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EOS 50D

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Features

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.


The EOS 50D features a newly-designed 15.1-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor which is capable of recording up to 4752 x 3168 pixels with full 14-bit A/D conversion for extremely fine tonal gradation. Ready to capture images in an instant, the sensor is designed to work with Canon's EF and EF-S lenses with a conversion factor of 1.6x. It's capable of recording at sensitivities previously too noisy for shooting in low light or subjects in motion. With a maximum ISO rating of 12800 combined with a 4-level High ISO speed noise reduction function, images that would have been impossible without the use of a strobe or flash become simple to record.



15.1 Megapixel APS-C Size CMOS Sensor
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.


The EOS 50D features a bright, high resolution, 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor with 920,000 (dots/VGA) pixels and a broad viewing angle of 160° horizontally and vertically. It offers a brighter and more detailed display than the EOS 40D, includes a new smudge-resistant coating, and is perfect for accessing camera settings like ISO, Metering modes AF Point selection and flash options. Plus, it's superb for reviewing, editing and deleting photos or composing new images in Live View Function.

The EOS 50D operates with such effortless speed that operation is nothing short of intuitive. With instant start-up times, speedy autofocus and minimal shutter lag, the EOS 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.




DIGIC 4 Image Processor
This next generation DIGIC 4 Image Processor offers finer details and even more natural color reproduction, compared with the previous DIGIC III Image Processor. Since Canon's DIGIC 4 chips use advanced signal processing technologies, they provide even faster operations, including write times to UDMA cards. It also enables Face Detection Live mode to detect and focus up to 35 face(s) to capture the best possible shot. Further, DIGIC 4 offers the improved Auto Lighting Optimizer that corrects brightness and contrast automatically, and Peripheral Illumination Correction for up to 40 EF lenses. DIGIC always maximizes performance between the capturing and recording stages of digital photography.



DIGIC 4 Image Processor
3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots/VGA) with multiple coatings for improved viewing and smudge-resistant protection.


The EOS 50D features a bright, high resolution, 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor with 920,000 (dots/VGA) pixels and a broad viewing angle of 160° horizontally and vertically. It offers a brighter and more detailed display than the EOS 40D, includes a new smudge-resistant coating, and is perfect for accessing camera settings like ISO, Metering modes AF Point selection and flash options. Plus, it's superb for reviewing, editing and deleting photos or composing new images in Live View Function.



3.0" Clear View LCD Monitor
Enhanced Live View shooting includes Face Detection Live mode.


The EOS 50D features Canon's most advanced Live View shooting thanks to the number of focusing modes available including Quick mode, Live mode and Face Detection Live mode. You can zoom in and navigate the composition 5x or 10x normal size, enabling critical focus. There's even 2 overlay grid options, perfect for lining up vertical and horizontal lines. In the studio, the camera can be controlled remotely with Live View Function when the camera is connected to a computer through a USB cable, or wirelessly if the optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3A is used.



Live Face Detection Mode AF
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.


The EOS 50D has a high-precision 9-point wide area AF that uses cross-type points at f-stops of f/5.6 or faster, enabling the camera to focus faster, more accurately, and in difficult lighting situations. AF sensitivity is a stunning EV-0.5 to EV18. Adding to this AF performance, the EOS 50D incorporates a diagonally mounted cross-type sensor that is sensitive to both vertical and horizontal lines at f/2.8, perfect for enhanced operation in dim light. The EOS 50D has a number of focus modes, including One-Shot AF, AI Focus AF and AI Servo AF.



AF Sensor
New Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction setting to automatically even the brightness across the image.


Canon's exclusive Lens Peripheral Illumination setting takes into account any light falloff in the corners of the frame and corrects it, making for a perfectly exposed image. Correction data are detected automatically on a number of Canon EF lenses and can be entered manually through the included Canon EOS Utility software.

Updated EOS Integrated Cleaning System with a fluorine coating for better resistance to dust.


The EOS 50D's Self Cleaning Sensor Unit eliminates stray dust that enters the camera when changing a lens or when out in the field. The sensor's IR-cut/Low-pass filter cleans itself automatically with ultrasonic vibrations every time the camera is turned on or off and features a new fluorine coating to minimize dust adhesion. Dust missed by the cleaning unit is captured by Canon's Dust Delete Data Detection software and can be erased from the image file.

 


Self Cleaning Sensor Unit

 

 

 

 

Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
A key element of minimizing dust is preventing it from clinging to the front surface of the imaging sensor. To combat this, the EOS 50D features a Canon-designed Self Cleaning Sensor Unit. The low-pass filter at the front of the sensor shakes off dust automatically with ultrasonic vibrations, removing dust from the sensor assembly. The EOS 50D also has a coating on the front surface of the low-pass filter, to increase its resistance to dust sticking to the sensor.

 

 

 

 

Dust Delete Data Detection
Dust that may still remain on the front of the sensor can also be erased with software included in Digital Photo Professional (DPP) Version 3.3 or later software. A simple test shot of a plain, white object can be taken, using a menu setting. This Dust Delete Data image is analyzed in-camera, and the location and size of any remaining dust is added to any subsequent pictures taken. This data is transmitted along with the image, whether JPEG or RAW, and can be either manually or automatically erased in Canon's DPP software. This added software option ensures the cleanest possible image, perfect for printing or archiving.

 

 


Dust Delete Data Detection

 

Creative Auto goes a step beyond full auto with on screen setting display.



The EOS 50D has a new Creative Auto mode and a quick control screen that helps novice users narrow the gap between fully automatic and manual control. While the camera will remain by default in fully automatic mode, frequently changed settings like flash, exposure compensation, image quality and more are all accessible through one easy screen interface designed for intuitive, quick action. A provided shooting guide serves as a quick reference for on-the-fly operation.

HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) output for displaying full high-resolution images on a High Definition TV.


The EOS 50D includes a new HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) output device that enables high definition display of your photographs on any HDTV with HDMI ports. It's remarkable to behold the details of your photographs in Full HD, and it's easy with the EOS 50D. Resolution is set automatically to match the TV to which you’ve connected, and images are displayed in a full-frame 3:2 ratio with blacked out bars to the left and right of the image.

Compatible with over 60 Canon EF/EF-S lenses and most EOS System accessories.


The EOS 50D is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF and EF-S lineup, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses. Canon lenses employ advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to deliver unprecedented performance in all facets of the photographic process. Special optical technologies, such as Aspherical, ultra-low dispersion, or fluorite elements are featured in the universally acclaimed L-series lenses. And Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer technology is featured in select lenses to minimize the effect of camera shake. Through Canon lenses, photographers can truly maximize the quality and liberating performance of the EOS 50D.



Self Cleaning Sensor Unit



Flash Photography
The EOS 50D features the acclaimed E-TTL II flash metering system. With any of the flashes in the EX Speedlite line, E-TTL II provides reliable flash output whether shooting fill-in flash pictures in sunlight, or using flash in total darkness. With E-TTL II, the exact same 35-zone metering sensor used for measuring ambient light is also used for flash metering – giving even finer metering command of the image area. If you prefer a broader area for flash metering, there's a menu setting to change to "Average" flash metering—where the entire 35-zone area is measured evenly for flash exposure.

The Canon Speedlite 430EX II is the ideal step-up accessory for powerful flash shooting with the EOS 50D. It has excellent flash power (maximum guide number of 141 ft./43m at ISO 100), and is the perfect way to get great flash pictures when you can't get right up to the subject. The 430EX II is also great for bounce flash, with its tilting and swiveling flash head. It automatically zooms the flash head to cover lenses ranging from 16mm up to 105mm or longer with the EOS 50D. Of course, it works with the camera to provide full E-TTL II automatic flash exposure. And the 430EX II has a powerful AF-assist beam, which allows the camera to autofocus even in total darkness on subjects as far as 32 ft. from the camera.



Speedlite 430EX II


Software

Canon EOS Digital Solution Disk (Version 17.0)
The EOS 50D comes bundled with an updated Canon EOS Digital Solution Disk, which features powerful software programs designed to extend the EOS experience to the computer. These include Canon's EOS Utility (Version 2.5), Digital Photo Professional (Version 3.5), ZoomBrowser EX for Windows® (Version 6.2), ImageBrowser for Macintosh® OS X (Version 6.2), the Picture Style Editor (Version 1.4), PhotoStitch (version 3.2), WFT Utility (version 3.2). Each application is designed to perfect the captured images and streamline the digital workflow

EOS Utility (Version 2.5) for Macintosh or Windows handles the connection between the camera and computer, whenever they're connected via USB. It allows remote controlled shooting from the computer, handles downloading of images from the camera to the computer, and allows seamless linking to either Canon's ZoomBrowser/ImageBrowser or Digital Photo Professional software once images have been copied to the hard drive. Furthermore, it's used to upload settings back into a USB-connected camera.

Digital Photo Professional (Version 3.5) is an image processing program that enables high-speed RAW image processing, high-speed previewing for real-time image adjustment and support for sRGB, Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB color spaces. Because it's CMS (Color Management System) compatible, Digital Photo Professional allows for easy image layout and printing in Adobe RGB in conjunction with Easy-PhotoPrint and PictBridge printers. It also features the Dust Delete Data Detection tool for cleaner images.

ZoomBrowser EX (Version 6.2) for Windows and ImageBrowser (Version 6.2) for Mac OS X are the easy, user-friendly options for viewing and editing of JPEG and even RAW image files. Both allow viewing of numerous types of images including finished TIFF and BMP files. Both also have a variety of search options for finding images, allow re-naming of single images or batches of files, and offer a variety of options for printing without using a separate image-editing program.

Picture Style Editor (Version 1.4)
Canon's Picture Style Editor enables photographers to create custom Picture Style profiles that can be used to customize the appearance of JPEG and RAW images captured with EOS Digital SLR cameras. Picture Style files created with Picture Style Editor can be loaded into the EOS cameras that support Picture Style and may also be used when processing RAW images in Canon software applications Digital Photo Professional, ZoomBrowser EX (for Windows) and ImageBrowser (for Mac)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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)

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

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)

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)

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

DPOF


Version 1.1 compatible

Compatible Images


JPEG and RAW images
Only 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

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.)

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)

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)

Working Temperature Range


32-104°F/0-40°C

Working Humidity Range


85% or less

EOS 50D Kit Contents

EOS 50D Kit Contents EOS 50D Body (A) Eyecup Eb (not shown) Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS 50D (C) Video Cable VC-100 (D) USB Interface Cable IFC-200U (E) Battery Pack BP-511A (F) Battery Charger CG-580 (G) "Great Photography is Easy" Booklet and "Do More with Macro" Booklet (not shown) EOS Digital Solution CD (I) Software Instruction Manual (not shown)

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DISCLAIMERS


With some lenses, the peripheral AF points may become sensitive to either vertical or horizontal lines (they will not function as cross-type AF points). These lenses are: EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6, EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 II, EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III, EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 USM, EF 35-105mm f/4.5-5.6, EF 35-105mm f/4.5-5.6 USM, EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II, EF80-200 f/4.5-5.6 USM.

† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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