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Nikon D50 Digital Camera

$425.00
SLR 6.1MP CCD SD Feb 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Compatible Memory Cards Release Date
Seven industry awards
Small viewfinder
Unacceptable noise level
52 Reviews + 7 Awards
Camera Labs Highly Recommended best4reviews.com Best Buy DP Review Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
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Reviews

Seven Industry Awards

The experts at review sites Camera Labs and DP Review both thought that this low megapixel digital camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

This camera received a "Best Buy" award from both review sites Expert Reviews and Best4reviews.com, both of which thought that this Nikon camera was good.

Two more expert review sites endorsed this low megapixel digital camera. This Nikon camera received a "Recommended" award from website Alphr.com and the writer at website Modsynergy.com wrote that it was superb and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award.

One additional expert review site wrote that this camera was good. Tipa.com gave this Nikon camera a "Technical Image Press Association Award".

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on thirty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 83 out of 100.

Nikon Has Good Reviews for Its Cameras

We checked 25,534 user and expert reviews (including 548 verified purchases) for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Nikon has good ratings specifically within its low megapixel digital cameras range. 99% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Camera

Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D50 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camera also have a tripod mountable.

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Features Histogram

The Nikon D50 features histogram. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also feature histogram.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras of this type and age, the Nikon D50 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Very Small Eye Relief

The smallest eye relief of digital cameras of a similar age and type to this camera is 8mm and the biggest is 20mm. At only 8 millimeters, the Nikon D50 has a quite small eye relief compared to most of the other low megapixel digital cameras that were released one year ago.

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Viewfinder

Very Low Magnification

The Nikon D50 has one of the lower magnifications (only 0.75 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age. Across all the cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camera the magnifications range from 0.71x to 3.9x, and the average magnification is 1.5x.

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Picture Quality

Only 3008 X 2000 Pixels Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 3008 x 2000 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon D50 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other digital cameras of a comparable type and age to this digital camera which have an HDMI.

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Light Exposure

Supports Two ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D50 is more than most cameras of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO sensitivities 200 and 1600 are also supported by this camera.

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Audio

Features Noise Reduction

The Nikon D50 features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera also feature noise reduction.

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Lens Noisier Than More Expensive 18 70mm

Five owners considered that this digital camera was noisy. Photo Radar said “Lens noisier than more expensive 18 70mm”.

Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Excellent noise performance” . Expert review site Neocamera.com wrote “This camera is fast and has even less noise”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

Five owners considered that this digital camera was noisy. Photo Radar said “Lens noisier than more expensive 18 70mm”. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com said in their review of this digital camera “Excellent noise performance” . Expert review site Neocamera.com wrote “This camera is fast and has even less noise”.


Display

Has a Second Display

The Nikon D50 has a second display, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to this camera do not have a second display.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

At only 2 inches, the Nikon D50 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this camera. The smallest display diagonal of cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera is 1.4", the largest is 3", and the average display diagonal is 2.6".

If this camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ70 (3") which is also higher rated.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of cameras of this age and spec is 570,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of only 130,000 pixels, the Nikon D50 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Nikon D50 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other digital cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon D50 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Nikon D50 has a battery charger included, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to this digital camera.

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Power

Good Battery Life

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had a good battery life. Expert review site Stuff.tv said in their Nikon D50 review “Add that to the high-powered battery, good for a claimed 2000 shots”.


Quick and Quiet SWM Lens Included in Bundle

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good lens. Photo Radar wrote “Quick and quiet SWM lens included in bundle” however despite that they only gave it a rating of 1 stars. Alphr.com said “With the kit lens its a better all-in-one package than Canons competitor.” in their review of the Nikon D50.

One owner who bought it considered that it had a good autofocus.

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Excellent Image Quality

Seven owners who bought this digital camera reckoned that it was able to produce good images. Photo Radar wrote in their review of the Nikon D50 eight years ago “Bon piqu, trs peu de bruit dans les images”. Photo Radar also mentioned “Natural image processing and clean results” in their review.

