Magic Lantern Hack Enables Raw Video on Canon 50D

Canon 50D

Just when we thought the Magic Lantern madness couldn’t get any crazier, they go and enable raw video capture on the 5-year-old Canon 50D. By taking advantage of the 50D’s ability to push out a video feed from the sensor for live view, the Magic Lantern crew dug further to apply what they’ve learned from recent 5D Mark III and 5D Mark II experiments to draw raw video out of the 50D. [Read more…]


Canon 50D, Rebel XSi and Rebel XS Firmware Updates

Canon has released firmware updates for the 50D, Rebel XSi and Rebel XS DSLRs.

Canon 50D Firmware Version 1.0.6

Firmware Version 1.0.6 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.

  1. Supports the AF assist beam feature of the new flash, Speedlite 270 EX, which is scheduled to be released in April 2009.
  2. Changes the error indications that are displayed on the camera.
  3. Addresses the vertical banding noise phenomenon.

Click here to download Firmware Version 1.0.6 for the Canon 50D. [Read more…]

Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 50D White Paper

Canon has published a white paper for the 5D Mark II and 50D cameras.  (White Papers are comprehensive documents detailing system enhancements — and the technological developments behind them.)

It is available for download from Canon’s website.

For more info on these cameras, see Photography Bay’s Canon 50D Reviews and Resources and Canon 5D Mark II Reviews and Resources.