Summary Canon 50D

Prices Price
Body only $1,400 Kit Unknown
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Specifications Key specs
Sensor size Help APS-C 22.3x14.9mm Screen resolution Help 920k dots
Megapixels Help 15.1 MP Movie format Help None
Screen size Help 3.0" Light sensitivity Help 3,200 ISO
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"The ergonomics feel well sorted, all the controls are in the right place and even the formerly rather pointless Direct Print button now serves a purpose"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's button-layout
"Chroma and luminance noise well controlled at higher sensitivities"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's iso-noise
"Nine point auto focus system accurate, even in low light"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's auto-focus

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Pros

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The Canon 50D vs other recent DSLRs

Startup delay Short startup delay Help
300 ms startup delay
Lens availability More lenses available Help
197 lenses
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Shutter lag Short shutter lag Help
131 ms shutter lag
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Pentaprism
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The Canon 50D vs other recent pro DSLRs

Size Quite small Help
Professional size 146x108x74 mm
Thickness Thin Help
2.9"
Lowest price Inexpensive Help
$1,400.00
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed

Cons

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The Canon 50D vs other recent DSLRs

Movie format No movies Help
None
Dynamic range Very narrow dynamic range Help
11.4 EV
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
15.1 MP
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Panorama Lacks in-camera panoramas Help
You could stitch photos in post
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Autofocus Manual focus only Help
None
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR Help
You could do HDR manually
Announced Old Help
August, 2008
Popularity Not so popular Help
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The Canon 50D vs other recent pro DSLRs

Screen size Below average sized screen Help
3.0"
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.59x
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
6.3 fps
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
9
Sensor size Small sensor Help
APS-C 22.3x14.9mm
Cross type focus points Fewer cross-type focus points Help
9
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
640 shots
Low light performance Very noisy at high ISO Help
696 ISO
Overall image quality Very low overall image quality Help
63.0
Color depth Little color depth Help
21.8 bits
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Light sensitivity (boost) Low boost light sensitivity Help
12,800 ISO
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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Juliapetry (6:58 PM, May 17, 2011)
 Fiquei triste, eu gosto dela mesmo não sendo a melhor câmera da canon, ela tira fotos...Muito bom as informações, obrigada!
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (9:00 PM, January 07, 2011)
hey Zander, that comment is on the "normal" ISO values, not the boost. On the 50D specs page we have the boost ISO going up to 12,800, does that sound correct to you?
 
Zander (4:59 PM, January 07, 2011)
I have a 50d and the ISO definitely goes higher than 3200