Canon EOS 50D (Body Only) reviews and prices: SLR camera

108 customer reviews

+ This digital camera scores high on build quality. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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9.1 out of 10 based on 108 reviews.
Canon EOS 50D (Body Only): 15.1 MP (Megapixels), 1x optical zoom, Compact Flash storage, No image stabiliser digital SLR camera.
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Confirmed purchaser Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
As good as the original Canon battery. Can't tell the difference except of course the price.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 Jul 2010

Andy, Brighton Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Build quality is excellent with a metal body. Image quality is very good with the right lens and is still pretty good at high ISO. Large high resolution screen for image review. Liveview feature. Around 6 fps for sports/wildlife is very useful. 2 Programmable modes is very nice.
Bad points:
Fairly steep learning curve as so packed with features.
Lack of movie mode may be a problem for some.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Jul 2010

Confirmed purchaser Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Light, great picture quality, fun to use!
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 26 Aug 2010

Confirmed purchaser Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
same as canon one.
Bad points:
No
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Dec 2010

Peter, Wetherby Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I have just upgraded from a 450d and I can say this 50d is real quality at a bargin price. It just feels right, for shooting horses showjumping it is great with just over 6 fps I never miss a good picture, the 450d just couldn't quite keep up. battery life is great, just shot about 900-1000 frames on first charge (admittedly no flash used). I shot some photos at a wedding yesterday and they've come out great, even with low light in the church, images have come out sharp and clear. All in all its a great camera and I would even recommend it over a 7d if all you need is a still camera, I still don't understand why people want to use a Dslr to shoot video, but then again I'm probably short sighted. I recommend getting some quality glass to go with this beauty, I bought a canon 24-105 L and its ace. By far the best two purchases I have made towards better photography.
Bad points:
Had to buy compact flash cards as my 450d used SD's, no big problem though
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Aug 2010

Ziliang, Dublin Point & shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Really good for Image quality and pretty easy to use! and the value is really good i think
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Sep 2010

Franc, Deventer/ Netherlands Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Better grip due to larger body in comparance to the EOS 3-, 4- and 500 series.
The larger and 920000 piksel screen is a revelation
ISO levels up to 12800 (H2)
Three RAW sizes
Bad points:
Graining at high ISO levels is slightly worse then what I expected, although can be easely compensated with Adobe Lightroom
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Sep 2010

Product Features

Camera Type SLR
Resolution (Pixels) 3168x4752
Optical zoom ratio 1
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Digital zoom ratio 1
Type of image stabiliser No
Touchscreen No
3D No
Colour Black
Media format Compact Flash
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode No
Video recorder No
Manual Focus Yes
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 730
Flash Yes
Body Only Yes
WiFi No
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/8000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
Waterproof No
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 107.8x145x73.5
RAW Format Yes
GPS Receiver No
Release date 2008-09-16
Height in mm 10.8
Width in mm 145
Depth in mm 7.4
Serial Shot Mode Yes
Bluetooth No
Autofocus Yes
Changeable Lens Yes

Also known as: Canon EOS 50D Body, EOS 50D Body Only, Canon EOS 50D DSLR Body Only, Canon EOS 50D - Digital, Canon EOS 50D Digital, Canon EOS 50D Body Only

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Manufacturer's Description

The perfect combination of speed and quality, the EOS 50D’s 15.1 MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC 4 processor deliver superb high-ISO performance, shooting flexibility and image quality without compromise.

Features

  • 15.1 MP (APS-C) CMOS sensor
  • 6.3 fps with up to 90 JPEG image burst
  • DIGIC 4 processor
  • ISO range up to 12800
  • 3.0” VGA LCD with Live View
  • High precision wide area AF
  • Magnesium alloy body
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • EF/EF-S lens and EX Speedlite
    compatibility

Unleash the photographer within

15.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor
Canon’s APS-C sized CMOS sensor delivers ultra-detailed, low-noise images – ideal for large-scale reproduction and creative cropping. Redesigned pixels with gapless micro lenses extend light gathering capability for exceptional performance throughout the ISO range.

6.3 fps continuous shooting
Perfect for sports, wildlife and action sequences, the EOS 50D captures 6.3 frames per second for continuous bursts of up to 90 JPEGs with a UDMA card.

DIGIC 4
DIGIC 4 is the EOS 50D’s powerful processing engine, working with the CMOS sensor to deliver 14-bit image processing for smooth gradations and natural looking colours. Fast enough to power 6.3 fps continuous shooting, DIGIC 4 is also responsible for the EOS 50D’s near-instant startup time and quick image review following shooting.

ISO range
For fast shutter speed shooting in low light, the EOS 50D features base ISO speeds to 3200, expandable to an ultra-sensitive 12800.

Clear View LCD
The 3.0” 920,000 dot VGA LCD screen offers exceptional clarity, perfect for checking the focus and composition of your images. The large viewing angle coupled with Live View mode makes photography at awkward angles a breeze.

Live View mode
Live View mode allows users to accurately frame images when using the viewfinder is impractical. The dedicated Live View button displays real-time images on the LCD, offering three types of auto focus: Quick AF, Live AF, and new Face Detection Live AF, which focuses based on faces detected in the frame.

Wide-area AF with 9 cross type points
The high-precision AF system employs 9 cross type points for precise focusing on both horizontal and vertical planes. The central AF point offers sensitivity up to f/2.8. Points are spread out across the AF frame to better accommodate off-centre subjects.

Magnesium alloy body
Built for demanding daily use, the EOS 50D’s lightweight, durable magnesium alloy body incorporates environmental protection for performance you can rely on.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System
Canon’s EICS combines special component materials to reduce dust generation, a fluorine coating on the low-pass filter to repel dust, and a Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit to shake dust free at power up/power down.

Accessories
The EOS 50D is compatible with over 60 EF and EF-S lenses and all EX Series Speedlite flash units.


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