Originally Posted by aydee
Hey, BS.. what the word on 50d? Is it a significant improvement on the 40d? Do you know?
New 15.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor with improved noise reduction, wide range ISO 100-3200 (H1: 6400, H2: 12800), 14-bit conversion for smooth color tones and gradations.
Next generation DIGIC 4 Image Processor for faster processing, 6.3 fps up to 90 JPEGS using UDMA CF cards; 60 consecutive JPEGS or 16 RAW using standard CF cards.
3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots/VGA) with multiple coatings for improved viewing and smudge-resistant protection.
Enhanced Live View shooting includes Face Detection Live mode.
9 cross-type high-precision sensors for accurate target subject acquisition and diagonal center cross-type AF point with f/2.8 and faster lenses.
New Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction setting to automatically even the brightness across the image.
Updated EOS Integrated Cleaning System with a fluorine coating for better resistance to dust.
Creative Auto goes a step beyond full auto with on screen setting display.
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) output for displaying full high-resolution images on a High Definition TV.
Compatible with over 60 Canon EF/EF-S lenses and most EOS System accessories.
Amazon has it for around $1100 body only which is about what I paid for the 40d.
They now sell the 40d for about $840 which is a pretty good deal. You'd have to do some in-depth comparisons to see if the 50d is worth the extra bucks.