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The Canon EOS 50D:

Canon EOS 50D

Announced in August 2008, the Canon EOS 50D replaces the Canon EOS 40D.

Aimed at advanced amateurs, the Canon EOS 50 improves the 40D in many areas: The resolution is increased to 15 megapixels, ISO range has been increased (now supports up to 12,800 ISO), frame rate increased to 6.3 frames per second, improved LCD, HDMI output and numerous other features.

At its $1,399.99 price point, it not only undercuts the Nikon D300 by several hundred dollars, but also offers more megapixels, higher ISO range and slightly faster frame rate than the year old Nikon (although the Nikons frame rate can be increased with the MB-D10 grip). The Canon 50D should provide the Nikon D300 some serious competition, although both cameras have their strengths.

The Canon EOS 50D is expected to start shipping in October 2008.

Scroll down for the full Canon EOS 50D Specifications.

Canon EOS 50D
Canon EOS 50D

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Canon EOS 50D Specifications:

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Manufacturer: Canon
Model: EOS 50D
MSRP: $1,399.99
Date Announced: 2008-08-26
Sensor Format, Size: APS-C
22.3mm x 14.9mm
Sensor Type: CMOS
Automatic Sensor Cleaner: Yes
Total Pixels: 15.5 million
Effective Pixels: 15.1 million
Image Area (pixels): JPEG:
Large: 4752 x 3168 pixels
Medium: 3456 x 2304 pixels
Small: 2352 x 1568 pixels

RAW: 4752 x 3168 pixels
sRAW 1: 3267 x 2178 pixels
sRAW 2: 2376 x 1584 pixels
Max. Frames Per Second: 6.3 frames per second
Video Mode: None
LCD: 3.0 in. TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Approx. 920,000 pixels
Brightness Adjustment: 7 levels
Shutter Type: Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds: 1/8000 to 30 sec.
ISO Range: Base ISO 100-3,200 in steps of 1/3, 1 EV
Extended ISO 100-12,800
Storage Media: CF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant CF cards, via external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3A)
UDMA Support: Yes
Storage System: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW, RAW+JPEG
File System: Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Exposure Modes: Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Depth-of-field AE, Creative Auto, Full auto, Programmed image control modes (portrait, landscape, close-up, sports, night portrait, flash off), Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program
Metering System: 35-zone TTL full-aperture metering
Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
Spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder at center)
Center-weighted average metering
Metering Range: EV 1-20 (at 73F/23C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Compensation: Yes, +/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Exposure Lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
Exposure Bracketing: Yes
Shutter Release Modes: Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, and Self-timer (10 sec. or 2 sec. delay)
White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting
White Balance Bracketing: Yes, +/-3 stops in full-stop increments
White Balance Fine Tuning: Yes
Live View: (1) Live View shooting
(2) Remote Live View shooting (with a
Playback Functions: Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality/shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotated image (auto/manual), image jump (by 10/100 images, index screen, by shooting date, by folder), slide show (all images/selected by date/folder)
Interface: Hi-speed USB 2.0
HDMI mini
Extension System Terminal for connection to WFT-E3A
Lens Mount: Canon EF mount
Compatible Lenses: Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
Picture Angle: Equivalent in 35mm [135] format is approx. 1.6 times lens focal length
Viewfinder: Eye-level pentaprism
Approx. 95% Coverage
Approx. 0.95 Magnification
22mm Eyepoint
Reflex Mirror: Quick-return half mirror
Focusing Screen: Interchangeable (Ef-D: Grid lines, Ef-S {point of Focus), Ef-A standard focusing screen provided
Depth-of-field Control: Yes
Autofocus System: TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
9 (Cross-type) AF Sensors
Metering Range: EV 0.5-18 (at 73F/23C, ISO 100)
Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points: 9
Focus Modes: Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
Picture Control: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
Built-in Flash: Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Guide Number: 13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Recycling Time Approx. 3 sec.
External Flash Shoe: Yes
Dust-Off Reference Photo: Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
Virtual Horizon Camera Indicator: No
Nikon Creative Lighting System Compatibility: N/A
Flash Sync Speed: 1/250
X-Sync Speed: 1/250
Flash Control: E-TTL II autoflash with EX-series Speedlites. Compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Accessory Shoe: Yes
Self-timer: 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Batteries: BP-511A
AC Adaptor: AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2
Voice Memo Function: No
Battery Life: Up to 800
Approx. Dimensions: 5.7 in. x 4.2 in. x 2.9 in.
145.5mm x 107.8mm x 73.5mm
Approx. Weight: 25.7 oz.
Supplied Software: EOS Digital Solution Disk
Supplied Accessories: EOS 50D Body
Eyecup Eb
Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS 50D
Video Cable VC-100
USB Interface Cable IFC-200U
Battery Pack BP-511A
Battery Charger CG-580
"Great Photography is Easy" Booklet and "Do More with Macro" Booklet
EOS Digital Solution CD
Software Instruction Manual
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