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Nikon D50

Discussion in 'Through-the-Lens Club' started by SKeefe, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. SKeefe


    Mar 11, 2003
    Quick question -

    I'd like to get a decent DSLR and I have the chance to get a used D50 for $250, should I?

    Apparently the D40 is the model that replaced the D50, and can be had for around $450? Should I just save my money and get the D40?

  2. hotfloorgardon


    Sep 5, 2007
    nikon d40 is a outdated camera,there are many kinds of new dslr hit the market now.such as canon 5d,nikon d80, you want to choose a entry level dlsr you can choose nikon d3000.
    Nikon D3000 DSLR Digital Camera and 18-55MM VR Lens and 4GB sd card
    Your photos will never have looked more vivid and spectacularly clear than when you equip yourself with the Nikon D3000 DSLR Digital Camera and 18-55MM VR Lens. Featuring a 10.2-megapixel DX-format Imaging sensor, this one-of-a-kind, versatile camera boasts an array of features that will exude stunning detail and precise accuracy in all your shots. Get an up-close view of your digital pictures as you take them via the large 3-inch display screen. The Nikon D3000 DSLR Digital Camera and 18-55MM VR Lens provides 3-frames-per second continuous shooting and an 11-point Autofocus for razor sharp visuals. Keep your image sensor clean and dust-free no matter where you take the Nikon D3000 DSLR Digital Camera and 18-55MM VR Lens with the exclusive Airflow Control. You’ll also have the added convenience of editing your images right on the camera itself with 13 helpful options such as Trim, Red-Eye Correction, Soft Filter and more. And an ISO sensitivity from 100 - 1600 allows you to shoot in low-light settings, ensuring crystal clear images every time. Need more memory to store thousands of pictures? Grab any SD/SDHC card for additional capacity and voila! The Nikon D3000 DSLR Digital Camera and 18-55MM VR Lens is nothing more and nothing less than the camera you’ve been waiting for.

    What It Is & Why You Need It:

    Ideal to shoot breathtaking scenery and outdoor excursions
    Delivers superior performance and stunning shots with 10.2-megapixel sensor
    Nikon’s smallest D-SLR makes it easy to use

    and you can search online to get a price.that is the newest low price i have found.
    Nikon D3000 10.2MP Digital SLR Camera w/18-55mm lens, 4GB SD
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2009

  3. nipperwolf


    Oct 3, 2002
    With lens?

    If so, I say get it. Put the money you save toward lenses. The old saying, "Bodies come and go, but good glass is forever". The D50 is a great camera, especially for entry level. It has the focus motor, unlike the 40, so it gives you more lens options. My D50 served me well. Though I upgraded to a D200, then D300, and just last week a D300S(yes, I shoot a lot), I still have my D50, and occaisonally use it.

    One of the regrets(for some people) of the D50, is it only uses cards up to 2G. But even at the highest JPEG resolution, you can still get 500-600 shots.

    Back when I bought my D50, 2G cards were about $80. :shocked:
  4. hotfloorgardon


    Sep 5, 2007
    :rofl:it is too expensive to get 2G card
  5. nipperwolf


    Oct 3, 2002


    Psssst, I was making fun of the fact that they are about $10 now.
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2009
  6. AggiePhil

    AggiePhil ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Nov 21, 2004
    The D40 is an excellent camera and you will still find many people who are loyal to it (including myself). Don't let the 6 megapixel thing scare you either. The quality of the lens and sensor has a lot more to do with the image quality than the MP rating alone. I would avoid the D50 though--it was in fact replaced by the D40, even if the D50 might "look" more professional.

    Read Ken Rockwell's D40 website within a website here: