Canon EOS 50D

15.1 megapixels, 920,000-dot Live-View LCD monitor, 6.3 fps shooting and ISOs up to 12,800
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Just a year after Canon debuted a major upgrade to its popular mid-level EOS 30D D-SLR via the EOS 40D, the company has introduced a major upgrade of the 40D. The new EOS 50D raises the resolution a whopping 50% while maintaining essentially the same shooting rate, introduces Canon’s latest DIGIC 4 image processor to the D-SLR line, increases the LCD monitor’s resolution fourfold and more.

Specifications

Image Sensor: 15.1-megapixel (effective) CMOS
Resolution: 4752 x 3168 pixels
Sensor Size: 22.3 x 14.9mm (APS-C); 1.6x
AF System: 9-point (all cross-types)
Shutter Speeds: 1⁄8000 to 30 sec., X-sync up to 1⁄250 sec.
ISO Settings: 100-3200 (1/3-increments), plus 6400 and 12,800, Auto
Continuous Firing Rate: 6.3 fps, 3 fps
Recording Format: JPEG, RAW, sRAW 1 (small RAW), sRAW 2
Metering: 35-zone evaluative, 9% partial, 3.8% spot, CW
Storage Media: CompactFlash (CF I & II), UDMA-compliant
Dimensions: 5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 inches
Weight: 25.7 ounces
Power Source: Rechargeable BP-511A lithium-ion battery
Estimated Street Price: $1,399

Contact: Canon, (800) OK-CANON, www.usa.canon.com