Nikon D50 vs Nikon D7500

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D50 and Nikon D7500. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D50
Nikon D7500

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Nikon.

Nikon D50 were released 2005 and Nikon D7500 was released 2017. That is a 12 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D50 Nikon 2005
Nikon D7500 Nikon 2017

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "DX") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Nikon D50 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Nikon D7500 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Nikon D50 has a 6 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D7500 has 21 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D50 6 MP 6016000 3008 2000
Nikon D7500 21 MP 20668416 5568 3712

Nikon D7500 has a 244 % larger resolution than Nikon D50. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon D7500 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D50. Nikon D7500 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Nikon D50 has 200 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D50 200-1600
Nikon D7500 100-51200

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D50
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D7500

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D50 can shoot up to 2,5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D7500 can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D50 2,5
Nikon D7500 8

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording of movies and movie clips and that is Nikon D7500. Sadly, the Nikon D50 does not support this.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Nikon D7500 weighs 640 gr (equal to 1,41 lb) which is 3% heavier than Nikon D50 and its 620 gr (or 1,37 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D50 620 gr 1,37 lb
Nikon D7500 640 gr 1,41 lb