The D50 features a new 6.1 effective megapixel Nikon DX Format CCD image sensor and a highly advanced image processing engine that team together to create truly faithful image files capable of significant enlargement, yet remain manageable in overall file size, making it easier to take and store more great pictures. These optimized components produce more consistent results, even under shooting conditions that challenge other digital cameras, such as when working with light-colored subjects or long exposure shots.
The compact, lightweight design of the new D50 makes it easy to carry, while its body contours and easily accessible controls provide handling efficiency and easy operation. The D50's large 2.0-inch LCD monitor presents clear and helpful user information in plain language. Intuitive help dialogs are available for on-the-spot reference to the respective menu selections. The high-capacity, rechargeable lithium-ion battery helps extend mobility and convenience by delivering the power to shoot up to 2,000 images on a single charge.