Canon 50D Review

 
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Model Name: Canon EOS 50D 
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Photo Gallery URL: Photo Gallery
Device Forum URL: Forum
Manufacturer URL: Mfr. Website
General
Model Number: 50D 
Camera Format: Pro SLR 
Currently Manufactured: No 
Retail Price: $1399.00
Street Price: $999.95
Date Available: 2008-10-15
Tripod Mount: Yes (Metal)
Weight: 29.0 oz (822 g)
includes batteries
Weight With Batteries? Yes
Weight Includes Kit Lens? No
Size: 5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in.
(146 x 108 x 74 mm)
Waterproof: No
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS 
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon 
Total Megapixels: 15.5
Effective Megapixels: 15.1 
Sensor Format: APS-C 
Sensor Size (dia.): 1.07"
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6
Color Filter Type: RGBG 
Self-Cleaning: Yes 
Sensor-shift Stabilized: No 
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 4752 x 3168 (15.1 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
2352 x 1568 (3.7 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, 14-bit RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2 
Video Capture
Movie Mode:  
Movie Resolution: n/a
Movie Frame Rate: n/a
Movie Audio: n/a 
Movie File Format: n/a 
Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF, EF-S 
Kit Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 45 - 216 mm
Zoom Ratio: 4.82x
Aperture Range: f/3.5-22 (W), f/5.6-36 (T) 
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Optical Image Stablization: Yes
Digital Zoom:  
Digital Zoom Values:  
Filter Thread: 72mm
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes 
Auto Focus Type: AF-dedicated CMOS Sensor, 9 cross-type AF points, f/2.8 rotated cross center point 
Face Detection: Yes 
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes 
Manual Focus: Yes 
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Yes 
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 95% coverage, 0.95x mag., 22mm eyepoint. -3 to +1 diopter 
Display
LCD Viewfinder: Yes 
LCD Size (inches): 3.0
LCD Resolution: 920,000 dots
Touchscreen:  
Articulating LCD: No 
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 3200 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, H1=6400, H2=12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Kelvin 2800K - 10,000K 
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes 
Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 35-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial (9%), Spot (3.8%) 
Program AE: Yes 
Aperture Priority: Yes 
Shutter Priority: Yes 
Full Manual Exposure: Yes 
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Auto, Green Zone, Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Action, Night Portrait, Flash Off, User1, User2 
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse:  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes 
Flash Modes: E-TTL II 
Flash Guide Number (ISO 100): 13.0 m / 42.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent 
Max Flash Sync: 1/250 
Flash Exp Compensation: +/- 2.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Ext Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC Sync 
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2 
Memory Included (MB):  
File System: FAT32 
DCF Compliant: Yes 
Connectivity
Composite Video Out: Yes 
NTSC/PAL Switchable: Yes 
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes 
HD Video Out: Yes 
HD Video Connection: HDMI 
Built-In Wi-fi: No 
Computer/Printer: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes 
DPOF Compliant: Yes 
Remote Control: Yes 
Remote Control Type: Optional 
Other Connection: N3-type push-in terminal, HDMI mini out 
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary BP-511/A, BP-512; BG-E2N Battery Grip 
Usable Battery Types: Lithium-ion rechargeble 
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary BP-511A Lithium-ion rechargeble
Battery Charger Included: Yes 
CIPA Rating: 640
Software
Included Software: Digital Photo Professional, EOS Utility, ZoomBrowser EX and ImageBrowser  
OS Compatibility: Windows XP/Vista, Mac OS X. 
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 15.1-megapixel upgrade to 40D: APS-C, DIGIC IV, 920K LCD, HDMI Out, Vignetting Correction, AF Microadjustment for up to 20 lenses, new Creative Auto exposure mode, 4-step adjustable high-ISO NR, 4-step adjustable ALO, 6.3 fps, Face Detection in LV mode. Native ISO range, 1/3 stop adjustable up to 3,200. H1 is 6,400, H2 is 12,800. Variable RAW (15.1MP (L), 7.1MP(M), 3.8MP(S) in RAW). 

 


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