Even though the 10 megapixel 40D is only a year or so old, Canon has come out and improved the already popular shooter.

Boasting a 15.1 megapixel sensor (as opposed to the 10 megapixel on the 40D) the EOS 50D is a powerhouse among prosumer digital SLRs.

In addition to its extreme resolution, it’s capable of 6.3fps bursts of rapid shot photography for up to 60 shots, has an ISO speed of between 100 and 12800, supports HDMI connectivity to high definition screens and boasts new face detection technology that’s designed to ensure that faces remain in focus during photography.

Expect to pay around $1,700 for the body, with an EF-S 17-85mm lens adding around $600 to the package.