Canon 50D Review

 
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Model Name: Canon EOS 50D 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer 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
Weight: 29.0 oz (822 g)
includes batteries
Size: 5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in.
(146 x 108 x 74 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon
Effective Megapixels: 15.1
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 369.72mm2 (23.7mm x 15.6mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.99 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Built-in image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: 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
Continuous-mode frames/second: 6.3
Video Capture
Can take movies: No
Movie Resolution:
Movie File Format:  
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder: Yes
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF/EF-S
Lens Thread: 72mm
Lens Thread Type: n/a
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
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; eye-level pentaprism, 95% coverage, 0.95x mag., 22mm eyepoint. -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: No
Evf Resolution In Pixels:  
Evf Resolution In Dots:  
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 920,000 dots
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen:
Selfie Screen:
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 3200
Minimum ISO (native): 100
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, Aperture, Shutter, Manual (PASM) Modes 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 (intervalometer):  
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: E-TTL II
Flash Guide Number: 13.0 m / 42.7 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 2.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC Sync
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2
Dual Card Slots:
Uncompressed Format: 14-bit RAW, sRAW1, sRAW2
CCD Raw Format: Yes
Movie File Format:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC:
Microphone Jack: No
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional
Connections (extended): 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 (external or internal): Yes
External Charger Included:
Internal Charging Supported:
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 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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