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24.03.2005

Advantages:
Canon quality; range of lenses available; good features

Disadvantages:
Film  -  going the way of the dinosaur

Recommendable Yes:

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Picture Quality

Range & Quality of Features

Ease of Use

Overall Look & Design

Value for Money

ReliabilityExcellent

SizeAverage

WeightAverage

Compatibility with other Photographic EquipmentGood

DurabilityGood

Instruction ManualExcellent

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The 50E is an old fashioned Single Lens Reflex camera (that's look through the lens to you and me) which has been around for 5+ years now.

It is know as the Rebel in the US and other countries but is basically the same.

The camera would be an excellent budget buy for a beginner, or a good second hand buy for those wanting a cheaper option or second camera.

It can come with a range of lenses - depends on package/store.
I bought this with a 35-80mm Canon USM lens and later bought a 35-300mm Tamron lens to enable all shots from one lens.

Reliability
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Had this for years now with not a thing wrong. Excellent build despite plastic parts in some places.

Pictures
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Leave it on auto and 99% of all shots will be infocus and correctly exposed. It struggles with bright backgrounds on darker subjects so you have to learn to spot this and correct manually.

The pluses
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Small enough to be useable by men and woman - some SLRs are heavy and too big for small hands but not this one.

Features - good range of speeds up to 1/2000 and adjustments easily accessed from buttons on the rear of the case.
The jewel is the 3 spot eye focusing feature. Basically you can set it to focus where you look. Neat and it really works.
More modern Canons have 7 or 9 focusing spots but this is enough for any amateur.

Exposure control can be left on a very competent automatic, or set to a variety of modes for portrait, landscape and action.

The unit has a built in power wind which can take about a picture every 0.5 seconds, so action photos are easy.

Canon lenses can be interchanged onto the next Canon SLR you buy (film or digital).

The minuses
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Old tech now but should be reflected in the price. Best buy second hand.

Film - it suits me nicely with a portable digital camera along side it. The quality is better but still a hassle getting the films developed and printed.

Overall
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I cannot recommend Canon highly enough.
This camera was and is excellent.
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mrsatchmo 27.03.2005 13:22

I have always been impressed with Canon's products.

lazza123 24.03.2005 18:10

Good review, I like the old SLR's, I've got an EOS 300, and an A1!! Larry

mumsymary 24.03.2005 08:37

cannon are good cameras

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Manufacturer Canon
EAN 4960999123417, 4960999103372, 4960999123585, 4960999102146
Film Format 135mm
Compact / SLR SLR
Panorama without
DX Coding with, Yes
Exposure Regulation Program-Reflex, Program Reflex
Automatic Loading (APS) w/o autoload
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Mini Type no

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