The late bank holiday has done Canon some good, for it’s now officially released details of the new EOS 50D, following last week’s faux pas.
So, to business. The 50D features a newly-designed CMOS sensor delivering a beefy 15.1 megapixels, and promising crisp, ultra-detailed, low-noise images as a result.
Most features you’d expect from a Canon DSLR are here, including a range of auto-focus and metering modes, 30-1/8000 second shutter speed, various white balance settings, 15 shooting modes including fully automatic, creative auto, and fully manual, and ISO from 100-3200, expandable to 12800.
The 50D, with magnesium alloy body, has a three-inch LCD with live view and face detection, HDMI output for connection to high definition displays, and full compatibility with Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites.
Now prepare for the price. The EOS 50D body will be available from the end of September priced £1,199.99. It can also be bought as an EOS 50D EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM kit for £1,499.99. Time to practice those haggling skills.