Vintage - Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR Camera Kit W/EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Auto Focus Lens - Black - U.S.A.

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About Canon 50D

This Hard to find Vintage / Collectable Canon EOS 50D Digital SLR is Brand New -very limited quantity available...

Canon's EOS 50D bridges the gap between the novice and the seasoned pro with a perfect combination of high-speed and quality. It features an APS-C sized 15.1-megapixel CMOS sensor for tremendous images, new DIGIC 4 Image Processor for fine detail and superior color reproduction and improved ISO capabilities up to 12800 for uncompromised shooting even in the dimmest situations.

It features a refined 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots) monitor, supercharged Live View Function with Face Detection Live mode, plus a number of new automatic Image Correction settings and HDMI output for viewing images on an HDTV.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Image stabilization (7),Large clear LCD (7),Easy to use (6),Fast shutter speed (6),Great picture quality (4),Strong construction (4),Fast / accurate auto-focus (3),Good image quality (3),High ISO performance (3),Simple controls (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (7),Travel (6),Portraits (5),Art (3),Fun (3),Weddings (3),Wildlife (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (5),Photo enthusiast (4)

Canon 50D Features

  • 15.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor with improved noise reduction, wide range ISO 100-3200 (H1: 6400, H2: 12800), 14-bit conversion for smooth color tones and gradations
  • The EOS 50D features a newly-designed 15.1-megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor which is capable of recording up to 4752 x 3168 pixels with full 14-bit A/D conversion for extremely fine tonal gradation
  • The EOS 50D operates with such effortless speed that operation is nothing short of intuitive. With instant start-up times, speedy autofocus and minimal shutter lag, the EOS 50D is one of the fastest cameras available today
  • DIGIC 4 Image Processor: The DIGIC 4 Image Processor offers finer details and even more natural color reproduction, compared with the previous DIGIC III Image Processor. It uses advanced signal processing technologies, which provides even faster operations, including write times to UDMA cards
  • 3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots/VGA) with multiple coatings for improved viewing and smudge-resistant protection
  • The EOS 50D features a bright, high resolution, 3.0-inch Clear View LCD monitor with 920,000 (dots/VGA) pixels and a broad viewing angle of 160° horizontally and vertically
  • The EOS 50D features Canon's most advanced Live View shooting thanks to the number of focusing modes available including Quick mode, Live mode and Face Detection Live mode
  • 9 cross-type high-precision sensors for accurate target subject acquisition and diagonal center cross-type AF point with f/2.8 and faster lenses
  • The EOS 50D has a high-precision 9-point wide area AF that uses cross-type points at f-stops of f/5.6 or faster, enabling the camera to focus faster, more accurately and in difficult lighting situations
  • New Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction setting to automatically even the brightness across the image
  • Canon's exclusive Lens Peripheral Illumination setting takes into account any light falloff in the corners of the frame and corrects it, making for a perfectly exposed image
  • The EOS 50D's Self Cleaning Sensor Unit eliminates stray dust that enters the camera when changing a lens or when out in the field
  • Dust that may still remain on the front of the sensor can also be erased with software included in Digital Photo Professional (DPP) Version 3.3 or later software. A simple test shot of a plain, white object can be taken, using a menu setting
  • Creative Auto goes a step beyond full auto with on screen setting display: The EOS 50D has a new Creative Auto mode and a quick control screen that helps novice users narrow the gap between fully automatic and manual control
  • HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) output for displaying full high-resolution images on a High Definition TV
  • The EOS 50D includes a new HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) output device that enables high definition display of your photographs on any HDTV with HDMI ports
  • The EOS 50D is compatible with all Canon lenses in the EF and EF-S lineup, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses. Canon lenses employ advanced optical expertise and micron-precision engineering to deliver unprecedented performance in all facets of the photographic process
  • The EOS 50D features the acclaimed E-TTL II flash metering system. With any of the flashes in the EX Speedlite line, E-TTL II provides reliable flash output whether shooting fill-in flash pictures in sunlight, or using flash in total darkness
  • The Canon Speedlite 430EX II is the ideal step-up accessory for powerful flash shooting with the EOS 50D. It has excellent flash power (maximum guide number of 141 ft./43m at ISO 100) and is the perfect way to get great flash pictures when you can't get right up to the subject
  • Canon EOS Digital Solution Disk (Version 17.0): The EOS 50D comes bundled with an updated Canon EOS Digital Solution Disk, which features powerful software programs designed to extend the EOS experience to the computer
  • EOS Utility (Version 2.5) for Macintosh or Windows handles the connection between the camera and computer, whenever they're connected via USB
  • Digital Photo Professional (Version 3.5) is an image processing program that enables high-speed RAW image processing, high-speed previewing for real-time image adjustment and support for sRGB, Adobe RGB and Wide Gamut RGB color spaces
  • ZoomBrowser EX (Version 6.2) for Windows and ImageBrowser (Version 6.2) for Mac OS X are the easy, user-friendly options for viewing and editing of JPEG and even RAW image files
  • Picture Style Editor (Version 1.4): Canon's Picture Style Editor enables photographers to create custom Picture Style profiles that can be used to customize the appearance of JPEG and RAW images captured with EOS Digital SLR cameras

