Canon EOS 50D
Released August, 2008
The Pros:Controls are similar to the previous version, the Canon EOS 40D, but even more intuitive here. Photos are high-resolution, extreme amount of detail can be seen. Noise is low in low-light conditions.
The Cons:Generates slightly more noise and less tone contrast than the previous Canon EOS 40D.
The Canon EOS 50D is a 15.1MP DSLR released as a sister model to the EOS 40D. It’s an equivalent to its predecessor, except that it features an APS-C sized CMOS sensor that can record still images up to 4752x3168.
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There’s also a larger, high-resolution 3” LCD display that can convey VGA shots. Featured is a next-generation DIGIC 4 Image Processor engineered for more precise color reproduction with finer details at up to 6.3fps, in bursts of up to 90 JPEGS (UDMA CF) or 60 JPEGS (CF) consecutively, or 15 RAW files. The EOS 50D is also outfitted with a high-precision, 9-point wide area AF that utilizes cross-type points at f-stops of f/5.6 or faster. Additional features include an HDMI output for displaying content on a compatible HDTV; an advanced Live View shooting mode that allows 5x/10x zooming; and a self-cleaning mechanism.
- DSLR Camera
- Sister to EOS 40D
- 15.1MP APS-C Sized CMOS Sensor
- 3” VGA LCD Display
- DIGIC 4 Image Processor
- Ultra-Fast FPS
- 9-Point Wide Area AF
- HDMI Transmissions
- Advanced Live View
- Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction
- Creative Auto
- Versatile Lens/Accessories Compatibility
- Type; Digital, Single-Lens Reflex
- Media: CF Type I/II, UDMA CF, USB 2.0, Optional Wireless
- Compatible Lenses: Canon EF Lenses
- Lens Mount: Canon EF Mount
- Sensor: 15.1MP CMOS
- Image Type: JPEG, RAW, sRAW, RAW+JPEG
- Image Size (Max): 4752x3168
- Display: 3” TFT
- Printing: PictBridge
- Interface: USB, Video Out, HDMI mini Out, WiFi Terminal
- Battery: BP-511A
User Reviews (1)
controls are similar to the previous version, the Canon EOS 40D, but even more intuitive here
photos are high-resolution, extreme amount of detail can be seen
noise is low in low-light conditions
LCD is bright, sharp, and easily viewable in the sunlight
camera body is solid feeling, can take a few knocks without a major problem
fully compatible with a wide range of SLR lenses
good range of control abilities available - lets you control all, some, or none of the settings manually
generates slightly more noise and less tone contrast than the previous Canon EOS 40D
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