Nikon's Z50 packs a smaller APS-C sized image sensor into a small and lightweight body, which makes it excellent for tossing into a backpack and heading out on your travels. Its 20.9-megapixel sensor takes good-looking images, with excellent detail and enough dynamic range in the raw files to pull back highlights or lift shadows.
There's no in-body image stabilization (you'll need to spend more for that) but its 11-frames-per-second burst shooting rate should help you score a sharp image. It shoots 4K video at up to 30 frames per second, and its tilting rear LCD will help get shots at awkward angles.
Nikon offers only three lenses designed for its APS-C DX-format camera, which isn't a wide selection -- although the wide zoom ranges will likely suit beginners well. It does use the same Z-mount for its lenses on Nikon's FX-format cameras like the Z7 II, however, so you can always use those professional-standard lenses on this camera. That said, the higher prices of those lenses will somewhat negate the affordability of the Z50.