Canon EOS 50D Features, Specs and Price details

Canon EOS 50D DSLR camera is meant for experienced photographers. If you are planning to buy Digital SLR camera for the first time, I would suggest you to go for Canon...
Canon EOS 50D

Canon EOS 50D DSLR camera is meant for experienced photographers. If you are planning to buy Digital SLR camera for the first time, I would suggest you to go for Canon EOS 500D or Canon EOS 1000D as per your budget. Canon 50D comes with 15.1 megapixels CMOS Sensor for high resolution images of superb quality.

Some of the key features include;

  1. New 15.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor with improved noise reduction, wide range ISO 100-3200 (H1: 6400, H2: 12800), 14-bit conversion for smooth color tones and gradations.
  2. Next generation DIGIC 4 Image Processor for faster processing, 6.3 fps up to 90 JPEGS using UDMA CF cards; 60 consecutive JPEGS or 16 RAW using standard CF cards.
  3. 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots/VGA) with multiple coatings for improved viewing and smudge-resistant protection.
  4. Enhanced Live View shooting includes Face Detection Live mode.
  5. 9 cross-type high-precision sensors for accurate target subject acquisition and diagonal center cross-type AF point with f/2.8 and faster lenses.
  6. New Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction setting to automatically even the brightness across the image.
  7. Updated EOS Integrated Cleaning System with a fluorine coating for better resistance to dust.
  8. Creative Auto goes a step beyond full auto with on screen setting display.
  9. HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) output for displaying full high-resolution images on a High Definition TV.
  10. Compatible with over 60 Canon EF/EF-S lenses and most EOS System accessories.

Canon EOS 50D Price: It’s available in Indian market at Rs. 64,995 and in US market at $1099

Complete Specifications:

Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF / AE camera with built-in flash
Recording media CF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant CF cards, Recording to USB external media via Wireless File Transmitter (WFT-E3)
Image sensor size 22.3 x 14.9mm
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6x the lens focal length)
Lens Mount Canon EF mount
Image Sensor
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 15.10 megapixels
Total pixels: Approx. 15.50 megapixels
Aspect ratio 3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Colour filter system RGB primary colour filter
Low-pass filter Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust deletion feature 1) Automatic sensor cleaning2) Manual cleaning of sensor

3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image

Recording System
Recording format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.21
Image type JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW, RAW + JPEG
File size Large / Fine: Approx. 5.0MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)
Large / Nomal: Approx. 2.5MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)
Medium / Fine: Approx. 3.0MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
Medium / Normal: Approx. 1.6MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
Small / Fine: Approx. 1.7MB (2352 x 1568 pixels)
Small / Normal: Approx. 0.9MB (2352 x 1568 pixels)
RAW: Approx. 20.2MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)
RAW + Large / Fine: Approx. 20.2 + 5.0MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)
sRAW 1: Approx. 12.6MB (3267 x 2178 pixels)
sRAW 1 + Large / Fine: Approx. 12.6 + 5.0MB (3267 x 2178 pixels)
sRAW 2: Approx. 9.2MB (2376 x 1584 pixels)
sRAW 2 + Large / Fine: Approx. 9.2 + 5.0MB (2376 x 1584 pixels)
* Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
Recording functions With the WFT-E3 attached, image recording to the CF card and to the USB external media connected to the WFT-E3 will be possible as follows:(1) Standard

