|Nikon D50 camera 2 two zoom lenses kit DSLR usb cable memory card tele-photo bag|
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|The D50 is the ideal introduction to Digital SLR photography, with a wide range of Automatic features to make great photographs easily. Whatever you shoot there is a Digital Vari Program that sets up the camera for the best exposure. Just select the mode dial and the D50 takes care of the rest. It's small, it's light, and it fits snugly in your hands and delivers clear, sharp results with extra possibilities of control and creativity.The D50 Kit includes the all-new AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED and the AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G lenses optically designed for use with Nikon digital SLR sensors.|
|Camera Type||Digital SLR|
|Sensor Resolution||6.1 MP|
|Sensor Size||15.6 x 23.7mm|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Lens For SD||AF-S DX 18-55mm and AF-S DX 55-200mm|
|Focal Length Range||18mm - 55mm|
|Focus Adjustment||Automatic, Manual|
|Lens Filter Size||52 mm|
|Lens System Features||Silent Wave Motor (SWM), Aspherical Lens, ED Glass|
|Auto Focus type||TTL phase detection|
|Lens Construction||5 group(s) / 7 element(s)|
|Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera||27 - 82.5mm|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 sec|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 sec|
|Exposure compensation||±5 EV range, in 1/2 or 1/3 EV steps|
|Exposure Range||EV 0-20 ( ISO 100 )|
|Exposure Metering||3D color matrix II, Center-Weighted, Spot|
|Exposure Modes||Aperture-Priority, Automatic, Bulb, Manual, Program, Shutter-Priority, i-TTL Program Flash|
|Light Sensitivity||ISO 200-1600|
|Light Sensitivity Max||1600|
|Flash Type||Pop-up Flash|
|Red Eye Reduction||Yes|
|Camera Flash Features||AF Illuminator, Flash +/- Compensation|
|Flash Modes||Auto Mode, Fill-in Mode, OFF mode, Rear Curtain Sync, Red-eye Reduction|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||SD Memory Card|
|Optical Viewfinder Type||Eye-level mirror pentaprism|
|Viewfinder - Field Coverage||95%|
|Dioptric Correction Range||-1.6 to +0.5|
|Screen Details||LCD display - TFT active matrix - 2" - color|
|Connector Types||1 x USB, 1 x composite video output|
|Expansion Slot||1 x SD Memory Card|
|System Requirements for PC Connection|
|Operating System Supported||Apple Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later, MS Windows 2000, MS Windows 98, MS Windows 98 SE, MS Windows ME, MS Windows XP|
|Battery Form Factor||Manufacturer specific|
|Still Image Format||JPEG, RAW|
|Additional Features||AE/FE Lock, AF Lock, Auto Power Save, Brightness Control, DPOF Support, Depth-Of-Field Preview Button, Direct Print, Histogram Display, PictBridge Support, USB 2.0 Compatibility|
|Shooting Programs||Children, Close-up, Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait mode, Sports mode|
|Continuous Shooting Speed||2.5 frames per second|
"Strong performance; excellent image quality; low visual noise; simple modes for neophytes; robust burst mode."
"Simplified controls sometimes clumsy to use; small viewfinder; no depth-of-field preview; only one set of custom parameters; raw-file editing/control software costs extra."
"Performance and features that rival those of more expensive digital SLR cameras make the 6-megapixel Nikon D50 one of the best entry-level options."
Average review score based on 128 user reviews
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Even to this day, the Nikon D50 DSLR remains a very good starter camera. While it doesn't have the higher megapixel counts nor some of the fancier features found on newer models such as the D3000 or the D3100, when used properly it is capable of taking stunning pictures.
-6.1 Megapixels is *plenty* for 99% of the uses that people are likely to do. It is more than enough for 8x10 prints, and it is certainly enough for online use.
-Instant on - the D50 is ready to take pictures as soon as the camera is turned on.
-Battery life is GREAT! I typically go 300-400 shots (no flash) before the battery indicator shows 1/2 charge remaining
-Bracketing - some newer starter DSLRs don't have a bracketing feature
-Compatibility with older AF lenses. The D50 is compatible with AF, AF-D, and AF-S, it will meter with Ai-P lenses
-1/500 flash sync speed (this is great!)
-Compatible with older and newer i-TTL flash units
-It's nice and light with the AF-S DX 18-55 lens
-18-55 has a very versatile zoom range. For most of the stuff that I typically shoot, 18-55 is all I need.
-18-55 has a 52mm filter size. (very common size and generally cheap!)
Stuff I wish Was Better
-Metering has a tendency to over expose. I have to dial in -0.3 or -0.7 exposure compensation
-Although bracketing exists, you have to drop into a menu to access it
-Only supports up to 2GB SD cards. Generally not a problem when shooting JPEG, but if you shoot RAW like I do, space can be a problem.
-18-55 lens - when focusing, the front element rotates. This becomes a problem when using circular polarizing filters.
Overall the picture quality is great. If you shoot RAW, then the images can come out a bit muddy looking. However most people shooting RAW do some post processing using Aperture or Photoshop. A properly post processed image out of a D50 looks great. JPEG quality is solid straight out of the camera.
I think the best part of the D50 is that it doesn't throw lots of features and options at you (although there are quite a few there - they're just buried in the setup menus). This allows a newer DSLR user to get acquainted or re-acquainted with photography. The camera gets out of the way and you can just concentrate on taking pictures.
If you shop wisely, you can get a great complete camera system at half the price of a newer starter kit.
This is my first DSLR. So far, the Nikon has proven to be a reliable performer, consistently producing high-quality images with little fuss.
It is reasonably intuitive to operate. My intent was to really "squeeze" the camera's capabilities with manual settings, but the pre-set modes have been so good, there has been no need.
The menus are reasonably straight-forward. An occasional trip to the owner's manual gets me whatever I need easily enough.
I graduated to this from a series of "Point-and-Shoots" so, the learning curve was not overwhelming.
Battery life between charges is fantastic. Auto-focus is quick and accurate.
I'm very satisfied with this camera.
I decided to finally upgrade to a DSLR after using a Nikon Coolpix S4 (great camera but it finally gave out). I chose the D50 (body only) because I could use the same lenses I had with my Nikon N70 & FM2 35mm cameras. It's great too because it uses SD cards like my Coolpix did - so no need to buy new cards!
Although it's not the latest cutting edge Nikon camera it's perfect for my needs at this time. It's light-weight and pretty compact for a DSLR. The rechargeable battery that this camera uses (En-EL 3a) actually turns out to be much cheaper than the newer batteries that Nikon uses (En-EL 3e).
I also like that you can only take pictures through the viewfinder. The LCD screen is only for menus and picture reviews. So many point and shoot digital cameras don't even have viewfinders anymore, so it feels like I'm taking 'actual' pictures again.
Bought this for my 9 year old son to learn photography. Great used camera at a great price to teach kids.
Camera is light and small enough for him.
I have a 18-55 VR lens that is perfect for him as well; 55-200 is too big for him to hold well.
I am surprise how quickly a 9-year old can grasp the concept of aperture/shutter speed/ISO. Having instant feedback of the LCD really helps (compared to film when I learned photography). Having him shoot manual on a cloudy morning and chimping really drives the concepts home.
Having him ALWAYS wear the neck strap and ALWAYS recap the lens is critical so he does not damage the camera. I am surprised how much he can be taught to respect the equipment compared to his other toys, etc.