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Nikon D50

By: Dave Etchells and Shawn Barnett

Nikon develops an "entry-level" SLR loaded with features for less than $750. (Body only)

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Review First Posted: 05/20/2005, Updated: 08/10/2005

D50 vs Competing Models

Nikon D50 vs other manufacturer's SLRs
Manufacturer
Nikon
Canon
Canon
Canon
Konica Minolta
Olympus
Pentax
Pentax
Sigma
Model
D50
EOS 300D Digital Rebel
EOS 350D Digital Rebel XT
EOS 20D
Maxxum 7 Digital
EVOLT E-300
*ist D
*ist Ds
SD10
Imaging
System
Sensor Manufacturer Sony Canon Canon Canon Unknown Kodak Sony Sony National Semiconductor / Foveon
Sensor Type CCD CMOS CMOS CMOS CCD CCD CCD CCD X3 CMOS
Color Filter Array RGB RGB RGB RGB RGB RGB RGB RGB None
Total Megapixels
6.24
6.5
8.2
8.25
6.3
8.9
6.31
6.31
3.5 x 3 photosensors
Effective Megapixels 6.1 6.3 8.0 8.5 6.1 8.15 6.1 6.1 3.4 x 3 photosensors
Effective Sensor Size (mm)
23.7 x 15.6
22.7 x 15.1
22.2 x 14.8
22.5 x 15.0
23.7 x 15.6
17.3 x 13.0
23.7 x 15.6
23.7 x 15.6
20.7 x 13.8
Focal Length Multiplier (approx.)
1.5x
1.6x
1.6x
1.6x
1.5x
2.0x
1.5x
1.5x
1.7x
Image Processor
Not stated
SLR-DIGIC
DIGIC II
DIGIC II
Not stated
Not stated
Not stated
Not stated
Not stated
Viewfinder
Type
Eye-level pentamirror
Eye-level pentamirror
Eye-level pentamirror
Eye-level pentaprism
Eye-level pentaprism
Eye-level Porro Mirror system
Eye-level pentaprism
Eye-level pentaprism
Pentaprism
Coverage
95%
95%
95%
95%
95%
94%
95%
95%
97% vertical, 98% horizontal
Magnification (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
0.75x
0.8x
0.8x
0.9x
0.9x
1.0x
0.95x
0.95x
0.77x
Eyepoint (mm)
18
21
21
20
25
20
Unknown
Unknown
18
Dioptric Adjustment Range (diopters)
-1.6 to +0.5
-3.0 to +1.0
-3.0 to +1.0
-3.0 to +1.0
-3.0 to +1.0
-3.0 to +1.0
-2.5 to +1.5
-2.5 to +1.5
-3 to +1
Focusing Screen
B-type BriteView clear matte screen Mark V
Fixed, all-matte screen
Fixed, precision matte screen
Fixed, precision matte screen
Spherical Acute Matte (G-type as standard)
Fixed (Matte with AF/Metering marks)
Natural-Bright-Matte focusing screen
Interchangeable Natural-Bright-Matte focusing screen (AF Frame Matte screen included as standard; AF Split-Image Matte and AF Scale Matte screens available as optional accessories)
Unknown
Viewfinder
Info Display
AF information (AF points, focus confirmation, AF area mode, AE/AF lock indicator), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture value, manual exposure, AE/AF lock indicator, exposure level, flash exposure compensation indicator, exposure compensation indicator), shots remaining/buffer space/pre-set white balance recording indicator/PC mode indicator, flash-ready indicator, "no memory card" warning, battery level
AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture value, manual exposure, AE lock, exposure level), flash information (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock), shots remaining, CF card information
AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure information (shutter speed, aperture value, manual exposure, AE lock, exposure level, AEB in progress, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation), maximum burst, CF card information
AF (AF points, focus confirmation light), exposure (shutter speed, aperture value, manual exposure, AE lock, exposure compensation amount, AEB level, partial metering area), flash (flash ready, red-eye reduction lamp on, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation amount), warnings (exposure warning, improper FE lock warning, CF card full warning, CF card error warning, no CF card warning, busy), maximum burst for continuous shooting, shots remaining
(sorry, don't have the list for this one)
AF information (AF frame, focus confirmation), aperture value, shutter speed, exposure compensation amount, flash indicator, AE lock, white balance, metering mode, battery check, exposure mode, number of "storable sequential pictures" (not seen on prototype)

Out of image area: Built-in flash status, AF sensor pattern, in-focus, shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation factor, bar graph.

