Summary Canon 50D

Prices Price
Body only
$528
Kit
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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"
Light sensitivity
Help 3,200 ISO
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Lenses Lenses
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reviewsWhat are people saying about the 50D

"Nine point auto focus system accurate, even in low light"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's auto-focus
"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

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Pros

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The Canon 50D vs other recent DSLRs

Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
6.3 fps
Viewfinder Doesn't use battery, see more detail Help
Pentaprism
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Fastest shutter speed Fast shutter speed Help
1/8000 of a second
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The Canon 50D vs other recent pro DSLRs

Lens availability More lenses available Help
220 lenses
Lowest price Very inexpensive Help
$527.54
Weight Light Help
822 g
Size Quite small Help
Professional size (146×108×74 mm)
Thickness Thin Help
2.9"
Built-in flash Built-in flash Help
External flash not needed

Cons

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The Canon 50D vs other recent DSLRs

Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Startup delay Poor startup delay Help
300 ms startup delay
Screen flips out Fixed screen Help
Less flexible
Shutter lag Poor shutter lag Help
131 ms shutter lag
GPS No GPS Help
Missing geo-tagging
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Popularity Not so popular Help
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Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
3,200 ISO
Touch screen No touch screen Help
More buttons
Battery life Shorter battery life Help
640 shots
Announced Old Help
August 2008
Size Slightly large Help
Professional size (146×108×74 mm)
Weight Heavy Help
822 g
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The Canon 50D vs other recent pro DSLRs

Movie format No movies Help
None
Screen size Small screen Help
3"
True resolution Lower true resolution Help
15.1 MP
Viewfinder coverage Below average viewfinder coverage Help
95%
Screen resolution Very low resolution screen Help
920k dots
Viewfinder size Small viewfinder Help
0.59x
Focus points Fewer focus points Help
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Discussion

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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