Nikon D50 Review and Price Comparison

Nikon D50 Digital Camera Price Comparison - April 24, 2017
Nikon D50 Digital Camera
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Nikon D50 Digital Camera Front
Nikon D50 Digital Camera Back
Sample Photo taken with a Nikon D50 by antifuse
Nikon D50 Digital Image Sample

Basic description of the Nikon D50 Digital Camera

Key Features (Nikon discontinued production in 2006)

  • 6.1 megapixel sensor
  • compatible with AF and DX Nikkor lenses
  • 2.0-inch LCD display
  • 2.5 frames per second burst mode, up to 137 images
  • 7.5 x 7.1 x 5.8 inches in size
  • 1.6 pounds

The entry level Nikon D50 digital SLR camera is designed to make it easy to capture quality photographs instantly. Nikon’s patented digital and photographic performance combined with optical performance via Nikkor’s interchangeable lenses ensure exceptional digital SLR photography for everyone.

Nikon’s Digital vari program modes simplify picture taking and allow the photographer to concentrate on other aspects of a great photo. Seven icons on the exposure mode dial help optimize complex settings to produce consistently remarkable results. Full manual exposure control also makes it possible to expand your photographic horizons by varying your techniques.

The D50 features a 6.1 megapixel Nikon CCD image sensor and an advanced image processing engine capable of significant enlargement in varied shooting conditions, such as with long exposure photography.

The Nikon D50 is ready to shoot just 0.2 seconds after being turned on. Shutter release lag time is minimized for instant response that almost completely eliminates frustrating wasted moments.

The Nikon D50 is capable of continuous shooting at 2.5 fps for bursts of up to 137 pictures. Pictures are processed and recorded to a compact SD (Secure Digital) memory card and a USB 2.0 interface allows for fast transfer of images to your computer.

Shutter speed ranges from 30 seconds to 1/4,000 of a second and a 1/500th of second high speed flash make fill flash photography possible. Bulb setting is also available for longer exposures. Auto ISO automatically sets sensitivity across the range from 200 to 1600 and full manual control is also an option.

The D50 sports Nikon’s proven cross-type center sensor found in the award-winning Nikon D70 camera and it offers consistent subject acquisition and focus tracking. Automated operation switches between AF-S (single servo autofocus) and AF-C (continuous servo autofocus) depending on subject movement. An AF assist illuminator helps when shooting in low light conditions.

Automatic white balancing tackles most lighting conditions and a choice of six manual settings will help you tackle the rest. The D50 3D color matrix metering promotes accurate exposure control by comparing input for each image with a database of over 30,000 scenes. Ideal exposures are available instantly.

Nikon digital SLR photography is further enhanced with interchangeable lenses. The D50 is fully compatible with Nikon’s array of high performance AF Nikkor lenses as well as the DX Nikkor lenses. Razor sharp image clarity with fast and accurate autofocus performance sets the D50 apart.

A compact and lightweight design makes it easy to carry in any location and ergonomic controls allow for easy operation. A 2.0-inch LCD monitor boasts advanced help dialogs for instant reference and a high capacity rechargeable lithium ion battery extends mobility by giving the photographer enough power for up to 2,000 images per charge.

Overall: The Nikon D50 is now discontinued and available used or from existing reseller stock but it earned top honors for delivering high quality images even to new photographers. As you become more comfortable with the D50 you can begin to disable some of the automatic features and adjust them to your liking. The D50 is the perfect entry level Nikon digital camera and quite often owners will continue to use it even when their photography skills (and needs) have expanded considerably. That in itself is a testament to the overall success of the D50.

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  1. [...] corners and slight pinks where cars naturally start slowing down. Setup for this picture included a Nikon D50 with 12-24mm lens, 117.4 second exposure (587/5), an f/22 aperture, a focal length of 14 mm, [...]

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