Canon 50D Specifications

Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording Media
CF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant CF cards, via external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3A)
Image Sensor Size
22.3mm x 14.9mm
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6x the lens focal length)
Lens Mount
Canon EF mount
Image Sensor Type
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective pixels: Approx. 15.10 megapixels
Total Pixels
Total pixels: Approx. 15.50 megapixels
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust Deletion feature
(1) Automatic sensor cleaning
(2) Manual cleaning of sensor
(3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
Recording Format
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image Type
JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW, RAW+JPEG
File Size
Large/Fine: 5.0MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)
Large/Nomal: 2.5MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)
Medium/Fine: 3.0MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
Medium/Normal: 1.6MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
Small/Fine: 1.7MB (2352 x 1568 pixels)
Small/Normal: 0.9MB (2352 x 1568 pixels)
RAW: 20.2MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)
RAW+Large/Fine: 20.2+5.0MB (4752 x 3168 pixels)
sRAW 1: 12.6MB (3267 x 2178 pixels)
sRAW 1+Large/Fine: 12.6+5.0MB (3267 x 2178 pixels)
sRAW 2: 9.2MB
sRAW 2+Large/Fine: 9.2+5.0MB(2376 x 1584)
Recording Functions
(1) Standard
(2) Automatic switching of recording media
(3) Separate recordings according to image-recording quality
(4) Recording images having the same size (All with the WFT-E3A attached, image recording to the CF card and to the USB external media connected to the WFT-E3A)
Backup Recording
Enabled with WFT-E3A attached
File Numbering
Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset. Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording
Provided (sRAW+JPEG also possible)
Color Space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
Image Processing Type
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting
Auto White Balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation
White balance correction: ±9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments
Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Color Temperature Info Transmission
Viewfinder Type
Eye-level pentaprism
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Approx. 0.95x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment
-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Focusing Screen
Interchangeable (Ef-D: Grid lines, Ef-S {point of Focus), Ef-A standard focusing screen provided
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
Viewfinder Information
AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure information (shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle), Flash information (flash ready, flash exposure compensation, High-speed sync, FE lock, Red-eye reduction light), Image information (Highlight tone priority, monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information)
Depth-of-Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Autofocus Type
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points
9 (Cross-type)
Metering Range
EV 0.5-18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Focusing Modes
Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF Point Selection
Automatic selection, manual selection
Selected AF Point Display
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on LCD panel
AF-assist Beam
Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
Effective range: Approx. 13.1 ft./4.0m at center, approx. 11.5 ft./3.5m at periphery
Metering Modes
35-zone TTL full-aperture metering
Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
Spot metering (approx. 3.8% of viewfinder at center)
Center-weighted average metering
Exposure Control
Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Depth-of-field AE, Creative Auto, Full auto, Programmed image control modes (portrait, landscape, close-up, sports, night portrait, flash off), Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index)
Automatically set, ISO 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or 1-stop increments)
Basic Zone modes: ISO 100-3200 set automatically
Extension settable (with C.Fn.I-3-1): ISO 12800
High Tone Priority settable: ISO 200-1600
Exposure Compensation
Manual: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
AE Lock
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
Shutter Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds
1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/250 sec
1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range
Shutter Release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Remote Control
Remote control with N3-type terminal
Built-in Flash Type
Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Flash Metering
E-TTL II autoflash
Guide Number
13/43 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Recycling Time
Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready Indicator
Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
Flash Coverage
17mm lens angle of view
FE Lock
Flash Exposure Compensation
Up to ±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Zooming to Match Focal Length
Compatible Flash
EX-series Speedlites
External Flash Settings
Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings
Drive Modes
Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous and Self-timer (10 sec. or 2 sec. delay)
Continuous Shooting Speed
High-speed: Max. 6.3 shots/sec.
Low-speed: Max. 3 shots/sec.
Maximum Burst
JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 60 (CF)/approx. 90 (UDMA CF)
RAW: approx. 16
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 11
Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB CF card, high-speed continuous shooting, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style
Varies depending on the subject, CF card brand, image-recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, etc.
Shooting Modes
(1) Live View shooting
(2) Remote Live View shooting (with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility)
Manual focus
Autofocus (Live View image interrupted for AF): Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face Detection mode
Magnified View
By 5x or 10x at AF point
Grid Display
Exposure Simulation
Silent Shooting
Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
LCD Monitor Type
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size
3.0 in.
Approx. 920,000 (VGA)
Brightness Adjustment
7 levels provided
Interface Languages
Image Playback Display Format
Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality/shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotated image (auto/manual), image jump (by 10/100 images, index screen, by shooting date, by folder), slide show (all images/selected by date/folder)
Highlight Warning
Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
Image Protect
Single images can be erase-protected or not
Image Erase
Single image, check-marked images or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images)
Compatible Printers
PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable Images
JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and RAW/sRAW images captured with the EOS 50D
Easy Print feature
Version 1.1 compatible
Compatible Images
JPEG and RAW images
Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen
Custom Functions
Total 25
Camera User Settings
Register under Mode Dial's C1 and C2 positions
My Menu Registration
USB Terminal
For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
Video Out Terminal
(1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
(2) HDMI mini OUT terminal
Extension System Terminal
For connection to WFT-E3A
One Battery Pack BP-511A
AC power can be supplied via optional AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2 (with optional Battery Grip BG-E2N or BG-E2 attached, AA-size batteries can be used)
Number of Shots Normal Shooting 1
Temperature: 73°F/23°C
No Flash: 800
50% Flash Use: 640
Number of Shots Normal Shooting 2
Temperature: 32°F/0°C
No Flash: 640
50% Flash Use: 540
Number of Shots Live View Shooting 1
Temperature: 73°F/23°C
No Flash: 180
50% Flash Use: 170
Number of Shots Live View Shooting 2
Temperature: 32°F/0°C
No Flash: 140
50% Flash Use: 130
Battery Check
Power Saving
Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.
Date/Time Battery
One CR2016 lithium-ion battery
Start-up Time
Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)
Working Temperature Range
Working Humidity Range
85% or less
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Approx. 5.7 x 4.2 x 2.9 in./145.5 x 107.8 x 73.5mm
Approx. 25.7 oz./730g (body only)
Canon 1 year limited warranty

Canon 50D Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review



Excellent camera! I have actually owned a 50D since they were first released. It's been such a great camera that i purchased this one as a back-up.

Reviewed by 9 customers


I would buy this product again and again


from Wilmington, DE  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I now own three of these - considering everything is interchangeable (i.e. batteries & CF memory cards) Very reliable camera




from Alabama  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Excellent camera! I have actually owned a 50D since they were first released. It's been such a great camera that i purchased this one as a back-up.


Great Kit


from Texas Hill Country  -  Photo Enthusiast

I was happy to find a NEW Canon 50D it was exactly what I wanted. It is kind of humorous that Adorama call this kit "Vintage" since it was available and in production so recently. However they "package" it , it is a great kit at an excellent price.


Great Camera


from Oklahoma  -  Photo Enthusiast

The Canon 50D is the best all around camera I've ever owned and would highly recommend it.


Good but complex


from Las Cruces, New Mexico  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use the camera to acquire photos to illustrate free-lance articles. Generally, it's a fine camera, but the operation, like that of many of the digital cameras, is horrendously complicated. I would prefer a much simpler camera with comparable ability to produce high quality images.


wish I could have had this years earlier


from Kansas  -  Semi-pro Photographer

If it is moving, standing, breathing or beautiful it is fun to record for others to enjoy! The 50d has really been a delight. I wish that I could have had a tool like this a long time ago.


Great Camera


from Pullman, WA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have NOT owned any DSLRs before, and I have only started getting interested in photography a year ago(it feels a lot more) with Canon Powershot S5 IS. I occasionally(depending on topics) attend our school's photo club meetings. Most of the time though I learn about photography from my own experience, reading books, talking to photographers, reading online reviews, articles, etc.Even though this is my first 50D, I have done an extensive research before spending [$](with extreme iv CF card) and knew all of the possible pros and cons with this model. Many times I was going to stop at 40D and just be happy with it. But since I was planning on digging deeper into the photography (and I had money) it seemed that 50D would be more bang-for-a-buck, and longer term investment. My next focus will be on collecting the right lens(as anyone should expect himself doing after getting into DSLRs)Anyway, the camera camera came as promised, and 18-200mm IS even though having an evident barrel distortion(which I personally find very creative tool to play with) and other optical compromises, it just works as fine as it can get. Its IS system helps a lot, and it is pretty bright lens at wide angle. The only thing I think I really am missing is the USM that 18-200mm does not have. Also Canon could have supplied it with lens hood.The camera body, is just so sturdy, very well built, very comfortable to shoot with, very responsive, intuitive in control. The noise issue between 40D and 50D I cannot tell anything, but compared to the P&S cameras, 50D is just GREAT! I can shoot at ISO 1600, handheld, with limited light sources, and still get pretty decent results. Sometimes, I peek into the pixels (100% crop), and only then, I realized that maybe going above ISO 800 in general is a bad idea. Though the noise level is not apparent when not pixel peeking. Great Product!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




from Portland, OR  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I've owned a 1D, 30D, 40D, Rebel XT, Rebel Xti and I currently own a 5D as well as my 50D. This 50D is the BEST camera I've ever owned. I say this with the understanding that I use my 50D as my "2nd" body (my 5D is primary because of it's full-frame capability). The 50D is my favorite because of it's superior speed, ease of use, low noise and the ability to use batteries and grip from my 40D. The new CMOS allows for brighter and more complete photos. What has impressed me are the obvious advances made in Canon's whole line of Pro DSLRs offered at reasonable prices. I've found that Canon offers innovative and cost-effective products for a photographer at any level of expertise, from newbie to expert/professional. I read the previous review of the 50D. From the sound of that person's issues with his camera, it appears he bought a "lemon". This happens with even the most carefully manufactured product. So, keep an open mind when considering the 50D. After all, my experience was the absolute opposite of that of the other reviewer's, for this fact alone, you need to have an open mind when considering this camera. All in all, I highly and enthusiastically recommend the Canon 50D. I don't believe you will ever regret your decision to purchase it.

(3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


Not what you would expect


from CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Since my 40D was under repair for the second time in less than a year and was not going to be back on time for a Wedding, I decided to buy the 50D. Big mistake. I took less than 25 pictures at the Bride's house when the camera froze with the message "Error 99" (Luckily I had the 20D with me to continue shooting) A week later I called Canon, they send me to their website to download an update to correct the Error 99 problem. I haven't had that problem in two months now, but the colors are way off even if switch the camera to different settings. And very often I get over and under exposed images for no reason at all. The lens that came with it, the new 18-200, gives me out of focus images about 30% to both sides of the picture. In another words, only 40% of the center of the picture is focused. I'm planning to call Canon and mention these two issues, I'll keep you posted about their answer. Bottom line: DO NOT BUY THIS CAMERA


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
RICHARD S  I bought the Canon 50D because it was a great value and a step up from my Canon 40D. The camera is terrific. There was nothing wrong with the 40D, I just needed a second body and the 50D was the obvious choice.
Shopper  What is the difference between a regular Canon 50D body with this Vintage? is it just a diferent name for it? is this one from a gray market? Thanks in advance.
MICHAEL M  I'm not sure what the vintage is except that Canon may not be currently manufacturing it. I can say that my Canon 50D is a really great camera and gives my excellent photos. I am very happy with it and the 18-135mm lens is my go to, normal used lens. I recently took the 50D with this lens with me to the Galapagos Islands and through the Orobumba River valley in Peru on my way to Macchu Pichu and came home with aboslutely breath-shots. This camera and lens get my thumbs up rating and I am very happy with them. Michael McBride
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