The D50 is the smallest, lightest and easiest-to-use Nikon digital SLR camera to date, and is designed for the broadest range of consumers including family memory-keepers looking to take advantage of the image quality, speed & responsiveness Nikon digital SLR's offer, as well as photo enthusiasts & amateures who want to capture brilliant digital pictures with vibrant color & immaculate sharpness. The new entry-level D50 makes exceptional digital SLR photography a reality for everyone.
The D50 is the perfect combination of intelligent, easy-to-use features & impeccable image quality. The camera's seven Digital Vari-Program modes make capturing the moment easier than ever, & the new "Child" mode, for example, assures that moms & dads don't have to be photography experts to capture the most vivid color & contrast when taking pictures of their children.
The D50's "Child" mode automatically adjusts several of the camera's settings, including ISO, shutter speeds, & white balance, to produce optimized images when taking pictures of children. The D50 promises to be an ideal tool for parents who refuse to let memories pass them by.
The D50 also includes a full range of manual controls & custom settings, so users can grow with the camera, & advanced photo enthusiasts can find themselves right at home with a D50 in their hands.
With a new 6.1 effective megapixel Nikon DX Format CCD image sensor & a highly advanced image processing engine, the D50 produces dazzlingly faithful images capable of tremendous enlargement, yet manageable. Nikon's new 3D Color Matrix Metering II ensures accurate exposure control in all types of lighting situations by automatically comparing input from its frame-wide 420- pixel metering sensor for each scene to a large onboard database of over 30,000 scenes from actual photography.
Newly developed exposure evaluation methods detect highlights & shadows in the frame, & compensate for them to help prevent inaccurate exposure. Shutter speed choices in the D50 extend from 30 seconds to an action-stopping 1/4,000 second. A high-speed flash sync speed up to 1/500 second makes great fill flash photography possible & Nikon's i-TTL flash technology makes it automatic.
The Digital Vari-Program modes also free up the user to think about capturing special & fleeting moments instead of getting overwhelmed with buttons & dials. Selecting one of the 7 simple icons from the handy exposure mode dial optimizes otherwise complex settings & ISO-equivalent sensitivity to produce consistently remarkable results.
The D50 is ready to shoot in an imperceptible 0.2 seconds. The shutter responds almost instantly when a picture is taken, thereby minimizing 'shutter-lag' & virtually eliminating a common frustration of digital photography. Continuous shooting at 2.5 pictures per second* (can be maintained for a burst of up to to 137 pictures, making action photography a reality.
|Type of Camera:||Single-lens reflex digital camera|
|Effective Pixels:||6.1 million|
|Image Sensor:||RGB CCD, 23.7 x 15.6 mm; total pixels: 6.24 million|
|Image Size (pixels):||3,008 x 2,000 [L]; 2,256 x 1,496 [M]; 1,504 x 1,000 [S]|
|Sensitivity:||200 to 1600 (ISO equivalent) in steps of 1 EV|
|Storage Media:||SD Memory Card|
|Storage System:||Compressed NEF (RAW): 12-bit compression,JPEG: JPEG baseline-compliant|
|File System:||Exif 2.21, Compliant DCF 2.0 and DPOF|
|Storage (Number of:||(Number of frames per 256MB SD Memory Card, image size L): RAW approx. 33, FINE approx. 70NORMAL approx. 137BASIC approx. 258, RAW & BASIC approx. 29|
|White Balance:||Auto (TTL white balance with 420-pixel RGB sensor), six manual modes, preset white balance,white balance bracketing possible|
|LCD Monitor:||2.0-in., 130,000-dot, low-temperature polysilicon TFT LCD with brightness adjustment|
|Playback Function:||1 frame: Thumbnail (4 or 9 segments); Magnifying playback; Slide show;Histogram indication; Highlight point display; Auto image rotation|
|Delete Function:||Card format, All frames delete, Selected frames delete|
|Video Output:||Can be selected from NTSC and PAL|
|Interface:||USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)|
|Text Input:||Up to 36 characters of alphanumeric text input available with LCD monitor and multi-selector; stored in Exif header|
|Compatible Lenses:||1) DX Nikkor: All functions supported; 2) Type G- or D-AF Nikkor: All functions supported; 3) Micro Nikkor 85mm F2.8D: All functions supported except some exposrue modes; 4) Other AF Nikkor (excluding lenses for F3AF): All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering, i-TTL balanced Fill-Flash for digital SLR;|
