Nikon F50 / N50
Technical Specifications

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Type of camera   Integral-motor autofocus 35mm single-lens reflex (SLR) with built-in TTL flash
Picture format   24 x 36mm [standard 35mm (135) film format)
Lens mount   Nikon F mount
Lenses   AF Nikkor lenses, AI-P-type Nikkor lenses. IX-Nikkors cannot be used.
Viewfinder   Fixed eye-level pentaprism type; approx. 0.78x magnification with 50mm lens set at infinity; approx. 90% frame coverage
Eyepoint   Approx. 18mm
Viewfinder illuminator:   Automatically activates when exposure.meter is on
Operational Modes   SIMPLE and ADVANCED
Focus modes:   Autofocus and manual
Autofocus modes:   Single-Servo AF and Continuous-Servo AF Continuous-Servo is possible in ADVANCED mode only
Autofocus detection system:   TTL phase detection system using Nikon Advanced AM200 autofocus module
Autofocus detection range:   Approx. EV -1 to 19 (at ISO 100)
Autofocus lock:   Possible in Single Servo AF mode once a stationary subject is in focus as long as the shutter release button is lightly pressed
Focusing Screen   Fixed Nikon advanced B-type BriteView screen with central focus brackets for autofocus operation
Focus tracking:   Automatically activated with a moving subject
Exposure Modes   Programmed Auto in SIMPLE mode; Programmed Auto, ShutterPriority Auto, Aperture-Priority Auto and Manual in ADVANCED mode
Programmed Auto exposure control:   Both shutter speed and aperture are set; in SIMPLE mode, General-Purpose Program, Landscape Program, Portrait Program and Close-up Program are available; in ADVANCED mode, General-Purpose Program, Landscape Program, Portrait Program, Close-up Program, Sport Program, Silhouette Program, Night Scene Program and Motion Effect Program are available
Flexible program:   Possible with General-Purpose Program in ADVANCED mode when flash is off
Shutter-Priority Auto exposure control:   Aperture automatically selected to match manually set shutter speed
Aperture-Priority Auto exposure control:   Shutter speed automatically selected to match manually set aperture.
Manual exposure control:   Both aperture and shutter speed are set manually
Shutter speed/aperture adjustment:   Pressing the adjust button changes shutter speed or aperture in 1/2 EV steps; holding down the adjust button rapidly changes shutter speed or aperture in one EV steps
Auto exposure lock:   Available by pressing the AE-L button while the exposure meter is on
Viewlinder information LCD:   Shows correct exposure, infocus/AF-impossible, shutter speed, aperture, exposure information, exposure compensation, and flash recommended-/ready-light
Metering range   EV 1 to 20 at ISO 100 with f/1.4 lens
Exposure Metering Switch   Activated by lightly pressing shutter release button; when the LCD panel shows the Exposure Mode Menu, Program Menu, Optional-Function Menu, or Optional Function, stays on for approx. 60 sec.; when the LCD panel shows each Program or exposure mode, stays on for approx. 8 sec. with the builtin flash off or 15 sec. with the built-in flash on
Exposure control Modes   Matrix Metering (for Programmed Auto, Shutter-Priority Auto, and Aperture-Priority Auto exposure modes); Centre-Weighted Metering for Manual exposure mode
Exposure compensation   Possible in ADVANCED mode within +5 EV range in 1/2 steps
Film speed range   ISO 25 to 5000 for DX coded film; ISO 6 to 6400 for non-DXcoded films in ADVANCED mode
Shutter   Electronically controlled vertical-travel focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds   1/2000 sec. to 30 sec.; electromagnetically controlled Time setting is provided in ADVANCED mode
Shutter Release:   Electromagnetic
Automatic film advance   Film automatically advances to f rame one when camera back is closed. Film automatically advances one frame at approx.1 sec.when shutter is released; film advance stops automatically at end of film roll
Frame counter   Accumulative type (counts down during film rewind); displayed on the LCD panel
Film rewind   Automatic by built-in motor at end of film roll; manual mid-roll rewind possible by pressing rewind button
Self timer   Electronically controlled; 10 sec.Timer duration
Reflex mirror   Automatic, instant-return type
Camera back   Hinged back; unchangeable
Accessory shoe   Standard ISO-type with hot-shoe contact, ready-light contact, TTL flash contact, monitor contact
Built-in TTL flash:   Guide number: 13 (at ISO 100, m); Angle of coverage: 35mm lens or longer lens with some limitations (see Chart below)
Automatic Balanced Fill-Flash:   Possible with built-in TTL flash or Nikon dedicated Speedlights such as SB-28, SB-27, SB-23, and SB-16B; Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash in Auto exposure modes; Centre-Weighted Fill-Flash in Manual exposure mode
Flash synchronization   1/125 sec. or slower
Flash ready-light   Without flash: Blinks when using flash is recommended; with flash: Lights up when built-in flash or Nikon dedicated Speedlight is ready to fire; blinks after shooting to warn of insufficient light for correct exposure
Batteries   6V lithium battery pack (2CR5 or DL245 type)
Body finish:   Silver and Black available
Dimensions (W x H x D):   149 x 96 x 70mm (F50), 149 x 96 x 71 (F50D)
Weight (body only)   Approx. 580g (F50), 590g (F50 D with battery for date/time imprint function). For Date/Time imprinting function (F50D only)