Within image area: AF frame with superimposed AF sensor point, spot AF frame.

Flash information, Picture mode (Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Action, Night scene portrait), In-focus, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure compensation factor, Manual white balance, Manual focus, ISO sensitivity warning, Auto exposure lock signal
(sorry, don't have the list for this one)
Depth of Field Preview
Not available
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Enabled with depth-of-field preview position on power switch
Enabled with depth-of-field preview position on power switch
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Recording
System
Recording Media / Quantity / Slot Type
Secure Digital card
Type I or II CF card / Microdrive
Type I or II CF card / Microdrive
Type I or II CF card / Microdrive
Type I or II CF card / Microdrive
Type I or II CF card / Microdrive
Type I or II CF card / Microdrive
Secure Digital card
Type I or II CF card / Microdrive
Compatible File System
FAT 16 / FAT 32
FAT 16 / FAT 32
FAT 16 / FAT 32
FAT 16 / FAT 32
FAT 16 / FAT 32
FAT 16 / FAT 32
FAT 16 / FAT 32
FAT 16 / FAT 32
FAT 16
Recording Formats
RAW (NEF), JPEG
RAW (CRW), JPEG
RAW (CR2), JPEG
RAW (CR2), JPEG
RAW (MRW), JPEG
RAW (ORF), JPEG, TIFF
RAW (PEF), JPEG, TIFF
RAW (PEF), JPEG, TIFF
RAW (X3F)
Maximum Resolution
3008 x 2000
3072 x 2048
3456 x 2304
3504 x 2336
3008 x 2000
3,264 x 2,448
3008 x 2008
3008 x 2008
2268 x 1512
Reduced Resolutions (JPEG only)
2256 x 1496; 1504 x 1000
2048 x 1360; 1356 x 1024
2496 x 1664; 1728 x 1152
2544 x 1696; 1752 x 1168
2256 x 1496; 1504 x 1000
3,200 x 2,400, 2,560 x 1,920, 1,600 x 1,200 1,280 x 960 1,024 x 768 640 x 480
2400 x 1600; 1536 x 1024
2400 x 1600; 1536 x 1024
1512 x 1008; 1134 x 756
RAW + JPEG Recording
Yes, basic JPEG only
Yes, Middle Fine JPEG only, embedded in RAW
Yes, any resolution
Yes, selectable JPEG resolution / compression
Yes, selectable JPEG resolution (fine compression only)
Yes, Selectable JPEG resolution / compression
No
No
No
Color Space &
White Balance
User-Selectable Color Space
Yes
sRGB (two variants) + Adobe RGB
Yes
sRGB + Adobe RGB
Yes
sRGB + Adobe RGB
Yes
sRGB + Adobe RGB
Yes
sRGB (two variants) + Adobe RGB
Yes
sRGB + Adobe RGB
Yes
sRGB + Adobe RGB
Yes
sRGB + Adobe RGB
n/a (color space depends on software)
Processing Parameters
(Contrast, Sharpness, Saturation, Color Tone) / # of Increments
7 options each for sharpness and contrast, 3 options for saturation. 7-step hue adjustment. Digital vari-programs preset various processing parameters as well, and color space III boosts saturation somewhat, particularly in greens.
5
(Same as 10D, but new is default sets: one mimics 10D settings and one boosts contrast, saturation, and sharpening for snappier prints. This is the factory default setting)
5
(Same as original Digital Rebel, but with the addition of a Black and White mode that includes tone and contrast adjustments.)
5
5
5 options each for sharpness, saturation, and contrast. Normal/Low/High-key Gradation adjustment
3 options each for contrast, sharpness and saturation
3 options each for contrast, sharpness and saturation
n/a (processing parameters depend on software)
Preset WB settings
6 (Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash)
6 (Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash)
6 (Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash)
6 (Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash)
6 (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash)
14 (Auto, Custom, plus 12 Kelvin Temperature settings correlated with common light sources, such as incandescent, various types of fluorescent, etc.)
11 (Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent [white, neutral, or daylight], Tungsten, and three Manual settings)
9 (Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy,Tungsten Light, Fluorescent Light [White, Daylight, Neutral], Manual)
8 (Auto, Sunlight, Shade, Overcast, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom)
Manual Color Temperature Setting Range
(No Kelvin option, but very broad Preset WB range)
None
None
2800 ~ 10000K in 100K increments
2500 ~ 9900K in 100K increments
2,000 ~ 10,000K (16 settings, varying increments)
None
None
None
WB Adjustment Range
Not available
±3 steps in 1-step increments
5 mireds per step
±9 steps in 1-step increments
5 mireds per step
±3 steps in 1-step increments
5 mireds per step
