updated 11:45 pm EDT, Thu August 21, 2008
Canon leaks 50D details
Canon's Chinese branch has leaked details for the EOS 50D, the latest in the company's sport and high-speed photography camera line, offering user anti-shake technology in the camera hardware, among other features. The new model is based around 15.4 Megapixel DIGIC 4 sensor, but experiences a miniscule drop in framerate (6.3 frames per second, versus a former 6.5). Light sensitivity should also be enhanced, running from ISO 100 to an extremely high ISO 12800, while the 50D's buffer is able to store up to 16 RAW images, or 60 JPEGs.
In addition, the 50D offers dust reduction, automatic brightness processing, autofocus fine tuning, a nine-point autofocus viewfinder and a 3 inch LCD monitor with almost a million pixels on screen. Canon houses the finished product in a magnesium alloy chassis.
A release date isn't included with the leak, though the information is surfacing just weeks before Germany's Photokina expo, which is regularly used as the venue for high-profile camera introductions. [via Photography Bay]