New Camera Nikon DSLR D50

Discussion in 'Portable Devices & Gadgets' started by Luna, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. Luna

    Luna OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    Felt like posting this some place, really excited about it.

    Was looking for a decent DSLR camera and this one fit the bill for the price and image quality. I should have it Tuesday morning so I can mess around and take a few pictures before work. An early Christmas present for myself.

    Nikon D50, bought on Newegg.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16830113131


    It's gotten pretty good reviews when compared to the D70 which is the next model up. I wanted to get the D70s but at over 1000$ that's more than I wanted to spend on a camera. (then you have to buy a SD card as well + shipping)

    I jacked a picture from newegg.
     

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  2. onimkron

    onimkron OSNN Senior Addict

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    That is a sweet camea, I've always wanted a digital SLR after having a go with a relative's Canon Digital Rebel. I've had to go for a cheaper, manual SLR instead for the time being, hopefully prices will continue to drop :)

    I've always liked Nikon's range of SLR's though, the lens package is pretty damn effective for the price paid.
     
  3. ejn74

    ejn74 Folding Master! Political User Folding Team

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    I did a little research and found that the Nikon's have just stopped after about a year. there is a chip that burns up from what I found. I ended up with a Olympus that came with 2 lenses. On the posotive side that is a very cool camera and hopefully that problem has been fixed.
     
  4. LeeJend

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    I'm so jealous. Been waiting for the EOS Digital bodies to come down for years so I can use my existing lenses and filters. :( And nikon optimized for digital optics too!

    As for the chip failures. I spent 40 minutes web searching and all I found was a few complaints about occasional bad pixels showing up after a while. Which is going to be a problem with any digital sensor/display. They can remap the bad pixel into oblivion under warantee, which is a lot better than with LCD screens. I personally could not find the bad pixel cluster in the photo (3-5 pixels out of 6 million?).

    PS Check the battery lot number when you get the camera. They are running a recall on some of them. Probably ok though, Newegg turns product so fast it is unlikely you will get a camera or battery from an older lot. Even if you get one of the bad batteyr lots the issue is not too bad, only fails during recharge, unlike cell phones...

    http://www.digitalnaturepictures.com/digital-cameras/nikon/battery-EN-EL3-safety-notice-D50-70-100
     
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  5. Luna

    Luna OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    It arrived today so I'll check that when I get home, and take a few test shots to check out the quality.