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The Nikon D50 features a pop-up flash that can sense when it is needed, along with an AF illuminator, making this an ideal digital SLR camera body for both professional and am...Read more
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NikonD50. Best bet 2nd user Dslr currently available
DANGER NOT FOR PEOPLE WITH ADDICTIVE PERSONALITIES...(you'll be hooked)
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The Nikon D50 features a pop-up flash that can sense when it is needed, along with an AF illuminator, making this an ideal digital SLR camera body for both professional and amateur photographers. This 6.1 MP camera body also comes with several flash modes, including auto mode, fill-in mode, rear-curtain sync, and red eye reduction. The maximum shutter speed of this Nikon camera body is 1/4000 of a second, while the minimum shutter speed is 30 seconds. An optical Pentaprism viewfinder is also included with the Nikon D50 that has a 95 percent field coverage and 0.75x magnification. A built-in LCD display is another feature of this Nikon camera body that comes with a black frame and an SD card expansion slot. This 6.1 MP digital camera body works with a variety of operating systems, including Apple OS 10.1.5 or higher, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows ME, and Windows XP. This Nikon camera body measures 10.16 cm tall by 13.2 cm wide by 7.62 cm deep (4 inches by 5.2 inches by 3 inches) and weighs a total of 538 g (19 oz). This item is the camera body only.

Product Identifiers
BrandNikon
ModelD50
MPNVBA120AE
EAN0018208910144, 018208910144

Key Features
Camera TypeDigital SLR
Sensor Resolution6.1 MP
Screen Size2"

Optical Sensor
Sensor Size15.6 x 23.7mm
Sensor TypeCCD

Lens System
Lens For SDBody only
Auto Focus typeTTL phase detection

Exposure
Max Shutter Speed1/4000 sec
Min Shutter Speed30 sec
Exposure compensation±5 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps
Exposure RangeEV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )
Exposure ModesAutomatic, Programme, aperture-priority, bulb, i-TTL program flash, manual, shutter-priority
Light SensitivityISO 200-1600
Light Sensitivity Max1600

Camera Flash
Flash TypePop-up Flash
Red Eye ReductionYes
Camera Flash FeaturesAF illuminator, Flash +/- compensation
Flash ModesAuto Mode, Fill-in mode, flash OFF mode, rear curtain sync, red-eye reduction

Memory / Storage
Supported Flash MemorySD Memory Card

Viewfinder
Viewfinder TypeOptical
Optical Viewfinder TypeEye-level mirror pentaprism
Viewfinder - Field Coverage95%
Viewfinder Magnification0.75x
Dioptric Correction Range-1.6 to +0.5

Dimensions
Depth7.6 cm
Height10.2 cm
Width13.3 cm
Weight540 gr

Display
Display TypeLCD
Display RotationBuilt-in
Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 2" - colour
Display Size2"

Connections
Connector Types1 x USB, 1 x composite video output
Expansion Slot1 x SD Memory Card

System Requirements for PC Connection
Operating System SupportedApple MacOS X 10.1.5 or later, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP

Battery
Battery Description1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 1400 mAh ( included )
Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific

File Format
Still Image FormatJPEG, RAW

Other Features
FeaturesAE lock, AF Lock, Auto Power Save, DPOF Support, Direct Print, Histogram Display, PictBridge Support, USB 2.0 compatibility, depth-of-field preview button, display brightness control

Miscellaneous
Shooting ProgramsChildren, Close-up, Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait mode, Sports mode
Continuous Shooting Speed2.5 frames per second

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Great starter DSLR and a value for money alternative to the D40

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Created: 16/07/11
The Nikon D50 represents a value for money alternative to the later D40 as well as having a number of other advantages over the later model. The main advantage is that the D50 can use older Nikon lenses wheras the D40 not having a built in AF motor can only use the AF-S lens type. Non AF-S lenses often represent better value for money. In addition the D50 has 5 focus points compared to the 3 of the D40. The D50 is larger than the D40 so dependent on your hand size the extra size, weight and spread of controls may suit you.

I use a D3X as my main camera, a D200 as a backup as well as having regular use of both a D40 & D50 and image quality from the D50 provided you are not looking to create large enlargements or crop from too small an area to make a larger image is identical to the D40 in real life practical situations and not far behind the D200.

In summary if you are after a larger LCD, more in built processing and slightly less noise at higher ISO ratings as well as having a larger budget then the D40 is probably for you. If you want a capable starter DSLR and to build up your 'library' of lenses without breaking the bank then the D50 could be just what you are looking for.
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NikonD50. Best bet 2nd user Dslr currently available

