Canon 50D weighs 822 g (1.81 lb / 29.00 oz) and has external dimensions of 146 x 108 x 74 mm (5.75 x 4.25 x 2.91″). Considering that the average weight of DSLR type cameras is 774g, its weight is about average in its class. With a thickness of 74mm, it also has an average thickness.
In order to give you a better idea about the real life size of Canon 50D, we have added an image of how it looks next to a credit card and an AA type battery.
Now lets compare the weight and thickness of Canon 50D with its main competitors:
Canon 50D has environmental sealings on its body which makes it a weather resistant camera, providing resistance against the water and dust getting in to the camera. If you like outdoors photography and want to be able to use your camera in extreme conditions, Canon 50D will serve you well. If you attach one of these Canon 50D weather Sealed lenses to your camera, you will have a great all weather kit.