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Nikon D50 specifications

Price (US) • Kit (Body + 18-55 mm DX lens): US$ 899
• Body only: US $??
Body colors Black and Silver *
Sensor • 6.24 megapixel (total) CCD
• 6.1 million effective pixels
• 23.7 x 15.6 mm
• Nikon DX format (1.5x FOV crop)
• RGB Color Filter Array
• 12-bit A/D converter
Image sizes • 3008 x 2000 [L] (6.01 million)
2256 x 1496 [M] *
• 1504 x 1000 [S]
File formats • NEF (12-bit uncompressed RAW)
• JPEG (EXIF 2.21)
• NEF+JPEG (Basic)
Color space • IIIa (sRGB - more green for colourful landscapes) default *
• Ia (sRGB)
• II (Adobe RGB)
Lens mount Nikon F mount (with AF coupling & AF contacts)
Lens compatibility

• DX Nikkor: All functions supported
• Type G or D AF Nikkor: All functions supported
• Micro Nikkor 85 mm F2.8D: All functions supported except autofocus and some exposure modes
• Other AF Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering II
• AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering II and autofocus
• 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
Note: IX Nikkor lenses cannot be used.

Autofocus • TTL phase detection
• Nikon Multi-CAM900 autofocus module
• Detection range: EV -1 to +19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature)
Lens servo • Single Servo AF (AF-S)
• Continuous Servo AF (AF-C)
• Auto selection (AF-A) *
• Manual focus (M)
AF Area mode • Single Area AF
• Dynamic Area AF
• Closest Subject Priority Dynamic Area AF
Focus area One of five areas can be selected
Focus lock Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF) or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
AF Assist White light lamp
Exposure mode • Digital Vari-program
    - Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Child *, Sports, Close up, Night portrait
• Programmed auto (P) with flexible program
• Shutter-priority auto (S)
• Aperture priority auto (A)
• Manual (M)
Metering TTL full-aperture exposure metering system
• 3D color matrix metering II *
• 420 segment RGB sensor *

• Center-weighted: Weight of 75%(8mm circle) given to 6, 8, 10, or 13-mm circle in center of frame, or weighting based on average of entire frame
• Spot: Meters 3.5 mm circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on active focus area *
Metering range • EV 0 to 20 (3D color matrix or center-weighted metering)
• EV 2 to 20 (spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, 20 °C)
Meter coupling CPU coupling
Exposure compen. • +/- 5.0 EV
• 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
AE Lock Detected exposure value locked by pressing AE-L/AF-L button
AE Bracketing 3 frames *
• +/- 2 EV
• 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Sensitivity • Auto
• ISO 200 - 1600
1 EV steps *
Shutter speed • Combined mechanical and CCD electronic shutter
• 30 to 1/4000 sec *
• Steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
• Flash X-Sync: up to 1/500 sec
• Bulb
White balance • Auto (TTL white-balance with 420 segment RGB sensor *)
• Six manual modes
• Preset white balance
• White balance bracketing possible
WB fine tuning No *
Image parameters • Sharpening
• Tone
• Color
• Hue
Viewfinder • Optical fixed eye-level
• Penta-dach-mirror type
• Built-in diopter adjustment (-1.6 to +0.5 m-1)
• Eyepoint: 18 mm (at -1.0 m-1)
• Frame coverage 95% (approx.)
• Viewfinder eyecup DK-20 *
• Viewfinder magnification approx. 0.75x with 50mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1
• Focusing screen: Type B BriteView clear matte screen Mark V * with superimposed focus brackets
LCD monitor • 2.0" TFT LCD *
• 130,000 pixel
Flash control

• TTL: TTL flash control by 420-pixel RGB sensor *
     o Built-in Speedlight: i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash or standard i-TTL flash (spot metering)
     o SB-800 or 600: i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash or standard i-TTL flash (spot metering)
• Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 with CPU lens
• Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 80DX, 28DX, 28, 27, and 22s
• Distance-priority manual available with SB-800

Flash Sync Mode • Front-Curtain Sync (normal sync)
• Red-Eye Reduction
• Red-Eye Reduction with Slow Sync
• Slow Sync
• Rear-Curtain Sync
Built-in Speedlight • Auto flash with auto pop-up
• [P], [S], [A], [M]: manual pop-up with button release Auto flash with auto pop-up
• Guide number (ISO 200/ISO 100, m): approx. 15/11 (manual full 17/12)
Flash compensation • -3 to +1 EV
• 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps
Accessory shoe • ISO standard hot-shoe with safety lock
Flash Sync Terminal No
Shooting modes • Single frame shooting (S) mode
• Continuous shooting (C) mode: approx. 2.5 frame per second * (up to 12 consecutive shots with JPEG format, 4 shot with RAW format)
• Self-timer/remote control mode.
Self-timer • 2 to 20 sec
Playback functions • 1 frame: Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments)
• Magnifying playback
• Slide show
• Histogram indication
• Highlight point display
• Auto image rotation
Orientation sensor Yes
Storage • Secure Digital (SD) card *
• No card supplied
Text input Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input is available with LCD monitor and multi-selector; stored in Exif header
Video output NTSC or PAL selectable
Remote control ML-L3 wireless remote controller (optional)
Connectivity • USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed) *
• Mass storage / PTP selectable
• Video out
• DC-IN (optional AC adapter)
Languages Chinese (simplified), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Portuguese
Power • Lithium-Ion battery pack EN-EL3
• AC Adapter EH-5 (optional)
Dimensions 133 x 102 x 76 mm (5.2 x 4.0 x 3.0 in)
Weight (no battery) 540 g (1.2 lb)
Weight (inc. batt) 620 g (1.4 lb)
Box contents • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3
• Quick Charger MH-18a
• Video Cable
• USB Cable UC-E4
• Strap
• Body cap
• Eyepiece Cap DK-5
• Rubber Eyecup DK-20
• Accessory shoe cover
• PictureProject CD-ROM
Optional accessories • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3(a)
• Multi Charger MH-19
• Quick Charger MH-18(a)
• AC Adapter EH-5
• Speedlight SB-800/600
• Eyepiece Magnifier DG-2
• Angle Finder DR-6
• Nikon Capture 4 (Ver.4.3) Software
• Wireless Remote Control ML-L3
• Semi-Soft Case CF-D50

* Specification changes when compared to the Nikon D70

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