±3 steps in 1-step increments
Arbitrary step size (approx. 10 mireds per step in most modes)
±7 steps in 1-step increments, unknown step size
Not available
Not available
None
Autofocus
System
Type
TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM900 autofocus module
TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
(TTL secondary image registration, phase detection)
TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
(TTL secondary image registration, phase detection)
TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
(TTL secondary image registration, phase detection)
TTL phase detection with CCD line sensors
TTL phase detection
TTL phase-matching by SAFOX VIII
TTL phase-matching by SAFOX VIII
TTL phase difference detection
# of Focusing Points (Focusing Point Type)
5 points
7 points (1 cross-type, 2 horizontal-type, 4 vertical-type)
7 points (1 cross-type, 2 horizontal-type, 4 vertical-type)
9 points, 1 cross type and 8 single-axis
9 points, 8 lines with center cross-hair sensor
3 points
11 points
11 points
1 point
Superimposed Focus Point Display Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a
AF Working Range
EV -1 ~ 19 (ISO 100)
EV 0.5 ~ 18 (ISO 100)
EV 0.5 ~ 18
EV 0.5 ~ 18
EV-1 ~ EV18 (ISO 100)
EV 0 ~ 19
EV0 to EV19 (ISO 200)
EV0 to EV19 (ISO 200)
EV2 to 18 (ISO 100)
AF-assist Beam
Bright incandescent lamp, (Range approx. 3.0 m, 9.8 ft, depending on lens.) Not dependent on flash setting.
Yes, stroboscopic flash (Range: Approx. 4.0m / 13.1ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5ft. off-center) Note: Only available when flash is enabled.
Yes, stroboscopic flash (Range: Approx. 4.0m / 13.1ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5ft. off-center)
Yes, stroboscopic flash (Range: Approx. 4.0m / 13.1ft. at center, approx. 3.5m/11.5ft. off-center)
Yes, stroboscopic flash
With built-in flash unit, and on dedicated Olympus external flash units. Note: Only available when flash is enabled.
Yes, stroboscopic flash
Yes, stroboscopic flash
No
One-shot AF
Available in all modes
Enabled in Portrait, Landscape, Close-up (Macro), Night Portrait, and A-DEP modes.
Enabled in Portrait, Landscape, Close-up (Macro), Night Portrait, and A-DEP modes.
Selectable in Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual modes.
Enabled in Portrait, Landscape, Close-up (Macro), Night Portrait, and A-DEP modes.
Selectable in Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual modes.
Available in all modes
Locked by first position of Shutter Button / OK Button (Customizable)
Available in all modes
Unknown
Unknown
AI Servo (Tracking) AF
Available in all modes
(D50 adds AF-A mode, for auto selection of one-shot or tracking AF, compared to D70/D70s).
Enabled in Sports mode only.
Enabled in Sports mode.
Selectable in Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual modes.
Enabled in Sports mode.
Selectable in Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual modes.
Available in all modes
Available in Continuous AF Mode
Available in Continuous AF Mode
Unknown
Unknown
AI Focus AF
Slightly different, but closest-subject focus priority available in all modes
Enabled in Full Auto, Flash Off, Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Manual modes.
Enabled in Full Auto and Flash Off modes.
Selectable in Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Manual modes.
Enabled in Full Auto and Flash Off modes.
Selectable in Program, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, and Manual modes.
Available in all modes
Predictive AF for moving subjects, but doesn't appear to track across AF areas.
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Exposure
Control
Shooting Modes
11 - Program, shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, Manual, Auto, Portrait, Landcape, Close up, Sports, Child, Night Portrait.
12 - Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, manual exposure, ETTL autoflash
12 - Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, manual exposure, ETTL autoflash
12 - Program AE (Full Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash Off, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, manual exposure, ETTL autoflash
8 - Full Auto, Program, shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, manual, three memory register settings
9 - Program, aperture-priority AE, shutter-priority AE, Manual, Portrait, Landcape, Close up, Sports, Night Landscape, plus:

