Canon EOS 50D Review

Overall Score

60

Main Features

  • 15 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 6 fps continuous shooting
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 146 x 108 x 74 mm, 822g.
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  • Replaced: EOS 40D
  • Replaced by: EOS 60D

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Canon EOS 50D Overview


First introduced in October, 2008, Canon EOS 50D is a 15 MP DSLR with a APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Canon replaced the older Canon 40D with EOS 50D. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon 50D with Canon 40D

Canon replaced EOS 50D with Canon 60D. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon 50D with Canon 60D


Canon 50D comes with a 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 26.82 mm (1.05").

- Full Frame
- Canon EOS 50D

Sensor resolution of Canon 50D ~ 4743 x 3162 pixels.

Canon 50D has Crop Factor: 1.61

The sensor has a surface area of 332.3 mm².

There are approximate 14,997,366 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Canon 50D Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Canon EOS 90D Canon 90D 2019 33MP 100 - 25600 701g 141 x 105 x 77mm
Canon EOS 80D Canon 80D 2016 24MP 100 - 16000 730g 139 x 105 x 79mm
Canon EOS 70D Canon 70D 2013 20MP 100 - 12800 755g 139 x 104 x 79mm
Canon EOS 60D Canon 60D 2010 18MP 100 - 6400 755g 145 x 106 x 79mm
Canon EOS 50D Canon 50D 2008 15MP 100 - 3200 822g 146 x 108 x 74mm

Proc and Cons of Canon 50D


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon EOS 50D with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
RAW Support
6.3 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
Environmental Sealing
9 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
External Flash
AF Face Detection
920k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Timelapse Recording
2 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Image Stabilization
Low Battery Life: 800 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Full HD Video
Weight: 822g
Type Scores

Canon EOS 50D has an Overall Score of 60/100 and ranked #113 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #321 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Canon 50D Scores
Imaging score
51
Features score
61
Value for money score
74
Portability score
70
Overall score
60
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Canon 50D


Canon EOS 50D weighs 822g and has external dimensions of 146 x 108 x 74mm (5.75 x 4.25 x 2.91"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Canon 50D is 39 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 50D
822g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 50D
74mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon EOS 50D with the dimensions:

Canon EOS 50D

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight EOS 50D Dimensions EOS 50D
Canon EOS 60D Canon 60D 755 g 822 g 145 x 106 x 79 mm 146 x 108 x 74 mm
Canon EOS 70D Canon 70D 755 g 822 g 139 x 104 x 79 mm 146 x 108 x 74 mm
Canon EOS 40D Canon 40D 822 g 822 g 146 x 108 x 74 mm 146 x 108 x 74 mm
Canon EOS 80D Canon 80D 730 g 822 g 139 x 105 x 79 mm 146 x 108 x 74 mm
Canon EOS 700D Canon 700D 580 g 822 g 133 x 100 x 79 mm 146 x 108 x 74 mm
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon 7D MII 910 g 822 g 149 x 112 x 78 mm 146 x 108 x 74 mm
Canon EOS 600D Canon 600D 570 g 822 g 133 x 100 x 80 mm 146 x 108 x 74 mm
Canon EOS 550D Canon 550D 530 g 822 g 129 x 98 x 62 mm 146 x 108 x 74 mm

Specifications of Canon EOS 50D


General
Brand Canon
Model EOS 50D
Announced October, 2008
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Canon EF/EF-S
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.6
Number of Lenses 321
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 920k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.6
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 6.3 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 13.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Sensor Area 332.3 mm²
Sensor Resolution 15 MP
Max Image Resolution 4752 x 3168
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 12800
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution None
Video Formats
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 800 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model BP-511A
Physical
Weight 822 g
Physical Dimensions 146 x 108 x 74 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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