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Get the Lowdown and Highlights on the Nikon D50

The Nikon D50 is a professional-quality camera designed for both seasoned photographers and absolute beginners. Boasting a user-friendly array of controls and tons of software support, the Nikon D50 helps you snap magazine covers or fine art photos in record time.

Can you use third-party editing software with Nikon D50?

Absolutely. You can upload photos and via USB to any compatible device, such as your tablet or laptop. Once uploaded from your D50, you're welcome to edit photos as needed with any software of your choice. The Nikon D50 comes preprogrammed with its own editing software PictureProject Software. This proprietary software helps you manage, edit, and share whatever photos you take with plain-as-day function buttons. To use, simply connect your D50 to your laptop via USB:

  • Monitor the automatic import of pictures
  • Select and auto-enhance pictures to your liking
  • Drag-and-drop media or locate data files by date, keyword, or name
  • Run slideshows or burn a CD/DVD
  • Save data to a memory card or your laptop's hard drive
How long does each charge last?

Each charge supplies energy capacity for approximately 2,000 flashes. This does not include the time your D50 is powered up and not taking photos, so the total amount of time you get from each charge varies. Luckily, the Nikon D50 contains a specially designed lithium-ion battery known as the "EN-EL3." The EN-EL3 is designed for maximum efficiency and a long life between charges. When combined with the Nikon D50 Power Save function, you can definitely host extended photo sessions or lengthy sightseeing tours without fear of losing power unexpectedly.

What about resized email Nikon D50 photos?

You can resize media captured by your D50 in one of two ways: via PictureProject or the one-button email option on the camera itself. In ProjectPicture, you have the option of selecting one or multiple images. You can resize them and change their quality before you email them via your default program. The one-button feature on the camera automatically saves and resizes captured photos for later emailing or use on a web page.

What are Nikon D50 shooting programs and flash modes?

During a designated shooting program, the Nikon D50 computer manages all of the photography functions, such as focusing, aperture, and shutter speed. Similarly, flash modes optimize camera flashes for a wide array of light settings. D50 flash modes include Auto, Red-Eye Reduction, Rear Curtain Sync, and Fill-In Mode. Some of the shooting programs are:

  • Portrait Mode, Landscape
  • Close-Up
  • Children
  • Night Portrait
  • Sports Mode
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