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There is a very good feature comparison on dpReview site To give you some summary: In terms of picture quality I would say that you would not spot a difference between results achieved from all the camera on the list, and I would say that the choice would be more related to handling and the way you are planning to use the camera. 7D is pro grade body, ...


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I own both, and while both are good cameras, to me the differences come down to whether you want to use a camera that is keeping with the form and functionality of Canon's 'professional' series of cameras, or you don't care about that. Canon 50D Feels more solid (more metal vs. plastic) Screen on top 2 adjustment wheels (550D only has 1) PC connector ...


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Based on the reading of the battery spec, no. The battery pack supplies 7.4v, while USB can only supply 5v. However, you can buy the ACK-E2 wall power kit to power the camera directly from a standard outlet.


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There is no official successor anywhere, people deduce it based on model numbers. For the 50D, the 60D is the numeric successor and it does supersede it in most features. A few were lost which is why some people say that 60D is not the right successor. This does happen from time-to-time. The 7D is a much higher-end camera and is really for a ...


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That is a Canon WFT-E3A Wireless Transmitter Grip for the 40D and 50D... It allows you to upload photos immediately to a computer or other storage device, as you're shooting.


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If the firmware of your camera is older than version 1.0.3 you need to update the firmware. 50D camera's with firmware before 1.0.3 sometimes had the issue you described. Get the latest firmware (1.0.7) here. Installation instructions are provided.


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I just looked at my 5DmkII. If I set it to 'RAW' it says I have 13 shots, if I set it to 'RAW+JPEG L' it says I have 8 shots. I imagine that number must depend on what setting you have it on. This was with a SanDisk Extreme 32GB 60MB/s UDMA card. http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/eos5dm2/specifications.html "JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 78 shots (Approx. 310 ...


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Indoor pools are very humid environments, so take a look at: What precautions should I take when taking a camera into humid conditions? Shoot RAW as the white balance will typically be very tricky and the light temperature overall will be terrible If your lens has a panning setting, use it Become familiar with the different types of strokes, each one has a ...


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Let's take a look at in-camera image processing workflow +--------+ +-----------------+ +-------------+ | sensor | --------> | image processor | ------> | card buffer | +--------+ +-----------------+ +-------------+ | ...


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The 60D has supplanted the 50D in Canon's range, so to my mind the only advantage the 50D would have over the others now is price. Otherwise, if you go to this page and click on 'Digital SLR', you can generate a side-by-side comparison of the features of the 60D and 7D. If you know what you're looking for in terms of features, then that should help you. ...


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Unfortunately there is no way to get a Canon DSLR to actually send the flash signal when the shutter is about to close! Canon flashes know the shutter speed so they can delay the firing. When using a flash that doesn't talk to the camera you can't get second curtain sync. However, when using a Pocketwizard, you can set the Pocketwizard to add the appropriate ...


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The Canon EOS 50D has a magnesium alloy chassis, as did all of the x0D series up through the 50D. The exterior panels are made from various composite materials, mostly plastic and rubber. This is the same type of construction as the higher end EOS xD series like the 1D, 5D, and 7D. The 1D series has a little more weather sealing, which means the openings for ...


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There could be a variety of reasons: Have you tried a different CF card? Perhaps the CF card you are using has gone south. This is probably the best case scenario, because it's a $30 fix. Have you tried shooting tethered mode without a CF card? If you can save images directly to your computer, then it's likely that CF-card slot is busted. Have you tried ...


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Yes. All modern canon dslr's have a small lithium battery (similar to the one that is used to power your computers CMOS) that powers the internal memory that retains the settings.


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An USB 2.0 port can only supply at most 500 mA of power, and that is simply not enough to run a camera on.


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The BP-511A are 1390mAh(higher capacity) than the BP-511 which is 1100mAh. It is just a newer design and the BP-511A basically just replaced the BP-511. The other various models you note were usually used in camcorders. BP-522 and BP-535 for example. The only time you might really run into trouble is using the older lower capacity units in much newer ...


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The OEM version of the Canon BP-511 is rated at 1100mAh capacity. The BP-511A is rated at 1390mAh. To the best of my knowledge Canon discontinued manufacture of the BP-511 after they updated it with the higher capacity BP-511A. Third party vendors make BP-511 compatible batteries rated at up to 2200mAh. My experience with Sterling Tek BP-511A compatible ...


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The main issue with any "how weather sealed is my Canon DSLR" question, is that they are not rated to a depth of waterproofing. And how else would one measure this? "The Canon 50D can withstand the rain of 1/4" per hour coming perfectly vertical with XYZ lens"? Canon does not provide this information, and the information you will find on the internet will ...


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No they are not the same size as the 50D. I determined this by referencing and measuring the two images here(7d) and here(50d). It looks like the 7d has a bit wider LCD screen by about 15% or so. I would suggest just buying a standard sheet of LCD protector and cutting it to the desired size. If you have trouble finding that you can just buy a set of ones ...


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The 50D has a burst rate of 6.3fps up to 90 jpeg's. In general the reason why you are limited is due to your CF card. If your camera can't empty out it's buffer fast enough, it will have to throttle. But, the buffer should be able to hold more than 8 jpegs easily. A couple of things to look at: Are you using a reputable branded CF card with a high ...


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There's custom function in some Canon models (I think 30D and 1Dm2 has it): "15: Shutter Curtain Sync (Flash Mode) is how you select rear-curtain sync to make moving objects look like they're moving in the right direction, presuming you're using a slow shutter speed in Tv, Av or M modes. 0: 1st curtain: Flash fires as soon as the shutter opens. 1: 2nd ...


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As long as the proper voltage and current are provided, there shouldn't be any issues. The thing that may be missing however is quality. There are a number of different ways to adjust voltage and current and the cheapest adapters generally use cheaper methods of converting the power that are more prone to error or failure. More expensive adapters tend to ...


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Also my vote for Hähnel Giga-T Pro. Really awesome device and can do lots of different things.


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I don't know what your budget is, but I use the Hähnel Giga-T Pro with my 5D2, which allows for bulb exposures. It also acts as an interval timer for time lapse work, and as a standard wireless remote. £80 from Warehouse Express


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The short answer is NO. If you care for an explanation then read on. To get AF lock on the subject when in Live View mode you have to use the AF-ON button. I just checked the custom functions on my 50D and there is no option to map the AF to the shutter button when in Live View. I'm not sure why you would want to use the shutter button instead of the AF-ON ...


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The options for focus while in live view mode on the Canon 50D are either to manually focus using the lens, or to use the AF-ON button. You do not have a third choice. Personally I much prefer to use manual focus mode. Set the camera to manual focus using the switch on the lens, magnify the image to 10x using the magnify + button, then focus using the focus ...


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It seems that as Canon does not release all their camera models at the same time, inevitably models at any point in time seem to have close or similar specs where you would not expect them, such as with the 550D and 50D. The 550D is significantly newer than the 50D. In any case, ignoring the technical specs, the largest difference is in the handling and the ...


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It probably makes a bit more sense to think about Canon's product line as branching and merging over time, rather than maintaining a static relationship from top to bottom. The x0D line used to sit neatly between Canon's consumer-oriented Rebel (in the US) line and their 1D line for pros. Just as the Rebels branched into lesser Rebels and greater Rebels ...


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The 50D is not officially weather-sealed but does have some protection so you can get by in light rain or snow but I would not take it in rougher conditions.



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