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Canon EOS 50D

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2085 reviews of Canon EOS 50D. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers really like the lens and screen. The image quality and usability also get good views. Some have doubts about the contrast and storage. The viewfinder and portability get mixed reviews.

performance, usability, image quality, screen, lens

video, storage, contrast

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS 50D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon EOS 50D

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of Canon EOS 50D from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the image quality and lens are overall positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. Reviews about the battery and size are different. Some have doubts about the color and portability.

usability, performance, price, lens, image quality

portability, color

96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon EOS 50D

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 396 user reviews of Canon EOS 50D from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the lens and price. The image quality and usability also get good feedback, but there are some critical comments about the video and shutter.

performance, usability, image quality, price, lens

shutter, video

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2020

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Canon EOS 50D review roundup

 

If you skipped over the EOS 40D in anticipation for the next best thing, and you don't feel like liquidating your kid's college fund in order to procure the EO...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Canon EOS 50D

 

If you're a night owl, you'll love the lightning-fast EOS 50D's sharp and stellar low-light images. Its price, though, is a bit high.

Lighting fast. Produces beautiful low-light images. Large, high-resolution LCD screen. HDMI-out.

Expensive. Big and heavy.

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Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (pcworld.com)

Canon EOS 50D

 

At first glance the Canon EOS 50D digital SLR camera isn't a dramatic upgrade over its predecessor, the Canon EOS 40D (which remains available). For a price difference of about $300 (the 50D sells for $1600, including an EF 18-to-200mm, f/3.5-to-5.6 IS...

Solid design ; Offers face detection mode

Live View shooting remains convoluted

Though this is not a must-buy upgrade over the 40D, it does have some new and friendly features and shooting modes.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Lars Rehm , Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Canon EOS 50D Review

 

Almost exactly a year after the arrival of the EOS 40D, Canon has announced the 50D, which we're assured will be a sister-model, rather than a replacement. Recent history has seen Canon release new models every 18 months-or-so but it's been a busy year...

Detailed and clean image output (but not as detailed as we would have expected from a 15 megapixels sensor) Chroma and luminance noise well controlled at higher sensitivities Wide range of image parameter adjustment (-4 to +4 for most) Effective...

High ISO performance worse than 40D Reduced dynamic range in the shadow areas compared to EOS 40D Per-pixel detail not as good as on good 10 or 12 megapixel cameras High-end lenses required to get the most out of the camera Poor white balance...

It's exactly eight years ago this month that Phil posted his review of the

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Canon EOS 50D review

 

With entry-level dSLRs getting pretty cheap and close to commoditized, competition for the attention of experienced amateur photographers is heating up the $1,000-$1,500 price range of the market. Former occupants of that segment, like the Canon EOS...

Excellent performance and photo quality; solid, comfortable shooting design.

Relatively basic feature set for its class.

A very good midrange dSLR, the Canon EOS 50D is a compelling--but not necessarily a must-have--choice for Canon upgraders.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Steve's Digicams (steves-digicams.com)

Canon EOS 50D SLR

 

Physical Views The EOS 50D and the Olympus E-520 for size comparison. Continue on to Features & Controls Canon EOS 50D Specifications Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash Recording Media CF Card Type I and II,...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by (the-digital-picture.com)

Canon EOS 50D

 

Serious amateur and semi-professional photographers are the target market for the Canon EOS 50D - the same market that its predecessors, the 40D, 30D, 20D, ... were targeted to. Like its predecessors, the 50D can be used in fully automatic point and...

Historically, only Canon's 1-series bodies were weather sealed. With the 40Dd came partial weather sealing and the 50D has received similar partial weather sealing. I'm not ready to get my 50D wet, but every avoided repair is a big deal in both time...

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Nimar NI303D Underwater Housing f/ Canon EOS 50D

 

So if you like to frequent the waters and decide to take some pictures while you're at it, consider taking the Nimar NI303D Underwater Housing to protect your Canon EOS 50D. It is ready to go and easy to use, so you don't have to worry about wasting...

Ready to use- no additional accessories neededSturdy- constructed out of clear polycarbonateUnique- allows your camera to snap pictures underwaterVersatile- includes Standard Zoom Lens PortReliable- protects your camera up to 200 feet (60 meters)

If you are both an avid photography and diver, then you need the Nimar...

Nov, 2010

Expert review by (electronicsme.com)

Canon EOS 50D

 

With almost too many features and capabilities to discuss, the Canon EOS 50D is an extraordinary digital SLR that is perfect for the photographer who needs something fast and reliable. Although the quality of pictures may sometimes fall below...

15.1-megapixel censor with high ISO rangequick start-up and speedy shooting with up to 6.3fpspacked with support for PictBridge, USB 2.0, HDMI, and morenew features like DIGIC 4 Image Processor and lens enhancements

compact D-SLR may be slightly heavy for some users

If you are looking for a top-quality digital SLR, consider the Canon EOS...

Sep, 2009

Excellent!

Expert review by (letsgodigital.org)

Canon EOS 50D review

 

Sooner than expected, considering Canon usually takes a period of 18 months, the Canon EOS 50D was introduced in August. Although I immediately presumed this was the successor to the 40D, Canon fiercely denied this. The Canon 50D should be considered...

The introduction of the Canon EOS 50D came as a surprise for many of us. So did the announcement to not consider this model the successor to the 40D. Yet the introduction of the Canon 50D is completely logical. The improved sensor techniques with in...

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