03-24-2014 03:02 PM
Canon themselves might be able to tell you. Send them an email directly.
Canon techs do drop in here on the forum occasionally. But mostly it's just folks who shoot with Canon gear, who are active here. So if you want a more precise answer, I'd suggest contacting them directly via email.
You can get at least the date that camera models were introduced off the Canon Museum website.
Compact Digital: http://www.canon.com/camera-museum/camera/dcc/chrono_1995-2000.html
If you know the model that replaced any particular camera (such as that a 50D replaced 40D, and a 60D replaced 50D, etc.) you also can estimate the end date of a particular model at the museum website. That would give you at least a range of dates to work with.
03-25-2014 09:31 AM
Thanks, I tried Canon but no response yet. Cool to see the Canon History site.
Also do you know anything on the firmware updates for Canon 50d's. I have two I picked up that are used. One is a 1.0.3 the other is a 1.0.7 Is it worth it to upgrade the formware?
03-25-2014 10:58 AM
I think it's usually worthwhile to update firmware to the latest version, tho sometimes the "fixes" in it are pretty minor.
Even tho I've got 50Ds, I don't recall the details of firmware updates. The current version for the camera is 1.09, so both yours are a bit out of date.
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