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Canon EOS 850D DSLR Camera Body

Canon EOS 850D DSLR Camera Body

Product Code: 1010878B

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Tthe new Canon EOS 850D DSLR body which includes a 24.1MP APS-C sensor, 4K video, 45 all cross-type AF points and Dual Pixel AF. A Vari-Angle touchscreen captures any angle


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  • Lighting quick autofocus acquisition and tracking capabilities
  • Responsive new DIGIC 8 processor captures up to 7fps
  • Beautiful 4K video with built-in movie stabilisation
  • Easy connectivity through WiFi, Bluetooth and smart phone control
  • Detailed 24.1MP sensor with excellent low light capture
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Canon EOS 850D DSLR Camera Body summary

The new Canon EOS 850D arrives as the upgraded DSLR to the previous early 2017 800D model. This upgrade sees a sweeping range of improvements and enhancements with Canon delivering the latest technology across all of the camera body features. The 24.1MP APS-C sensor achieves new levels of detail, with improved clarity and even better low light performance. The processor has been upgraded to the latest DIGIC 8, which enables faster continuous shooting at 7fps along with improved autofocus and even more responsive performance. Focussing is efficiently handled by an updated algorithm for the 45 all cross-type AF points, allowing photographers to capture and track their subjects quickly and confidently.

Video content creators benefit from the addition of professional quality 4K movies at 30 frames per second, a welcome improvement over previous HD capabilities. The EOS 850D retains a fully articulated vari-angle screen, essential for anyone capturing difficult angles, selfie images or videos. In-camera 5-axis digital image stabilisation aids sharpness for both video and still images and supports compatible Canon EF lenses, of which there are countless models available. Photographers who require quick and easy sharing options can easily connect to WiFi directly from the camera body as well as through Bluetooth. This DSLR is powerful and lightweight enough to appeal to beginners as well as advanced enthusiasts who need a reliable APS-C body.

Canon EOS 850D DSLR Camera Body in detail

The new DIGIC 8 processor in the EOS 850D delivers Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF for truly precise and accurate focussing abilities. It also makes the camera more responsive than the previous model, which managed to impress even the most seasoned users. Photographers and videographers who wish to control the camera remotely can connect through their smart phones. This provides a host of creative opportunities from recording wildlife without disturbing animals, to capturing sports events from previously impossible angles. Portraits are easier to capture than ever with advanced iTR AF with face detection, ensuring your subject is kept sharp. The 850D also supports a wealth of accessories including Canon Speedlight flashguns, perfect for strobists and studio photography. Two kits are currently available for photographers who wish to combine a body and lens in one purchase, these are the EOS 850D and 18-135 lens kit and the EOS 850D with 18-55 kit. 

Native ISO is an impressive ISO 100-25600 which means anythang from landscapes and cityscapes to night and star photography is possible with this body. The ability to use either the clear bright viewfinder or touchscreen LCD allows users to control the camera in the way they wish, making for effortless and intuitive fun. Connecting with a smartphone opens up even more possibilities ensuring the EOS 850D will accompany photographers on any excursions. Battery life from the Canon LP-E17 is impressive with up to 800 shots on a siangle charge or just over 300 in live view mode.

Exposure Compensation: +/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB)

ISO Sensitivity: Auto (100-25600), 100-25600 ISO can be expanded to H: 51200

During Movie shooting: Auto (100-12800), 100-12800

Shutter: Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter

Speed: 30-1/4000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb

viewfinder: Pentamirror

Coverage: Approx. 95 %

Magnification: Approx. 0.87x

focusing Screen: Fixed (Translucent LCD screen for information overlay)

image Stabilisation: Optical image Stabiliser on compatible lens

Movie: In-camera 5-axis Digital IS available. Further stabilisation enhancements from lenses compatible with Dynamic IS

AF System/ Points: Via optical viewfinder: 45 cross-type AF points. (45 f/5.6 cross-type AF points, 27 f/8 points (9 cross-type), centre point is f/2.8 and f/5.6 dual cross-type)

Via live view on LCD screen: Maximum 143 AF points via camera automatic selection

LCD screen: Vari angle touchscreen 7.5 cm (3.0") 3:2 Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040 K sRGB dots 100% coverage

Flash Compatibility: E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless optical multi- flash support

Shooting modes: Scene Intelligent Auto (Stills and Movie), No Flash, Creative Auto, SCN(Portrait, Smooth Skin, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Group Photo, Night Portrait, Handheld Night Scene, HDR Backlight Control, Food, Kids, Candlelight), Creative filters, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Self Portrait

Continuous Shooting: Max. approx. 7fps via viewfinder. Max. approx 7.5fps via Live View

image Size: JPEG 3:2: (L) 6000 x 4000, (M) 3984 x 2656, (S1) 2976 x 1984, (S2) 2400x1600,

JPEG 4:3: (L) 5328x4000, (M) 3552x2664, (S1) 2656x1992, (S2) 2112x1600,

JPEG 16:9: (L) 6000x3368, (M) 3984x2240, (S1) 2976x1680, (S2) 2400x1344,

JPEG 1:1: (L) 4000x4000, (M) 2656x2656, (S1) 1984x1984, (S2) 1600x1600,

RAW: (RAW) 6000x4000

Movie Size: 3840 x 2160 (29.97, 25, 23.98 fps) inter-frame

1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50 fps) inter-frame

1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.98 fps) inter-frame

1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25) lite inter-frame

1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) inter-frame

Storage type: SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)


Sample Image

Camera: EOS 850D

Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

Focal length: 16mm

Shutter Speed: 1/1000th sec

Aperture: f/5.6

ISO: ISO 400


Sensor Type

APS-C Sized 22.3mm x 14.9 mm CMOS


24.1 MP

ISO range

ISO 100-25600

Focus points

45 all cross-type AF points

Continuous shooting

Max. approx. 7fps via viewfinder.

