Canon EOS 50D vs Canon EOS Rebel

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 50D and Canon EOS Rebel. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 50D
Canon EOS Rebel

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS 50D were released 2008 and Canon EOS Rebel was released 2003. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 50D Canon 2008
Canon EOS Rebel Canon 2003

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "APSC") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Neither of the cameras have a Full frame sensor which means that you will get a "crop factor" where the cameras sensor size effect the focal length with a multiplier.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS 50D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Canon EOS Rebel 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS 50D has a 15,1 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS Rebel has 6,3 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS 50D 15,1 MP 15054336 4752 3168
Canon EOS Rebel 6,3 MP 6291456 3072 2048

Canon EOS 50D has a 139 % larger resolution than Canon EOS Rebel. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS 50D has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Rebel. Canon EOS 50D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Canon EOS Rebel has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 50D 100-12800
Canon EOS Rebel 100-1600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 50D
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Rebel

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 50D can shoot up to 6,3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS Rebel can shoot up to 2,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 50D 6,3
Canon EOS Rebel 2,5

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

Though, neither Canon EOS 50D or Canon EOS Rebel can shoot movies so if that is a functionality that you are really looking for you should look elsewhere.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Canon EOS 50D weighs 822 gr (equal to 1,81 lb) which is 27% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel and its 645 gr (or 1,42 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 50D 822 gr 1,81 lb
Canon EOS Rebel 645 gr 1,42 lb