Nikon D50 summary
Nikon D50 is Nikon's Advanced DSLR camera originally introduced on July of 2005. The camera comes with a 6MP, CCD APS-C size sensor with a full resolution of 3008 x 2000.
The D50 comes in at #75 out of 91 in Advanced DSLR cameras & overall #633 out of 1422 for digital cameras in our database. Please look at our Smart camera search to get camera rankings based on your personalized requirements.
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Nikon D50 family
The Nikon D50 is part of a family of products. You can view the detailed list underneath.
Nikon D50 Gallery
You can view the D50 from different angles in the gallery here.
Nikon D50 Pros and Cons
Here is a collection of pros and cons of the Nikon D50 based on criterias which are usually regarded as crucial in a camera.
Nikon D50 Sensor information
The sensor spec on the Nikon D50 is 23.7mm x 15.5mm (APS-C). The 367 mm² sensor can capture 3008 x 2000 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2.Control Profoto B10 & B10 Plus with your Android Phone
The CCD sensor has 6MP and gives a native ISO range of 200 to 1600. RAW format is supported therefore you have more margin for error.
The graphic underneath illustrates the D50's sensor size in comparison to other common sizes. The D50 sensor has a crop factor of 1.5 and is presented in green.Instagram's $20 billion Ad success
To get an understanding of different aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Nikon D50 dimensions
Nikon D50 weighs about 1.37 lbs (620 gr or 21.87 oz) & the overall size of the camera is 133mm x 102mm x 76mm (5.2" x 4.0" x 3.0"). The weight of average Advanced DSLR camera is 775 gr and the Nikon D50 is less heavy than its competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Here is a picture of the Nikon D50 alongside a soft drink to help you to get a feel for its size.
The top view just below will show the button arrangement on the D50.
Nikon D50 Lens information
The D50 fits the Nikon F mount and has 308 lenses available to buy. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the D50.
Nikon D50 Connectivity
The D50 has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
Digital cameras which have NFC or Bluetooth support are able to be controlled wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily transfer pictures and usually adjust settings with no need to connect physically with the camera.
Some apps also stream a Liveview and release the shutter if you are not close to the camera. If the camera contains a HDMI port, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. A good number of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack with the USB socket.
Nikon D50 Video information
Nikon D50 doesn't take video. If you are wanting a camera to shoot just pictures, it is not an issue.
Nikon D50 Weather Sealing
Nikon D50 does not have environment proofing so damp conditions may affect the camera.
Nikon D50 Display and Viewfinder
The Nikon D50 comes with a 2" fixed screen with a resolution of 130k dots.
Please be aware that the screen has no touch support. The D50 also has a builtin Top LCD display allowing you to instantly view the camera's settings.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The ViewFinder specifications for Nikon D50 are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentamirror)
- Coverage 95 percent
- Magnification 0.5x
For sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and challenging to see, viewfinders will be quite helpful.
Nikon D50 Shutter information
Nikon D50 can shoot continuously at 3.0 frames/s. The highest shutter speed is 1/4000 sec.
Nikon D50 Flash and Hot shoe information
Nikon D50 has both built-in flash along with external flash support. The max flash sync is 1/500 sec.
Nikon D50 Autofocusing information
Nikon D50 has both Phase Detect Auto Focus plus Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is more snappier and precise than Contrast Detect autofocusing.
Nikon D50 includes manual focus when required during low light scenarios or you need to have more accurate control on focus.
Nikon D50 Battery life
The average Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 911. Nikon D780 comes with the best (2260) battery life within this class of cameras.
Listed below is a collection of Advanced DSLR cameras with the highest battery life:
Nikon D50 for various styles of photography
The following bar chart gives a outline of the Nikon D50 for various styles of photography. To see more, go to the specific paragraph underneath.
Nikon D50 Portrait photography information
The Nikon D50 receives a score of 54 which is modest, and means the camera is relatively acceptable for portrait images. Photographing portraits favors greatly towards sensor specs, RAW support plus the flexibility to utilize external lighting.
Nikon D50 Street photography features
Coming in at a decent points tally of 55, the Nikon D50 is fairly suited to use in street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Nikon D50 Sports photography factors
A awful sports photography points tally of 39 suggests the Nikon D50 is simply not very good for shooting sports. A camera really should have good focusing and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Travel photography with Nikon D50
Size is really important when buying a travel camera. Overall, the Nikon D50 gets a awful 44 as a travel camera which is simply not very good for your journeys.
Landscape photography with Nikon D50
For those who are planning to purchase a digital camera for landscape pictures, the biggest factor is going to be image quality. The Nikon D50 and it's average grade of 47 for a landscape camera is somewhat adequate within the current marketplace.
Vlogging with Nikon D50
A vlogging camera should have a articulating screen, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Taking all things into account, the Nikon D50 is simply not very good as a vlog camera as it receives a awful score of 9.
Nikon D50 Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the D50, here is a list of the highest scored cameras which fall into the class of Advanced DSLR.
The line chart underneath will give you an overview of the D50 compared to it's highest ranking competitors suggested previously.
There are more cameras you might have a look at as alternative options. To go through a full comparison, simply click on the "compare" link.