Max. approx 7.5fps via Live View

Video resolution

4K MOVIE at 25p

LCD Screen

Vari angle touchscreen 7.5 cm (3.0") 3:2 Clear View II TFT



Wireless connectivity

Wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g/n) BLUETOOTH®

Lens compatibility

Canon EF and EF-S lenses

Storage type

SD, SDHC, SDXC (UHS Speed Class 1 compatible)


Approx. 131.0 x 102.6 x 76.2mm


Approx. 515g (CIPA testing standard, including battery and memory card)

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Offer Product Type: Digital SLR Cameras
Model: Canon EOS 850D
AE Bracketing: N/A
Autofocus Modes: N/A
Articulated Screen: N/A
Aperture priority: Yes
Battery: N/A
Built-in flash: Yes
Battery Life (CIPA): 800
Camera CIPA image stabilization rating: N/A
Colour: N/A
Continuous drive (fps): 7.5
Custom white balance: Yes
Digital zoom: N/A
Effective pixels (megapixels): 24
Environmental Sealing: N/A
Exposure compensation: N/A
External flash: Yes
Flash range (metres): 4.00 m (Auto ISO)
Focal length (equiv.): N/A
Focal length multiplier: 1.60
Flash modes: N/A
HDMI Port: N/A
Headphone port: N/A
Height (mm): 103
Length (mm): N/A
Width (mm): 131
Weight (g): N/A
Weight (inc. batteries) (g): 515
Image ratio w:h: N/A
Camera Image stabilization: N/A
ISO: Auto, 100 - 25600 (expands to 51200)
JPEG quality levels: Fine, standard
Live view: Yes
Camera Lens mount: N/A
Manual exposure mode: Yes
Maximum shutter speed (electronic): N/A
Maximum ISO: 25600
Maximum ISO (boosted): 51200
Max resolution: N/A
Maximum shutter speed (seconds): N/A
Maximum aperture: N/A
Manual focus: Yes
Microphone: N/A
Microphone port: Yes
Camera Minimum focus distance (cm): N/A
Minimum ISO: 100
Minimum ISO (boosted): N/A
Minimum macro focus distance (cm): N/A
Minimum shutter speed (seconds): N/A
Metering modes: N/A
Number of focus points: 45
Number of white balance presets: 6
Optical zoom multiplier: N/A
Orientation sensor: Yes
Other resolutions: N/A
Processor: DIGIC 8
Remote control: N/A
Screen dots: 1040000
Screen size: N/A
Screen type: N/A
Self-timer: Yes
Shutter priority: Yes
Speaker: N/A
Sensor photo detectors (megapixels): 26.00
Sensor size: N/A
Sensor type: N/A
Storage types: N/A
Subject / scene modes: N/A
Timelapse recording: Yes
Touchscreen: Yes
Camera Type: N/A
Uncompressed format: N/A
Camera USB: N/A
USB charging: N/A
Viewfinder coverage: N/A
Viewfinder magnification: N/A
Viewfinder resolution: N/A
Viewfinder type: N/A
Video formats: N/A
Video Mode Categories: N/A
Video Modes: N/A
WB Bracketing: N/A
Wireless: N/A
Notes: N/A

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Our Verdict

There are excellent options available to beginner and advanced amateur DSLR users. The upgraded Canon EOS 850D adds a host of improvements which position it firmly in this mix of APS-C sized bodies. It retains a compact form at 515g as well as the fully articulated LCD which has proven to be extremely popular with Youtube creators. The addition of 4K video and improved lightning quick autofocus are appropriate technology to keep this camera extremely topical. Photographers who enjoy action, sports or any fast moving subjects will benefit from 7fps as well as Dual Pixel CMOS AF points. APS-C sized sensors get photographers closer to the action and Canon's sensor provides the equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens, especially appealing to wildlife enthusiasts.

With a new processor everything feels even more responsive than its' predecessor and a range of stabilisation modes for stills, video and supported lenses are all built into the body.  Battery life remains impressive for either photos or stills with up to 800 shots on a single charge. The ability to pair this camera with a smartphone offers a wealth of creative possibilities and sharing is quick with built in WiFi and Bluetooth. Photographers new to the Canon ecosystem will be astonished by the amount of EF lenses available, with both new and a host of used EF-mount lens options to choose from. Seasoned users will appreciate the continued DSLR upgrades which make Canon the force it is renowned to be.

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Our used products are subject to wear and tear in comparison to brand new products. This also applies to accessories that are supplied with the camera including batteries which may have a lower optimum performance level/life expectancy.

  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging and accessories. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order. Lenses are optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements and optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

*All of our used items are listed with the accesories that are included. If they are not listed then they will not be supplied at eh epoint of purchase.

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This product has been thoroughly tested by our team of photographers and we are happy to give a 6 month warranty as a result. The number of tests depends on the individual product but we are confident in this product having tested all the major functions. Anything that isn’t as you would expect, we then make a note of and show this in the condition notes on the page.

So you can be confident you are buying a great piece of kit that’s been looked after by a fellow photographer and seen many extraordinary sights, tested by our team of photographers and now looking forward to being set free to capture more great images!

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