(2) Automatic switching of recording media

(3) Separate recordings according to image-recording quality

(4) Recording identical images to both recording media

Backup recording Enabled with WFT-E3 attached
File numbering Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset. Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card to store captured images
simultaneous recording
Provided (sRAW + JPEG also possible)
Colour space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral,Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
Image Processing
Type Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting
Auto white balance Auto white balance with the image sensor
Colour temperature compensation White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments
* Blue / amber direction or magenta / green direction possible
Colour temperature
information transmission
Type Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage Vertical / Horizontal approx. 95%
Magnification Approx. 0.95x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Built-in dioptric adjustment -3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Focusing screen Interchangeable (Ef-D: Grid lines, Ef-S {point of Focus), Ef-A standard focusing screen provided
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflectance ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
Viewfinder information AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle), Flash information (flash ready, flash exposure compensation, High-speed sync, FE lock, Red-eye reduction light), Image information (Highlight tone priority, monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information)
Depth-of-field preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Type TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points 9 (Cross-type)
Metering range EV -0.5 – 18 (at 73°F / 23°C, ISO 100)
Focusing Modes Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF Point Selection Automatic selection, manual selection
Selected AF point display Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel
AF-assist beam Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
Effective range Approx. 13.1ft. / 4.0m at center, approx. 11.5ft. / 3.5m at periphery
Exposure Control
Metering Modes 35-zone TTL full-aperture metering• Evaluative metering (linkable to all 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 0 – 20 (at 73°F / 23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control 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 AE
ISO speed Automatically set: ISO 100 – 3200 (in 1/3-stop or 1-stop increments)
Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 – 1600 set automatically
Extension settable (with C.Fn.I-3-1): ISO 6400, ISO 12800
High Tone Priority settable: ISO 200 – 3200
Exposure compensation Manual: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments(can be combined with AEB)
AE lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
Type Vertical-travel, mechanical, electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds 1/8000 to 1/60sec., X-sync at 1/250sec.1/8000 to 30secs., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Shutter release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer 10secs. or 2secs. delay
Remote control Remote control with N3-type terminal
Built in Flash
Type Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Flash metering E-TTL II autoflash
Guide Number 13 / 43 (ISO 100, in meters / feet)
Recycle time Approx. 3secs.
Flash-ready indicator Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
Flash coverage 17mm lens focal length
FE lock Provided
Flash exposure compensation Up to ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
External Speedlite
Zooming to Match Lens Focal Length Provided
Compatible flash EX-series Speedlites
Flash metering E-TTL II autoflash
Flash exposure compensation ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE lock Provided
External flash settings Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings
Drive System
Drive modes Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous,
and Self-timer (10secs. or 2secs. delay)
Continuous shooting
High-speed: Max. 6.3 shots/sec.
Low-speed: Max. 3 shots/sec.
Max. burst JPEG (Large / Fine): approx. 60 (CF) / approx. 90 (UDMA CF)
RAW: approx. 17
RAW + JPEG (Large / Fine): approx. 11
* Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 2GB CF card, high-speed continuous shooting, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style* Varies depending on the subject, CF card brand, image-recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, etc.
Live View Functions
Shooting modes 1. Live View shooting2. Remote Live View shooting

(with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility)

Focusing Manual focusAutofocus (Live View image interrupted for AF): Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face Detection mode
Metering modes Evaluative metering with the image sensor
Metering range EV 0 – 20 (at 73°F / 23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Magnified view By 5x or 10x at AF point
Grid display Provided
Exposure simulation Provided
Silent shooting Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
LCD Monitor
Type TFT colour, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size 3.0in.
Dots Approx. 920,000 (VGA)
Coverage Approx.100% (viewing angle: approx. 160°)
Brightness adjustment 7 levels provided
Interface languages 25
Image Playback
Display Format 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)
Highlight warning Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
Image Protection and Erase
Protect Single images can be erase-protected or not
Erase Single image, check-marked images or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images)
Direct Printing
Compatible printers PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and RAW / sRAW images captured with the EOS 50D
Easy Printing feature Provided
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
Direct Image Transfer
Compatible images JPEG and RAW imagesOnly JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen
Custom Functions Total 25
Camera user settings Register under Mode Dial’s C1 and C2 positions
My Menu registration Provided
USB terminal For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
Video OUT terminal (1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC / PAL selectable(2) HDMI mini OUT terminal
Extension system terminal For connection to WFT-E3A
Power Source
Battery One Battery Pack BP-511AAC power can be supplied via optional AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2 (with optional Battery Grip BG-E2N or BG-E2 attached, AA-size batteries can be used)
Number of shots
Number of shots approx.
Shooting Conditions
No Flash
50% Flash Use
Normal Shooting
73°F / 23°C
32°F / 0°C
Live View Shooting
73°F / 23°C
32°F / 0°C
Battery check Automatic
Power saving Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.
Date/Time battery One CR2016 lithium-ion battery
Startup time Approx. 0.1sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9in. / 145.5 x 107.8 x 73.5mm
Weight Approx. 25.7oz. / 730g (body only)
Operating Environment
Working temperature range 32-104°F / 0-40°C
Working humidity range 85% or less
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