Canon 50d

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Im considering buying a Canon 50d, i know its a dated unit but does it still hold its own.

Its cheap but i know in its day it was cutting edge, i currently have a 100d which is a canny starter camera but feel the need to branch out.

is it worth a go as its very reasonable or should i save a bit longer ??
 
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I stopped buying Canons after this model, in my opinion Canons worst sensor for noise (the 40D was better). Apart from the sensor though everything else was great.
 
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If you can get it for a good price then fair enough.
I don't recall having a issue with sensor noise with the one I owned but I do remember there was a lot of talk about it.
Don't discount the 40D as it was a cracking body and they are now dirt cheap, as proven by members here who still post great photos using one.
 
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I had a 50d for about 3 years. I was quite happy with it, the main issue for me was high iso lower light photography the noise was quite noticeable. The 50d was a nice step up from the 350d I had before it in all ways, I currently have an 80d which is a nice camera. I would really like to move to a 5dMk4 but don't have the funds.

What type of photos do you like to take? what is your budget?
 
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Bear in mind it's no longer supported by Canon, so if you have a problem with it then it will be toast, as will anything prior to that model (and some since).
I have one, my wife uses it after I upgraded to 5D3 and it's a great camera, resolution on a par with full frame, bit noisy perhaps (but can be used to great artistic effect if you like pointillism).
 
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Get a 40D - better IMO.
My 50D was a disappointment yet a friend's 40D worked like a dream and still does!
 
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Got an 80D for Sale that’s about to go to MPB.
 

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I'd go for a 40D as well.....probably cheaper and performs noticeably better than the 50D when the sun goes in.
 

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IMO the 40D was, in low noise sensor terms, the equal of the much later full frame 5D3 :)
I had a 40d twice and it was ok to 800 iso at a push. Looked bad at 1200+ iso
The 5D MK3 is ok to 3200 iso. 6400 looks a little rough.

The Nikon d7000 I had was a big leap forward over a 40d.
My first 3 cameras were a 550d, 40d and then the d7000.
 
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