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Nikon D50

Camera Labs Highly Recommended best4reviews.com Best Buy DP Review Highly Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
A multi award winning and 1 year old SLR digital camera
SLR 6.1MP CCD Black Feb 2016
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Nikon D50 Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Nikon D50 number 535 across all digital cameras.
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32 Reviews + 8 Awards
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Average Features
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18 Months Old
Overall Score
50
Average

Why Has it Scored 51?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 83%, based on 32 reviews. This digital camera has received eight awards including a "Best Buy" award from Best4reviews.com plus one other site and a "Highly Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus one other site. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report unacceptable noise level.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
Optical image stabilisation may be available with some lenses
Only 3008 x 2000 pixels image resolution
Quite low megapixels sensor
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Mediocre
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Mediocre
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Mediocre

Nikon D50 Video Reviews


How Big is the Nikon D50?

The Nikon D50 is 133mm wide and 76mm tall. It is 102mm deep and weighs 540g.

Nikon D50 front dimensions

Nikon D50 size in context

Nikon D50 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Eight Industry Awards

This camera was given a "Best Buy" award by both websites Best4reviews.com and Expert Reviews, both of which decided that this Nikon camera was very good.

This Nikon digital camera received a "Highly Recommended" award from both review sites Camera Labs and DP Review, both of which said that this camera was great.

Two additional expert review sites both liked this camera. This Nikon digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review website Modsynergy.com and it received a "Recommended" award from website Alphr.com, confirming their endorsement.

This Nikon camera received a "Technical Image Press Association Award" from Tipa.com and Letsgodigital.org/es/ gave it an "Excellent" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Based on 32 expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 83%.

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Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Three owners thought this digital camera was noisy.

  • This camera is fast and has even less noise…
    Neocamera.com December 2006
  • Strong performance; excellent image quality; low visual noise; simple modes for neophytes; robust burst mode…
    Cnet.com August 2005
  • Excellent noise performance…

Nikon Has Very Good Digital Camera Reviews

We checked 30,771 user and expert reviews (including 6,974 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Nikon has very good ratings specifically within its digital cameras range. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available

Nikon offers over 90 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Nikon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

Nikon lens range

Only 3008 X 2000 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Nikon D50 is 3008 x 2000 pixels. That's 62% lower image resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Digital cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Quite Low Megapixels Sensor

Cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the Nikon D50 of only 6.1MP is quite low compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 5% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Nikon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (10mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Nikon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the Nikon D50 of only 1,600 is quite low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 12% of all cameras when ranked by this feature. Digital cameras have ISO sensitivities (max) of between 200 and 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Heavy

The weight of the Nikon D50 of 540g is quite heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 14% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The weights of cameras range from 50g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g.

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Quite Small Eye Relief

The Nikon D50's eye relief of only 8mm is in the smallest 2% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest eye relief of digital cameras is 8mm, the biggest is 27mm, and the average eye relief is 19mm.

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Wide Range of Closest Focusing Distances Depending On Lens Used

This Nikon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the closest focusing distance depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of closest focusing distances are possible with this camera.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Nikon lenses range in aperture from F/1.4 to F/6.3.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Nikon D50 of only 2" is in the smallest 4% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have display diagonals of between 0.5" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon D50 has a tripod mount, which is unusual. 75% of digital cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Nikon D50 features noise reduction, unlike 92% of cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The Nikon D50's display resolution of only 130,000 pixels is quite low compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the lowest 7% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Nikon D50 does not have an HDMI. 55% of digital cameras also do not have an HDMI.

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Has a Second Display

The Nikon D50 has a second display, which is unusual. 99% of digital cameras do not have a second display.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D50 does not have a GPS (satellite), although keep in mind that 90% of digital cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Nikon D50 has a handheld remote control, unlike 99% of digital cameras which do not have a handheld remote control.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

This camera was released in February 2016.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00018208910144

Frequently Asked Questions About the Nikon D50

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