14 Scene modes (Landscape, Landscape+Portrait, Night Scene, Night+Portrait, Fireworks, Sunset, Portrait, High Key, Macro, Documents, Museum, Sport, Beach & Snow, and Candle)

6 - Auto exposure with Hyper Program, Programmed AE, Shutter-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Metered Manual, bulb
13 - Auto, Programmed AE, Shutter-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Metered Manual, Bulb, Normal, Portrait, Landscape, Macro, Moving Object, Night Scene Portrait, Flash Off
4 - Programmed AE, Shutter-Priority AE, Aperture-Priority AE, Manual
Metering Zones
420
35
35
35
14
Not stated
16
16
8
Metering Modes
1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II with 420-segment RGB sensor. (2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 8mm dia. circle in center of frame. (3) Spot: Meters 2.3 mm dia. circle (about one percent of frame) centered on active focus area.
Evaluative (linked to any AF point), center weighted average (set automatically in manual mode), 9% partial
Evaluative (linked to any AF point), center weighted average, 9% partial
Evaluative (linked to any AF point), center weighted, 9% partial
14-segment honeycomb-pattern metering, Center-weighted, Spot
Digital ESP (evaluative), center-weighted, spot
Multi, Center-Weighted, and Spot
Multi, Center-Weighted, and Spot
Evaluative, Center, Center-weighted Average
Metering System Working Range
1) EV 0 ~ 20 (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
2) EV 2 ~ 20 (spot metering)
(ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, 20°C/68°F)
EV 1 ~ 20
EV 1 ~ 20
EV 1 ~ 20
1) EV 0 ~ 20 (14-segment honeycomb-pattern or center-weighted metering)
2) EV 3 ~ 20 (spot metering)
(ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens)
1) Digital ESP/Center Weighted Average; EV 1 ~ 20
2) Spot; EV 3 ~ 17 (50mm F2, ISO 100)
1) EV 0 ~ 21 (ISO200)
2) Multi-segment - EV 1 ~ 21.5
EV 1 ~ 21.5
EV 1 ~ 20
ISO Range / Extended
200 ~ 1600 / --
100 ~ 1600 / --
100 ~ 1600 / --
100 ~ 1600 / 3200
100 ~ 1600 / 3200
100 ~ 400 / 1600
200 ~ 1600 / 3200
200 ~ 1600 / 3200
100 ~ 800 / 1600
Exposure Compensation
+/- 5EV in 1/2 or 1/3EV increments
+/- 2EV in 1/3EV increments
+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3EV increments
+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3EV increments
+/- 3EV in 1/2EV increments, or +/- 2EV in 1/3EV increments
+/- 5EV in 1, 1/2 or 1/3EV increments
+/- 3EV in 1/2EV increments, or +/- 2EV in 1/3EV increments
±2 EV in 1/2EV or 1/3EV increments
±3 EV in 1/3EV increments
Automatic Exposure Bracketing
3 shots, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 or 1 EV steps
+/- 2EV in 1/3EV increments
+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3EV increments
+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3EV increments
+/- 2EV in 1/2 increments
3 shots in +/- 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
3 shots in +/- 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
3 shots within range of ±0.5EV, ±1.0EV, ±1.5EV (0.5EV steps) or ±0.3EV, ±0.7EV, ±1.0EV (0.3EV steps)
3 shots within ±3EV in 1/3 EV steps
Shutter Speeds,
Frame Rate, Shutter Lag
Shutter Type
Combined mechanical and CCD electronic shutter
Mechanical, all speeds electronically controlled
Mechanical, all speeds electronically controlled
Mechanical, all speeds electronically controlled
Mechanical (?)
Mechanical Focal Plane, electronically controlled
Mechanical Focal Plane, electronically controlled
Mechanical Focal Plane, electronically controlled
Mechanical Focal Plane, electronically controlled
Shutter Speed Range
1/4000 ~ 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb
1/4000 ~ 30 sec. (1/3EV increments) and bulb
1/4000 ~ 30 sec. (1/2 or 1/3EV increments) and bulb
1/8000 ~ 30 sec. (1/2 or 1/3EV increments) and bulb
1/4000 ~ 30 sec. in steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV, bulb
1/4000 ~ 30 sec. , 1/3, 1/2, 1EV step selectable, bulb
1/4000 ~ 30 sec. (1/2EV increments) and bulb
1/4000 ~ 30 sec. and bulb
1/6000 ~ 30 sec. and bulb (30 sec. max)
Maximum Frames Per Second / Buffer depth
2.47 fps / 16 frames
2.5 fps / 4 frames
3 fps / 14 frames
5 fps / 23 frames
2.75 fps / 15 frames
2.58 fps / 4 frames
2.6 fps / 6 frames
2.8 fps / 8 frames (manufacturer spec)
1.9 fps / 6 frames
Shutter lag, full AF (sec.)
0.27
0.25 - 0.28
0.20 - 0.24
0.15 - 0.16
0.266
0.37
0.23
(Not tested yet)
0.23
Shutter lag, prefocus (sec.)
0.114
0.142
0.095
0.077
0.117
0.1
0.13
(Not tested yet)
0.11
Startup time (sec.)
~0.25
3.09
0.25
0.25
1.4
2.1
0.5
(Not tested yet)
0.6
Flash
Built-in Flash / Guide Number at ISO 100.
Yes (12 meters / 39 feet)
Yes (13 meters / 43 feet)
Yes (13 meters / 43 feet)
Yes (13 meters / 43 feet)
Yes (12 meters / 39 feet)
Unknown
Yes (11 meters / 36 feet)
Yes (15.6 meters / 51 feet) @ ISO 200
n/a
Max flash x-sync speed. (sec.)
