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Canon EOS 50D
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Canon EOS 50D

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Canon EOS 50D: First Look

Pop Photo
19 August 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.
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Canon EOS 50D

Digital Photography Interface
18 August 2009
  • 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.
  • 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 hotsh...
  • Cons: Needs to use better/more expensive lenses for better image quality (less softness and fringing), One “custom” 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 8
8.0

Canon EOS 50D

PC Magazine
7 July 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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Expert Review

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.
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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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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

Expert Review

DP Review
3 June 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.
  • 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 h...
  • 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 ...
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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.
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Expert Review

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...
  • 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...
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Canon EOS 50D review

Techworld
26 January 2009
  • Summary: Boasting a 50 percent increase in pixel count, the Canon EOS 50D is an update to the hugely capable but underrated 10Mp EOS 40D digital SLR.
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Canon 50D Review

photographybay.com
15 December 2008
  • Summary: If Canon had given us a 40D “Mark II” at 10 megapixels with the rest of the upgrades found on the 50D, then I think we would have a killer prosumer camera.  However, we are approaching the point where more megapixels become pointless.
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