The Canon EOS 50D builds upon the success of the still popular Canon EOS 40D and slots in to the mid-range grouping in Canon's range of Digital SLR's. Offering professional technologies at a level suitable for enthusiast photographers who want to develop their photographic skills, the Canon EOS 50D features 15.1 megapixels and Live View on a large 3" screen, designed to tempt and tease you into purchasing a camera that truly reflects over two decades of EOS heritage and evolution.
Features of the Canon EOS 50D
15.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
Fast 6fps continuous shooting up to 90 JPEG shots in a single burst
EOS Integrated Cleaning System for dust-free images
CMOS DIGIC 4 Processor
ISO range up to 12800
Live View Mode on 3" VGA LCD, with Face Detection Live Autofocus
High precision, wide-area AF
Tough magnesium body
EF/EF-S lens and EX Speedlite compatibility
Canon EOS 50D – Improved image quality
The 15.1 megapixel CMOS APS-C size image sensor features larger micro-lenses over each pixel, which helps reduce noise and gives expanded sensitivity throughout the ISO range. With a focal length conversion factor of 1.6 (when compared to full frame digital image sensors or 35mm film), the Canon EOS 50D digital SLR is compatible with the full range of Canon’s EF lenses as well as with Canon’s range of EF-S lenses, created specifically for use with Canon’s DSLRs with APS-C size image sensors.
Canon EOS 50D – Dare to display
A large 3" LCD screen with high brightness level, wide colour gamut and large viewing angle makes it easy to review your images and see your compositions even in bright sunlight. This large screen increases the ease with which you can navigate through the clear settings and menu options on the Canon EOS 50D digital SLR.
Canon EOS 50D – Live View Mode
The addition of Live View mode to the Canon EOS 50D digital SLR gives photographers endless scope to accurately frame their images. The dedicated Live View button displays real time images on the LCD, with three types of Autofocus: Quick AF, Live AF and Face Detection Live AF, which focuses based on faces detected in the frame.
Canon EOS 50D – Delightfully durable
Crafted from magnesium alloy, the Canon EOS 50D is rugged and built to last in all sorts of shooting environments, with its tough exterior providing a great resistance barrier to dust and the elements, particularly around the digital SLR's connection ports, battery compartment and memory card door.
Canon EOS 50D – DIGIC 4 Processing
The Canon EOS 50D’s DIGIC 4 Processor is the latest generation of Canon’s image processing engine, with new technology that works with the CMOS sensor to deliver 14-bit image processing to ensure the camera captures fine detail and natural colour. Canon's DIGIC 4 Processor is responsible for ensuring the Canon EOS 50D maintains high speed performance, faster signal processing and efficient energy consumption. The EOS 50D digital SLR achieves 6.5fps continuous shooting speed for 90 JPEG images or 16 RAW files, ideal for sports, wildlife and action sequences. The Canon EOS50D offers an extremely comprehensive solution for photographers who need a fast camera to capture action that the more common 3fps shooting of other cameras would miss.
Canon EOS 50D – sRAW
In sRAW mode, the EOS 50D reduces the number of pixels to one fourth that of a standard RAW image, halving the file size so users can better manage their files, whilst maintaining the flexibility and creative possibilities associated with full-size RAW images. (RAW files are the actual data taken directly from a digital camera’s image sensor.)
Canon EOS 50D – Improved Autofocus and Exposure Control
The Canon EOS 50D digital SLR provides an 9-point wide area AF coverage with improved speed, precision, and functionality; giving enhanced accuracy for vertical and horizontal subject contrast when using EF or EF-S lenses that feature f/2.8 maximum aperture or faster.