Sep 13, 2005

Nikon D50 DSLR Review

The Nikon D50 offers a hard to beat combination of excellent image quality, fine handling, and solid construction. Smaller, lighter and less responsive than the D70s we reviewed earlier this year, the D50 is Nikon's entry level dSLR, positioned to compete with Canon's Digital Rebel XT for consumers upgrading from consumer digicams and consumer film SLR's.

The folks at Pocket-lint have posted their Nikon D50 DSLR Review and said-
"The D50 represents an ideal D-SLR for those first time D-SLR buyers on a more modest budget. Image quality, handling, responsiveness and key features strike an excellent balance, and while the D50 lacks some of the more advanced bits of the D70s, it is no slouch and so should be at the top of – or at the very least – near the very the top of your list if your in the market for such a camera."

Nikon D50 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor Lens

Nikon D50 6.1MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor Lens


Nikon D50 Features:
* 6.1-Megapixel CCD imager yielding 3008 x 2000 pixel images
* Compact and lightweight digital SLR camera
* Accepts Nikon F-mount lenses (with 1.5x FOV multiplier)
* Choice of three color modes ensures the best match for the shot
* Simultaneous recording of compressed NEF (RAW) and JPEG image files
* Seven Digital Vari-Program selections (Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close up, and Night Portrait)
* Program w/shift, Shutter priority, Aperture priority and Manual modes
* Near-instant 0.2-second power-up, and short shutter release lag (response) time
* Continuous shooting at 2.5fps for a continuous burst of up to 137 pictures (using JPEG NORMAL - Large settings, and a SanDisk Ultra II 256MB SD Card)
* Fast 5-area AF system with predictive focus tracking and Lock-on™
* Shutter speed range from 30 to 1/4,000 seconds
* Flash sync shutter speeds up to 1/500 sec. for great fill-effects under brighter light and back lighted conditions.
* Image enhancement options optimize sharpening, tone (contrast), color, saturation or hue
* Auto ISO sensitivity from ISO 200 to 1600; can also be set manually.
* Three TTL exposure modes: 3D Color Matrix Metering II with 420-pixel RGB Sensor, variable Center-Weighted, or Spot Metering
* Large 2.0-inch color LCD with 130,000 pixels and white LED backlight
* Onscreen menus for Playback, Shooting, Custom functions and Setup
* Review with zoomed-playback & pan, histogram and highlights
* Noise Reduction circuitry for long exposures
* 3D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash with SB-600, SB-800 flashes
* Secure Digital memory card removable storage
* Selectable video output with NTSC or PAL format
* USB 2.0 high speed data and control interface
* Long-life rechargeable battery with power to shoot up to 2,000 images
* Custom Settings for personalizing camera operation
* Wireless remote control with the optional ML-L3 remote control
Accessories
Tamrac 5273 Expedition 3 SLR Photo Backpack (Forest Green)?
Nikon 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G Autofocus Nikkor Zoom Lens (Silver)
Nikon 28-80mm f/3.3-5.6G Autofocus Nikkor Zoom Lens (Black)
Nikon Autofocus 70-300mm f/4-5.6D Nikkor SLR Camera Lens
Nikon 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D Autofocus Zoom Nikkor Lens