The 15-megapixel EOS 50D is Canon's newest mid-range SLR. Available for $1399 for the body alone, or packaged with a variety of kit lenses, it's the successor to 2007's 40D. After putting the 50D through a rigorous body of tests (undertaken using the 28-135mm lens, part of a $1600 kit set), we came out with an impression of it being a solid, dependable camera, but without any amazing new features. The improved Live View functionality is a pleasant addition, as is the new, 920,000 pixel LCD screen, and the bump up to 15 megapixels. However, the 50D didn't blow us away in any of our tests, instead maintaining a universally average result. The 50D showed itself to be a solid, incremental upgrade in the mid-level Canon cameras.
The image quality is exceptionally fine, as we expect from this line of cameras. Skin tones are natural and colours are accurate. The long zoom lens works better than expected, focussing smartly at all focal lengths but with some distortion at the extremes. Contrast and sharpness are good. Wow..., however... It's good idea if you compare with other brand such as Nikon D70 DSL camera or Olympus E-3 DSLR camera.