Canon EOS 50D with 17-85mm lens reviews and prices: SLR camera

44 customer reviews

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

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9.1 out of 10 based on 44 reviews.
Canon EOS 50D with 17-85mm lens: 15.1 MP (Megapixels), 1x optical zoom, Compact Flash storage, No image stabiliser digital SLR camera. See full product description
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Some customer reviews of Canon EOS 50D with 17-85mm lens

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Richard, Cheltenham Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Comprehensive with lots of features
Bad points:
Heavy
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Nov 2009

Martin, Stockport Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I previously owned a EOS350D, I find the layout of the buttons and menu interface are much improved and the larger screen gives much better photograph previews. The custom functions are really useful too, I have one of them set-up so that the camera is always set-up for landscape shots.... this saves a lot of time and I never miss a shot now!
Bad points:
I find that when wearing the 50D around my neck that sometimes the mode selector changes, and sometimes even the on/off button too!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Mar 2010

phil, distington/cumbria Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
strudy metal body, good kit lens
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Mar 2010

Aidan, Aberdeen Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Good build quality, digic iv processor is really good at controlling noise, heavy enough that it feels secure in hand but not too heavy, menu is easy to navigate and use, brilliant features for the price.
Bad points:
Really need a new lens to get the best out of this camera
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Mar 2010

Confirmed purchaser

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Upgraded from a 400D - also a good camera, and have found the 50D to be brilliant.
Bad points:
None.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 16 Mar 2010

Confirmed purchaser Keen amateur

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
I did not actually get to use this camera because of the disgusting condition in which it arrived. The box was already opened & all tatty; it actually looked like it had come from a jumble sale! It was clearly a return or something. I immediately took it to a Curry's branch to get a refund & was given a right runaround! In the end (after numerous calls to this office & that office) they "accepted" the camera back & issued a refund to my card. I am sure that this is a great camera, but DO NOT buy from Currys!

I was upgrading from a 450D & in the end decided that the only true route for upgrading was to go full-frame & I'm now the proud owner of a 5D Mk II which is quite simple in a different league.

Final words ... steer clear of Currys!
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 1.0
Image quality 1.0
Features 1.0
Build Quality 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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2 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 14 Mar 2010

Eddie , Warrington Professional photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I was a professional press photographer for over 45 years and the 50D and 17 -85 lens are amongst two of the best pieces of equipment I have used for their price.
Bad points:
I just wish that the manufactures would not put out so many pieces of equipment so often. With my purchase I find I very hard to find faults and it not be constructive to nit pick.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Features 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 12 Mar 2010

Product Features

Camera Type SLR
Resolution (Pixels) 3456x2304
Optical zoom ratio 1
Screen size (Inches) 2.5
Screen size (Inches) 1.8
Digital zoom ratio 1
Type of image stabiliser No
Colour Black
Media format Compact Flash
Memory card slot Yes
PictBridge Yes
Macro Mode No
Video recorder No
Manual Focus No
Timer Yes
Weight (g) 485
Flash Yes
Body Only Yes
WiFi Yes
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/4000
Longest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/30
Waterproof No
Viewfinder Yes
USB port Yes
Dimensions (mm) 94x126x64
RAW Format Yes
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f4-5.6
Filter Diameter (mm) Lens 1 67
Release date 38432
Bluetooth No

Also known as: Canon EOS 50D 17-85 Lens, Canon EOS50D Bundle with 17-85mm lens

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Manufacturer's Description

The perfect combination of speed and quality, the EOS 50Ds 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
Canons 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 50Ds 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 50Ds 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 50Ds lightweight, durable magnesium alloy body incorporates environmental protection for performance you can rely on.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System
Canons 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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