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Nikon D50

£289.99
Nikon D50
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A multi award winning but marginally out of date SLR digital camera, with good features but representing only moderate value for money
SLR 6.1MP 3008 X 2000 Pixels CCD Feb 2016
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NIKON D50 DIGITAL SLR CAMERA WITH LENSE, FULLY BOXED (K9/11/17-9) (Brand new, unopened)
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Used - BLACK NIKON D50 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera - Black (Kit w/ 18-55mm Lens) (Used)
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Nikon D50 Review

With excellent reviews and at under 2 years old, we have ranked the Nikon D50 number 192 in best selling cameras and number 392 across all digital cameras.
93
Reviews
32 Reviews + 8 Awards
62
Value for Money
Good
64
Features
Good Features
81
Age
2 Years Old
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

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. Praktica cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this digital camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2018.
Customers report unacceptable noise level.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Over 90 Different Nikon Lenses Available
Wide range of optical zooms depending on lens used
Only 3008 x 2000 pixels image resolution
Very low megapixels sensor

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared this Nikon digital camera with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for everyday photography, ranking number 241 in everyday photography cameras. It is also very good for landscape photography, ranking number 254 in landscape photography cameras as well being very good for wildlife photography, ranking number 251 in wildlife photography cameras.
75
Portrait Photography
Very Good
78
Landscape Photography
Very Good
78
Everyday Photography
Very Good
75
Sports Photography
Very Good
76
Wildlife Photography
Very Good

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
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Nikon D50 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Eight Industry Awards

The experts at two expert review sites both said that this digital camera would make a great purchase. This was from Best4reviews.com and Expert Reviews who gave it an "Best Buy".

Two more expert review sites both decided that this Nikon camera was great. This was from Camera Labs and DP Review who gave it an "Highly Recommended".

Another two expert review sites liked this Nikon digital camera. This 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.

The authors at two additional expert review sites both thought that this camera was very good. Tipa.com gave this Nikon camera a "Technical Image Press Association Award" and Letsgodigital.org/es/ gave it an "Excellent" award.

Good Expert Reviews

32 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews have rated this camera on average 83%.

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Customers Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Three customers said in their reviews that the product 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 40,636 expert and owner reviews (including 10,692 verified purchases) for Nikon digital cameras and found that on average Nikon has very good reviews. 96% of those that bought a Nikon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is cheaper than 65% of cameras, it has excellent reviews and is under 2 years old but has mediocre features, and at £289.99 it does not seem like great value for money overall.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Nikon D50 and the United Kingdom price of £289.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $425.00 (£585.57).

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camera was released in February 2016.

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 Nikon D50 has a maximum image resolution of 3008 x 2000 pixels. That's 62% lower image resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The best resolution of all cameras is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Very Low Megapixels Sensor

Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The Nikon D50's sensor megapixels of only 6.1MP is lower than average when compared to most other cameras. It is lower than 94% of all cameras when ranked 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 digital 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 Maximum ISO Sensitivity

The maximum ISO sensitivity of the Nikon D50 of only 1,600 is lower than 90% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average maximum ISO sensitivity is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This 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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Heavier Than Average

The Nikon D50's weight of 540g is in the heaviest 15% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average weight of all cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of cameras is 1", the largest is 7.7", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The Nikon D50's display diagonal of only 2" is very small compared to most other cameras. It is smaller than 96% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Smaller Than Average Eye Relief

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

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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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Wide Range of Minimum Focal Lengths (35mm Film Equiv) Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) are possible with this camera.

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Features Noise Reduction

The Nikon D50 features noise reduction, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not feature noise reduction.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

The Nikon D50 does not have a GPS (satellite), although it is worth noting that 89% of cameras also do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has a Second Display

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

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3008 X 2000 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon D50 supports a maximum still image resolution of 3008 x 2000. That's over two times the resolution of a 1712 x 1712 digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. The worst resolution of all cameras is 384 x 480 and the best is 6016 x 4016.

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Lower Than Average Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Nikon D50 of only 130,000 pixels is lower than 97% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Cameras have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 6,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 620,000 pixels.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Nikon D50 has a tripod mount. 73% of cameras do not have a tripod mount.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Nikon D50 has a handheld remote control, which is unusual. 98% of cameras do not have a handheld remote control.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

nikon d50002lenskit, nikon amzrefb0068cr, nikon amzrefb0067cr, nikon with18200mm, nikon k9109900cr, nikon w1855mm, nikon f3556g, nikon f3356g

Barcodes:

00000541535241, 00000541535258, 00018208097005, 00018208099887, 00018208252169, 00018208252312, 00018208252336, 00018208910144, 00689466829471

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