'The camera also sports a significantly redesigned weather-sealed body, and the new viewfinder has an LCD overlay for providing additional information, like an on-demand grid and electronic levels. and this is the first EOS dSLR to incorporate wireless flash. '
'Excellent still-image and HD-video quality.'
'And, unlike Canon's smaller consumer range the 450D or 500D , for instance the grip is practically sized for grown up hands, and feels like the body will be perfectly balanced paired with one of Canon's L-series telephoto lenses. '
'Without more control, Art Filters will remain a novelty for this class of camera.'
'Its foundation comprises a sturdy body design that feels comfortable in the hand; a swing-out 2.7-inch LCD, 12.3-megapixel image sensor (providing plenty of resolution for 13-by-19-inch prints); and sensor-based image stabilisation.'
'Image stabilization in camera body.'
'Across all focal lengths its pictures were very sharp too, and we loved how the apertures were relatively wide for a telephoto.'
'But it's missing the vegetables, like an improved AF system, smaller spot meter, better viewfinder coverage, and customizable boundaries for shutter speed and aperture, which might have pushed it from compelling to must have.
'Like its predecessor the 40D ($1,099, body only), the 15.1-megapixel 50D is fast, but it brings more to the table, including Live View and an HDMI-out. '
'One much-needed improvement: The 3-inch VGA LCD screen has a 920,000-dots-per-inch resolution--a big boost over the 230,000-pixel LCD of the 40D. '
'If you do a lot of on-camera reviewing and value an improved screen, consider the 50D. '
'At ISO 3,200 the grain pattern and chroma noise become quite prominent in the darker areas, and at ISO 6,400, chroma noise and the effects of heavy noise reduction obliterate much of the finer details.'
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