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.
Summary: I have owned the 20D for years and was excited to upgrade to this model. I could not be more disappointed with this camera. I believe it is a problem with the camera itself. Maybe a different one would work better but regardless I'm sending this camera back and I'm purchasing the Rebel t1i instead.
Summary: I am a professional wedding photographer and purchased this camera as a backup camera in February 2009 before going to shoot a Puerto Rico wedding. I have owned Canon Rebel, Canon 20D, Canon 30D, Canon 50D, and Canon 5D MkII, and this 50D is by far the worst of all of them.
Summary: It's quite shocking that a major company like amazon.com would so shabbily pack such an expensive and delicate item. Beyond the bubble wrap which was packed by Canon, Amazon.com did very little to prepare the package for long distance shipping.
Summary: Took delivery of this much anticipated model after much research last Saturday (May 9th)and the camera won't take pictures. It gives me an "Error 01". The camera doesn't communicate with the lens or something like that. OOOkkk. I thought that can't be, this camera (18-200mm kit) is brand new.
Summary: I am surprised to see that the images on the 40D are better than the 50D. I would think logically it would be better to have the CMOS updated on the 50D, but when you compare images side by side 100% crop, the 40D wins.
Excerpt: I have been the proud owner of a Nikon d80 for a while now and still love it. I was seduced by the idea of upgrading to the professional level d300s but had a real struggle rationalising the extra expense as an amateur user.I finally bit the bullet in January 2010 and bought the camera.
Summary: Ich habe mich mit der Canon 50d nunmehr zwei Jahre abgequält, jedoch schafft jede Pocket-Kamera bessere Fotos. Das Objektiv von Tamron habe ich 2x eingeschickt und dann gegen ein lichtstärkeres von Canon getauscht; die Kamera ebenso eingeschickt.