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GENERAL
Model Canon EOS 50D Canon EOS 40D Canon EOS 60D
Release Date 2008-10-30 2007-10-24 2010-11-10
Camera Type Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR Mid-size SLR
Current Price $995.99 $1,099.00 $698.00
SENSOR COMPARISON
Sensor Resolution
15

Megapixel

10

Megapixel

18

Megapixel

Max Image Dimensions 4752 x 3168 3888 x 2592 5184 x 3456
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor Size APS-C APS-C APS-C
Sensor Dimensions 22.3 x 14.9 mm 22.2 x 14.8 mm 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Sensor Area
332mm2
328mm2
332mm2
Max ISO

3200

1600

6400

Min ISO

100

100

100

RAW Support
SHOOTING FEATURES COMPARISON
Model Canon EOS 50D Canon EOS 40D Canon EOS 60D
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec 1/8000 sec
Min Shutter Speed 30 sec 30 sec 30 sec
Continuous Shooting 6.3 fps 6.5 fps 5 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure
Exposure Compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Exposure Metering
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpot
  • MultiCenter-weightedSpotPartial
Auto Exposure Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) Yes 3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilizer No No No
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 13.00 m (ISO 100) 12.00 m (ISO 100) 13.00 m
Max Flash Sync 1/250s 1/250s 1/250s
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye Auto, On, Red-eye reduction, Off Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
External Flash
AE Bracketing
WB Bracketing
VIEWFINDER COMPARISON
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95% 95% 96%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.6 0.6 0.6
LCD DISPLAY COMPARISON
Display Type Fixed Type Fixed Type Fully Articulated
Technology TFT liquid-crystal color LCD n/a Clear View TFT color LCD
Screen Size
3"
3"
3"
Resolution 920k dots 230k dots 1,040k dots
Live View
Touch Screen
VIDEO COMPARISON
Model Canon EOS 50D Canon EOS 40D Canon EOS 60D
Video Resolution n/a n/a 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
Video File Format
  • H.264
Microphone Type None Mono
Speaker Type Mono
External Microphone Port
External Headphone Port
PHYSICAL SPECS COMPARISON
Weight 822 g 822 g 755 g
Dimensions 146 x 108 x 74 mm 146 x 108 x 74 mm 145 x 106 x 79 mm
Body Sealing Yes (Water and Dust resistant) Yes Yes (Water and Dust resistant)
BATTERY and STORAGE
Battery Type Battery Pack Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Life

800 Shots

800 Shots

1100 Shots

Storage Media Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA Compact Flash (Type I or II) SD/SDHC/SDXC
CONNECTIVITY COMPARISON
Wireless Connectivity None None Eye-Fi Connected
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
LENS COMPARISON
Model Canon EOS 50D Canon EOS 40D Canon EOS 60D
Lens Mount Canon EF/EF-S Canon EF/EF-S Canon EF/EF-S
Focal Range(35mm) No Lens No Lens No Lens
Focal Length Multiplier 1.6× 1.6x 1.6
Optical Zoom No Lens No Lens No Lens
Max Aperture No Lens No Lens No Lens
Macro Focus Range No Lens No Lens No Lens
Manual Focus
AUTOFOCUS COMPARISON
Number of Focus Points 9 9 9
Contrast Detection
Phase Detection
AF Modes
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Continuous
  • AF Single
  • AF Selective
  • AF Multi Area
  • AF Live View
  • Face Detection
Current Price $995.99 $1,099.00 $698.00