The COOLPIX P50 combines classic design with contemporary performance. Engineered for the photo enthusiast, the P50 delivers easy handling and comfortable ergonomics. The P50 features an 8.1 effective megapixel resolution, a 3.6x wide-angle Zoom-Nikkor lens, anda large 2.4-inch LCD monitor. The P50 boasts an optical viewfinder and Electronic Vibration Reduction to compensate for camera shakeat slow shutter speeds. Program and manual exposure modes come standard with the P50, so users have creative freedom when capturing images. The P50 is powered by two AA-batteries adding to the convenience and portability of this camera.
New EXPEED Image Processing System Top-of-the-line performance and stunning image quality are staples of the COOLPIX P50. It sports the new EXPEEDTM image processing system combined with enhanced high sensitivity capabilities to ensure the best picture quality. The EXPEEDTM image processing system enhances noise reduction and improves the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio that preserves image quality even when shooting at higher ISO settings. The P50 extends the light sensitivity range to ISO 2000, which makes it easier to capture fast moving subjects, even in lower light conditions.
Simple Yet Advanced Functionality P50 users can also take advantage of the new mode dial which provides quick access to a selection of 15 different scene-optimized modes, movie modes, and macro mode. The new graphical user interface has enhanced the pop-up design, and allows for more precise menu navigation and interaction. Nikon has incorporated its user-friendly Imaging Innovations into the new line of COOLPIX cameras, designed to make the photo-taking process easier and more intuitive. These technologies, referred to as "Nikon In-Camera Innovations" include In-Camera Red-Eye FixTM, D-Lighting, and Face Priority AF. In-Camera Red-Eye FixTM automatically detects and corrects red eye, a common condition that occurs in flash photography. In playback mode, D-Lighting compensates for excessive back-light or insufficient flash in images. The P50 has PictBridge support and is compatible with SD/SDHC cards
Nikon's enhanced Face-Priority AF automatically finds and focuses on one person's face or up to 12 people's faces within one frame. Face-Priority AF provides faster speed and sharper focus to produce clear, crisp portraits wherever the subjects are positioned in the frame.
|Effective pixels||8.1 million|
|Image sensor||1/2.5-in. CCD; total pixels: approx. 8.29 million|
|Lens||3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR; 4.7-17.0mm (35mm  format picture angle: 28-102mm); f/2.8-5.6; 7 elements in 6 groups; Digital zoom: up to 4x (35mm  format picture angle: 408mm)|
|Focus range (from lens)||50cm (1 ft. 7.7 in.) to infinity ;
Macro close-up mode: 5cm (2 in.) to infinity
|Monitor||2.4-in., 115,000-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating|
|Storage media||Internal memory (approx. 52 MB), SD/SDHC memory card compatible|
|Image size (pixels)||3246 x 2448 (8M), 2592 x 1944 (5M), 2048 x 1536 (3M), 1600 x 1200 (2M), 1280 x 960 (1M), 1024×768 PC, 640 x 480 TV, 3264 x 2176 (3:2), 3200 x 1800 (16:9)|
|Vibration Reduction (VR)||VR Optical Image Stabilization|
|ISO sensitivity||ISO 64, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 2000,
Auto (auto gain ISO 64-1000)
|Power sources||Two AA alkaline (supplied), lithium or oxyride batteries, two EN-MH1 rechargeable Ni-MH batteries (optional), EH-65A AC adapter (optional)|
|Battery life||Approx. 140 shots with 2 alkaline AA-size batteries (based on CIPA standard)|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||Approx. 94.5 x 66 x 44 mm (3.8 x 2.6 x 1.8 in.) excluding projections|
|Weight||Approx. 160 g (5.6 oz.) without battery and SD memory card|