Excerpt: Not a bad camera but Pentax cameras were a revelation to me in their use. I was disappointed with the ergonomics and the lack of some features. Picture quality was also a letdown for the price paid. Nikon had the D90 and that's what I was looking at.
Summary: I ordered this camera, took some test shots...above ISO 400 it was just aweful. I sent it in to Canon got it back (they said everything checked out) fired a few more test shots and still aweful. Under ISO 400 I have no complaints pictures were great!
Summary: I purchased the Canon 50D in December. It was to replace my Canon 20D which was plagued with problems from the onset. The vast majority of the problems seemed to be electrical. I sent it back repeatedly, but Canon never fully fixed the problem.
Summary: For a long time Canon user, this camera turned out to be an extreme disappointment. Over the years I trained myself (and suspect many other folks did) to not sallivate over Nikon bodies, instead concentrating on what matters - the sensor, quality lens lineup, and affordability that Canon has always...
Summary: Just a word of caution for Adobe LightRoom 1.x users and possibly PhotoShop CS3 (and prior) users. Adobe is apparently playing a negative role in Canon's updated and changing RAW formats, in that if you buy the 50D, thus far, Adobe is NOT releasing a RAW update to Lightroom 1.x, and you MUST upgrade...
Summary: I bought this as a replacement/upgrade for an EOS 400D. I was immediately disappointed with the picture quality, and sent it back to Amazon within a matter of days. Most of the pictures were soft to the point of being blurry. The picture quality was worse than my older consumer level DSLR.
Summary: bonjour, Aprés 3 jours l'appareil est parti chez Canon en réparation, car des particules grasses sont collées sur le capteur pas la faute de amazon mais pour un appareil comme l'EOS 50D ce n'est pas normal!!!