Summary: I decided to go with the EOS 50D after reading tons of reviews, and being told for years I was wasting my time with Pentax. I went from a Pentax k20 to this, I can say the image quality was a step up, but that's about it.
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 …
Summary: I bought this one used for sports and got good use out of it for all of two month. I'm a novice having only recently upgraded from an S100 to this DSLR but the controls were easy to navigate. I had a harder time migrating from the 50D to the 70D (and 7D) than when I first got the 50D.
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: I am sorta joking about the title, but really, this has so many features I thought were only available on a 5D mkII! Silent Shutter Ultra-high FPS (With Magic Lantern) Video Recording Very clean ISO performance.
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.
Summary: 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!