1/500 (!)
1/200
1/200
1/250
1/160 (anti-shake off) / 1/125 (anti-shake on)
1/180
1/150
1/180
1/180
Flash Exposure Compensation
-3 to +1 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
No
+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3EV increments
+/- 2EV in 1/2 or 1/3EV increments
+/- 2EV in 1/2EV increments
+/- 2 EV in each 1, 1/2, or 1/3 EV steps
-3 to +1 EV, 1/2 EV steps
-2 to +1 EV (1/2 EV steps)
None
Slow-sync flash
1st or 2nd curtain
1st curtain only
1st or 2nd curtain
1st or 2nd curtain
1st or 2nd curtain
Unknown
1st or 2nd curtain
PC Sync Terminal
Hot shoe only
Hot shoe only
Hot shoe only
Yes
Hot shoe only
Hot shoe only
Hot shoe only
Hot shoe only
Hot shoe only
Playback
System
LCD Size / Pixel Count
2.0 in LCD / 130,000 pixels
1.8 in. LCD / 118,000 pixels
1.8 in. LCD / 115,000 pixels
1.8 in. LCD / 118,000 pixels
2.5 in LCD / 207,000 pixels
1.8 in LCD / 134,000 pixels
1.8 in LCD / 118,000 pixels
2.0 in. LCD / 210,000 pixels
1.8 in LCD / 130,000 pixels
Enlarged Playback / Scroll
1.1 - 4.7x in 10 steps / Yes
1.5~10x in 15 steps / Yes
1.5~10x in 15 steps / Yes
1.5~10x in 15 steps / Yes
4.7x max / Yes
2, 3, 4, 10x / Yes
Up to 12x / Yes
12x max. / Yes
4x max. / Yes
LCD Monitor Brightness Adjustment Range
5 steps
5 steps
5 steps
5 steps
11 steps
7 steps
15 steps
Unknown
3 steps
Automatic Rotation for Vertical Shots
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Unknown
No
Other Features
Computer Connection
Yes, PTP-compliant (v2.0 standard, v2.0 speed)
Yes, PTP-compliant, USB v 1.1
Yes, USB 2.0, PTP-compliant
Yes, USB 2.0, PTP-compliant
Yes, PTP-compliant (v2.0 standard, v2.0 speed)
Yes, PTP-compliant (v2.0 standard, v1.1 max speed)
Yes, USB v1.1
USB 2.0 High Speed (PTP compliance unknown)
Yes, USB v1.1 and IEEE 1394 FireWire
Direct Printing (PictBridge-compliant printers)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Menu Languages
13 (Japanese, German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Italian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Dutch, Swedish)
12 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.)
15 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Korean,and Japanese.)
12 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.)
8 (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese.)
2 (English, Japanese) - More coming in production models?
6 (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese)
9 (English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
4 (English, Japanese, German, French)
Camera Default Reset
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Custom Functions (Quantity / Settings)
Yes (6 / 20)
No
Yes (9 / 24)
Yes (17 / 61)
Yes (20 / 44)
No
Yes (22 / 53)
Yes (18)
No
Remote Control
Optional IR
Optional, Compatible with Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-5 / RC-1
Compatible with Remote Switch RS-60E3, Remote Controller RC-5 / RC-1
N3-type remote control
Optional, compatible with RC-1000S or RC-1000L
Optional IR
Optional IR
Yes, details unknown
Optional RS-21 wireless
Info LCD Panel / Illumination
Yes / No
Yes / Yes (dedicated button)
Yes / Yes (dedicated button)
Yes / Yes (dedicated button)
No / N/A
No / n/a
Yes / Yes
Unknown
Yes / No
Ultrasonic CCD dust-removal function
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Body Structure
Body Cover/Chassis
Largely Plastic
Largely Plastic, aluminum frame
Largely plastic, aluminum frame
Magnesium Alloy / Stainless Steel
Magnesium Alloy (front) / Plastic (rear)
Metal Alloy
Largely plastic / Stainless Steel frame
Largely plastic / Stainless Steel frame
Largely plastic
Power System
Battery Compatibility
EN-EL3
CR2 pack is an added-cost accessory
Main: BP-511 / BP-512
Backup: CR2016
Main: NB-2LH
Backup: CR2016
Main: BP-511 / BP-512
Backup: CR2025
NP-400
BLM-1
2 x CR-V3 or 4 x AA
2 x CR-V3 or 4 x AA
2 x CR-V3 or 4 x AA
Rated Shooting Capacity at 20C/68F
100% AE: 2000
50% Flash: 400
100% AE: 600
50% Flash: 400
100% AE: 600
50% Flash: 400
100% AE: 650
50% Flash: 500
100% AE: 600
50% Flash: 400
Unknown
No flash : 1000
Unknown
Unknown
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions (WxHxD, mm)
133 x 102 x 76
140 x 111 x 72.9
126.5 x 94 x 64
144 x 105.5 x 71.5
150 x 106 x 77.5
146 x 85 x 64
129 x 94.5 x 60
125 x 92.5 x 66
152 x 120 x 79
Weight (body only)
540 g / 19 oz.
560 g / 19.7 oz.
485 g / 17.1 oz.
685g / 24.2 oz.
760 g / 26.81 oz
580g / 20.5 oz
550 g / 19.4 oz
505 g / 17.8 oz.
785 g / 27.7 oz.
Operational
Environment
Operating Temperature Range
0 ~ 40C / 32 ~ 104F
0 ~ 40C / 32 ~ 104F
0 ~ 40C / 32 ~ 104F
0 ~ 40C / 32 ~ 104F
0 ~ 40C / 32 ~ 104F
0 ~ 40C / 32 ~ 104F
Not stated
Not stated
Not stated
Operating Humidity Range
< 85%
< 85%
< 85%
< 85%
Not Stated
30 - 90%
Not stated
Not stated
Not stated
Kit Lens
Focal length/aperture
18-55mm
f/3.5-5.6G ED
-
-
-
-
14-45mm
f3.5 - f5.6
-
-

