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Compact, Lightweight and Easy to Use: The Nikon D50 is easy to take with you anywhere you go! From its inviting body contours to its easily accessible controls, this is a camera that makes picture taking satisfying and fun!

High-Quality Nikkor Optics including NEW Compact and Lightweight AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED Lens: The new D50 offers seamless compatibility with Nikon's extensive family of high-performance AF Nikkor lenses, as well as the expanding family of DX Nikkor lenses, providing superb color reproduction, razor-sharp image clarity and fast and accurate autofocus performance.

Incredible Battery Performance - with EN-EL3 Rechargeable Battery: The EN-EL3 rechargeable lithium-ion battery increases energy capacity to shoot approximately 2,000 images. The new Quick Charger MH-18a is smaller than the original MH-18, and is capable of charging both the EN-EL3a and EN-EL3 batteries.

High-performance digital processing: employs exclusive Nikon technology to render vivid color and clear details with all the speed necessary to freely capture those precious moments as they unfold.

2.5 Frames Per Second with Uninterrupted Shooting up to 137 Frames: High-speed continuous shooting assures uninterrupted shooting up to 137 frames*, while shutter speeds from 30 to 1/4,000 sec., and flash sync speeds up to 1/500 sec. provide the capability to capture images not possible with non-SLR type cameras. *When using JPEG NORMAL - Large settings, and a SanDisk Ultra II SD Card (256MB). The number of continuous shots possible in a single burst may be fewer depending on the type of SD card used.

New Small Picture Function: A one-button email option, this feature saves photos in the camera at the reduced sizes of 640x480, 320x240, or 160x120, perfect either for mail attachments or for use on a web page.

Responsive Performance: Shutter speeds from 30 to 1/4,000 sec. and flash-synchronized shutter speeds of up to 1/500 sec. provide a photo experience with greater breadth and creative flexibility to catch more of those important picture moments.

NikonCapture Software (Optional): Nikon Capture 4 offers a unique image-editing environment and is the only program that provides complete functionality to edit NEF (Nikon Electronic Format) files, enabling photographers to optimize output for every possible need.

High performance 6.1 Effective Megapixel Nikon DX Format CCD Image Sensor: The D50 delivers vivid color and sharp detail with high resolution for great pictures and enlargements.

7 Digital Vari-Programs: The next evolution of Nikon's scene-optimized Digital Vari-Program modes produces great results for the intended shot, while freeing you to concentrate on the moment. New Child mode makes it easier to take memorable pictures of the children with the right amount of vivid color and contrast straight from the camera. Choose from Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Child, Close Up, Sports, or Night Portrait.

Large, 2.0-inch LCD: provides immediate feedback when viewing images and aids smooth operation with a new easy-to-view, easy-to-understand menu design and instructive help dialogs.

Refined 5-Area Autofocus System: The D50 has a refined 5-area autofocus system that features speed, precision, broad frame coverage, and class-leading low-light detection that makes it easy to take great pictures in low light situations. An automatic autofocus illuminator is also provided when taking pictures with the built-in Speedlight or when using the optional SB-600 or SB-800 Speedlights.

3D Color Matrix Metering II: The D50 incorporates a 420-pixel RGB sensor for accurate exposure control in all types of lighting situations. By comparing the scene to a built-in database of various lighting patterns, the camera's light meter can accurately produce your best pictures ever.

i-TTL and Nikon's Creative Lighting System: Makes taking pictures with flash as easy as turning the flash on! Easy multiple flash lighting is possible using the new Nikon Creative Lighting System. Add an SB-600 Speedlight for more power and coverage for flash photography.

PictureProject Software INCLUDED: PictureProject is refined with an intuitive new user interface that makes image management, editing and sharing easier and more fun. Simply connect the camera to a computer to automatically import pictures. Quickly e-mail or Auto Enhance images, run slideshows, burn CD/DVDs*, and access other commonly used functions via practical buttons. Use drag-and-drop to organize pictures into separate collections, and quickly locate any file by name, keyword, or date.

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*Configurations available at individual retailers may vary.

