Canon EOS 50D Review
Canon EOS 50D specifications
| US: $ 1,299
EU: € 1,299
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Sensor *|| 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor
RGB Color Filter Array
Built-in fixed low-pass filter (with self-cleaning unit)
15.5 million total pixels
15.1 million effective pixels
3:2 aspect ratio
|Image processor *||DIGIC 4|
|A/D conversion||14 bit|
|Image sizes *||• 4752 x 3168
• 3456 x 2304
• 2353 x 1568
|File formats *||
RAW (.CR2; 14-bit)
|Lenses|| Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
1.6x field of view crop
|Dust reduction|| "EOS Integrated Cleaning System"
Self-cleaning sensor unit (filter in front of sensor vibrates at high frequency at start-up and shutdown - can be disabled)
Dust Delete Data - Data from a test shot is used to 'map' dust spots and can be later removed using Canon DPP Software
|Auto focus|| 9-point TTL CMOS sensor
All points cross-type for lenses of F5.6 or faster
Center point additionally sensitive with lenses of F2.8 or faster
AF working range: -0.5 - 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)
|Focus modes|| One shot AF
AI Servo AF
AI Focus AF
|AF point selection|| Auto
|Predictive AF|| Up to 8 m|
|AF assist|| Stroboscopic flash|
|AF microadjust|| +/- 20 steps
Adjust all lenses by same amount/individually adjust up to 20 lenses
|Metering|| TTL 35 zone SPC
Metering range: EV 0.0 - 20 EV
Evaluative 35 zone
|AE lock|| Auto: One Shot AF with evaluative metering
Manual: AE lock button
|Exposure compensation|| +/-2.0 EV
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
|Exposure bracketing|| +/- 2.0 EV
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Auto ISO (100-1600)
|Shutter|| Focal-plane shutter
100,000 exposure durability
30 - 1/8000 sec
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Flash X-Sync: 1/250 sec
|Aperture values|| F1.0 - F91
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Actual aperture range depends on lens used
|White balance|| Auto
Kelvin (2500 - 10000 K in 100 K steps)
|WB bracketing|| +/-3 levels
Blue / Amber or Magenta / Green bias
|WB shift|| Blue (-9) To Amber (+9)
Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
|Picture style|| Standard
User def. 1
User def. 2
User def. 3
|Custom image parameters|| Sharpness: 0 to 7
Contrast: -4 to +4
Saturation: -4 to +4
Color tone: -4 to +4
B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, G
B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G
|Image processing *||
Highlight tone priority
|Color space|| sRGB
|Viewfinder|| Eye-level pentaprism
95% frame coverage
Magnification: 0.95x(-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint: 22 mm
Interchangeable focusing screen Ef-A standard (2 other types optional)
Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
| Ef-A (Standard Precision Matte - included)
Ef-D (Precision Matte with grid)
Ef-S (Super Precision Matte for easier manual focus)
|Mirror|| Quick-return half mirror (transmission:reflection ratio 40:60)
Mirror lock-up (once or multiple exposures)
|Viewfinder info *|| AF points
Focus confirmation light
Exposure compensation amount
Spot metering area
Red-eye reduction lamp on
Flash compensation amount
ISO speed (while changing)
WB correction (while changing)
Highlight tone priority icon *
B&W mode icon
Maximum burst for continuous shooting
|LCD monitor *|| 3.0 " TFT LCD
920,000 dots *
7 brightness levels
160 ° viewing angle
Dual anti-reflection *
|LCD Live view*|| Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
100% frame coverage
Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor
Best view or exposure simulation
Grid optional (x2)*
Magnify optional (5x or 10x at AF point)
Three AF modes - Live mode/Quick mode/Face Detection*
Remote live view using EOS Utility 2.0 (via USB or WiFi/Ethernet using WFT)
|Record review|| Off
On (histogram via INFO button)
Display mode same as last used Play mode
2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold
1. Single image with exposure, file number, storage slot
|Playback features|| Optional blinking highlight alert
Optional AF point display
Magnified view (up to 10x)
2x2 or 3x3 thumbnail index
Jump (by 1, 10, 100 images / by screen or date)
Delete / Protect
|Flash|| Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
FOV coverage up to 17 mm (27 mm equiv.)
Guide number approx 13 m / 43 ft (ISO 100)
Cycle time approx. 3 sec
Flash compensation +/-2.0 EV in 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
X-Sync: 1/250 sec
|External flash|| E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
In-camera flash configuration (currently only 580 EX II)
Wireless multi-flash support
|Shooting modes *||
|Burst buffer *|| Large/Fine JPEG: 90 frames (with UDMA card)
RAW: 16 frames
|Auto rotation|| On (recorded and LCD display)
On (recorded only)
|Custom functions *||25 custom functions with 74 settings in 4 groups|
|Menu languages *||
|Portrait grip|| Optional WFT-E3/E3A
Optional BP-E2N battery grip
Optional BP-E2 battery grip
USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
|Storage*|| Compact Flash Type I or II (inc. FAT32)
Supports UDMA cards *
Canon Original Data Security Kit supported ("Original Image Data")
No CF card supplied
|Power|| Lithium-Ion BP-511A rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
Supports BP-511 / BP-511A / BP-512 / BP-514
CR2016 Lithium battery (date/time backup)
Optional AC adapter
| Mounts on base of camera and also acts as vertical grip
Has its own BP-511A battery
Wireless 802.11b / 802.11g
Wireless security: WEP, TKIP/AES, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Wireless methods: Infrastructure or Ad Hoc
Wired ethernet (100 Base-TX)
Transfer: FTP, PTP (remote control by computer), HTTP (view / remote fire)
USB host capable: External hard drives, flash drives
USB comms: GPS devices (records coordinates and altitude in image header)
|Dimensions||146 x 108 x 74 mm (5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in)|
|Weight *||• No battery: 730 g (1.6 lb)
• With battery: 822 g (1.8 lb)
* New or changed compared to the EOS 40D
- 17 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 18 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 19 Photographic tests (DR)
- 20 Photographic tests
- 21 Compared to (JPEG)
- 22 Compared to (JPEG)
- 23 Compared to (JPEG)
- 24 Compared to (JPEG)
- 25 Compared to (RAW)
- 26 Compared to (RAW)
- 27 Compared to (RAW)
- 28 Compared to (RAW)
- 29 Compared to (Higher ISO)
- 30 Compared to (Resolution)
- 31 Conclusion
- 32 Samples
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