Canon EOS 50D – detailled features

The Canon web site in China just made a big error probably very revealing since it has been leaking the detailled cahracteristics of the a new Digital SLR camera named Canon EOS 50D (so, this is the long-awaited successor to the beautiful Canon EOS 40D).

The level of details is extraordinary (for leaked data), which certainly means that the camera is fully ready and will be announced at the next Photokina fair (in less than a month) or on August 26th, 2008 (as I was told previously).

  • 15.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 4
  • 1.6x crop
  • Dust Reduction
  • Automatic correction of brightness/vignetting
  • 95% viewfinder, 0.97 magnification
  • 9 point AF(All Cross Type)
  • 35 meter area equipped with high-precision sensors
  • AF Fine Tuning
  • ISO 100-12800
  • 6.3 fps (high speed) 3fps (low speed)
  • Buffer: 16 RAW – 60 JPG – 10 RAW+JPG
  • 920,000 points VGA 3.0-inch LCD monitor
  • 100,000 cycle shutter
  • Rugged magnesium alloy body

Full Specification for Canon EOS 50D (in English partly translated from Chinese)


Camera Type: Has a built-in flash AF / automatic exposure single-lens reflex digital cameras

Media Type: I or Type II CF card, UDMA compatible

Image Sensor Size: 22.3×14.9 mm

Compatible Lenses: Canon EF-series (including EF-S series lenses) (35 mm converted the focal length of the lens focal length is about 1.6 times)

Lens mount: Canon EF mount

Image Sensor

Type: CMOS Image Sensor

Effective Pixels: Approx.15.1 million pixels

Aspect ratio: 3:2

Dust removal function: Auto, Manual, add the dust data

Recording System

Recording format: Camera File System Design Rule 2.0

Image types: JPEG, RAW (14 place Canon original); RAW + JPEG

Records of pixels: (4752 x 3168? Large: about 15.1 million pixels (4752 x 3168)

Medium: about 8 million pixels (3456 x 2304)

Small: about 3.7 million pixels (2352 x 1568)

RAW: about 15.1 million pixels (4752 x 3168)

sRAW1: about 7.1 million pixels (3267 x 2178)

sRAW2: about 3.8 million pixels (2376 x 1584)

Image Processing

Photo style: Standard, portrait, landscape, neutral, reliable setup, monochrome, User-defined 1-3

White Balance: Auto, the default (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Lamp, White fluorescent light, flash), user-defined, Color temperature settings (2500-10000 K)

Noise Reduction: Can be applied to long time exposure and high ISO sensitivity shooting

Automatic image brightness correction: Automatic brightness optimization

High-priority tone: Yes

The amount of light surrounding the lens correction: Yes


Type: Eye-level pentaprism

Rate outlook: Vertical / horizontal direction about 95 percent

Magnification: About 0.95 times (-1 m-1, using 50 mm lens on the infinite distance AF)

Focus: About 22 mm (eyepiece lens from the central -1 m-1)

Built-in diopter adjustment: -3.0 – +1.0 M-1 (dpt)

Focusing Screen: Ef-A equipped with the standard screen, and can replace the screen (2 sold separately)

Mirrors: Fast back move

Depth of Field Preview: Yes

Auto Focus

Type: TTL auxiliary video coincidence, the phase detection

Automatic focus points: 9 (all cross-)

Metering range: EV -0.5 – 18 (23 ° C/73 ° F, ISO 100)

Focus modes: Single AF, AI Servo AF, Artificial Intelligence AF, manual focus (MF)

AF-assist light: By the built-in flash for a short flash

AF fine-tuning: AF can be fine-tuning

Exposure Control

Metering Mode: 35 Zone TTL full-aperture metering

  • Evaluation meter (with the focus of any automatic linkage)
  • Partial metering (the viewfinder about 9 percent of the area)
  • Spot (viewfinder central area of about 3.8%)
  • Central focus of the average metering

Metering range: EV 1-20 (23 ° C/73 ° F, the use of EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)

Exposure Control: Programmed auto exposure (automatic, portrait, landscape, Macro, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash off, creativity automatic, procedures), shutter priority automatic exposure, aperture priority auto exposure, depth of field priority auto exposure, manual exposure

ISO Sensitivity: (Recommended exposure index)

  • Basic shooting zone mode: automatically set between ISO 100-1600
  • District creative shooting modes: ISO 100 – 3200 (in 1 / 3 increments), Auto, ISO sensitivity can be extended up to ISO 6400 or ISO 12800

Exposure compensation: Manual and automatic exposure bracketing (with manual exposure compensation can be used in combination) – Can be set numerical: ± 2 Stage 1 / 3 or 1 / 2 units to adjust

