Nikon D50 Review

Overall Score

43

Main Features

  • 6 MP APS-C CCD Sensor
  • 200 - 1600 ISO
  • 2" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 133 x 102 x 76 mm, 620g.
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  • Replaced by: D40X

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Nikon D50 Overview


First introduced in July, 2005, Nikon D50 is a 6 MP DSLR with a APS-C (23.7 x 15.5 mm) sized CCD sensor.

Nikon replaced D50 with Nikon D40X. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Nikon D50 with Nikon D40X


Nikon D50 comes with a 23.7 x 15.6 mm CCD sensor, which has a diagonal of 28.37 mm (1.11").

- Full Frame
- Nikon D50

Sensor resolution of Nikon D50 ~ 3019 x 1986 pixels.

Nikon D50 has Crop Factor: 1.53

The sensor has a surface area of 369.7 mm².

There are approximate 5,995,734 photosites (pixels) on this area.


Proc and Cons of Nikon D50


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Nikon D50 with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
±5 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
External Flash
RAW Support
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
No Environmental Sealing
Low Max Native ISO: 1600
Low Screen Resolution: 130k dots
Weight: 620g
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
No AF Face Detection
Low Resolution Sensor: 6 MP
Small LCD Screen: 2"
Slow Continuous Shooting: 130 fps
Type Scores

Nikon D50 has an Overall Score of 43/100 and ranked #176 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #700 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Nikon D50 Scores
Imaging score
46
Features score
35
Value for money score
61
Portability score
76
Overall score
43
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Nikon D50


Nikon D50 weighs 620g and has external dimensions of 133 x 102 x 76mm (5.24 x 4.02 x 2.99"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Nikon D50 is 163 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category. Nikon D50 is less by 8mm more than the average length in Semi-Pro DSLR.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Nikon D50
620g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Nikon D50
76mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Nikon D50 with the dimensions:

Nikon D50

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight D50 Dimensions D50
Nikon D40X Nikon D40X 522 g 620 g 124 x 94 x 64 mm 133 x 102 x 76 mm
Nikon D3300 Nikon D3300 430 g 620 g 124 x 98 x 76 mm 133 x 102 x 76 mm
Nikon D60 Nikon D60 522 g 620 g 126 x 94 x 64 mm 133 x 102 x 76 mm
Nikon D5300 Nikon D5300 480 g 620 g 125 x 98 x 76 mm 133 x 102 x 76 mm
Nikon D7200 Nikon D7200 765 g 620 g 136 x 107 x 76 mm 133 x 102 x 76 mm
Nikon D5500 Nikon D5500 420 g 620 g 124 x 97 x 70 mm 133 x 102 x 76 mm
Nikon D3400 Nikon D3400 395 g 620 g 124 x 98 x 76 mm 133 x 102 x 76 mm
Nikon D3200 Nikon D3200 505 g 620 g 125 x 96 x 77 mm 133 x 102 x 76 mm

Specifications of Nikon D50


General
Brand Nikon
Model D50
Announced July, 2005
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Nikon F
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.5
Number of Lenses 305
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 2"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 130k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.5
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 0
Number of Cross Focus Points
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 11.00
Flash Modes Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CCD
Sensor Dimensions 23.7 x 15.6 mm
Sensor Area 369.7 mm²
Sensor Resolution 6 MP
Max Image Resolution 3008 x 2000
Max Native ISO 1600
Min Native ISO 200
Max Boosted ISO 0
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 0 shots
Battery Type
Battery Model EN-EL3
Physical
Weight 620 g
Physical Dimensions 133 x 102 x 76 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD card
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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