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50D Review – DPR

It’s done
DPR has completed their review of the 50D (No, I haven’t finished mine.). I agree with some of their negatives and I’ll even be adding a few (teaser!).

Conclusion Page of DPR Review

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50D Firmware Update

Err 99
This firmware update (Version 1.0.3) incorporates the following fixes.

  1. Corrects a phenomenon in which an image becomes overexposed when C.Fn.II-3 Highlight tone priority is set to “1″ together with other camera settings. (This correction has already been incorporated in the Version 1.0.2 and later firmware.
  2. Corrects a rare phenomenon in which “busy” blinks on the camera’s display panel and the shutter cannot be released due to the timing of battery installation.
  3. Corrects a rare phenomenon in which “Err 99″ appears on the camera’s display panel and LCD monitor and the shutter cannot be released due to the timing of pressing the shutter button.

Download

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Canon 50D Review – CameraLabs.com

50D gets reviewed
You can read it @ CameraLabs

Decent review. I find their reviews a little bit safe a lot of time. You can flat out diss a camera if you want. :)

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Canon 40D Mark II [CR0]

From DPR

40D “Mark II” Specs:

  • New 12 MP gapless microlens CMOS sensor which employs the 5D markII improved output amplifier, and a more advanced color filter with superior light transmission
  • Digic IV
  • 100-3200 base ISO, expanded L1- 50, H1- 6400
  • Liveview with new more advanced algorithm contrast based AF with tracking capabilities
  • Movie mode, with the ability to use the upper mentioned contrast AF
  • 5D Mark II LCD
  • 5D Mark II battery system
  • AF Microajustment
  • Fulltime Weathersealing
  • Everything else, same specs from the 40D…

Someone just wishing for stuff that doesn’t exist. Or wishing the 50D was more than it is.

As for CR’s 50D review, It’s coming. I’m waiting on getting an 18-200 to use with it.

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First 50D Shots

Made it out before the rain
I made it out with the 50D to take some high ISO shots in the evening. I didn’t do a lot of technical stuff as I didn’t really have the time.

These are all hand held shots without much thought. I think the camera performed pretty well at 1600 & 3200.

I’m taking it to a wedding on Saturday and will use some fast primes. I’ll then be doing some ice hockey and landscape stuff for the review. Expect that to be done in the next couple of weeks.

There are some things I like about the camera and few things I don’t, but I’ll get into that later.

Happy Shooting.

UPDATE
To clarify, there was no in camera noise reduction done. There was nothing done to the files in DPP 3.5. These are as shot. AWB seemed to miss a couple times. That’s a Canon feature though. :)

Full Resolution Shots At:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29246563@N04/


ISO 1600 – Couldn’t Track a BIF

ISO 12,800. Some noise :)

ISO 3200 @ f/1.4. Slight Crop

ISO 3200

ISO 3200 and Cropped

ISO 1600 and Popup Flash Used

ISO 100 and 22 Second Exposure

Full Resolution Shots At:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/29246563@N04/

50D Arrived – UPDATE

UPDATE
The weather didn't cooperate last night, so I will try again tonight.

Bummer.

I have a 50D now
I had to wait just like everyone else. I'll be taking the 50D out tonight for a test drive and will post some images.

I will then proceed on the full review.

UPDATE

50D’s Have Reached the US

Various reports today
I've received a few emails of people picking up their new 50D's today in the USA.

Go get yours!

50D’s Have Reached the US

Various reports today
I've received a few emails of people picking up their new 50D's today in the USA.

Go get yours!

50D’s Have Reached the US

Various reports today
I've received a few emails of people picking up their new 50D's today in the USA.

Go get yours!

50D’s Have Reached the US

Various reports today
I've received a few emails of people picking up their new 50D's today in the USA.

Go get yours!