Nikon Z50 vs Leica S3 Comparison



Let’s compare the Nikon Z50 vs Leica S3.

Our comparison table below covers all the important specifications of each camera. In this side-by-side review, we will be comparing Nikon Z50 and Leica S3. While Nikon Z50 has APS-C sensor, Leica S3 has Medium format sensor and 20.9 has a 20.9 MP and Leica S3 has a 64.0 MP resolution.

  Nikon Z50 Leica S3
  Nikon Z50 Front Leica S3 Front
Sensor and Camera Features
Brand Nikon Leica
Megapixels 20.9 64.0
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Sensor Format APS-C Medium format
SLR Type Mirrorless Dslr
Crop Factor 1.5x 0.8x
AA Filter None None
Image Resolution 5568 x 3712 (20.7 MP, 3:2) 9800 x 6530 (64.0 MP, 3:2)
Body Image Stabilization No No
Native ISO Min 100 - Max 51200 Min 100 - Max 50000
Full ISO Settings Auto, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to 204,800 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12500, 25000, 50000
Startup Time
AF System and Shooting
Auto Focus Type Hybrid Phase/Contrast Detect AF with 209 PDAF points; Pinpoint, Single-Point, Dynamic-area AF, Wide-area AF (S/L), Auto-area AF; Face and Eye-detect AF Phase-detect TTL with central cross-hair sensor: Choice of AFs (single) = Sharpness priority, AFc (continuous) = Shutter release priority, MF (manual), Manual override of automatic setting possible at any time; Contrast detect AF during live view at any point in image
Continuous Shooting Speed / Burst Mode Auto, ISO 100 - 51200, expandable to 204,800 Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12500, 25000, 50000
Shutter Speed Range 1/4000 - 30 sec 1/4000 - 125 sec
Bulb Mode Yes Yes
JPEG Buffer Size Unlimited
AW Buffer Size 6
Screen/viewfinder
LCD 3.2 3.0
LCD Resolution 1,036,800 dots (345,600 px) 921,600 dots
Touchscreen Yes No
Articulating Screen Yes No
Tilt Swivel Screen No No
Selfie Screen Yes No
Top Deck Display No Yes
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Viewfinder EVF / LCD Optical / LCD
Viewfinder Type EVF: 2.36M-dot XGA OLED, 100% coverage, 1.02x magnification, 20mm eyepoint, -3 to +3 diopter, eye sensor High eyepoint pentaprism viewfinder, 98% coverage, 0.87x magnification, -3 to +1 diopter correction, interchangeable focusing screen, ground glass screen with microprism ring and split image (standard)
Focus Peaking Yes Yes
Video Features
Video Resolution 3840x2160 (30p/​25p/​24p) 4096x2160 (24p)
Video File Format MOV, MP4 (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC; Audio: Stereo Linear PCM, AAC) MOV (motion JPEG)
Memory Card Type SD / SDHC / SDXC CF1 / SD / SDHC / SDXC
Dual Card Slot No Yes
SD UHS Support Dual SD + CF (UDMA7)
Microphone Jack Yes Yes
Headphone Jack No Yes
Flash and Internal Connections
Built-in Flash Yes No
Max Flash Sync Speed 1/200 1/125 or 1/1000 depending on lens (shutter type)
Internal connections Micro (Type-D) HDMI, Micro-B USB 2.0, 3.5mm Stereo Microphone Jack (plug-in power supported) Mini HDMI Type C, X-sync, 7-pin LEMO socket for remote accessories, contact strip for multi-function hand grip, audio in (3.5 mm jack) and audio out (3.5 mm jack) with audio adapter S (supplied with the camera)
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi Yes Yes
NFC No No
Bluetooth Yes No
Built-In GPS No Yes
USB Type USB 2.0 High Speed,Bluetooth,WiFi USB 3.0 Super Speed,WiFi
Physical
Battery Life (CIPA) 280 shots
Battery Types Lithium-ion rechargeable Lithium-ion rechargeable
Weight 18.8 oz (533 g) includes batteries, kit lens 44.4 oz (1,260 g) includes batteries
Size 5.0 x 3.7 x 2.4 in. (127 x 94 x 60 mm) 6.3 x 4.7 x 3.1 in. (160 x 120 x 80 mm)
Price
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Release Date 2019-11-15 2020-03-06