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23 Reasons For

Seven Industry Awards

The reviewers at Camera Labs and DP Review both strongly endorse this camera and have given it their "Highly Recommended" award.

Two more expert review sites both thought that this Nikon camera was good. Expert Reviews and Best4reviews.com both gave this camera a "Best Buy" award.

An other two expert review sites endorsed this digital camera. Alphr.com gave this camera a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received an "Editor's Choice" award from Modsynergy.com who said it was outstanding.

The editor of one other expert review site wrote that this SLR digital camera was good. Tipa.com gave this Nikon digital camera a "Technical Image Press Association Award".

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on thirty-one expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews this SLR digital camera has an average expert rating of 83 out of 100.

Good Quality Pictures

A number of Nikon D50 owners considered that it was able to produce good images. Photo Radar said “Natural image processing and clean results”. Expert review site Digicamera.com said in their review eleven years ago “It will deliver images every bit as good”.

Three people said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Cnet.com wrote in their review of the Nikon D50 on CNET.com “Digital camera, 6,100,000 pixels, LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2 in - Color” and rated this digital camera 76 out of 100. Pcmag.com mentioned on PC Mag “Secure Digital, Maximum Resolution” in their review of the Nikon D50 and gave this digital camera a score of 5 stars. Photo Radar mentioned “Good resolution and detail, just slight less crisp than the 70 70s” in their review of this digital camera and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Good Size

Several customers who bought the Nikon D50 concluded that it was compact. Expertreviews.co.uk rated it as very good and mentioned twelve years ago “Compact digital cameras have largely replaced 35mm film-based compact cameras as the holiday snappers of choice”. Photoradar.com wrote “Improved performance in an even more compact and economical package” in their review of the Nikon D50. Expert review site Dcviews.com mentioned “Compact users who are looking to make the step to DSLR photography could do worse than buy the Nikon D50” in their Nikon D50 review.

One customer considered that this digital camera was lightweight. Expert website Shutterbug.com mentioned “Small and lightweight for a Nikon digital SLR”. One Nikon D50 owner who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a good body shape.

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Easy to Use

A few customers who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use. Expert review site Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned “Its great to use” in their Nikon D50 review and scored it 4 stars. Photo Radar mentioned “Excellent image parameter control” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Expert website Dpreview.com said in their review of the Nikon D50 “The Nikon D50 is introduced as a more affordable and easier to use version of the D70 whi” .

A few Nikon D50 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to handle. Photo Radar rated it 4 stars and wrote “Handles like a dream”. Photo Radar also mentioned “Quick startup and overall handling”. Dcviews.com wrote in their Nikon D50 review “The camera is a pleasure to work with, with excellent handling and with all controls in exactly the right place” .

One Nikon D50 reviewer who bought the Nikon D50 mentioned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Shutterbug.com wrote in their review of this digital camera “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”.

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Good Product Quality

Several Nikon D50 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Expert website Cnet.com said “Strong performance; excellent image quality; low visual noise; simple modes for neophytes; robust burst mode” in their review of this digital camera. Photo Radar wrote in their review “USB 2.0 connectivity, great image quality” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Photo Radar also wrote “Superior build quality to rivals”.

Robust

Several people who bought the Nikon D50 reckoned that it was well made. Twelve years ago expert website Digitalcamerainfo.com mentioned “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”. Eight years ago Photo Radar wrote “Nice build” in their review of the Nikon D50.

A number of Nikon D50 reviewers said in their reviews that the Nikon D50 was strong and durable. Expert review site Neocamera.com mentioned in their review of the Nikon D50 “The Nikon D50 stands out as the most sturdy”.

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Good Brand

We checked 15,565 user and expert reviews for Nikon cameras and found that on average Nikon has good reviews. We also found that Nikon has good reviews specifically for its SLR cameras.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Some customers who reviewed the Nikon D50 agreed that it was noisy. Expert review site Digitalcamerainfo.com wrote “Excellent noise performance”. Expert website Neocamera.com wrote “This camera is fast and has even less noise” in their review of the Nikon D50.

