General

Canon EOS 40D Canon EOS 50D
Brand
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Canon Canon
Lowest price
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$473.26 $514.60
Announced
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August 2007 August 2008

Sensor

Type
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CMOS CMOS
Crop factor
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1.6x 1.6x
Megapixels
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10.1 MP 15.1 MP
Light sensitivity
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1,600 ISO 3,200 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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3,200 ISO 12,800 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

True resolution
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10.1 MP 15.1 MP
Native resolution
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3888 × 2592 4752 × 3168
Pixel size
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32.6 µm² 22.1 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD LCD
Size
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3" 3"
Resolution
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230k dots 920k dots
Touch screen
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No No
Flips out
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No No
Live view
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Yes Yes

Lenses

Lens availability
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220 lenses 220 lenses
Lens mount
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Canon EF Canon EF

Form factor

Size
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146×108×74 mm 146×108×74 mm
Depth
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2.9" 2.9"
Weight
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822 g 822 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes Yes
Waterproof
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No No
Weather sealed
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No Yes
Built-in focus motor
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No No

Viewfinder

Type
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Pentaprism Pentaprism
Viewfinder size
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0.59x 0.59x
Coverage
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95% 95%

Movies

Format
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None None
Autofocus
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None None

Features

Panorama
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No No
HDR
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No No
3D
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No No
Image stabilization
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None None
Supports RAW
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Yes Yes
GPS
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No No

Performance

Startup delay
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400 ms 300 ms
Shutter lag
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128 ms 131 ms
Battery life
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1100 shots 640 shots
Continuous shooting
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6.5 fps 6.3 fps

Focus system

Autofocus
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Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points
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9 9
Cross type focus points
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9 9

Shutter

Max
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1/8000s 1/8000s
Min
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30s 30s

Flash

Built-in flash
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Yes Yes
Popup
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Yes Yes
External connection
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Yes Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1 1
Supported formats
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  1. CompactFlash (Type I)
  2. CompactFlash (Type II)
  1. CompactFlash (Type I)
  2. CompactFlash (Type II)

DXO Mark Scores

Image quality
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64.0 63.0
Color depth
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22.1 bits 21.8 bits
Dynamic range
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11.3 EV 11.4 EV
Low light performance
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703 ISO 696 ISO
Canon EOS 40D
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