An upgraded version of the Canon EOS 450D, the Canon EOS 500D comes with a better zoom lens and higher ISO sensitivity. To learn about its latest features, comparative price and technical specifications, read on.

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Canon EOS 500D Kit II (EF-S18-200)

Pictures taken at night times or during that of an overcast sky come out beautiful, especially when the flash is not used. To accomplish this, one can make three settings in a good DSLR – increase the opening of the lens (aperture), decrease the shutter speed or increase the ISO sensitivity reading so that the image sensor becomes more sensitive to light. Out of the three, the last one is the best bet, since it doesn’t affect the depth or the make the camera shake, like the others do. This is why the Canon EOS 500D will be extremely successful – this 15mp camera comes with an ISO rating that can be extended up to 12800 to suit lighting conditions.

Design and Functioning

Made tough with a body made of Magnesium alloy, the Canon EOS 500D comes across as a durable piece of equipment for professional photography. Much like its other cousins, this camera also comes with Auto Lighting Optimizer function, which serves to analyze the brightness of the photographic subject, and automatically adjust brightness and contrast discrepancies which may be present. Another feature that is particularly noteworthy is shooting speeds of up to 3.4 fps, with a maximum burst of up to 170 large pictures. Its ISO settings can be extended to a maximum of 12800 for shooting better pictures at night without altering either the aperture or the shutter speed. Very typically of DSLRs, this camera uses the CMOS sensor instead of the CCD – the former is known to consume less battery power and thus save power. It is compatible with the Compact Flash (CF) card for storage, as well as the SD/SDHC cards.

Canon EOS 500D Kit II (EF-S18-200) Price India
Price: Rs. 75,995.00Resolution: 15.10 MP

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Technical Specifications of Canon EOS 500D Kit II (EF-S18-200)
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
Effective Resolution(MP) 15.10
Dust Reduction System Yes
ViewfinderType LCD and Electronic View Finder
Size 3
MemoryCard Type SD 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 Yes
Red Eye Reduction NA
Histogram Yes
Colour Options Black
Warranty (Years) 1
Last Updated on : June 04, 2010

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