Canon has thrown off my schedule. I was looking ahead to Spring 2009 to upgrade my camera which is when I figured the 50D would be released. But now Canon’s gone and announced it for Photokina.
While I enjoy using the Rebel XTi I feel like it could be faster and more configurable. The 50D appears to deliver. The other difficulty I have with the XTi is that I get concerned using ISO 800 or higher even though I know 800 is very usable. Higher usable ISO means to me that I can have faster shutter speeds delivering similar image quality. Actually better quality since higher speeds means less camera shake.
I’m looking forward to the reviews of the 50D and seeing it in stores.