Oct 7, 2008

Canon EOS 50D Review

Canon recently launched the much anticipated EOS 50D, an upgrade to the 40D. On the surface it looks very similar to its predecessor, however there are quite a few significant improvements. Fifteen megapixel CMOS sensor, faster DIGIC 4 processor, 3.0" VGA LCD monitor with Live View mode offering 3 AF modes, ISO sensitivity expandable to 12800 and an HDMI connection for high Quality Image viewing are a few of the expanded features.

Outback Photo just posted their diary style review of the 50D here.  Their first thoughts:

First conclusions

  • Very good high ISO noise behavior
  • Live View has now an extra button
  • Viewfinder is quite good (like 40D).
  • Canon EOS 50D has full support for AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing)
  • LDC much improved
  • RAW files can be 17-25 MB in size (14 bit RAWs). This means you need enough disk space and memory


The Canon EOS 50D DSLR

Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP
Buy a Canon EOS 50D 15.1MP

50D Features

  • 15.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 6.3fps continuous shooting, max. burst 90 JPEGs with UDMA card
  • DIGIC 4 processor
  • ISO 100-3200, expandable to 12800
  • 9-point wide area AF
  • 3.0” Clear View VGA LCD with Live View mode & Face Detection Live AF
  • Magnesium alloy body, with environmental protection
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • HDMI connection for high quality viewing and playback on a High Definition TV
  • Full compatibility with Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites