Nikon D50 is a 35mm digital SLR. It has a professional, though somewhat simplified appearance. Equipped with a 6.1 megapixel CCD, the Nikon D50 captures very high-resolution images with superb detail and excellent color. Replete with both auto and manual exposure modes, the Nikon D50 is ready for whatever type of shooting its owner desires. With an instant-on feature for immediate picture-taking, and several scene modes that bias the settings for the best results in a number of common shooting situations. Get more of Nikon D50 and experience great features of this new technology.
Nikon D50 has a standard F lens mount that accommodates most of Nikon’s 35mm lenses. Nikon D50 interchangeable lenses offer greater flexibility than even high-end cameras. Use of the F mount means that a huge range of lenses originally developed for film cameras can operate on the Nikon D50. The Nikon D50 offers several focusing options, including Manual, Auto-Servo AF, Single-Servo AF, and Continuous-Servo AF for moving subjects. A five point AF system can be used in three modes: Single Area, Dynamic Area, and Closest Subject. The Nikon D50 features a true TTL (through the lens) optical viewfinder, complete with information display along the bottom. This shows shutter speed, exposure compensation, flash status, focus point and mode, focus lock, and flash status, among a wealth of other information.
Here is a summary of Nikon D50 Review from a satisfied customer:
Fantastic digital SLR at any price!
But enough about me … the D50 is the real star of the show! I have had the camera (along with the standard lens included with the kit) and so far I am extremely happy. I purchased it just in time to capture some photos of my new neice, and my family swears that the pictures that I was just casually snapping at the hospital look like they are professional portaits. Granted, some of my family members … well, their necks are pretty tan, if you know what I mean, but you get the point. The camera has a slew of modes that are ideally suited to your subject (portraits, action, etc etc), and they do a great job of making all of the fine adjustments that improve the overall quality of the photo for the non-experts. But this camera has varying levels of automation to where you would practically require a photography degree to get your picture. The camera takes the small “big-toenail” SD memory cards, which is a departure from what you will typically see in a digital SLR. I personally like the smaller size; otherwise, I don’t believe there is a significant difference.
Nikon D50 LCD monitor is solely for viewing captured images and displaying the menu system, not for framing shots. In playback mode, Nikon D50 five information screens are available, giving a great deal of detail, plus histogram and highlight displays. The highlight display shows any blown-out highlights, flashing the overexposed areas from white to black. Nikon D50 has Scene modes in addition to the usual Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual exposure modes. Also, Nikon D50 has a full Auto mode for point-and-shoot convenience, as well as Portrait, Landscape, Close Up, Sports, Child, and Night Portrait.
Nikon D50 has the following features and specification:
- 6.1 megapixel CCD
- Image resolution of 3008 x 2000 pixels.
- 1/500 flash sync, 1/4,000 second top shutter speed.
- SLR design with true, TTL optical viewfinder.
- 2.0 inch 130,000 pixel TFT LCD with adjustable brightness
- Polycarbonate body
- Interchangeable F mount lens
- Body supports both mechanically-coupled and all-electronic AF-S lenses.
- Digital Vari-Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual exposure modes
- New 3D color matrix metering II exposure system
- AF system offers single and continuous servo modes
- TTL flash exposure metering in three modes
- ISO 200 – 1,600 exposure range
Nikon D50 has the following Pros and cons:
- Good resolution
- Very bright
- Three color spaces provide good options for consumers
- Good color balance
- Nikon matrix metering delivers very consistent exposure behavior
- Very low image noise levels
- Good color balance
- High ISO performance is excellent
- File downloading is fast
- Single command dial makes user interface slightly convenient
- No Nikon-branded vertical grip option available
Using a combined mechanical and CCD electronic shutter, the Nikon D50 is able to achieve speeds from 30 seconds to 1/4,000 second, and the “x-sync” speed for flash usage is a blazing 1/500 second. Nikon’s trademark 3D color matrix metering is available by default when using G or D type lenses. Click here to get more of the features of this Nikon D50.