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D50 Work horse I received this camera a number of years ago as a gift.( I did ask for it) I had used film cameras for years beginning with a Zeiss Ikon , several Canon models and finally with the Nikon N65. This was my first DSLR and I used it for everything and I still have it. It is a fairly light weight DSLR which helps when lugging it through rough terrain or working with it for many hours. It wasn't the slickest or most expensive Nikon when I got it but it held it's own. I have since added a number of lenses and accessories to make the experience even more gratifying. The only shortfall I had was it's inability to use newer larger SD cards. But that was not a major issue as I could just swap out the filled card for a new one. This camera works and works well. I have never had any mechanical or electronic issues with it. Although I have now added a new higher tech Nikon to my collection I intend to continue using the D50 for a indefinite amount of time. One great thing is that all of my lenses and many of my accessories for the D50 will work with the new D7000 and vice versa. I have read lately comments by people who feel that Nikon's quality has fallen over the last few years. I have not seen this first hand and my past experiences with Nikon is that it is a premier line of DSLR cameras and stands second to none. December 10, 2012
Love this camera!! I purchased this camera many years ago, I love it! I have taken so many photographs of family, friends, vacations, sporting events, snow storms and even the aftermath of a hurricane!! When I first started to take photos I would leave the camera setting on AUTO now that I am more experienced I can play with the settings and still capture great shots from the Alaskan Glaciers to my sons running track. November 7, 2012
Still a great camera, considering it's age This was my first digital camera, bought it when it first came out many years ago. I still use it as my main DSLR today, although I do have a D7000 on order. I love this camera, even though it's only 6mp. I've used it for weddings, car shows, rodeos, concerts, etc, and it has never failed me. My only complaint, is the noise with ISO settings higher than 400. But considering the age of this camera, it still performs very well, and with good light, it produces great photos. I still plan on using it after I get my new camera...actually planning on converting it to an IR camera. I'll continue using this camera, until the shutter gives out.. Great camera. July 6, 2012
An old reliable friend I purchased this camera when it first Mae out. Since then I have owned various Nikon models including the D300 which was an awesome camera. I was forced to sell my D300 togethere with all my accessories but I have kept the D50. It wasn't until I started using it again that I realised how good it really is. I can honestly say that, apart from noise issues in low light, the D50 is awesome. Easy to use, intelligent and very very reliable. It's a lot closer to a film SLR than the newer high spec models. On comparing shots taken with my D300 with those of the D50, it is clear to me that, if image size was not an issue, the D50 could win hands down. Thank the lord I didn't sell it. I still use it for weddings, christenings etc to great effect. April 26, 2012
By Far My Favorite Toy I have had this camera for several years, (my wife got it for a wedding gift to me). I have never been anyting but pleased with it. It is very easy to use and understand and I have not found anything to do with it that I couldn't accomplish without a little know how. This has been an amazing treat and I while I know that I need to get a new camera (or at least a newer one with video) This one will still be one of my first and best loves. April 12, 2012
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How do I obtain a replacement lens cap for the standard ED 18-55mm lens?

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You should also be able to get a replacement lens cap from almost any place that sells photo equipment. I'm always losing my lens caps and I just go to any establishment which sells photo equipment and electronics. I just ordered five online last week.
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You can get the LC-52 Snap-on Front Lens Cap 52mm.
 
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Go to your local camera shop. you should be able to get one there.
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Will the included D50 Nikon lenses work with the D5100 and/or the D7000

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You can check out this article to see which NIKKOR lenses work with which model Nikon D-SLRs: http://www.nikonusa.com/Learn-And-E...
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Yes it will
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I presume you are talking about the AF-S DX 18 - 55 mm F3.5 - F5.6G ED. Yes I believe they do.
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how to change the aperture

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Also, if you are using a D lens make sure it is set to minimum aperture.
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Set camera mode to A, rotate dial top right rear of camera.
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I believe if you rotate the dial on rear of camera, top right should change aperture settings for you,
some models it would be dial on front upper right , but i do not see a dial there on the D50...
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I'm having a hard/impossible time finding any of the cards listed as compatable with the D50 that are still available.

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Do you have any suggestions on where to find these cards since they are the only ones compatable?
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Have you tried your local pawn shops. Peeps always turn in their 2GB SD cards.
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I'm finding it harder and harder to find 2GB and smaller SD cards. My cards are not on the Nikon list, but they work. Often Nikon equipment is better than they are willing to admit. I have been using the Nikon D50 since October 2006 and I have not been using "any of the cards listed as compatable."
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Please get in contact with the manufactures of these brands for information about availability.
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I am looking for a 50 mm lens for my Nikon D50. Does anyone know which 50 mm lens will work?

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I own the NIkon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens, among other lenses, and I love it. I just wish that I had it a year sooner when some of my teenagers took part in their school plays.
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Please see link below for more information on compatible lenses for your D50:

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F-- means that the camera is not recognizing the lens or is a non-CPU lens attached.
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I am not sure this will help, but I have found that if the lens is not fully seated,, you get the F--. In my case it only happened with my Tamron 18-270 lens, which Tamron fixed under warrantee as a known problem with the D90 only. In my case Manual mode would not be available nor any other mode.
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can u see images through lcd before taking the picture????

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No, suggest you buy a newer body.
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No, the D50 does not have liveview so unless you are going to tether it then its viewfinder only.
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you can use either AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR
70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED or AF Zoom-NIKKOR
70-300mm f/4-5.6G
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AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED

You can find more info in: http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/2161/AF-S-VR-Zoom-NIKKOR-70-300mm-f%252F4.5-5.6G-IF-ED.html#tab-ProductDetail.ProductTabs.Overview
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I am trying to change the image settings, but cannot access the optimize image section of the menu, what can I do?

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Please reset the camera to default settings by pressing the Shooting mode button (left of the viewfinder) and Self-timer button. Please see page # 3 of the user's manual for the D50.
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Make sure you are in P,S,A or M mode as the optimize image menu is not available in the other program modes.
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D50 Menu questions

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Not all of the menu itmes are usable. I can see various menus but can't change them.
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Your camera's settings can also be a factor. For example, if you are using the auto mode, you cannot change White Balance, ISO, and Optimize Image. If you are on manual mode, you can change them.
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depends on the lens you're using (if it has no AF, no af options are allowed; if it has no cpu, light metering and distance info is out), also, some options become unavailable when you don't connect the right cables and/or your battery level is low.
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