Nikon D50 Full Review

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    deryck lant Guest

    deryck lant, Jul 23, 2005
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    ian lincoln Guest

    Yes despite my canon leanings i would desfinitely be selling lots of these
    to first time users and definitely to anyone who already owns nikon lenses.
     
    ian lincoln, Jul 23, 2005
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    Brian Baird Guest

    Seems like a decent little camera. I'd love to see Nikon come out with
    something 8 megapixel to compete with Canon, but it doesn't look like
    they'll be doing that any time soon.
     
    Brian Baird, Jul 24, 2005
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    Bhup Guest

    like to see Nikon come up with a full frame DSLR .. they are really testing
    the nerves of their customers.. will they or wont they change media
    platforms
     
    Bhup, Jul 24, 2005
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  5. I think they may have a point about he DX format - if they can achieve the
    same resolution. Comparing the D2X and 1ds mk II edge sharpness shows how
    beneficial it is. Also, the Nikon F mount is smaller than the EOS mount,
    which may, therefore, require a smaller sensor to get the best from the
    lenses.

    Duncan.
     
    Duncan J Murray, Jul 25, 2005
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  6. It is easy to achieve the same resolution. However, smaller pixels
    means reduced dynamic range and unacceptably high noise levels due to
    worsened S/N ratio because of the smaller photoreceptors.

    Have you compared the D2X to the 1Ds II? I have. The D2X shows
    considerable and destructive image noise above ISO 400, and that is
    unacceptable in a camera for wildlife shooters as well as
    photojournalists, just to mention two.

    As for edge sharpness, the fault lies not with the sensor, but with
    the optics. This is proven by the fact that the Carl Zeiss Distagon
    21mm 2.8, which is an old construction made for the Contax film
    bodies, performs incomparably much better on Canon's 1Ds II than any
    of Canon's own wide angles.

    If you try Canon's wide angle lenses with film, you will see severe
    vignetting and pronounced CA on the film too.

    Per Inge Oestmoen, Norway
     
    Per Inge Oestmoen, Jul 25, 2005
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    Paul Bielec Guest

    I hope that CF will not get replaced by SD on most of DSLRs.
    Even the P&S Canon I have uses CF. However, the newer model of the same
    lineup uses SD. I'd hate to have to use these flimsy cards in my DSLR.
    They might be fine for someone that only uses 1 memory card and connects
    his camera to the PC. But I always take them out and use a card reader a
    lot.
     
    Paul Bielec, Jul 25, 2005
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    Sander Vesik Guest

    Well, it just seems to mean that Ninkon considers D50 to be a
    lower end camera than Coolpix 8800 / 8700 / 8400 for example,
    as these use CF and supprt CF type 2 cards inc microdrives.
     
    Sander Vesik, Jul 25, 2005
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  9. I've heard SD can go faster.

    Duncan.
     
    Duncan J Murray, Jul 25, 2005
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    Paul Bielec Guest

    According to Sandisk website, both CF and SD Extreme III are the same speed.
     
    Paul Bielec, Jul 25, 2005
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    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Also there are no pins to get bent.
     
    Bill Tuthill, Jul 25, 2005
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    Paul Bielec Guest

    True, but the card can be bent very easily.
     
    Paul Bielec, Jul 25, 2005
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