Overall, we must say we really like the Nikon D50. The camera features a nice grip, the large 2.0″ LCD monitor is clear and sharp, and the camera controls are logically laid out, allowing for all round comfortable operation. The new menu design (same as Nikon D70s) is easy to read, and we found that having to change menu settings was simple and quick thanks to the plain menu language and straight forward navigation.
The auto TTL white balance (AWB) control on the Nikon D50 (based on new 420 segment RGB sensor) did a very nice job. Even under mixed lighting conditions, we found the Nikon D50 performed well in most situations when simply set to Auto White Balance mode. The Nikon D50 offers you the option of selecting from one of six preset WB settings, or creating a custom preset based on a white card reading, if preferred.
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Nikon introduces the affordable new Nikon D50 â€“ the smallest, lightest and easiest-to-use nikon digital slr camera to date.
- D50â€™s Ease-of-Use and Attractive Pricing Set to Bring the Thrill of Nikon Digital SLR Performance to More Consumers than Ever Before
- 6.1-Megapixel D50 Arrives in Stores in June 2005 for an Estimated Street Price of $899.95 (D50 outfit, with the new AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens)
- Two New DX Nikkor Lenses Offer More Options and Versatility
Nikon has taken another bold step forward in redefining the digital SLR landscape today by introducing the highly anticipated D50 digital SLR camera. 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 and responsiveness Nikon digital SLRâ€™s offer, as well as photo enthusiasts and amateur photographers who want to capture brilliant digital pictures with vibrant color and immaculate sharpness. The new entry-level D50 makes exceptional digital SLR photography a reality for everyone.
â€œWith the new D50, Nikon intends to bring a fulfilling digital SLR photography experience to more consumers than ever before and help them capture their most precious memories with great quality and ease. The D50 inherits the high image quality, responsiveness and speed consumers have come to expect of Nikonâ€™s digital SLR cameras, while also embodying a simple, intuitive and compact design, so anyone in the family can use it without hesitation,â€? said Steve Heiner, general manager for Digital SLR Camera Systems at Nikon Inc. â€œThe attractive price for the D50 will expand the market substantially and ensure many more people can enjoy shooting with a Nikon digital SLR this year.â€?
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The Nikon D50 is a great camera for basic photographers, non-photographers or backup. Image quality should be identical to the D70 and D70s, which means brilliant 12 x 18″ prints that many people confuse with prints from a medium format film camera. Most people will never miss the few features I would, so if you don’t have any idea what I’m talking about in my comparisons get a D50 and you’ll love it.
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