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Canon EOS 50D

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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
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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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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Overall 9
9.1

Canon EOS 50D Review

digitalslrphoto.com
8 March 2009
  • Excerpt: Daniel Lezano finds out how good the Canon EOS 50D really is… Handling & ease of use: The mid-range EOS 50D is the middleweight of the EOS range – it’s larger and tougher than the consumer-level EOS 450D and 1000D models, but smaller and more compact than the pro-spec EOS-1D/D s series. At a little under 800 grams, it’s a robust and solid bit of kit, with a thick handgrip and well-sized buttons – exactly what you’d expect to find on a camera in this class.
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon EOS 50D

Camera Labs
1 October 2008
  • Summary: The Canon EOS 50D is a feature-packed semi-pro DSLR which takes the already capable 40D, increases the pixel count by 50%, quadruples the sensitivity and packs in all the latest features – bar a movie mode. As such it’s a very impressive specification, and one which on the whole lives up to its promise. Kicking-off with resolution, the EOS 50D packs more pixels into its cropped sensor than any model to date, so there’s obviously concerns over noise levels.
  • Pros: High resolution which matches 40D’s noise., Quick handling and continuous shooting., VGA screen with Live View & HDMI., AF micro-adjust and vignette correction.
  • Cons: Needs decent optics to exploit resolution., Face detection impractical due to slow AF., Auto Lighting Optimizer unremarkable., Lacking movie mode.
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon EOS 50D

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Canon’s latest semi-pro DSLR has a 15.1MP CMOS sensor and 6.3fps continuous shooting
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Overall 9
9.0

15.1-megapixel SLR with image stabilisation.

Good Gear Guide.au
27 July 2009
  • Summary: The 50D is an absolutely fantastic mid-level SLR. It offers the highest resolution in its price range and packs in a bevy of features, including Live View, a speedy burst mode and ultra-high ISO sensitivities, making this a winner for any professional or enthusiastic amateur.
  • Pros: Massive 15.1-megapixel resolution, incredible LCD display, fast burst mode, fairly good Live View mode, option for an image stabilised kit lens, ISO 6400 and 12800
  • Cons: A little more chromatic aberration than usual, 95 per cent viewfinder coverage
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 8
7.5
Performance 8
7.5
Picture quality 10
10

Expert Review

Digital Camera Magazine
17 December 2008
  • Summary: Canon seems to have thrown everything but the kitchen sink at the EOS 50D in a bid to re-assert itself in the semi-pro market. In doing so it's produced a great camera, and while it might not convert existing Nikon and Sony owners, it's the ideal upgrade for any Canon user.
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon EOS 50D digital camera review

Pocket Lint
4 November 2008
  • Pros: Excellent image quality, good ergonomics and build, menu system, comprehensive feature set and customisability, info panel, responsive
  • Cons: Joystick and Quick Dial take getting used to; shadow detail lost too quickly, noise processing eats detail over ISO 1000 (and at lowest setting)
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Overall 9
9.0

Canon EOS 50D

New Zealand PC World
10 October 2008
  • Summary: The 50D is an absolutely fantastic mid-level SLR. It offers the highest resolution in its price range and packs in a bevy of features, including Live...
  • Pros: Massive 15.1-megapixel resolution, incredible LCD display, fast burst mode, fairly good Live View mode, option for an image stabilised kit lens, IS...
  • Cons: A little more chromatic aberration than usual, 95 per cent viewfinder coverage
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