If you're in the return period I would return it.I've sold my old gear and am looking for something permanent, durable, and expandable. I have the z50 but I'm not in love with the plastic mounting of the kit zooms.
I've decided to return it and have already ordered the refurbished Z6 with the kit lens ($1,700 and it was refurbed by Nikon). I also have the 50 1.8 Z lens so I think I will be just fine for now..If you're in the return period I would return it.
The Z50 is nice bit of kit. But I really see it as either:
Based on "permanent, durable, and expandable" the Z6 or Z7 are probably better options (though mainly it's the expandable part).
- A small companion to the other Z's / DSLRs
- An alternative to those looking at a D3500/D5600 and would most likely be satisfied with just the two lens + plus a prime or two.
Steven, now I understand why you pick up your sandwiches there...
Yep, small and light, I decided a Z50 is ideal for travel (and when I need silent shutter and other go light situations). I would personally not want it as an only camera though. I just ordered and don't even have it yet though, but for event and other various situations, not sure I would like shooting with such a small camera. Use and time will tell, but I agree, I don't think it would be an "only" camera for me either.I'd completely agree with you. I could not consider a Z50 as an "only" camera. A D500 I could, oddly.
Even more oddly, I could live with only a Fuji X100F.
Those are hardly shot where IBIS should make any difference. IBIS isn't everything, but it does make some shot possible that might not be without it (shutter speeds, angle, etc). It also helps by keeping the image in viewfinder steady. The hard part is not getting lazy when you have it.Stopped by a local restaurant to photograph a last-minute menu addition and two of the staff jumped in front of my Z50 for a quick snap (who could say no?). Z50 with the Z7's 24-70 kit lens... OMG, no IBIS!!