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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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Best All Around DSLR in Nikon Arsenal This little workhorse provides rich color and excellent details. Its simplicity makes it easy to use unlike many of the newer "beginner" models which have too many bells and whistles. Oh, that Nikon would go back do the D50s with the 24mp sensor and lose the guide modes and video. May 25, 2014
Great Camera to go from film to digtial I came from a Manual focus / exposure no battery needed to use Nikon FM2 to the D50. It was one of the only autofocus / auto exposure cameras I used, let alone owned. But I like the auto focus system on this camera To get started I set the camera to center waited metering and p program. The best part it could use the older AF lens. It made switch to digital easier and cheaper than the newer entry level cameras, May 11, 2014
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
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I have a D50 and have had a Sandisk Ultra II 2GB memory card in it since day one, and it's not given any problems, and stores photos without problem (RAW only).

In looking at the manual, it says that only a couple manufacturers make memory cards that are compatible with the D50. The largest size though, is 1GB. Those can rarely be found any longer.

Since the manual was written in 2005, when cards above 1GB were fairly scarce, and since I've used a 2GB Sandisk Ultra II SD Card since I've owned the camera - what is the limiting factor of the cards in a D50? Is it a specific memory size, or is it the transfer speed of the card?

I've experimented with other, regular SD cards in the camera, and although they'll take a photo, they do not cycle & reset for the next picture as quickly as the Sandisk Ultra II card does.
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The D50 is already discontinued for a few years already. When the camera came out only these memory cards were available in the market. The camera might allow you to go up to 2GB but more than that we cannot guarantee operations.
The D50 uses SD (Secure Digital) memory.
SanDisk 64MB, 128 MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB
Toshiba 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB
Panasonic 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB
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What Nikon Cameras are comparable to the Nikon D50

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I currently own a Nikon D50 that has water damage. I wanted to know what other Nikon cameras are comparable to the Nikon 50. Thanks
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You can use the comparison tool in our website in order to compare the specifications of current cameras side by side to see which one will fits your needs within your price range.
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Send it in to have someone look at it.
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What is max. card capasity?

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İ bought 16 Gb sd card but my camera is not recognized it, so; What is max. card capasity?
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Unfortunately the largest card you can use is 1GB
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Where can I find a replacement batter cover for my D50?

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The battery door from my D50 broke, and I have to tape the door shut, how can I get a replacement for it?
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I just did an online auction search and found several available. Also, there are several vendors that carry them if you do a search. Looks like these run about $12.00US or so. Cheers.
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my crop function w/thumbwheel no longer works

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Please contact Nikon Customer Support at 1-800-NikonUS to speak with a customer support representative about this question or visit http://support.nikonusa.com.
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CHA Flashing

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Camera will not shutter - getting CHA indication
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Memory card error. What size and type memory card are you using? You can only use a SD card not a sdhc or sdxc and must be less than 2gb
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How do I remove the words from the review mode on my D50?

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when i take a picture and want to review the picture is has the picture int he background but on the forefront it pulls up a list of items showing me development, iso, white balance size quality etc. how do I remove this i do not want to see this everytime.
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It's funny that this question should come up as somebody had the exact same problem today with one of my cameras. The solution should be very simple. Press the down arrow on the Multi-selector. Once should be enough.
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I have broken this part and need to know can i repair myself ?

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the problem is it wont take pictures now and wont auto focus or in fact anything ... when i look close there is a little bit of plastic that has snapped off something
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You need to have it professionally repaired. Here is the link for USA:
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Service-And-Support/Service-And-Repair.page
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How do you access the self timer on the D50?

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I would like to do a timelapse with my Nikon D50 and i believe that this is the correct way to do it. If it is, how do you access this mode?

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The self timer function will only take one picture not a series, as there is no built in intervalometer you will struggle to do time lapse
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how can I conect my Nikon D50 to my pc or lap to use as a monitor when I am taking pictures?

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I have a Nikon D50 and I am wondering if I can use my lap or pc as a monitor when I am doing a photo shoot.
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Camera control pro 2 is a Nikon Software that remotely controls most functions of Nikon digital SLRs from a computer that is connected via USB cable or through wired or wireless LAN using a wireless transmitter. Camera control pro 2 version 2.11.0 was the last version of the software that supported D50.
You will first need to download and install camera control pro 2 version 2.8.0 trial/full version, then install the update 2.11.0. Check the system requirements before downloading.

Camera control pro 2.8.0 download link:
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Camera control pro 2.11.0 update download link:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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Can the scan disk Ultra 32 GB memory card be used with the Nikon D50?

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No, maximum card size is 1GB. D50 is not compatible with SDHC of SDXC cards. You can probably get a 2GB card to work.
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error cha, no working memory card

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Please make sure you are using an approved memory card in your D50 - you can find the list of approved memory cards for the D50 here:
https://support.nikonusa.com/app/an...

If you are using a memory card that is included on the D50 approved memory card list and continue to receive the CHA error contact Nikon support: http://support.NikonUSA.com
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how do i recharge the batteries?

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By using the MH-18a battery charger
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Does it shoot video?

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Is this camera able to shoot video's, and if so, how?
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No it doesnt shoot video.
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What lense should I use with my Nikon D50 when taking soccer pictures?

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More than likely you’re going to want to use a telephoto lens on a D50. When shooting sports with a DSLR camera some of the most popular zoom lenses often reach out to 200mm or 300mm. If there's fast action, make sure to change your camera's autofocus setting to Continuous. The lens should have a fast aperture if the sporting events are in low light. AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II lens has a fast f/2.8 aperture through its entire zoom range and is an ideal indoor lens for sports.
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