

The quality you expect.

The NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR is a high-resolution lens that brings out the best in Z cameras. It’s sharp across the entire frame. It captures true-to-life colors and details you can almost touch. And it has a subtle background blur that draws attention to your subject.
photo of a model in the forest, taken with the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR - Silver lens

photo of a cityscape at night, taken with the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR - Silver lens

photo of a model holding a Z fc and NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR - Silver lens

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.
low light shot of an old European style city, taken with the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR - Silver lens

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.
Collage of photos of a woman walking on a skyway, a person with cake and a person holding a Z fc and NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR - Silver lens

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.
NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR - Silver photo of two dogs in high grass

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.
NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR - Silver photo of a person in silhouette walking up stairs in B&W

Striking contrast.

Extra-low Dispersion (ED) and Aspherical glass elements reduce color defects for sharper, clearer images with outstanding contrast.
close up of the lens barrel of the NIKKOR Z DX 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR - Silver lens

Assign it. Control it.

Assign your favorite function to the control ring—aperture/iris control, ISO adjustments, exposure compensation or manual focus.

Technology

  • ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass

    ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass

    An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
  • Aspherical Lens

    Aspherical Lens

    A 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 Mechanism

    Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism

    An electromagnetic diaphragm mechanism in the lens barrel provides highly accurate electronic diaphragm or aperture blade control when using auto exposure during continuous shooting.
  • IF Lens

    IF Lens

    A 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 Motor

    Stepping Motor

    NIKKOR 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 Reduction

    Vibration Reduction

    A 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 Coating

    Super Integrated Coating

    Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.

    Specifications

    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

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