Canon EOS 50D Released

imageOk I might be late for this one, But since I am a Canon EOS 400d Camera User and this is what I use with my Photo BLog [ Digital Photography & Pictures to Remember ] which I seldomly updated , I would like to tell you guys that Canon has released the successor of Canon EOS 40D , which is Canon EOS 50D. after a year of 40D’s release. Below is a table that shows the released dates of Canon EOS Model.

Past Canon Announcement Dates

Canon Model No. Announcement Date
EOS 10D Feb 2003
EOS 20D Aug 2004
EOS 30D Feb 2006
EOS 40D Aug 2007

I can say that a camera body is a great investment, But you have to be prepared for the lenses 🙂

Here are the Canon EOS 50D Full specifications

Specifications for Canon EOS 50D

Sensor 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor
RGB colour 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)
JPEG (EXIF 2.21) – Fine / Normal
RAW + JPEG (separate files)
sRAW1 (7.1 MP)
sRAW2 (3.8 MP)

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
Manual focus
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
Metering modes

Evaluative 35 zone
Partial (9% at center)
Spot metering (approx. 3.8% at center)
Center-weighted average

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)
ISO 100 – 3200
0.3 or 1.0 EV increments
H1 (6400) and H2 (12800) expansion

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
3 images
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
colour 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
Auto lighting optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto correction of lens peripheral illumination (vignetting)

colour space sRGB
Adobe RGB
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
Focusing screens
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
ISO sensitivity
Shutter speed
Manual exposure
AE Lock
Exposure compensation amount
AEB level
Spot metering area
Flash ready
Red-eye reduction lamp on
High-speed sync
FE Lock
Flash compensation amount
ISO speed (while changing)
WB correction (while changing)
Highlight tone priority icon *
B&W mode icon
Maximum burst for continuous shooting
Buffer space
LCD monitor 3.0 " TFT LCD
920,000 pixels
7 brightness levels
160 ° viewing angle
Dual anti-reflection
LCD Live view

Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
100% frame coverage
30 fps
Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor
Best view or exposure simulation
Silent mode
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
Playback modes

1. Single image with exposure, file number, storage slot
2. As 1 but also image count and quality
3. Detailed exposure information, thumbnail and luminance histogram
4. Less detailed exposure info., thumbnail, luminance and RGB histograms

Playback features Optional blinking highlight alert
Optional AF point display
Magnified view (up to 10x)
2×2 or 3×3 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
PC Sync
Shooting modes

Creative auto
Program AE (P)
Shutter priority AE (Tv)
Aperture priority AE (Av)
Manual (M)
Auto depth-of-field
Night portrait
Flash off
Camera user settings 1
Camera user settings 2

Drive modes

High-speed continuous: 6.3 fps
Low-speed continuous: 3 fps
Self-timer: 2 or 10 sec (3 sec with mirror lock-up)

Burst buffer Large/Fine JPEG: 90 frames (with UDMA card)
RAW: 16 frames
Orientation sensor Yes
Auto rotation On (recorded and LCD display)
On (recorded only)
Custom functions 25 custom functions with 74 settings in 4 groups
Menu languages

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Firmware User upgradable
Portrait grip Optional WFT-E3/E3A
Optional BP-E2N battery grip
Optional BP-E2 battery grip

USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video out
HDMI connector
N3 type wired remote control
PC Sync flash terminal
Communication terminal on base for WFT-E3/E3A

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
Wireless connectivity
(optional WFT-E3/E3A)
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)
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