Canon Might be in Trouble

Canon has mistakenly released the specs of their yet-to-be-announced 50D.

  • 15.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
  • DIGIC 4
  • 1.6x crop
  • Dust Reduction
  • Auto Brightness Processing
  • 95% viewfinder .97 magnification
  • 9 point af (All Cross Type)
  • 35 meter area equipped with high-precision sensors
  • AF Fine Tuning
  • ISO 100-12800
  • 6.3 fps (high speed) 3fps (low speed)
  • Buffer: 16 RAW - 60 JPG - 10 RAW+JPG
  • 920,000 points VGA 3.0-inch LCD monitor
  • 100,000 cycle shutter
  • Rugged magnesium alloy body

Canon 50D Info Leaked - REAL SPECS! - Digital Camera Reviews, News and Resources | Photography Bay

As presumably the successor to the aged 5D, the 50D has a lot to live up to with new competition from the Nikon D700. Unfortunately for Canon, it looks like Nikon's got them beat in everything buy megapixels (Canon: 15mp, Nikon: 12mp), fps (Canon: 6.3 fps, Nikon 5-8 fps), and body material (Canon: metal alloy, Nikon: polycarbonate). Nikon's still going to run the table with their higher ISO, faster auto-focus, and more fps (with vertical grip).