Nikon D50 Review
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
JPEG (EXIF 2.21)
|Color space|| IIIa (sRGB - more green for colourful landscapes) default *
II (Adobe RGB)
|Lens mount||Nikon F mount (with AF coupling & AF contacts)|
DX Nikkor: All functions supported
|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)
|Metering||TTL full-aperture exposure metering
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
ISO 200 - 1600
1 EV steps *
|Shutter speed|| Combined mechanical and CCD
30 to 1/4000 sec *
Steps of 1/3 or 1/2 EV
Flash X-Sync: up to 1/500 sec
|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
|Viewfinder|| Optical fixed eye-level
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 *
• TTL: TTL flash control by 420-pixel RGB sensor *
|Flash Sync Mode|| Front-Curtain Sync (normal
Red-Eye Reduction with Slow 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)
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
Highlight point display
Auto image rotation
|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
DC-IN (optional AC adapter)
|Languages||Chinese (simplified), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Portuguese|
|Power|| Lithium-Ion battery pack
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
USB Cable UC-E4
Eyepiece Cap DK-5
Rubber Eyecup DK-20
Accessory shoe cover
|Optional accessories|| Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3(a)
Multi Charger MH-19
Quick Charger MH-18(a)
AC Adapter EH-5
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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