|Compatible Lenses:||5) AI-P Nikkor: All functions supported except 3D Color Matrix Metering, i-TTL balanced Fill-Flash for digital SLR and autofocus; 6) 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. 7) IX Nikkor Lenses cannot be used.|
|Picture Angle:||Equivalent in 35 mm  format is approx. 1.5 times lens focal length|
|Viewfinder:||Fixed-eyelevel penta-Dach-mirror type; built-in diopter adjustment (-1.6 to +0.5m -1)|
|Eyepoint:||18 mm (-1.0 m -1)|
|Focusing Screen:||Type-B BriteView Clear Matte screen Mark V with superimposed focus brackets|
|Viewfinder Frame Coverage:||Approx. 95%|
|Viewfinder Magnification:||Approx. 0.75x with 50 mm lens at infinity; -1.0 m-1|
|Viewfinder Information:||Focus indications, AE/FV lock indicator, Shutter speed, Aperture value, Exposure/Exposure compensation indicator, Flash output level compensation, Exposure compensation, Number of remaining exposures, Flash-ready indicator|
|Autofocus:||TTL phase detection by Nikon Multi-CAM900 autofocus module with AF-assist illuminator (approx. 0.5m to 3.0m) Detection range: EV -1 to +19 (ISO 100 equivalent, at normal temperature: 68 degrees F/20 degrees C)|
|Lens Servo:||Lens Servo: 1) Autofocus (AF-A): Auto-Servo AF; camera automatically chooses singleservoAF (AF-S) or continuous-servo AF (AF-C); predictive focus tracking automatically activated according to subject status; 2) AF-S; 3) AF-C; 4) Manualfocus (M)|
|Focus Area:||Can be selected from 5 focus areas|
|AF Area Mode:||1) Single Area AF, 2) Dynamic Area AF,3) Closest Subject Priority Dynamic Area AF|
|Focus Lock:||Focus can be locked by pressing shutter-release button halfway (single-servo AF)or by pressing AE-L/AF-L button|
|Exposure Metering:||TTL full-aperture exposure metering system(1) 3D Color Matrix Metering II with 420-pixel RGB sensor (2) Center-weighted: Weight of 75% (8mm dia. circle) (3) Spot: Meters 3.5mm dia. circle (about 2.5% of frame) centered on active focus area|
|Exposure Metering:||Exposure Range: 1) EV 0 to 20 (3D Color Matrix or center-weighted metering) 2) EV 2 to 20 (spot metering) (ISO 100 equivalent, f/1.4 lens, 68Â°F/20Â°C)|
|Exposure Mode:||Digital Vari-Program ( Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, Night portrait),Programmed Auto [P] with flexible program; Shutter-Priority Auto[S]; AperturePriority Auto [A]; Manual [M]|
|Exposure Compensation:||±5 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2 EV|
|Auto Exposure Lock:||Luminosity locked at detected value with AE-L/AF-L button|
|Auto Exposure Bracketing:||Three frames Â±2 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 steps|
|Shooting Modes:||Still: 1) Single frame shooting mode; 2) Continuous shooting mode: approx. 2.5 frames per second; 3) Self-timer mode; 4) Delayed remote mode: 2 sec. delay; 5) Quick-response remote mode|
|Shutter:||Combined mechanical and CCD electronic shutter,30 to 1/4000 sec. in steps of 1/3or 1/2 EV, bulb|
|Sync Contact:||X-contact only; flash synchronization at up to 1/500 sec.|
|Flash Control||1) TTL: TTL flash control by 420-pixel RGB sensorBuilt-in Speedlight: i-TTL Balanced Fill-Flash or standard i-TTL flash (spot metering) SB-800 or 600: i-TTLBalanced Fill-Flash or standard i-TTL flash (spot metering)2) Auto aperture: Available with SB-800 with CPU lens3) Non-TTL Auto: Available with Speedlights such as SB-800, 80DX, 28DX, 28, 27, and 22s4) Distance-priority manual availablewith SB-800|
|Flash Sync Mode:||1) Front-curtain Sync (normal sync), 2) Red-eye Reduction, 3) Red-eye Reduction with Slow Sync, 4) Slow Sync, 5) Rear-curtain Sync|
|Built-in Speedlight:||Auto flash with auto pop-up [P], [S], [A], [M]: manual pop-up with button release Guide number (ISO 200/ISO 100, m): approx. 15/11 (manual full 17/12)|
|Flash Compensation:||-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3 or 1/2EV|
|Accessory Shoe:||Standard ISO hot-shoe contact with safety lock provided|
|Self-timer:||Electronically controlled timer with 2 to 20 second duration|
|Remote Control:||Wireless Remote Control ML-L3 (optional)|
|Power Source:||One Rechargeable Li-ion Battery EN-EL3, AC Adapter EH-5 (optional)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D):||Approx. 5.2 x 4.0 x 3.0 inches / 133mm x 102mm x76mm|
|Weight (without battery):||Approx. 1lbs 302 (540g)|
|Other:||Tripod Socket: 1/4 in.|