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Canon EOS 50D

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Canon EOS 50D

Digital Photography Interface
23 September 2013
  • Conclusion: The Canon EOS 50D is a mid-range digital SLR which has 15 megapixels of resolution and comes in your choice of three kits. The EOS 50D is one of the larger cameras in its class, but makes up for that with very good build quality and ergonomics. There’s a large and nicely sharp 3 inch LCD, buttons dedicated to many main shooting functions plus two control dials for quick and easy operation.
  • Pros: Good image quality, Sharp, very viewable 3 inch LCD, Typical digital SLR expandability via various accessories, Solid build quality and good ergonomics; partially sealed body, Live view comes in handy at times; shows a live histogram and manual focus enlargement, Full manual controls, flash hotshoe and RAW image mode, Multiple, customizable custom functions, Decent automatic shooting with scene modes and Creative Auto, Custom menu, button and 2 mode positions for your...
  • Cons: Needs to use better/more expensive lenses for better image quality (less softness and fringing), One “customâ€� mode dial spot sacrificed for Creative Auto mode, Slow autofocus in live view mode, Below average battery life; lower compared to the old 40D, Ultrasonic dust reduction not very effective
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Overall 9
8.8
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
9.5
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
8.5
Ergonomics 9
8.5
Build quality 9
9.0

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DP Review
28 July 2009
  • Conclusion: It's exactly eight years ago this month that Phil posted his review of the Canon D30 . The camera was Canon's first 'developed in house' DSLR and therefore a milestone in digital photography. But it was also the first model in the popular line of cameras of which the EOS 50D is the latest descendant.
  • Pros: Detailed and clean image output (but not as detailed as we would have expected from a 15 megapixels sensor), Chroma and luminance noise well controlled at higher sensitivities, Wide range of image parameter adjustment (-4 to +4 for most), Effective Highlight tone priority option delivers smooth highlight roll-off, Four levels of high ISO noise reduction (including Off), Effective vignetting control feature, No noticeable hot pixels with long exposures and NR off, Nine...
  • Cons: High ISO performance worse than 40D, Reduced dynamic range in the shadow areas compared to EOS 40D, Per-pixel detail not as good as on good 10 or 12 megapixel cameras, High-end lenses required to get the most out of the camera, Poor white balance performance under artificial light, Flash must be up for AF assist lamp (although AF is good even in low light), Live view not as accurate as on 40D (framing very slightly off-center, in contrast detect AF mode not possible t...
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Machines that Go Bing!
27 June 2009
  • Conclusion: MediaTemple is a large web development company doing work for Sony, Adobe, ABC, TechCrunch and possibly Canon. As of this morning the site has been placed under password protection. This could mean that the information was accidentally leaked or Canon and MediaTemple is engaging in some controlled leaking.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EOS 50D

PC Magazine
24 June 2009
  • Conclusion: The Canon EOS 50D is fast and sharp, and it produces low noise at high ISOs. If you own compatible lenses, there's not much to think about. If you don't, Nikon's D90 might be worth a look.
  • Pros: Lighting fast. Produces beautiful low-light images. Large, high-resolution LCD screen. HDMI-out.
  • Cons: Expensive. Big and heavy.
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Camera Test: Canon EOS 50D

Pop Photo
9 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Pity the Canon EOS 50D. Between the hoopla about the latest full-frame juggernauts from Nikon, Sony, and Canon itself, and the buzz on the debut of the Micro Four Thirds system, it's easy for an impressive new advanced-amateur DSLR to get overlooked.
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Canon EOS 50D: First Look

Pop Photo
21 May 2009
  • Excerpt: While Nikon and Sony have been swinging for the fences with full-frame pro-level SLRs, Canon just seems to be swinging for a solid hit with its new mid-level DSLR, the EOS 50D. An upgrade of the 40D, this DSLR lands in early October with a body-only price of $1,399. Though Canon insists it doesn't replace the 40D (which now drops to $1,099 street), the 50D has enough new imaging firepower to trim the 40D's long-term prospects.
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Overall 9
8.8
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 9
8.5
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
8.5

Canon EOS 50D review

What Digital Camera
14 May 2009
  • Excerpt: The 15-megapixel Canon 50D digital SLR builds upon the strengths of the 40D with a higher pixel count, a revamped image processor and a higher resolution LCD screen. But what makes it a vast...
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Overall 10
10
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
31 March 2009
  • Conclusion: Canon EOS 50D digital SLR camera The introduction of the Canon EOS 50D came as a surprise for many of us. So did the announcement to not consider this model the successor to the 40D. Yet the introduction of the Canon 50D is completely logical. The improved sensor techniques with in addition the increase of image resolution, the increased resolution and improved reproduction of the monitor, the enhancement of the Live View functionality, the DIGIC 4 processor and the...
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Dc Resource
1 February 2009
  • Excerpt: The Canon EOS-50D ($1399, body only) is a midrange digital SLR that "complements" the popular EOS-40D, rather than replacing it. It's no secret that I'm a fan of this line of Canon D-SLRs -- I've used three generations of them for the product shots on this website, the latest being the 40D.
  • Pros: Very good photo quality (with a good lens), Low noise levels through ISO 1600 in low light, and ISO 3200 in good light, Sturdy, well-designed body; easy to hold; resistant against dust and moisture, Ultra-sharp 3-inch LCD display, Live view allows you to compose photos on the LCD; manual focusing is easy with frame enlargement; histogram and composition grids available, Newly enhanced dust reduction system, Full manual controls; Picture Styles let you quickly change b...
  • Cons: Images on the soft side, especially with "average" lenses, Slight tendency to clip highlights and overexpose, Battery life is below average, and 20% worse than on the 40D, Very slow contrast detect AF in live view mode, Live view not available in auto/scene modes, No built-in support for wireless flashes
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Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR

HotHardware
22 January 2009
  • Conclusion: Overall, we were very pleased with the 50D’s performance and controls. The camera’s fast burst rate of 6.3 frames per second definitely puts it a notch above most entry-level D-SLRs, which generally offer about 3 frames per second. This faster speed can make a big difference in your ability to capture a shot, such as when you’re trying to get the perfect shot of a leaping athlete or the like.
  • Pros: Fast power on, feels zippy and responsive, Fast continuous shooting (6.3 fps), DIGIC 4 Image Processor, Large, clear, high-resolution LCD, 10x magnification in Live View, HDMI output
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