One customer who bought the Nikon D50 thought it was quiet. Photo Radar said in their review of the Nikon D50 “Quick and quiet SWM lens included in bundle” and scored the product 4 stars.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of Nikon D50 owners who purchased it wrote that it had a good lens. Twelve years ago expert website Alphr.com wrote “With the kit lens its a better all-in-one package than Canons competitor.” in their review. One Nikon D50 reviewer who bought the product thought it had a good autofocus.

Good Support

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had good technical guidance. Goodgearguide.com.au said in their Nikon D50 review on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “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 5 stars.

Nice Design

One Nikon D50 owner said in their reviews that the product was a good design. Photo Radar mentioned in their review “Good price, good handling, build and design, large 2-inch colour LCD” and scored the product 4 stars. One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Photo Radar said “Kit lens performance is pretty average, corner soft, light fall-off”.

Good Battery Life

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good battery life. Expert review site Stuff.tv said in their review of the Nikon D50 “Add that to the high-powered battery, good for a claimed 2000 shots” and scored this digital camera very highly.

Good Connectivity

One person considered that it was good in terms of connectivity.

Good Technical Features

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

CCD Sensor Type

The Nikon D50 has a CCD sensor type which is better than most SLR cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. Most new SLR cameras have a MOS sensor type. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

This digital camera's sensor type (CCD) is in fact the best sensor type across all similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as the D50.

Across similar types of digital camera the worst sensor type is MOS.

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±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Nikon D50 has a wider light exposure correction than most comparable spec cameras that were launched in the last year. This Nikon digital camera has a ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

A ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) light exposure correction is actually the best light exposure correction across all new comparable spec digital cameras.

The worst light exposure correction across similar types of digital camera is ± 5EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step).

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Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Nikon D50 is more than most new SLR cameras. This camera supports a RAW image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the D50. The image formats supporteds "JPG" and "NEF" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Has Two White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Nikon D50 is more than most new cameras. This Nikon camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on comparable spec cameras that were launched in the last year. The white balance "Manual" is also found on this camera.

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2 USB Version

This digital camera supports a 2 USB version, which is typical of many SLR cameras that were released in the last year.

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Supports Two ISO Sensitivitys

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon D50 is more than most new SLR cameras. The most frequently supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon digital camera. The ISO sensitivitys 200 and 1600 are also supported by this camera.

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Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The Nikon D50 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most latest comparable spec digital cameras. This camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on recently released digital cameras. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Manual" and "Shutter priority AE" are also found on this Nikon camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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17 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon D50 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other latest SLR cameras also do not support wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other new digital cameras, the Nikon D50 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Nikon D50 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D50 also do not support Full HD video.

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Not Waterproof

The Nikon D50 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other new SLR cameras are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other SLR cameras that were released in the last year, the Nikon D50 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Nikon D50 does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the D50 also do not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Support Video Capability

The Nikon D50 does not support video capability. Most of the other SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the D50 also do not support video capability.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other latest SLR cameras, the Nikon D50 is not 3D.

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Quite Low Megapixel

Comparable spec cameras that came out in the last year have megapixels of between 6MP and 37MP. The Nikon D50 has one of the lowest megapixels (only 6.1 megapixels) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Nikon D50 has a very small display diagonal (only 2 inches) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been available for around the same time as the D50. Across all the SLR cameras that are a similar age to the D50 the display diagonals range from 2" to 3.2".

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Very Small Eye Relief

The smallest eye relief of latest SLR cameras is 8mm, the biggest is 23mm, and the average eye relief is 18mm. At only 8 millimeters, the Nikon D50 has a fairly small eye relief compared to most of the other SLR cameras that were launched around the same time as the D50.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the recently released cameras the display resolution (numeric)s range from 130,000 pixels to 2,400,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 850,000 pixels. The Nikon D50 has one of the lowest display resolution (numeric)s (only 130,000 pixels) amongst SLR cameras of this age.

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Only Features Three Flash Modess

The Nikon D50 has a greater number of flash modes than most SLR cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Nikon digital camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most commonly featured flash modes featured on cameras that were launched in the last year. The flash modess "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this camera.

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Only 3008 X 2000 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The Nikon D50 has a 3008 x 2000 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras that came out in the last year. Most digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it have a 5472 x 3648 pixels maximum image resolution. The worst image resolution of all comparable spec cameras that were released in the last 12 months is 2560 х 1280 pixels and the best is 7680 x 5120 pixels.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The Nikon D50 has one of the lower ISO sensitivity (max)s (only 1,600) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. The lowest ISO sensitivity (max) of digital cameras that are a comparable age to the D50 is 1,600, the highest is 110,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 24,000.

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

Across all the latest SLR cameras the slowest camera shutter speeds range from 20s to 60s. When compared to other SLR cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the D50 that we have checked, the slowest camera shutter speed of the Nikon D50 of only 20 seconds is one of the shortest.

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Very Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

At 200, the Nikon D50 has a very big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other SLR cameras that have been around for around the same time as the D50. The ISO sensitivity (min)s of digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the D50 range from 64 to 200, and the average ISO sensitivity (min) is 110.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Nikon D50

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when Nikon released the D50.

SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is typical of many new digital cameras. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 540 grams, the Nikon D50 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other new SLR cameras.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
Sensor Format
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Lens Mount Interface
Mounting Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Focus
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Flash Exposure Lock
Video
HD Type
Audio
Noise Reduction
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Memory Slots
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Second Display
Viewfinder
Magnification
Viewfinder Type
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Tripod Mountable
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
Playback Modes
Eye Relief
Scene Modes
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Type
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Battery Charger Included

7 Awards

alphr.com Recommended Camera Labs Highly Recommended best4reviews.com Best Buy DP Review Highly Recommended tipa.com Technical Image Press Association Award modsynergy.com Editor's Choice Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert Reviews

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15 July 2009

The Nikon D50 takes the formula further, offering a comparable feature count and improved performance in an even more compact and economical package. This pitches the camera headlong into a fray... Read more…

Good price, good handling, build and design, large 2-inch colour LCD
USB 2.0 connectivity, great image quality
Nice build
Super sharp
Handles like a dream
The 18 55mm kit lens is quite limiting, as is a single command dial
Low-ish pixel count
Lens noisier than more expensive 18 70mm
Not a large step forward from earlier 70
8 Megapixel Canon available at similar price
1 January 2008

Nikon have released information on the new D50, their low end DSLR with an estimated street price $899.95 when bundled with the new AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens. Shipping is... Read more…

7 February 2007

Compact users who are looking to make the step to DSLR photography could do worse than buy the Nikon D50. The camera is a pleasure to work with, with excellent handling and with all controls in... Read more…

16 January 2007

The D50 is a competent camera and represents a fantastic deal for first time D-SLR purchasers on a tight budget. Login or register to post comments Digital Cameras D-SLR D50 digital SLR Nikkor...

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31 December 2006

The Nikon D50 is a good entry level DSLR. While it lacks features of more expensive SLR cameras, the lower price compensates well. Among entry-level SLR cameras, the Nikon D50 stands out as the... Read more…

15 December 2006

A review of the Nikon D50 Digital SLR Camera, featuring 6.0 megapixels and a large LCD screen. Reviewer Chris Roberts describes it as "a great all-around plagued by a variety of minor... Read more…

9 November 2006

Introduced in 2005| 6.1 Mpixels | 3D Color Matrix II, Center-Weighted and Spot Metering | 2.5 fps | 1/4000 to 30 seconds shutter | ISO equivalency 200 to 1,600 | 19 oz. - 540g | Street price ~740... Read more…

27 October 2006

The Nikon D50 is a fine camera, especially for quality-seeking amateurs. But it left this reviewer longing for the top-of-the-line D80...

20 September 2006

Forget the low-ish pixel-count, this camera has the lot: handling, features and image quality. Add that to the high-powered battery, good for a claimed 2000 shots, and you have a real belter...

1 June 2006

Nikons D50 is a budget-friendly SLR. It doesnt have the highest resolution, but its great to use. Nikons D50 is designed to be a lower-cost alternative to the popular Nikon D70. Its a... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon nikon, nikon f3556, nikon f3556g, nikon vba480ae, nikon bdb90097, nikon vba480k001
Barcodes 00018208910144, 04571137580711

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