18-50mm
F3.5-5.6 DC only, or 18-50mm
F3.5-5.6 DC and
55-200mm F4-5.6 DC

Lens Compatibility
Lens Mount / Compatibility
  1. DX Nikkor: All functions supported;
  2. Type G- or D-AF Nikkor: All functions supported;
  3. Micro Nikkor 85mm F2.8D: All functions supported except some exposure modes;
  4. Other AF Nikkor (excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering, i-TTL balanced Fill-Flash for digital SLR;
  5. AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering, i-TTL balanced Fill-Flash for digital SLR and autofocus;
  6. Non-CPU: Can be used in exposure mode M, but exposure meter does not function; electronic range finder can be used if maximum aperture is f/5.6 or faster.
  7. IX Nikkor Lenses cannot be used.
EF / All EOS lenses, plus EF-S lenses
EF / All EOS lenses, plus EF-S lenses
EF / All EOS lenses, plus EF-S lenses
A-type / All A-type lenses except MD and MC series manual focus lenses. AF Macro 3x - 1x f/1.7-2.8 lens cannot be used with Anti-Shake, nor does Anti-Shake work with any lens with a macro release.
Zuiko Digital, Four Thirds System Lens
KAF / compatible with PENTAX KAF2-, KAF- and KA-mount lenses.
Power zoom function not available.
K-mount lenses usable with restrictions.
S-mount lenses usable with adapter and restrictions.
67/645 lenses usable adapter and restrictions.
KAF / compatible with PENTAX KAF2-, KAF- and KA-mount lenses.
Power zoom function not available.
K-mount lenses usable with restrictions.
S-mount lenses usable with adapter and restrictions.
67/645 lenses usable adapter and restrictions.
SA mount lenses

 

 

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