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Nikon - D50 Digital Camera

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Nikon - D50 Digital Camera
 
4.7

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5.0

Great camera for the advanced photographer

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from north augusta sc

Comments about Nikon - D50 Digital Camera:

I graduated to using this camera once I became more interested in photography. The higher price is well worth the quality camera that I received! The zoom feature on this camera is phenomenal! I took some great nature shots in a wooded area, and it was great for bird watching. I took some action pictures of bird in flight, and these turned out great! I do not consider myself an expert photographer, but this camera made me feel like one! Recommended for the above average photographer.

Image Quality
Excellent crystal clear images!

Performance
Performs wonderfully and takes great pictures even in glare.

Ease of Use
This was a little difficult for me to figure out, but it was simple once I read the instructions and practiced with the camera.

Durability
I have not scratched it yet!

Battery Life
Battery life is decent. The lithium batteries that I used lasted approximately six hours.

Portability
This camera is a little bit large and slightly heavy. It definitely does not fit in my pocket and it felt kind of awkward to carry.

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4.0

Great camera

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from Utah

Comments about Nikon - D50 Digital Camera:

We use one of these cameras to help with a school yearbook. It took great photos of students on a set background for their class pictures. We also use it for candids and different school events. Even with action shots from basketball and soccer games, we are able to take very clear pictures that turn out great in the yearbook.

Image Quality
We print these pictures in a yearbook, so they are not very big. But they do turn out very crisp and clear. We also print bigger pictures for individual students to buy (of their own picture), and we end up with great 8x11 pictures.

Durability
The school bought this camera about two years ago, and we have been able to use it quite extensively without any problems over the last few years.

Portability
We carry this camera around the school a lot and also take it to sports games at other schools and on class trips. We have a case designed for this model, but it is very portable.

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5.0

Fantastic Camera!

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from USA

Comments about Nikon - D50 Digital Camera:

In my mind, for a budget friendly DSLR it's hard to beat the D50. I used this camera for 7 years and loved it. I used it for everything from taking photos of the moon to family portraits, I even shot 4 weddings with this camera. It truly is a great performer. Today's equivalent is the D90, the only real difference is the megapixel count. The ISO range is somewhat limited as is the continuous shooting capabilities. But if you're using this to photograph children, family, or portraits (like senior photos), than this camera is a great choice. The 6.3mp will make great photos in 8 x 10 and smaller, and so long as your ISO is set low enough, you can get great quality 16 x 24 prints. I once did a panorama with the D50 that came out to 6' long and it was as clear as ever. Another great feature of this model is that the focus motor is in the camera (unlike some of the newer D40 & D60 cameras), this means that any Nikon Autofocus lens is compatible, even if it's from the 70s or 80s. The D50 also uses SD cards, which are easy to find and cheap. In the end, I would still have my D50 it wasn't for the fact that I simply needed something with more professional features, like faster shooting, more ISO options, and better flash sync capabilities. If i could go back, I'd keep my D50 as a back-up for sure.

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4.0

Great SLR takes beautiful pictures

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from USA

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We got this camera to chronicle our 2 kids growing up. One of my favorite things to do is put it on the sports function and take pics of my kids doing things and then make flip books. They love flipping the pages and seeing them. Defiantly recommend it.

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5.0

love, great quality

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from Stamford, CT

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great camera, high image quality, easy to use and to transfer photos to an from computer, easy to print images off of memory card, settings great, prints true to settings (motion, child phorography, landscapes, etc.) takes GREAT motion/sports photographs, used for yearbook captures, reliable

 
4.0

Great camera....easily for the novice to use.

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from Vinton, VA

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Great camera.  I am definitely a novice picture-taker and most times I can figure it out.  I would definitely recommend buying from a place you can go back and ask questions.  The lenses are easily interchanged and offer a variety of options.

 
4.0

Great entry DSLR

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from Columbia, MD

Comments about Nikon - D50 Digital Camera:

This is a great camera.  I find it easy to use, and it takes great pictures.  I bought the body only and got higher quality lenses.  I would recommend doing the same.  There are a few features people complain about this camera not having, but I don't think that the exclusion of these features will limit most users.  I am very happy with this camera.

 
5.0

Great camera

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from Homestead, FL

Comments about Nikon - D50 Digital Camera:

I bought this camera a few years ago, and it still works great. It is not too heavy, but it is also not very light. I also purchased an add-on flash to go with it, because I hate the way that the on-camera flashes work. Overall, a great camera. The D70 is also a great camera, but is a lot more expensive.

 
5.0

LOVE IT

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from Lowell, MI

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I love this camera!! it take fantastic pics!! no shutter lag!! love the versatility!! i just wish it wasn't so big and bulky. i would totally recommend this camera. havent had a chance to play with the d40. which is supposed to be a bit smaller and lighter. have an 18-200 nikon vr lens attached. which i love the zoom. but boy is it heavy, especially on a trip. it will not fit in your pocket

 
4.0

Great, Easy to use digital SLR camera, well worth the money.

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from Providence, RI

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We spoent alot of time reviewing and choosing the perfect camera.  We decided on this camera and instantly fell in love with it.   It has many features to accomadate an amatuer or a pro.  It also has a wide variety of lenses that can take just about any type of photo imaginable.Worth every penny spent on it.One downside is it can get heavy with certain lenses.

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