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Canon EOS 50D DSLR Camera

15 Megapixels15 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexContinuous DriveContinuous DriveManual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Live-View: Lets DSLR cameras use the rear LCD as an EVF.Live-View: Lets DSLR cameras use the rear LCD as an EVF.Accepts Compact Flash memory.Accepts Compact Flash memory.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Digital Camera Description

The Canon EOS 50D is a Advanced DSLR with a Canon APS-C sensor and a Canon EF lens mount. Its 15 Megapixels CMOS sensor offers an ISO 100-3200 sensitivity range which is expandable to ISO 100-12800. This makes it possible to shoot hand-held in relatively low-light. With 15 MP of resolution, sharp prints are possible up to at 240 DPI.

This camera features a mechanic shutter that can expose for 1/8000 to 30s. Bulb exposures of an unspecified duration are possible with this camera. With a fastest shutter-speed of 1/8000, fast action can easily be frozen. Night photography is possible using this digital camera due to its long exposure capability. This camera model offers Full Manual Controls.

Canon EOS 50D

The Canon EOS 50D features a 9-point Phase-Detect AF system. Autofocus can continuously adjust according to subject distance. Manual Focus is also available.

Dual controls-dials offer direct access to most exposure parameters which makes this digital camera suitable for advanced photographers. This camera does not feature any seals to protect it against adverse weather, dust and moisture. Care must be taken, just like with most electronics. Framing on the Canon EOS 50D is performed via a medium reflex optical viewfinder with 0.95X magnification and 95% coverage. This magnification is equivalent to 0.56X on a Full-Frame camera.

Model Specifications

BrandCanon ModelEOS 50D
Sensor 15 Megapixels CMOS Sensor Size 22 x 15mm
Anti-Alias Filter Yes Sensor Aspect 3:2 Aspect-Ratio
Stabilization None Dust-ReductionYes
Sensitivity ISO 100 - 3200 *Expanded range: 100-12800 Shutter-Speed 1/8000 - 30s
Lens MountCanon EF MountCrop Factor1.6X
Filter DiameterN / A Focus System 9-point Phase-Detect, Assist-lamp *All 9 points are cross-type. Predictive AF-C.
Viewfinder Type Reflex OVF Viewfinder Size 0.95X - 95% Coverage
Display Attachment Fixed Display Size 920K Pixels 3" LCD 100% Coverage
Exposure ModesP, A, T, M, B, A-Dep Scene Modes6Portrait, Landscape, Close-Up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash-Off
MeteringMulti-Segment, Center-Weighed, Partial, Spot Bracketing 3 Shots ±2 EV
Exposure Compensation ±3 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV Flash Compensation ±2 EV, 1/3 or 1/2 EV
White Balance Auto , Presets, Custom White Balance Tuning 2 Axis, 19 steps
Continuous Drive 6.3 FPS, 90 JPEG, 16 RAW *Unlimited JPEG @ 3 FPS. Self Timer Yes *2s, 10s
Command Dials 2 DOF Preview Yes
Protection Dust Reduction Yes
Digital Level Tripod Mount Yes
Remote Trigger Wired Eye-Start Sensor No
HDR No Orientation Sensor Yes
Interval Timer No Multiple Exposure No
Image Formats JPEG RAW Flash Ports Hot-Shoe Sync-Port
Built-In Flash Yes (GN 13) Flash Sync 1/250s
Video Capture Sound Input
Video Format WiFi No
Memory Compact Flash GPS No
Battery Lithium-Ion Battery Life 640 *CIPA Standard, 50% flash use.
Introduced 2008-08-26, DiscontinuedYES Construction Standard
Size 146 x 108 x 74mm (W x H x D) Weight 822g

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Canon 50D Highlights


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 22 x 15mm

Canon APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

15 Megapixels DSLRISO 100-12800
Canon EF Mount
1.6X FLM
Shutter 1/8000-30s
95% Coverage
Medium Viewfinder
Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
Built-in Dust ReductionCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
6.3 FPS Drive, 90 ImagesSpot-Metering
3" LCD 920K PixelsHot-Shoe & Sync-Port
Lithium-Ion Battery
Compact Flash
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