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Canon EOS 50D 15.1 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)

Manufacturer: Canon

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  Excellent For The Price

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I previously owned a 300D and was unsure if to upgrade to the 550D, 7D or the 50D. All of which had various prices and features. The 50D sits happily in the middle of what I wanted. Uses CF and the Canon 511 battery.
The step in image quality to the 50D from the 300D is signficant as is the cameras ability to use lens.

Fantastic autofocus, improved metering, excellent modes allowing for the novice to move from scene modes "portrait", "sports" etc, through to Creatice Auto (which allows some simple customisation, through to the full customisation modes.

6 FPS shooting speed with a large JPG buffer. Even with my old 1GB CF the write rate to the CF is improved over my older camera. I have bought a 8GB UDMA CF which will allow 300x write speeds.

I didn't buy a kit. Instead I bought a 50mm f/1.8 MkII lens instead which is an excellent lens for the price and ideal for portrait photos.

The camera build quality is excellent and the weight is just right. Size of the camera is ideal for medium to large hands - is bigger than the 550D not as big at the 7D.

I strongly recommend this camera over the 7D (assuming the 8FPS and video aren't essential for you) and over the 550D (beginners camera with lesser build quality).
The saving in price over the 7D means you can buy some additional glass which will benefit you in the long run.

Highly recommended.

  Best Semi-pro SLR on the Market.

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The camera is superb, i would recommend it to anyone looking for a semi pro level camera. I currently use it with a Sigma 28-200mm a Canon 18-55mm and a Sigma 150-500mm and it gives excellent results with all. The 9 point auto focus is consistently sharp and accurate. The LCD screen is the sharpest i have seen on any camera, its a great size and allows you to zoom right in and get a really good idea about the quality of the image and to check the focus. Also the fast shooting mode of 6.3 frames per second is excellent for nature photography. There are plenty of other great features but i would be writing an essay.
All round its not cheap but it's worth every penny.

  Absolutely Amazing

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Decided to upgrade my wonderful eod400d and lenses. After reading quite a lot about it, I had decided against the 450d and would go for the 40d instead. However, after reading about this camera, I could not resist..... it was quite a lot more, but decided that I could buy this one and not need another camera for many years. If you do not already have good lenses, the starter kit with the 17-85 USM IS lens, good value combination. Only disadvantages compared to a lesser lens and the 400d is the size and weight, however feels much more stable and well built. Now down the the picture quality...... all I can say is AMAZING! Even in low light (a common eos flaw) this camera took great shots without the flash, crystal clear..... only had it a day or so, but convinced this was well worth every penny

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