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EOS 50D

EOS Digital SLR Cameras
EOS 50D


Digital SLR Camera
Item Code: 2807B006

Price reflects camera body only.

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, via external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3A)

Image Format
22.3mm 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

Back to TopImage Sensor

Type
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor

Pixels
Effective pixels: Approx. 15.10 megapixels

Total Pixels
Total pixels: Approx. 15.50 megapixels

Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)

Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters

Low Pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor

Dust Deletion Feature
(1) Automatic sensor cleaning

(2) Manual cleaning of sensor

(3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image

Back to TopRecording System

Recording Format
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0

Image Format
JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW, RAW+JPEG

File Size
(1) Large/Fine: Approx. 5.0MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)

(2) Large/Nomal: Approx. 2.5MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)

(3) Medium/Fine: Approx. 3.0MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)

(4) Medium/Normal: Approx. 1.6MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)

(5) Small/Fine: Approx. 1.7MB (2352 x 1568 pixels)

(6) Small/Normal: Approx. 0.9MB (2352 x 1568 pixels)

(7) RAW: Approx. 20.2MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)

(8) RAW+Large/Fine: Approx. 20.2+5.0MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)

(9) sRAW 1: Approx. 12.6MB (3267 x 2178 pixels)

(10) sRAW 1+Large/Fine: Approx. 12.6+5.0MB (3267 x 2178 pixels)

(11) sRAW 2: Approx. 9.2MB (2376 x 1584 pixels)

(12) 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-E3A attached, image recording to the CF card and to the USB external media connected to the WFT-E3A will be possible as follows:

(1) Standard

(2) Automatic switching of recording media

(3) Separate recordings according to image-recording quality

(4) Recording images having the same size

Backup Recording
Enabled with WFT-E3A attached

File Numbering
Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset.Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card

RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording
Provided (sRAW+JPEG also possible)

Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB

Picture Style
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3

Back to TopWhite Balance

Settings
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting

Auto White Balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor

Color 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

Color Temperature Information Transmission
Provided

Back to TopViewfinder

Type
Eye-level pentaprism

Coverage
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%

Magnification
Approx. 0.95x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)

Eye Point
Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center)

Dioptric Adjustment Correction
-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: reflection 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

Back to TopAutofocus

Type
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor

AF Points
9 (Cross-type)

AF Working 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. 13.1 ft./4.0m at center, approx. 11.5 ft./3.5m at periphery

Back to TopExposure Control

Metering Modes
35-zone TTL full-aperture metering

  • Evaluative metering (linkable to any 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 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)

ISO Speed Range
Basic Zone modes: ISO 100-1600 set automatically

Creative Zone modes: ISO 100-3200 (in 1/3-stop increments), Auto, or ISO speed can be expanded to ISO 6400 or ISO 12800

Extension settable (with C.Fn.I-3-1): ISO 12800

High Tone Priority settable: ISO 200-1600

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

Shutter
Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter 1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/250 sec.

1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range.

Available range varies by shooting mode) Soft-touch electromagnetic release 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay Remote control with N3-type terminal

Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter

Shutter Speeds
1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/250 sec.

1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range.

Available range varies by shooting mode)

Shutter Release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release

Self Timer
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay

Remote Control
Remote control with N3-type terminal

Back to TopBuilt in Flash

Type
Retractable, auto pop-up flash

Guide Number
13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)

Recycling Time
Approx. 3 sec.

Flash Ready Indicator
Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder

Flash Coverage
17mm lens angle of view

FE Lock
Provided

Flash Exposure Compensation
Up to ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

Back to TopExternal Speedlite

Zooming to Match Focal Length
Provided

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

Back to TopDrive System

Drive Modes
Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, and Self-timer (10 sec. or 2 sec. delay)

Continuous Shooting Speed
High-speed: Max. 6.3 shots/sec.

Low-speed: Max. 3 shots/sec.

Maximum Burst
JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 60 (CF)/approx. 90 (UDMA CF)

RAW: approx. 16

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.

Back to TopLive View Functions

Shooting Modes
(1) Live View shooting

(2) Remote Live View shooting (with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility)

Focusing
Manual focus

Autofocus (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)

Back to TopLCD Monitor

Type
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor

Monitor Size
3.0 in.

Pixels
Approx. 920,000 (VGA)

Coverage
Approx. 100% (viewing angle: approx. 160°)

Brightness Control
7 levels provided

Interface Languages
25

Back to TopPlayback

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 Alert
Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)

Back to TopImage Protection and Erase

Protection
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)

Back to TopDirect 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 Print feature
Provided

Back to TopDPOF: Digital Print Order Format

DPOF
Version 1.1 compatible

Back to TopDirect Image Transfer

Compatible Images
JPEG and RAW images

Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen

Back to TopCustomization

Custom Functions
Total 25

Camera User Settings
Register under Mode Dial's C1 and C2 positions

My Menu Registration
Provided

Back to TopPower Source

Battery
One Battery Pack BP-511A

AC 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.)

Temperature Shooting Conditions
No Flash 50% Flash Use
Normal Shooting 73°F/23°C 800 640
32°F/0°C 640 540
Live View Shooting 73°F/23°C 180 170
32°F/0°C 140 130

Battery Check
Auto

Power Saving
Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.

Date/Time Battery
One CR2016 lithium-ion battery

Start-up Time
Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)

Back to TopDimensions and Weight

Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in./145.5 x 107.8 x 73.5mm

Weight
Approx. 25.7 oz./730g (body only)

Back to TopOperating Environment

Working Temperature Range
32-104°F/0-40°C

Working Humidity Range
85% or less