Auto exposure lock Auto: evaluation of the use of metering single AF mode – Manual: auto exposure lock button


Type: Electronically controlled focal plane shutter

Shutter speed: 1 / 8000 second to 1 / 60 seconds (automatic mode), flash synchronization speed of 1 / 250 second 1 / 8000 to 30 seconds, B Mun (the shutter speed range. With the availability of various shooting modes)


Built-in flash: Recoverable, auto-flash

Flash: 13/43 (ISO 100, to m / ft unit) flash coverage: 17 mm camera angle. Recycle time of about three seconds

External flash: X series of flash (camera can set up some flash function)

Flash Metering: E-TTL II automatic flash

Flash Exposure Compensation: ± 2 Stage 1 / 3 or 1 / 2 units to adjust

Flash Exposure lock: Yes

PC terminal: Yes

Driving System

Types: Single-shoot, high-speed shot, low shot funny (10 seconds or two seconds delay)

Continuous speed High-speed: Approx. 6.3 / sec. max

Low: the most about 3 / sec.

Continuous maximum number of (High-Speed Continuous):

  • JPEG large / distinctions: about 60 (90)
  • RAW: about 16 (16)
  • RAW + JPEG large / distinctions: about 10 (10)

* Based on these values to use 2 GB of memory cards, Canon testing standards (ISO 100 photos and standard style).

*Value in brackets apply to the testing standards based on Canon’s Ultra DMA (UDMA) 2GB memory card.

Live View Shooting

Focus: Fast mode (testing phase)

Real-time mode, real-time facial priority mode (contrast detection)

Manual focus (can be enlarged five times / 10 times)

Metering Mode: The use of image sensors to evaluate Spot

Metering range: EV 0 – 20 (23 ° C/73 ° F, the use of EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)

Mute shooting: Yes

LCD Monitor

Type: TFT color liquid crystal display (there are seven brightness adjustment)

Monitor size and resolution: 3 inches, about 920,000 points (VGA)

Coverage: About 100%

Languages: Interface 25 (with English)

Image playback

Image display format: Leaflets, pamphlets + information (image quality records, the shooting information, the histogram), four images index, nine image index, rotating images

Zoom: About 1.5 times – 10 times

View images method: Leaflets images, 10 or 100 images, screen, the date, Folder as a unit Jump

High-warning: Excessive exposure of the regional high-flicker

Direct Print

Compatible printer: PictBridge-compatible printers

Print Image: JPEG and RAW image

Print command: DPOF1.1 compatible version


25 Custom Functions

Camera user settings In the mode dial position of the C1 and C2 registered

Registration menu: Yes


Digital Video: For computer communications and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB)

Video output terminal: 3.5 mm mini-jack (optional NTSC / PAL)

HDMI mini OUT: terminal C –

Remote Terminal: And N3-compatible line of the shutter

Docking Systems terminal: WFT-E3 Used to connect wireless file transfer for WFT-E3


Battery: Battery BP-511A (1)

* AC adapter can be packaged using the AC ACK-E2

* Installation of the battery box and handle BG-E2N or BG-E2, you can use on the 5th (AA/LR6) battery

Battery capacity shooting (Based on CIPA testing standards): 50 percent of the normal use of flash photography: 23 ° C/73 ° F at about 640. 0 ° C/32 ° F at about 540. 50% of the use of flash photography of real-time display: 23 ° C/73 ° F at about 170. 0 ° C/32 ° F at about 130.

Size and weight

Size (Width x x high-thick): 145.5×107.8×73.5 mm / 5.7 x4.2×2.9 inches

Weight: About 730 grams / 25.7 ounces (body only)

Operating Environment

Temperature range: 0 ° C-40 ° C/32 ° F-104 ° F

Working humidity range: 85 percent or less

Battery BP-511A

Type: Rechargeable lithium batteries

Rated voltage: 7.4 V DC

Battery capacity: 1390 mA

Size: 38×21×55 mm / 1.5 x0.8×2.2 inches

Weight: About 82 grams / 2.9 ounces

Battery Charger: CB-5L with battery BP-511A, BP-514, BP-511 or BP-512

The length of the power cord: About 1.8 m / 5.9 ft.

Charging time: About 100 minutes

Input Voltage: 100-240 V AC

Output voltage: 8.4 V DC

Temperature range: 0 ° C-40 ° C/32 ° F-104 ° F

Working humidity range: 85 percent or less

Size (Width x x high-thick): 91×67×32.3 mm / 3.6 x2.6×1.3 inches

Weight: About 105 grams / 3.7 ounces (not including the power cord)

Source : Photography Bay.

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