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Nikon D50 High quality light metering
The quality of the light metering is as high as you may expect from Nikon. Throughout the years professionals and amateurs rely on Nikon's exclusive light metering technologies that produce ideal exposures instantly. Newly developed exposure evaluation methods detect highlights and shadows in the frame, and compensate for them to help minimize under- or over-exposure by comparing the lighting pattern of the frame with the onboard database of scenes, thus enhancing performance for more accurate and consistent exposures. To maximize performance throughout the infinite range of potential picture scenes, the Nikon D50 digital SLR camera provides a choice of three TTL (Through The Lens) exposure modes: 3D Color Matrix Metering II for quick changing conditions, Center-Weighted for strong backlighting and more personal control, and Spot Meters that give you total control of exposure when you have lots of time to set up the shot.
Nikon D50 Small LCD control panel that gives easy access to camera status
Nikon D50 Small LCD control panel that gives easy access to camera status
Nikon D50 Great colour handling
6.1 Megapixel CCD
The Nikon D50 cooperates Nikon's new 3D Colour Matrix Metering II. This new feature has to guarantee an accurate exposure control in most lighting conditions at fully automatic mode it compares the input from its frame-wide 420-pixel sensor for each scene to a comprehensive built-in database of an impressive 30,000 scenes from real-life photographic situations. Imagine, you take one shot with the Nikon D50, and your image will be stored almost instantly. In that very small amount of time in between the captured moment and the actual storage, all kind of intelligent calculations and comparisons are made, amazing! The Nikon D50 produces consistently natural colouration by measuring the entire frame of the shot and matching white balance to the light source. Advanced auto white balance handles most lighting situations, but additional options include a flexible choice of six specific manual settings, white balance bracketing for added creative choice of results, as well as a preset option for using a grey or white object as a calibrating reference under mixed lighting conditions. The Nikon D50 features three color modes: Mode Ia at which natural looking skin tones are important (sRGB), Mode II where a wider color range is suited for processing or retouching (Adobe RGB) and Mode IIIa for vivid landscape and flora colors (sRGB).
Nikon D50 6.1 Megapixel CCD
Image optimization
White balance
Electronic range finder
Nikon D50 Image optimization Nikon D50 White balance Nikon D50 Electronic range finder
Nikon D50 Image optimization Nikon D50 White balance
Nikon D50 Electronic range finder
In the menu of the Nikon D50 the function Optimize image is giving access to extra optimization features. Vivid enhances saturation, contrast, and sharpness to produce vivid images with vibrant reds, greens, and blues, Sharper sharpens outlines, Softer softens outlines - use to ensure soft, natural-looking flesh tones in portrait subjects or when taking pictures that will be sharpened in image application, Direct Print optimizes images for printing, Portrait lowers contrast while lending natural texture and rounded feel to skin of portrait subjects, Landscape enhances saturation and sharpness to produce landscapes with vibrant greens and blues and Custom customize sharpness, contrast color reproduction, saturation and hue.
White balance ensures that colours appear natural regardless of the colour of the light source. Auto white balance is recommended in most situations, but it may be necessary to choose another option if colors seem too cold or warm. Options are Auto, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Direct sunlight, Flash, Cloudy, Shade and Preset. In the small LCD display on top of the camera body the current white balance setting is shown in the control panel. This panel can also be used to set white balance when the monitor is off.
If the lens has a maximum aperture of f/5.6 or faster, the viewfinder focus indicator can be used to confirm whether the subject in the selected focus area is in focus. After positioning the subject in the active focus area, press the shutter-release button half way and rotate the lens focus ring until the in-focus indicator is displayed. Handy is the local plane mark on the camera body, right from the small display, that can be used to determine the distance between the subject and the camera.
Nikon D50 Quick Charger MH-18a Nikon D50 Camera bag
Nikon D50 Quick Charger MH-18a Nikon D50 Camera bag
Nikon D50 Quick Charger MH-18a Nikon D50 Camera bag
The Nikon MH-18a quick charger is delivered with the Nikon D50 digital SLR camera. The compact and easy to carry with you charger weighs only 80g and will only take about two hours to charge an EN-EL3 battery. The number of shots that can be taken with a fully-charged Nikon EN-EL3 battery (1400mAh) varies with the condition of the batteries, temperature, and how the Nikon D50 is used.
The new semi-soft case for the Nikon D50 is compact and Light weight. A case like this is recommended to prevent dust from coming into the camera without any need to. A case gives your Nikon D50 protection and it easily hides the look of a small fortune when carrying it with you during your holidays.
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