Created: 30/11/07
Review for: Nikon D50 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body only)
DANGER NOT FOR PEOPLE WITH ADDICTIVE PERSONALITIES...(you'll be hooked)
I have rated this camera as good only because it's excellence has been bettered by later models.
If you are looking at this camera you might also be considering the d40 or d40x
I am not entirely sure of the all the differences between the two so cannot really comment other than to say that there are strengths and weaknesses to both, and from a broad gamut of reviews I have read I was lead to believe the D50 outweighs by far the functionality of the D40 and competes well with the D40x.It is worth remembering that while the D40 obviously has more pixels10.2 as opposed to 6.1,the d40 was devised to fit budget wise between the d50 and d80.
For a better comparison of both cameras it might well be worth you looking at this site http://www.dpreview.com This an excellent comparison site.
My personal experience is from a photo-hobbyists point of view.
My D50 exceeded my expectations from the moment if freed it from the box.
For those new to digital slr photography it is worth noting the importance of pixel/print ratio.The 6.1mp of the D50 will give great 8x10's and dependant of the quality of the capture can handle even larger print formats.
Also worth remembering is that any camera is only as good as it's glass and while the kit lens's are competent they are not exceptional .The 18-55 is above average while I found the 70-300g lens a let down, better to find the 70-300D which unlike the G range has an aperture adjuster on the barrel and markedly better optics.
As mentioned in other reviews the D50 will take most nikon lenses with some losing auto functions if not wired for AF etc,but isn't manual what photography is all about?
If you are not adept with manual functions or prefer the ease of auto settings the D50 has this adequately covered with a full menu of options ,easily accessed by a dial on top.
The D50 does not offer DOFP if you dont know what it is you wont miss it.
The long battery life and Sd card make it cost effective too.
I have taken many pleasing pictures with my D50 and in fact rekindled my photographic spirit to obsessive proportions.
As I said in my title I would easily rank this as probably the best second user dslr available when you compare price/function/quality Overall.
This is just a users impression but take a look and see just how many second users are available, the D50 is a keeper for sure.
Unfortunately I had to let mine go to fund a more recent model.
As a first DSLR you cant go wrong and as back up body it will make the grade.
Remember this is an entry grade Dslr so you wont be taking that billboard shot just yet, but trust me many can and do make a successful living with this piece of equipment.Great for weddings and standard portraits and equally capable on auto as a happy snapper!
If you worked with film before the cost explosion,relight the magic lantern with the D50.
You'll be more than glad you did.
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Nikon D50 - a little gem!

Created: 15/06/08
Review for: Nikon D50 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body only)
I've had my D50 for about 18 months or so. I own quite a few DSLRs, and the D50 appealed on account of its small size. As a 6mp camera it has, of course, been superceded. But, in terms of image quality, it more than holds its own against bigger/better models. It produces very sharp images, and gives nice colour. I often find a little contrast boost helpful, and then the results look punchy and saturated, yet natural and realistic. I've compared my D50 to the Nikon D60, D200, Fuji S5 Pro, Canon 40D, Sony a700, Oly e500 and 510, and reckon it produces results that are every bit as good. The higher mp cameras are perhaps a tad sharper in terms of fine detail, but even on a 8x12 print it can be very hard to tell. The D50 has one feature that I find very useful; an unusually high flash sync speed of 1/500th. Only the D40 offered something similar (though not the D40x), and it is useful for those wanting to use daylight fill-flash for portraits. I recently bought a D60 with a view to selling the D50, but having compared results I'm not so sure I want to part with the older camera - it might be the D60 that ends up being sold! The D60 is nice, but it's only usable with motorised lenses, whereas the D50 works with any AF Nikkor. I find the D50 consistent and reliable in terms of exposure and focus, and have used it in situations (Weddings) where I needed a camera that could produce great results in less than ideal lighting. Battery life is phenomenal too.
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Nikon D50 Digital Camera Body

Created: 15/10/09
Review for: Nikon D50 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body only)
Many reviews have been written by experts about the Nikon D50, but this sketch is from an average, shoot and click photographer who has to date always used compact cameras.

The D50 offers the best of Digital SLR facilities; very quick point and shoot, a host of manual override function if you want to learn how to use them, but above all, excellent picture quality.

Don't be fooled by the 6mp statement in relation to the picture quality. The pictures are better than most that you can obtain on a compact camera, the lenses are relatively cheap and if Nikon lenses look pricey, ebay always have a range of Sigma lenses which can be bought for well under £100. The camera body zoom system is the last of those which will drive the older Nikon and Sigma lenses which don't have a zoom motor built into the lense itself. This makes them much cheaper.

Having paid £155 for the body on ebay, a fantastic 70 - 300mm zoom was mine for £46 from another seller, and my 24 - 120mm zoom was a freebie having been abandoned in a skip because the UV filter on the front was damaged.

The D50 was the newspaper photographers weapon of choice only a few years ago. Fast, reliable, very quick to focus and producing excellent picture quality - all for a price lower than an up market compact. The battery life is excellent, and spare ones are readily found for a few pounds on ebay

I have compared it with a new Canon EOS 450d with similar lenses, and have found that for less than a third of the price of that entry level DSLR camera, I appear to have an excellent bargain.

So if compacts drive you to distraction with their slow speeds between shots and their unquenchable thirst for AA batteries, or if you've always wanted a quality camera, but thought you couldn't afford one, click on ebay, look up a Nikon D50, and have some fun!
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Nikon D50 + 18-135mm Nikon Lens

Created: 11/01/09
Review for: Nikon D50 6.1 MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Body only)
Great DSLR. Fast and has superb high ISO capability. Believe me there is NO compact point and shoot that can match a DSLR in this respect..you get excellent resolution all the way to ISO 1600. Liveview would have been nice, but the viewfinder and the display are very good. Had tried Canon EOS 300D before, but did not like it's autofocus performance. The Nikon is much much better in this regard especially in low light due to focus assist. The flash performance is also superior. The lens is sharp and is a good match for the camera (just over x7 zoom).

Mobile phone cameras are now rapidly matching the quality of compact point and shoot dedicated cameras. In the future people will take pictures using camera phones and DLSR's. The market for DSLR's safe. They cost the same as high end compact cameras, but the larger sensor ensures much better photos.
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