A step up from the successful 450D, the Canon EOS 500D can capture movie in high definition (HD). Listed below are its technical specifications, latest features and price.

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Canon EOS 500D

When a certain model of camera has become immensely popular in the market and sells like hot cakes, the manufacturers often wonder as to what to include in the upgraded versions of the same camera. What would make an already popular camera sell better? The answer to this question lies in the way the general public sees a digital camera – what do the masses expect out of a digital camera? Since many of them do not know much about the nitty-gritty and the technicalities of photography, they would be more enticed by a digital camera’s auto focus settings as well as its movie making capabilities. This is where the Canon EOS 500D goes ahead of the immensely popular 450D – this 15.1 mp camera includes video capturing in high definition.

Design and Functioning

Virtually identical to its predecessor, the EOS 450D, the Canon EOS 500D comes with the only notable additions of an HDMI connection, speaker and microphone holes and a shiny silver mode dial. Another important feature in the 500D is the 'creative zone' mode, which allows the users to adjust the ISO setting into one of eight positions from 100 to 12800. There are seven preset, auto and custom white balance options, and Canon have included a Spot mode, covering 4% of the viewfinder, along with the other three metering modes, which is a very useful addition for more experienced photographers. By offering video capture in a DSLR, Canon has made it possible for filmmakers to play with depth of field the way they never could, taking advantage of the relatively big APS-C image sensor and the wide assortment of Canon lenses. This camera is compatible with SD/SDHC cards.

Canon EOS 500D Canon EOS 500D digital camera

Canon EOS 500D Price India
Price: Rs. 38,395.00Resolution: 15.10 MP

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Technical Specifications of Canon EOS 500D
OverviewCamera type Compact Digital Camera
Battery (Type) Battery Pack LP-E5 (Qty.1)
Battery Life (Hours) 180
DimensionsWidth (mm) 129
Depth (mm) 62
Height (mm) 98
Weight 480
LensFocal Length(mm) 17
Shutter Speed (seconds) 1/4000
ISO rating ISO 100-3200
Interchangeability NA
Compatible Lenses Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
Lens Mount Canon EF mount
Brand EOS
Image SensorType CMOS sensor
Size(inches) 22.3 x 14.9
Total Resolution(MP) 15.10
Effective Resolution(MP) 15.10
Dust Reduction System Yes
ViewfinderType LCD and Electronic View Finder
Size 3
MemoryCard Type SDHC Memory Card
ZoomOptical Zoom Approx. 1.5x - 10x
Light MeteringMulti Metering NA
Center Weighted Metering Yes
Spot Metering Yes
ImagingExposure Compensation Manual
Aperture Automatic
White Balance Automatic
Focus Automatic
Image Stabilization Automatic
Shooting Modes Still photo shooting and movie shooting
Built in Flash Automatic
External flash support Automatic
InterfaceWiFi NA
Bluetooth NA
Picbridge Yes
Hdmi Yes
Primary FeaturesAuto Bracketing Yes
Self Timer 10.00
Face Detection Yes
Af Assist Lamp Yes
Movie Mode NA
Red Eye Reduction NA
Histogram Yes
Colour Options Black
Warranty (Years) 3
Last Updated on : August 18, 2010

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