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Nikon D50 review with 18-55mm f3.5~5.6 DX lens Gordon Laing, December 2005

Outdoor
/ Resolution / Noise / Corner sharpness / Fringe and macro / Geometry / Vignetting

Noise levels

  To measure electronic noise levels we photographed the standard Gretag Macbeth ColorChecker at each of the camera's ISO settings. The crops are taken from the originals and presented here at 100%. To compare typical noise in skies and dark shadows the crops were taken from patches 3 and 24 respectively.

The D50 delivers very smooth results at 200 and 400 ISO, although noise levels are higher than the 350D at 800 ISO and above. This is particularly visible in the black crops.

Nikon D50
Canon EOS-350D
Konica Minolta Dynax 5D
Pentax *istDL
Nikon D50 - 100 ISO not available
Canon EOS-350D at 100 ISO
Konica Minolta Dynax 5D at 100 ISO
Pentax *istDL - 100 ISO not available
100 ISO not available
100 ISO, 1/125, f8
100 ISO, 1/125, f8
100 ISO not available
Nikon D50 at 200 ISO
Canon EOS-350D at 200 ISO
Konica Minolta Dynax 5D at 200 ISO
Pentax *istDL at 200 ISO
200 ISO, 1/200, f8
200 ISO, 1/200, f8
200 ISO, 1/250, f8
200 ISO, 1/180, f8
Nikon D50 at 400 ISO
Canon EOS-350D at 400 ISO
Konica Minolta Dynax 5D at 400 ISO
Pentax *istDL at 400 ISO
400 ISO, 1/400, f8
400 ISO, 1/400, f8
400 ISO, 1/500, f8
400 ISO, 1/350, f8
Nikon D50 at 800 ISO
Canon EOS-350D at 800 ISO
Konica Minolta Dynax 5D at 800 ISO
Pentax *istDL at 800 ISO
800 ISO, 1/800, f8
800 ISO, 1/800, f8
800 ISO, 1/1000, f8
800 ISO, 1/750, f8
Nikon D50 at 1600 ISO
Canon EOS-350D at 1600 ISO
Konica Minolta Dynax 5D at 1600 ISO
Pentax *istDL at 1600 ISO
1600 ISO, 1/1600, f8
1600 ISO, 1/1600, f8
1600 ISO, 1/1600, f8
1600 ISO, 1/1500, f8
Nikon D50 - 3200 ISO not available
Canon EOS-350D - 3200 ISO not available
Konica Minolta Dynax 5D at 3200 ISO
Pentax *istDL at 3200 ISO
3200 ISO not available
3200 ISO not available
3200 ISO, 1/3200, f8
3200 ISO, 1/3000, f8

Nikon D50 results continued...

Outdoor / Resolution / Noise / Corner sharpness / Fringe and macro / Geometry / Vignetting
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