Three owners thought the product had a good picture resolution. Photo Radar mentioned “Good resolution and detail, just slight less crisp than the 70 70s” in their review of this digital camera. Cnet.com mentioned on expert review site CNET.com “Digital camera, 6,100,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2 in - Color” in their review of this digital camera. Pcmag.com said on PC Mag twelve years ago “Secure Digital, Maximum Resolution”.

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Small Viewfinder

Three people mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good viewfinder. Eight years ago Photo Radar wrote “Small viewfinder” in their review of this digital camera. Photo Radar also mentioned “No viewfinder grid option (as seen on 70(s” in their review.


Features

Good Technical Features

One person said in their reviews that this digital camera had good features. Steves-Digicams.com said on expert review site Steve's Digicams “The D50 is the perfect combination of intelligent, easy-to-use features and impeccable image quality” in their review of the Nikon D50.


Design

Excellent Image Quality

Five owners reckoned that it was good quality. Photo Radar mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Excellent image quality” . Photo Radar also wrote “USB 2.0 connectivity, great image quality” in their review. Photo Radar also said “Superior build quality to rivals” in their review.

Nice Design

One person who bought the product mentioned that it was well designed.

Nice Build

Four people concluded that the Nikon D50 was well made. Eight years ago Photo Radar mentioned “Nice build” yet they only gave it a score of 1 stars. Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon D50 is a solid contender among entry level DSLRs, providing users with a 6 megapixel APS-format sensor, 2.5 frames-per-second burst mode, vibrant color rendition”.

Three owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was strong and durable. Photo Radar wrote “Robust burst mode” yet they only rated it 18.8 out of 100. Expert review site Neocamera.com said in their review of this digital camera “The Nikon D50 stands out as the most sturdy”.

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Excellent Image Parameter Control

Five people who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use. Eight years ago Photo Radar wrote “Excellent image parameter control”. Expert review site Digicamera.com mentioned eleven years ago “It will deliver images every bit as good and is simpler to use, making it an ideal ent” in their review of this digital camera. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert review site Expert Reviews “Its great to use” in their Nikon D50 review.

Four owners who purchased it thought it was easy to handle. Photo Radar said “Handles like a dream” in their review of this digital camera. Photo Radar also mentioned “Quick startup and overall handling” in their review. Expert review site Dcviews.com said “The camera is a pleasure to work with, with excellent handling and with all controls in exactly the right place”.

One customer concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold.

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One owner who reviewed it considered that it was good in terms of connectivity.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Five owners who bought it agreed that it was compact. Expert review site Dcviews.com mentioned ten years ago “Compact users who are looking to make the step to DSLR photography could do worse than buy the Nikon D50”. Pocket-Lint.com said twelve years ago “The Nikon D50 makes a stunning entry level model for those switching to digital from film or moving up from a digital compact” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 7 stars. Expert review site Review-Shop.com said in their review of the Nikon D50 “After using numerous compact digital cameras, I decided to try a Nikon D50 digital SLR camera”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was lightweight. Expert website Shutterbug.com said in their review of this digital camera “Small and lightweight for a Nikon digital SLR”.

One person concluded that the product was a good body shape. Expert review site Shutterbug.com wrote “The switch from CompactFlash to Secure Digital cards is one reason for the smaller size.) The body is comfortable to hold thanks to the large handgri” in their review of this digital camera.

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Average Weight

The Nikon D50 has a fairly average weight (540 grams) compared to most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age.

Alternative digital cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the D3000 ($499.95) (485g), or the D80 ($89.99) (585g) both from Nikon which is also higher rated.

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Support

Good Support

Two customers wrote in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Expert website Goodgearguide.com.au said in their review of this digital camera “It offers a full range of manual controls while retaining enough automated functions to allow a user to gradually step up the amount of involveme” and gave it a score of 6 stars.


Other

Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when this Nikon digital camera was released.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208910144

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