Introducing the canon 50d. It’s inside where you’ll find the canon 50d major changes. First is the new 15.1-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor. Major changes to the design of canon 50d microlens array as well as to the sensor itself have actually reduced sensor noise despite the increase in resolution. The change has allowed Canon to offer a wider range of ISO settings than the company has ever offered, ranging from ISO 100 to 3,200, plus two higher settings: H1 is equivalent to ISO 6,400 and H2 takes the camera to 12,800.
Another best is from Pentax, the Pentax K-x. K-x comes with an 18-55mm kit lens and a 12.4-megapixel camera with sensor-shift image stabilization, a 2.7-inch LCD, Live View mode, and a 720p movie mode. Pentax K-x capable of 4.6 frames per second, also the K-x’s top shutter speed is 1/6,000 second. Surprisingly the K-x also includes the K-7′s HDR modes, and it also has the Digital filters, as well as a new Cross Process mode that randomly emulates several results that you’d only get by cross-processing film with different types of developer. Small and light, the K-x seems like a well-built, no-nonsense digital SLR, with perhaps only one flaw: the lack of visible AF points. The K-x’s list of features is impressive, including much of what was introduced on the K-r. When loaded with lithium batteries, the Pentax K-x weighs 20.5 ounces (581 grams) — a full six ounces (170 grams) lighter than the magnesium alloy-bodied K-7. A significant part of that savings comes thanks to the K-x’s use of a fiber-reinforced plastic polymer body over a stainless steel chassis, and the exclusion of any weather sealing. The Pentax K-x’s body is also about 0.2 to 0.3 inches (5 to 8 millimeters) smaller in every dimension and is among the smallest true digital SLRs available. Click here to get more of Pentax K-x.
Canon’s new DIGIC 4 processor is a part of the canon 50d equation, moving the extra data at a faster pace than its predecessor, and keeping the camera to a high 6.3 frames per second while maintaining that 14-bit data for RAW images (this is a slight speed drop from the 40D’s 6.5 fps). The canon 50d also has a new look to its menu, and a Quick Control system works off the previously neglected Multi-controller, making quick changes to commonly used functions easier to execute. Other software enhancements include a new vignetting correction, Automatic Lighting Optimizer with three levels, adjustable noise reduction, a Creative Auto mode, a lens micro adjustment function, and face detection autofocus in Live View mode. Click here to view more of canon 50d best features.
Here is a summary of canon 50d review from a satisfied customer:
Detailed Review of the Canon 50D – I love this Camera!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have been to Butterfly World on several occasions to get photos of butterflies, birds and the tropical plants there. It is normally very sunny so to save time I shoot in Aperture priority mode. This allows me to simply set the aperture and then let the camera automatically set the shutter speed based on the current ISO and aperture settings. One thing about South Florida is that one minute it can be very sunny and then in just a few minutes it can become real cloudy. The problem this pose is that when it becomes real cloudy the shutter speed selected by the camera can be so low that it would result in camera shake which in turn results in blurry images. When I just started out my photography this actually happened to me as I would simply forget to check the shutter speed that was selected by the camera.
Finally, the canon 50d has a much improved LCD screen that offers 920,000-dot resolution, making for a 640×480 screen, finally putting the 50D on par with some of its major competitors. The canon 50d digital SLR has a kit version including a 28 – 135mm zoom lens as well as a kit containing the new 18-200mm zoom lens. The canon 50d will accept virtually all EOS 40D accessories, including the battery grip, remote control, optional focusing screens, and battery.
The canon 50d has the following features and specifications:
- 15.1 Megapixel
- 6.3 fps Continuous Shooting
- Uses Canon EF & EF-S Lenses
- 3.0″ Clear View VGA LCD
- Live View Mode
- Integrated Cleaning System
- ISO 3200 – Expandable to 12800
- 9-point Wide-area AF
- Face Detection Live AF
- HDMI Output
The canon 50d has the following Pros and cons:
- Great shot-to-shot, shutter lag, and cycle time numbers
- RAW files are very clean
- Under-3-second flash recycle time
- Sealed flash hot shoe
- AF microadjustment
- Vignetting correction
- HDMI Output
- Kit lens doesn’t really reach wide angle
- Indoor white balance is a little yellow
- Battery capacity is reduced
The canon 50d operates with such effortless speed that operation is nothing short of intuitive. With instant startup times, speedy autofocus and minimal shutter lag, the canon 50d is one of the fastest cameras available today. It can shoot up to 6.3 fps, in bursts of up to 90 JPEGs (using an UDMA CF card), 60 JPEGs (using a CF card) consecutively or 16 RAW files, so you’ll never, ever miss a shot. Click here for more of canon 50d exciting features.