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Canon EOS 500D review

An entry-level DSLR with 15MP, a semi-pro feature set and an HD Movie Mode? Can Canon's new 500D live up to expectations?

By  from Digital Camera Issue 187
Product Type
Digital SLR Camera
Battery Size Supported
Proprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution
15.1 Megapixel
Wide Angle
No
PictBridge
Yes
Product Family
EOS
Brand Name
Canon
Screen Size
7.6 cm (3")
Video Formats
QuickTime MOV
Viewfinder Type
SLR
Weight (Approximate)
480 g
Maximum Image Resolution
4272 x 2848
Maximum Frame Rate
30 fps
Number of Batteries Supported
1
Display Screen Type
LCD
Total Camera Resolution
15.5 Megapixel
HDMI
Yes
Camera Assembly
Body Only
HD Movie Mode
Yes
Memory Card Supported
Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) Card
Height
97.5 mm
Width
128.8 mm
Depth
61.9 mm
Autofocus Points
9
Image Formats
JPEG, RAW
Flash Modes
Auto Flash, Flash OFF, Flash ON, Red-eye Reduction
Focus Modes
Auto, Manual
Manufacturer
Canon, Inc
Product Model
500D
Product Name
EOS 500D Digital SLR Camera
Product Line
EOS
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Manufacturer Part Number
3820B001AA
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

With the EOS 500D, every side of your story comes alive. Capture every detail in stunning 15.1 Megapixel resolution, or switch to shooting pin-sharp Full High Definition video.

Package Contents
  • EOS 500D Digital SLR Camera
  • Software CD
Display Resolution
920000 Pixel
Limited Warranty
1 Year

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