The reviewer starts by explaining their dislike for Canon as a company due to their lack of push in the mirrorless market. However, they acknowledge that Canon's products are fantastic and have had positive experiences with them in the past. The reviewer then introduces the Canon 50d with the 55-250 lens, which they purchased secondhand for a budget-friendly price. They mention that the lens is not particularly sharp and the autofocus is slow, but for the price, it is a good buy. Moving on to the camera, they describe its specs, including a 15-megapixel CMOS sensor and a usable ISO range up to 3200. They highlight the weather sealing, magnesium alloy body, and excellent grip of the camera. The reviewer praises the buttons and dials, noting their functionality and ease of use. They mention the lack of video capability, although it can be achieved with a third-party software called Magic Lantern. They also discuss the screen, viewfinder, and various shooting modes available on the camera. The reviewer emphasizes that the camera works well for sports photography and is a good option for someone starting out in that genre. They express enthusiasm for the camera and mention their plans to review the Canon 7d in the future. Finally, the reviewer mentions that the sharpness of the photos may be attributed to the lens and that they plan to use a different lens for a follow-up review. Overall, they give a positive review of the Canon 50d and recommend it as a budget-friendly option.