14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Great Camera if you know how to use it!!!,
This review is from: Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR Camera - Body Only (Electronics)
I have always owned Canon DSLR'S and the 50D is my latest. In short, this camera is superb. Its lightning fast in every way, solid build quality adds to the professional feel, and noise at high iso is great. The only thing about this camera is that it is rather unforgiving, what I mean is in order to get the cleanest images and make use of the high iso, your exposure needs to be spot on, if you under expose then noise WILL become apparent, but get it right, and the image will be superb. I find that mine, when coupled with my Tamron lenses, tends to under expose by about 1stop in low light conditions (indoors etc) but dial in +1ec and all is great! The other thing to watch is due to the higher resolution sensor, it tends to exaggerate camera shake a little more too so you need to watch your shutter speed. This camera is, I think, for the more confident shooter, like I said, it is an unforgiving camera but get it right and it is superb! It also likes to be coupled with higher grade lenses, you will not get the best out of this camera using the kit lens (still get good images but) as the higher resolution will show any lens weakness a lot more than a lower res sensor. In short, this camera, to get the best, it demands the best. It is a superb semi pro tool that is more than capable of getting the job done.