Nikon D50 vs Canon EOS 5D
|Canon EOS 5D||2005|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D50 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS 5D has a "FF"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **|
|Nikon D50||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
|Canon EOS 5D||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
3008 x 2000
|Canon EOS 5D||
4368 x 2912
Canon EOS 5D has a 111 % larger resolution than Nikon D50. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
|Canon EOS 5D||50-3200|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D50 can shoot up to 2,5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 5D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 5D||3|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.
|Nikon D50||620 gr
|Canon EOS 5D||895 gr