The wide availability of digital cameras has enabled consumers from all walks of life to become well acquainted with photography. Research has even revealed that once consumers become sick of their small, point and shoot cameras, they seek out more serious cameras capable of performing at a higher level to meet their new photography needs. Surely this information is to the great delight of camera companies such as Canon. Today we'll look at the EOS 50D SLR camera and see if it might satisfy serious shutterbugs.
Canon's EOS 50D SLR Camera debuted just one year after the arrival of the EOS 40D, which is intended to be a sister-model as opposed to a replacement. Recent history has shown that Canon releases new models about every 18 months or so, but it's been a busy year with newcomers such as the Nikon D300 getting a lot of attention in the keen-amateur/professional segment.
The 50D is essentially a 40D body wrapped around a newly-developed 15 megapixel sensor that finally rectifies the situation in which Canon's XXD range trailed the company's entry-level line in terms of pixels. Canon is claiming that the new sensor's design, meaning its new manufacturing processes, redesigned photo diodes and micro lenses, mean that despite the higher resolution image, noise has improved. Those familiar with the noise problem will surely applaud the improvement, but let's break down the Canon 50Dand see if it's worth the fuss.
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