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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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Reference: Datasheet

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

Digital Camera Data Sheet:
Nikon D50


Model Name:

Nikon D50 
Model Number: D50 
Camera Format: SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $899.00
Street Price: $671.82
Price Update Date: 2007-02-20
Date Available: 2005-06-30
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional ML-L3 wireless 
Tripod Mount: Yes 
Tripod Mount Material:  
Operating System: Windows, Mac OS 
Weight: 19.0 oz (540 g)
Weight With Batteries?  
Size: 5.2 x 4.0 x 3.0 in.
(133 x 102 x 76 mm)
Warranty in Months:  
Waterproof: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 3008x2000, 2256x1496, 1504x1000
Movie Resolution:  
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
CCD Sensor (Megapixels): 6.10
CCD Size (inches): APS-C 
CCD Filter Type: RGBG 
CCD Manufacturer:  
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.50
Movie Audio:  
Quality Levels: 3
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 27 - 83 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.00x
Digital Zoom: No 
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: Nikon Multi-CAM900 5 area 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Auto Focus Min Illum: 0.0625
Auto Focus Step:  
Manual Focus: Yes 
Manual Focus Steps:  
Normal Focus Range: 29 cm to Infinity
11.8 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Min Macro Area: 66 x 44 mm
2.6 x 1.7 in
Min Aperture: f/38.0
Max Aperture: f/3.5
Aperture Range Description: f/3.5 - 22 (W) , f/5.6 - 38 (T) 
Aperture Step Size: 0.33
Lens Thread: 52 mm
Lens Thread Type:  
Optical Viewfinder: Yes 
Optical VF Type: SLR type, eye-level penta-Dach-mirror 
Optical VF Accuracy: 97%
LCD Viewfinder:  
LCD VF Accuracy:  
LCD Size (inches): 2.0
LCD Resolution: 130,000 dots
OLED Screen:  
Max Playback Zoom: 4.70
ISO Settings: 200, 400, 800, 1600
ISO Rating Max: 1600
Number of White Balance Settings: 8
White Balance Settings: Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct Sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade, Preset 
Manual White Balance: Yes 
Longest Shutter Time: 30 
Shortest Shutter Time: 1/4000 
Exp Adj Range: 5.0 EV
Exp Adj Step Size: 0.33 EV
Metering Modes: 3D color matrix metering II, color matrix metering II, center-weighted, spot 
Spot Metering: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Self Timer: 2 to 20
Internal Flash: Yes 
No of Flash Modes:  
Flash Modes: Red-Eye Reduction, Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync, Slow Sync, Rear-Curtain Sync. 
Flash Guide Number (Meters): 12
Flash Range Default ISO (meters):  
Flash Range Description:  
No of Flash "Pops":  
Ext Flash: Yes 
Ext Flash Connection: ISO hot shoe 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: SD/MMC 
Other Memory Types:  
Memory Included (MB):  
Uncompressed Format: RAW (.NEF) 
CCD Raw Format: Yes 
Compressed Format: JPEG 
Movie File Format:  
Video Out: Yes 
Video Mode Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: No 
External Connections: Serial, USB 2.0 High Speed
Other Connection: DC input 
Included Software: PictureProject 
OS Compatibility: Windows, Mac OS 
Performance Timing
Startup Time: 0.250 seconds
Shutdown Time: 0.200 seconds
Play -> Record: 0.100 seconds
Record -> Play (max res): 0.800 seconds
Record -> Play (min res):  
Shutter Lag (auto focus) WIDE: 0.265 seconds
Shutter Lag (auto focus) TELE: 0.265 seconds
Shutter Lag, Man. Focus: 0.134 seconds
Shutter Lag, Prefocus: 0.113 seconds
Cycle Time Uncompressed Format: 0.490 seconds
Cycle Time Max Res: 0.490 seconds
Cycle Time Min Res: 0.490 seconds
Buffer Frames, Max Res: 23
Continuous Mode Rate (Frames/Sec): 2.470
Movie Mode Rate (Frames/Sec):  
Movie Sec @ Max Res:  
Movie Sec @ Min Res:  
Download speed, KB/second: 3486.00
Battery Form Factor: EN-EL3 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium Ion rechargeable 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary EN-EL3 Lithium Ion rechargeable
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
More Information
Notes & Features:  
Review URL: Review
Test Shots URL: Test Shots
Photo Gallery URL:  
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website

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