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Number of film rolls per fresh battery *:

* For autofocus operation with AF Zoom-Nikkor 35-80mm f/4-5.6D lens covering the full range from infinity to the closest distance and back to infinity before each shot, at 1/125 sec. or faster shutter speed


at 20° C

at -10° C

24-exposure film

Without flash



With 50% flash



36-exposure film

Without flash



With 50% flash



Dual F50.jpg
For Date/Time Imprinting function (F50D only): Imprint functions: Year/Month/Day, Day/Hour/Minute, No imprint, Month/Day/Year and Day/Month/Year are selectable; 24-hour built-in clock with tim ing accuracy within +- 90 seconds a month at normal temperature.
Power source: One 3V CR2025 battery

<< --Dual finishes in either Chrome-silver or Black.

F50 Topview.jpg (12k)
Usable AF Nikkor lenses with Build in Flash: Usable non-zoom lenses 35 to 300mm AF Nikkor lenses: (Except AF Micro 200mm f/4D IF-ED, AF Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 and AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8D);
Usable zoom lenses:
AF 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5D (i), AF 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6D IF (ii), AF 28-70mm f/3.5-4.5D (i), AF 28-80mm f/3.55.6D (i), AF 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 (iii), AF 35-70mm f/2.8D (iv), AF 35-80mm f/4-5.6D, AF 35-l05mm f/3.5-4.5D IF, AF 35-135mm f/3.5-4.5 (iii), AF 70-210mm f/4-5.6D, AF 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6, AF 80-200mm f/2.8D ED (v), AF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6D (v) (i) Focal length 35mm or longer. (ii)Shooting at focal length 35mm, within 1m (at 5Omm), within 0.8m (at 70mm) or within 0.6m (at 120mm) causes vignetting. (iii) Focal length 35mm or longer. At 35mm, shooting within 2m causes vignetttng.(iv) Focal length 5Omm or longer (v) Focal length 100mm or longer.

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Special Application lenses:
Micro-Nikkor Lenses - 50mm~55mm -60mm 85mm -105mm 200mm Micro-Zoom 70-180mm
Perspective Control (PC) - 28mm 35mm PC-Micro 85mm
Dedicated Lenses for Nikon F3AF: AF 80mm f/2.8 | AF 200mm f/3.5 EDIF
Depth of Field Control (DC): 105mm 135mm
Medical Nikkor: 120mm 200mm
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Nikon Series E Lenses: 28mm35mm50mm100mm135mm | E-Series Zoom lenses: 36~72mm75~150mm70~210mm
MF Zoom-Nikkor Lenses: 25~50mm | 28~45mm | 28~50mm | 28~85mm | 35~70mm | 36~72mm E | 35~85mm | 35~105mm | 35~135mm |
35~200mm | 43~86mm | 50~135mm | 50~300mm | 70~210mm E | 75~150mm E | 80~200mm | 85~250mm |
100~300mm | 180~600mm | 200~400mm | 200~600mm | 360~1200mm | 1200~1700mm

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