Canon announced today the launch of its 15.1 Megapixel DSLR, the EOS 500D.
The camera is more lightweight and compact than previous models, and is an entry-level DSLR, but still houses some high-end technology.
The pick of the tech is the ability to shoot Full HD video, something that was first debuted back in September with the EOS 5D Mark II.
Sensor-wise, the 500D packs a 15.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS into its frame, which has an ISO sensitivity of 3200 (expandable to 12800).
As you can shoot 1080p video, there's an HDMI connection on-board, so you can plug the camera straight into an HDTV and show off your videomaking wares.
On the chassis is a 3.0-inch Clear View LCD screen, which uses Live View, and there's some newbie-friendly features on board, including autofocus and face detection.
The EOS 500D (body only) is available from early May 2009 priced at £869.99.
If you want to buy the camera with a lens, then Canon has bundled EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS into the mix for £969.99, or an EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens for £1399.99.
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