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Nikon D50

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A multi award winning and fully featured 6.1 megapixel camera
SLR 6.1MP CCD Black Feb 2016
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Nikon D50 Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Nikon D50 number 481 across all digital cameras.
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32 Reviews + 8 Awards
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Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 83%, based on 32 reviews.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report unacceptable noise level.
This digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports 160, 200 and 1 more ISO sensitivity
Has a handheld remote control
Quite low megapixel
Heavy
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Mediocre
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Mediocre
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Mediocre

Nikon D50 Video Reviews


How Big is the Nikon D50?

The Nikon D50 is 133mm wide and 76mm tall. It is 102mm deep and weighs 540g.

Nikon D50 front dimensions

Nikon D50 size in context

Nikon D50 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

This digital camera received a "Best Buy" award from both review sites Best4reviews.com and Expert Reviews, both of which said that this camera was a sensible purchase.

The editors of websites Camera Labs and DP Review both concluded that this camera was very good and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

The authors at two more expert review sites both thought that this digital camera was very good. The writer at website Modsynergy.com gave this camera an "Editor's Choice" award and concluded it was brilliant and it received a "Recommended" award from review site Alphr.com.

Two other expert review sites both said that this Nikon camera was very good. Tipa.com gave this camera a "Technical Image Press Association Award" and it received an "Excellent" award from Letsgodigital.org/es/.

Good Expert Reviews

This Nikon digital camera has an average expert rating of 83% based on 32 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews.

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Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Three people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was noisy.

  • This camera is fast and has even less noise…
    Neocamera.com December 2006
  • Strong performance; excellent image quality; low visual noise; simple modes for neophytes; robust burst mode…
    Cnet.com August 2005
  • Excellent noise performance…

Nikon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Cameras

Based on 31,432 expert and owner reviews (including 7,098 verified purchases), Nikon has very good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has very good ratings specifically for its cameras. 96% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Quite Low Megapixel

With a megapixel of only 6.1 megapixels, the Nikon D50 has one of the lower megapixels amongst cameras of this age. The lowest megapixel of digital cameras is 0.3MP, the highest is 80MP, and the average megapixel is 16MP.

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Heavy

Across all the cameras the weights range from 1g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. With a weight of 540 grams, the Nikon D50 is one of the heavier cameras amongst cameras of this age.

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Supports 160, 200 and 1 More ISO Sensitivity

The Nikon D50 has a greater number of ISO speeds than most digital cameras. This Nikon digital camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras. The ISO sensitivities "160" and "1600" are also supported by this camera.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 0.5", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Nikon D50 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2 inches) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon D50 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other cameras.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Nikon D50 has a handheld remote control, which is unusual. Most of the other digital cameras do not have a handheld remote control.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of cameras range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 600,000 pixels. At only 130,000 pixels, the Nikon D50 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other cameras.

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Quite Small Eye Relief

Across all the cameras the eye reliefs range from 8mm to 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm. When compared to other cameras that we have checked, the eye relief of the Nikon D50 of only 8 millimeters is one of the smallest.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Nikon D50 features noise reduction. Most of the other cameras also feature noise reduction.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D50 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Second Display

The Nikon D50 has a second display, unlike most of the other cameras which do not have a second display.

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Has a Tripod Mountable

The Nikon D50 has a tripod mountable. Most of the other cameras also have a tripod mountable.

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Age

Released 17 Months Ago

It was February 2016 when Nikon released the D50.


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