The Canon EOS 50D is a 15.1 megapixel “prosumer” DSLR and the first camera to employ Canon’s DIGIC IV image engine. Specs and features include 6.3 fps high-speed shooting, maximum sensitivity to ISO 12800, a 920K dot 3.0-inch LCD, and a 100,000 cycle shutter. Scene presets and a new Creative Auto mode make the camera more approachable and accessible for less experienced users.
- Fantastic resolution for capturing fine details
- Low-noise sensor (albeit with heavy noise reduction at expanded ISOs)
- Excellent selection of in-camera JPEG processing options
- Solid durability
- Great ability to trigger flash at a variety of shutter speeds
- AF system still among the fastest
- Heavy like a lead brick
- Overly complicated menus and submenus
- Live view interface not very intuitive
- Default processing a little flat
- AF accuracy not consistent
As with previous Canon releases, the 50D is a fairly conservative upgrade, but this camera still sits at or near the top in its category.
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