20 Most Recent Nikon D50 Digital Camera Questions & Answers

Hi Have you tried resetting the camera back to factory settings? This should clear up any problems...if it doesn't it may at least let you know what the problem is? Also...do not use an SD card no bigger than 2 gigs, What is thee display showing? Make sure the date and time are correct! Get back to me if you need any more help...Thanks...John,

Nikon D50... • Answered on Mar 14, 2019

The issue is that the firmware on the d50 only recognizes FAT16. Now the problem with FAT16 is that it has a limit of 2GB. So, if you have a 4GB card, you are just SOL. There isnt anything wrong physically with the camera. Buy a smaller card.

Nikon D50... • Answered on Feb 10, 2018

Your flash head pivot has come unclipped and has slid back into its hole too far. The problem can be repaired by using an L-shaped paperclip to pull the flash pivot back out to its proper position. First, remove the battery from the camera and bend a 1/8" section of the paperclip to make an L on the end and gently insert it into the hole and pull outward while moving the flash head up and down. It should pop back out and the pin will then be long enough to make the flash switch work. Be very careful you do not push the paperclip too far inside the camera so you don't damage anything inside the top.

If you do not feel comfortable doing this, we can do this repair for $68.50. We do quite a few D series Nikons with this same problem.


Nikon D50... • Answered on Jun 10, 2017

I had the same problem and rectified it by going to Nikons website , follow this link for the answer:


Nikon D50... • Answered on Mar 12, 2017

Check with the error messages in the manual

Nikon D50... • Answered on Dec 19, 2016

This happens during malfunction of mirror and shutter.that is when cliked shutter opens but mirror did not go up so blank monitor screen hence no image in card. Take to skilled technician to replace shutter loader mechanism.

Nikon D50... • Answered on Apr 28, 2016

If your pictures that have the reddish tint are taken indoors, the tint is likely caused by the lighting. You can set up a 'white balance" adjustment to fix that.

Nikon D50... • Answered on May 02, 2015

Why do you want to reset the shutter count? Are you trying to put one over on a buyer? The shutter count is set to zero at the factory in the camera's firmware. Unless you have access to Nikon's program and the knowledge and equipment to flash it to new ROM (Read Only Memory), you are out of luck.

Nikon D50... • Answered on Dec 17, 2014

Oh yes there is there are plenty tutorials for your camera and flash ring type it in your browser bar and watch the tutorials good luck

Nikon D50... • Answered on Oct 29, 2014

The SD card has nothing to do with your problem. Make sure that the battery is good; i.e., it is both taking and holding a charge. If you have a voltmeter, look at the back of the battery just under the three electrical contacts. You will see that they are labeled "-", "S" and "+". After charging the battery, measure between the "-" and the "+". It should measure 8 volts DC. Then measure between the "S" and "+" and it should also measure about 8 volts. Next, you need to see if a short circuit in the camera is loading down or draining the battery. Put the battery in the camera. Keep the camera turned off and leave it overnight or for a day and remeasure the voltage. If it has dropped more than a 100 mv (0.1 volts) the problem may be with the camera. If that is the case, you will need to send it in for repair.

Nikon D50... • Answered on Oct 03, 2014

The pictures are NOT stored in the internal memory, because the camera doesn't have any. Any pictures you take without a memory card can be reviewed on the screen, just to check that the camera is working, but are not stored and disappear when you take the next picture or turn the camera off. Sorry, but those pictures are gone. I know that wasn't the answer you wanted to see, but there it is.

Nikon D50... • Answered on Sep 19, 2014

The clock battery is internal and cannot be removed or replaced except by a technician. It is recharged by your regular rechargeable battery, so there is no separate charging procedure. If you find that your clock and other permanent settings are being list when you remove your regular battery for charging, then it's an issue with the internal battery and should go to repair.

Nikon D50... • Answered on Aug 13, 2014

Look kid, you are a menace to a camera, no oil, drilling, or sanding call Nikon they can help if not $400.00 can get you a D3100

Nikon D50... • Answered on Aug 09, 2014

You're going to have to tell me a bit more about what your conditions were at the time. What kind of shot? Was the sun very close to the edge of your photo? What time of day was it? Morning/evening? Shutter speed, f-stop, ISO. Without knowing what you were shooting and when, it's difficult to diagnose what the "problem" is. Did the next shot exhibit the same thing? Is it doing it all the time? Were you by any chance wearing polarized sunglasses when viewing the monitor or does it appear that way without sunglasses? Sorry for the questions, but you don't give me much to go on. VictroyBoy

Nikon D50... • Answered on Aug 07, 2014

The ERR message indicates a camera malfunction. In my D-90 manual it says that it can be cleared by releasing the shutter. The only way to do that is to turn the camera off and back on. Rarely, that won't work and you have to remove and reinstall the battery. The manual also says that it this have frequently or persist to contact a Nikon authorized service center. I would contact Nikon tech support at www.Nikon.com and discuss the problem them before contacting an authorized service center.

Nikon D50... • Answered on Jul 28, 2014

The image on the playback screen is set with the arrows on the multi-function button on the back of the camera. Press either the up or down arrow to cycle through the various display options until you find the one you want.

Nikon D50... • Answered on Jul 28, 2014

This could mean exactly what it says...that your memory card is full and pictures need to be downloaded to your computer. If you've already done that, it may mean that you did not tell the computer to erase the pictures from your card. If that's the problem you should be able to fix it by formatting the card. You can do that from the menu(little wrench icon) or by pressing and holding down the "delete" button (trash can icon on back of camera) and the "metering" button (to the left of the off/on switch) on the top of the camera. Both buttons are marked with "format" symbols. If neither of these works, try replacing the card with a new one that is known to be empty and known to work. The final alternative is to contact Nikon tech support at www.nikon.com and see what they advise.

Nikon D50... • Answered on Jul 28, 2014

Press the up or down arrows on the multi-function selector button on the back of the camera to cycle through the various display functions until you get the one you want. The histogram display usually shows when you have unintentionally pressed one of the arrow buttons accidentally.

Nikon D50... • Answered on Jul 28, 2014

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