Canon 50D Review - A Great Camera at a Great Price - Perfect For Professional Shots
Whether you are just going pro with your photography, a seasoned professional or even an amateur looking to get the best possible shots, the combination of high speed an quality will please you.
This camera features an APS-C sized 15.
2 megapixel CMOS sensor so provides fantastic quality images.
With the combination of a new DIGIC 4 Image Processor you get fine detail and very good color reproduction.
Add in additional improvements to the ISO capabilities to up to 12800 means uncompromised shooting no matter what the lighting situation.
With this newly designed CMOS sensor, the 50D is able to record up to 4752 x 3168 pixels with full 14 bit A/D conversion.
This means you get extremely fine tonal gradation.
With a minimal warm up time, you are pretty much instantly ready to capture images.
The sensor is also designed to work with Canon's EF and EF-S lenses with a conversion factor of 1.
The enhanced ISO capabilities mean you can shoot in situations that were previously too noisy, i.
low light or when the subject is in motion.
Images that you would previously have had to use a strobe or a flash suddenly become very easy to record.
The DIGIC 4 Image Processor helps the Canon EOS 50D to operate with effortless speed.
With virtually instant startup times, rapid autofocus and minimal shutter lag, the EOS 50D is without question one of the fastest cameras on the market at present.
It is capable of shooting up to 6.
3 frames per second in bursts of up to 90 consecutive JPEGS if you are using a UDMA CF card, 60 consecutive JPEGS if you are using a CF card or 16 RAW files.
With this speed you won't find yourself missing a shot again.
The Canon EOS 50D features a 3 inch Clear View LCD monitor with 920,000 dots for perfectly clear viewing of your images.
This large display allows you to easily view your images and share them with people as you take them.
The 50D camera also has Canon's most advanced Live View shooting with many focusing modes including Quick mode, Live mode and Face Detection Live mode.
There are even two overly grid options which lets you line up vertical and horizontal lines nicely.
If you use your camera in a studio then it has remote control with Live View Function when you connect the camera to a computer through a USB cable.
You can do this wirelessly with an optional Wireless File Transmitter (WFT-E3A).
Another very appealing feature is the 9 point wide area AF that uses cross type points at frame stops of f/5.
6 or faster.
This is incredibly useful features allows you to focus faster and more accurately even in difficult lighting situations.
The AF sensitivity is an amazing EV 0.
5 to EV 18.
This camera also includes a diagonally mounted cross type sensor which is sensitive to both vertical and horizontal lines at f/2.
8 which enhances operation in low light situations.
It also has a number of different focus modes, which you will find very useful and time saving, including One Shot AF, AI Focus AF and AI Servo AF.
Another useful addition to the camera is the HDMA output.
You can now view and show off your pictures directly on a HDTV and with the quality of this camera, they will look fantastic.
All in all, the Canon EOS 50D is a superb camera to use and will take incredible quality pictures for you.