Excerpt: I take photography has my hobby and because of that I have owned many DSLR camera ’s but Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR Camera was the best among them and is even today. It’s been over a year since I brought for myself a Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR Camera for $ 1399. It is a remarkable semi-professional DSLR, easy to use with awesome built quality and superb features.
Summary: I bought the 50d as a backup camera to my 5d MkII. It is an outstanding camera that truly comes in extremely close to the 5d in performance and features, at a fraction of the cost. I've used it on a shoot as a second camera (in lieu of changing lenses on my primary) and found that I really couldn't tell which camera had taken the pictures without checking the metadata.
Summary: This is a hefty SLR which handles very well to people with larger hands. The build quality is top notch and so it is heavy. My concern is with image quality: up to ISO 800 the image is great but above ISO 800, it is grainy (predominantly chroma noise) and lacks details.
Pros: Build quality, hand grip is substantial, image quality at lower iso
Cons: Images above ISO 800 is ugly IMO (don't like the chroma noise), heavy
Summary: As for an advanced amateur photografer, this camera offers great opportunities. Camera limits me in no way. It requires good lens to show great pictures. Body feels so strong and durable, lays perfect inmy hand. It's very fast in operating. Slight disadvantage is known noise level of the sensor. But if kept in mind, it won't bother you. There are much newer cameras on the market now. I tried 60d. Great camera, but feels less sturdy and pro than mine.
Summary: Length:: 3:14 Mins The pros and cons of this camera have already been reported on very nicely by other reviewers - this short video tutorial is going to outline the process of installing Magic Lantern on your 50D, as well as show off the added video capabilities! Sorry for the lackluster video footage - as soon as I went outside it started to rain so I couldn't get anything very interesting! YOU WILL NEED: Canon 50D Fast CF Card for HD video ( this card is great!
Summary: I have done everything to this camera that I thought would break it by now. I dropped it in a camp fire, put it in the snow to take a picture, did photography in sandstorms and blizzards, packed it tight into a hiking bag. On a road trip this camera once fell on to the ground lens first. The lens was completely broken but the body is still in perfect shape and continues to amaze everyone with the amazing photos this thing puts out.
Summary: This camera was and still is one of my favorite DSLR's I have ever owned. This thing is tough as nails, takes stunning photos, and works like a charm. I've shot everything from macro to landscapes with this camera and I must say I love this body. It's faster than my MK2 and supports more gear than my older rebel. I still use it along side my newer cameras, it's still a fantastic body with great capability.
Excerpt: I've used this gear (EOS 50D) since September 2010 and I've still enjoyed and satisfied for all components, especially for best picture result, it's great!! I still don't have a plan to change the gear otherwise if I already have money to upgrade to 7D or 6D!
Excerpt: If you don't need video.. this is the one to buy. I find there is noise in the 40d and the 20d/30d/ image is almost perfect but with a slow buffer in the camers. 50d - shoot models as fast as you want at full raw - camera keeps up. I recommend it. I have two. Problems: Buy a larger - and faster CF card.