At A Glance

Though this is not a must-buy upgrade over the 40D, it does have some new and friendly features and shooting modes.

Manufacturer’s Description

Canon's new EOS 50D bridges the gap between the novice and the seasoned pro with a perfect combination of high-speed and quality. It features an APS-C sized 15.1-megapixel CMOS sensor for tremendous images, new DIGIC 4 Image Processor for fine detail and superior color reproduction, and improved ISO capabilities up to 12800 for uncompromised shooting even in the dimmest situations. It features a refined 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots) monitor, supercharged Live View Function with Face Detection Live mode, plus a number of new automatic Image Correction settings and HDMI output for viewing images on an HDTV. Pick up the EOS 50D and you'll experience true digital inspiration.

The Specs

Battery Information
Number of Batteries Supported 1
Battery Size Supported Proprietary Battery Size
Battery Built-in No
Battery Included Yes
Battery Rechargeable Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 3.00 "
Effective Camera Resolution 15.1 Megapixels
Exposure
Shortest Shutter Speed 1/8000 Second
Longest Shutter Speed 30 Second
Flash
Flash Modes Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Red-eye Reduction
General Information
Manufacturer Canon, Inc
Manufacturer Part Number 2807B005
UPC Code 013803104677
Brand Name Canon
Product Name EOS 50D Digital SLR Camera
Marketing Information

Canon's new EOS 50D bridges the gap between the novice and the seasoned pro with a perfect combination of high-speed and quality. It features an APS-C sized 15.1-megapixel CMOS sensor for tremendous images, new DIGIC 4 Image Processor for fine detail and superior color reproduction, and improved ISO capabilities up to 12800 for uncompromised shooting even in the dimmest situations. It features a refined 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots) monitor, supercharged Live View Function with Face Detection Live mode, plus a number of new automatic Image Correction settings and HDMI output for viewing images on an HDTV. Pick up the EOS 50D and you'll experience true digital inspiration.

Product Model 50D
Product Type Digital SLR Camera
Image
Maximum Image Resolution 4752 x 3168
Lens
Optical Zoom 4.8 x
Aperture Range f/3.5 to 5.6
Image Stabilization Optical
Autofocus Points 9
Focus Modes Auto, Manual
Memory
Memory Card Supported CompactFlash (CF) Card
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • EOS 50D Digital SLR Camera
  • EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Lens
  • Eyecup Eb
  • Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS 50D
  • Video Cable VC-100
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-200U
  • Battery Pack BP-511A
  • Battery Charger CG-580
  • Great Photography is Easy" Booklet and "Do More with Macro" Booklet
  • CD-ROM
  • Software Instruction Manual
  • Physical Characteristics
    Camera Assembly Body with Lens Kit
    Height 4.2"
    Width 5.7"
    Depth 2.9"
    Weight (Approximate) 25.76 oz
    Viewfinder
    Viewfinder Type SLR
    Warranty
    Limited Warranty 1 Year

    Performance

    Performance (New)
    Exposure Superior
    Color Very Good
    Sharpness Very Good
    Distortion Very Good
    Performance
    Image Quality, Distortion--Noise 71.9
    Image Quality, Exposure--Flash 62.1
    Image Quality, Exposure--Normal 60.4
    Number of Shots 500.0
    Battery Life (minutes) 273.5
    Image Quality Score Superior
    Image Quality, Distortion 78.7
    Image Quality, Distortion--Sharp Interpolation 85.6
    Image Quality, Exposure 60.9
    Image Quality, Sharpness 54.8
    Number of Batteries 1
    Image Quality, Color--Auto 56.9
    Image Quality, Overall 57.2
    Image Quality, Color--Adjusted 63.2
    Image Quality, Color 60.1
    Image Quality, Distortion--Noise Reduction 71.2