Nikon D50 What You Need to Know for Best Performance
The Nikon D50 uses a Nikon EN-EL3 Lithium-Ion & charger included.
The battery can not be charged via USB. This means a battery charger will be necessary. There are third party battery chargers available.
The Nikon D50 is compatible with SD memory cards.
The maximum capacity of compatible SD cards is 2GB.
This limitation is due to the file system the camera uses to store images on the memory card.
The D50 is compatible with Nikon F mount lenses. This opens up a wide range of lens possibilities. A full range of lenses exists including circular fisheye, ultra wide angle, perspective control, macro, telephoto, mirror, bellows, and all kinds of zooms.
There is a list of the best Nikon D50 lenses that covers lenses for all different types of photography.
The camera has an APS-C “crop” sensor that has been designed to use DX lenses. These lenses are smaller and less expensive than FX lenses, which are designed to be used on full frame cameras.
The D50 can also use full frame, ‘FX’, lenses. However, the downside to these lenses is that they tend to be larger, heavier, and more expensive than DX lenses.
- Active D-Lighting
- 2.5 fps continuous shooting
- Auto Active D-Lighting System
- Custom Setting Options
- Red eye correction
The D50 has an APS-C (23.7 x 15.5 mm) sized sensor. This is paired with the None image processor.
The Nikon D50 can not record video.
No. The Nikon D50 does not have clean HDMI out.
The Nikon D50 can not be used as a webcam. There is no software or video capture device that will allow the camera to be used as a webcam.
|Body type||Mid-size DSLR|
|Max resolution||3008 x 2000|
|Other resolutions||2256 x 1496, 1504 x 1000|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2|
|Effective pixels||6.1 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||6 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (23.7 x 15.5 mm)|
|ISO||Auto, 200 - 1600|
|Boosted ISO (minimum)||None|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||None|
|White balance presets||6.0|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|Image stabilization notes||None|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, Normal, Basic|
|Autofocus||['Phase Detect', 'Multi-area', 'Selective single-point', 'Single', 'Continuous']|
|Number of focus points||None|
|Lens mount||Nikon F|
|Focal length multiplier||1.5×|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentamirror)|
|Viewfinder magnification||0.75× (0.5× 35mm equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/4000 sec|
|Manual exposure mode||None|
|Subject / scene modes||None|
|Built-in flash||Yes (pop-up)|
|Flash range||11.00 m|
|External flash||Yes (hot-shoe)|
|Flash modes||Front curtain, Rear curtain, Red-Eye, Slow, Red-Eye Slow|
|Continuous drive||2.5 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 to 20 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/2 EV, 1/3 EV steps)|
|USB||USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)|
|Remote control||Yes (Optional (ML-L3))|
|Battery description||Nikon EN-EL3 Lithium-Ion & charger included|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||None|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||620 g (1.37 lb / 21.87 oz)|
|Dimensions||133 x 102 x 76 mm (5.24 x 4.02 x 2.99″)|