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Nikon D50, 18-55mm Kit Digital SLR Camera Review

ModSynergy
23 August 2009
  • Excerpt: Review By: Michael Phrakaysone Edited By: Steve M. Silver I like taking photos, and I’m sure many of you enjoy it as well. Probably most of you have some sort of camera, whether it be digital or film. I’m the kind of person who takes pictures of anything, small or big, weird or normal, everything.
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Overall 8
8.3

Nikon D50

best4reviews.com
6 February 2007
  • Summary: The D50 is a competent camera and represents a fantastic deal for first time D-SLR purchasers on a tight budget.
  • Pros: Good price, good handling, build and design, large 2-inch colour LCD, USB 2.0 connectivity, great image quality.
  • Cons: The 18-55mm kit lens is quite limiting, as is a single command dial.
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DP Review
31 January 2007
  • Conclusion: Unlike Canon when they produced the EOS 300D (Digital Rebel) Nikon chose not to cripple their affordable digital SLR. Instead the D50 while lacking some of the D70's features doesn't compromise performance or photographic flexibility, most important for first time buyers who (surely) the manufacturers hope will progress to a more expensive D-SLR later.
  • Pros: Good resolution and detail, just slight less 'crisp' than the D70/D70s, Use of default color Mode III delivers punchy vibrant colors, Low noise even at high sensitivities, better than competitors, Excellent image parameter control; sharpening, tone, color mode, saturation and hue, Custom curves allows user definable tone response, Nikon Matrix metering II , brighter than D70/D70s, Body design, finish and build quality, Very fast camera operation, virtually no startup,...
  • Cons: Not as crisp (per pixel sharpness) as D70/D70s, Still some moire / maze artifact pattern visible (noticeably less than D70/D70s however), Kit lens performance is pretty average, corner soft, light fall-off, No Kelvin white balance selection, No backlight on status LCD, No mirror lock-up (vibration reduction for long / macro exposures), One command dial, LCD monitor display gamma can make some images appear over-exposed when they aren't, No viewfinder grid lines (surpr...
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Overall 10
10

Nikon D50

PC Magazine
4 January 2007
  • Conclusion: For photographers yearning to get their hands on an entry-level D-SLR, the D50 is the best choice. It's simply a delightful camera to shoot with.
  • Pros: Excellent picture quality and performance. User-friendly features. Great price.
  • Cons: 1.5X magnification factor.
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Camera Test: Nikon D50

Pop Photo
7 December 2006
  • Summary: To its credit, Nikon didn't design the D50 as an entry-level model in terms of features and performance. Instead, the D50's supersensitive AF system, low noise levels, excellent image quality, high-speed flash sync, and bright 2-inch LCD could sway prospective buyers away from its higher-priced sibling and many of its competitors.
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10 Things You Should Know About the Nikon D50

Pop Photo
7 December 2006
  • Excerpt: Of course the Nikon D50 is popular. It's a heck of a camera (see Hotshot Shoot-Out, March 2006), and, for a starter DSLR, a heck of a buy ($550 street, body only). It even gives the Nikon D70s a run for its money, with virtually all of its older sibling's basic features, including a robust burst mode, accurate exposure metering, and iTTL electronic flash control.
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photo.net
18 November 2006
  • Excerpt: Nikon have released information on the new D50, their low end DSLR with an estimated street price $899.95 when bundled with the new AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED lens. Shipping is currently scheduled to begin in June 2005. It looks like a pretty full featured camera. It does lack DOF preview, which a few Nikon users have already complained about - but if that's all that's wrong with it, it will be a pretty good camera!
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photographycorner.com
10 September 2006
  • Excerpt: If photographers needed a reminder of how quickly the digital SLR market is changing, the Nikon D50 sends a powerful message. Getting to the punch line, the Nikon D50 offers a hard to beat combination of excellent image quality, fine handling, and solid construction. It’s especially attractive for photographers moving up from digital point and shoot cameras who want the added flexibility of an SLR, but aren’t quite ready for the higher prices of Nikon’s more expensive...
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Overall 10
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Design 10
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Value for money 9
9.0
Ease of use 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 10
10

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LetsGoDigital
22 July 2006
  • Conclusion: Nikon D50 - Competitors More and more it looks like Nikon considers the D70s as a competitor to the Canon EOS 20D for example and as a successor of the D100. The Nikon D50 is thrown into the battle by Nikon to conquer the entry level digital SLR market. A market with a high potency to grow. Take a look around you in the streets and notice how many cameras in this class are sold in the shops.
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Kickstartnews
16 March 2006
  • Excerpt: The Nikon D50 digital SLR 6.1 megapixel camera is one of the venerable manufacturer's offerings to families interested in the versatility of an SLR combined with the automated ease of use of a point & shoot camera. Kickstartnews however, is often concerned about SOHO, home-office and small business product reviews in addition to home and personal tech, so we grabbed the review opportunity when it was offered to us on the condition that we were going to use the D50 in a...
  • Pros: If you limit the range of lighting conditions in which you're going to be shooting to only those which fall within what's considered optimal, there are a number of digital point & shoot cameras which offer picture quality which actually rivals that of some digital SLRs including the D50. The problem is simply that optimal lighting conditions which suit the capabilities of a point & shoot camera rarely last for even a full morning let alone an entire day. So the theory...
  • Cons: I'm dumb, so please give me more scene modes. For example, my favorite digital sidekick, the exemplary Nikon 7600 point & shoot camera, offers a total of 33 variations for its preset scene modes, while the D50 offers only the five master modes: Backlit, Macro, Sports, Landscape, and Portrait, plus an additional new Child mode for use when taking pictures of infants and toddlers. The programming in the D50 is somewhat more complex than what you'll find in a Nikon 7600 ...
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