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If you've been hesitating to go digital because you've already invested heavily in lenses for your Nikon film SLR, the D50 is an affordable way to make the transition to digital… and virtually all your Nikon AF lenses are compatible.
If you haven't taken the SLR plunge yet, but would like to, the affordability and flexibility of the D50, along with access to Nikon's extensive line of lenses, means you'll have plenty of opportunities to explore the world of creative photography.
The D50 features a 6.1 effective MP CCD, 2.5 fps shooting (up to a remarkable 137 frames), Nikon's 3-D Color Matrix Metering and seven scene modes (Auto, Portrait, Landscape, Child, Close Up, Sports, or Night Portrait) – as well as Programmed Auto, Shutter-Priority, Aperture Priority and Manual for total photographic control.
Five flash modes, three AF area modes, selectable focus area, and three metering options provide tremendous flexibility for an entry-level SLR. And the D50 can save images in true RAW format, as well as JPEG.