Product Type: Canon digital cameras
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Good enough for pro's, simple enough for amateurs
Canon EOS 50D
Member Name: mpamike5
Canon EOS 50D
Advantages: High quality picture capability, and outstanding specification
Disadvantages: Quite expensive
This is my personal camera, and it is one of my prized possessions.
I paid about £1200 for the camera which came with a decent but fairly standard sized lens. I have several other Canon lenses which I purchased over the years, all of which are fully compatible. I notice that several places are selling the body only for between £850 and £1,000, so it's worth shopping around.
Canon claim that the EOS 50D bridges the gap between the novice and the professional due to it's combination of high-speed and quality performance. It features a 15.1-megapixel CMOS sensor for outstanding quality images, DIGIC 4 image processor for fine detail and superior colour reproduction, and the improved ISO capabilities (up to 12800) for shooting in very dim situations. It has a refined 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 pixels) monitor, plus a number of automatic image correction settings and HDMI output for viewing images on an HDTV. The camera includes a BP-511A Li-ion rechargeable battery.
It has automatic and manual focus for fine adjustment, pop-up flash, optical image stabiliser and built in red eye reduction.
It is compatible with most operating systems which include MS Windows Vista, MS Windows XP, MS Windows 2000, Apple Mac OS X 10.3 - 10.5
The picture quality is outstanding (as you would expect from a camera of this quality). It is very sturdy, weighing in at around 0.75kgs and due to it's magnesium alloy body it's not too heavy despite being very strong and robust.
Highly recommended if you want this type of camera, and are prepared to pay the extra money for the quality soecification.
Summary: Top quality camera
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