Canon Officially Announces EOS 50D Digital SLR

Submitted by lalit on August 26, 2008 - 11:11am.

Rumors about Canon’s new 50D have just turned real as Canon announced their new DSLR today. The 50D is an upgrade for Canon’s 40D model and has identical body as the 40D, but it elevates the pixel count to 15-megapixel from 10-megapixel.
The 50D uses the new Digic 4 image processor and the company claims that even though the resolution has increased it won’t impose a significant performance penalty, and the 50D will be able to maintain burst speeds close to 40D’s. The new camera will have continues shooting of 6.3fps compared to 6.5fps of 40D.
The other new features added to 50D are 3-inch live view LCD with face detection, ISO up to 12,800, additional settings for Auto Lighting Optimizer and high ISO noise reduction, and variable raw image sizes of 7 and 3.8 megapixels. Canon has also tweaked autofocus, added support for in-camera lens databases and improved dust prevention by using a fluorine coating in front of the low pass filter to deal with sticky dust. The Canon 50D will ship in October for $1,399 body only and $1,599 with f3.5-5.6 28-135mm IS USM lens.
[Via CNET]