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Canon EOS 500D Digital SLR Camera

Updated on December 28, 2009

Best Digital SLR Camera

The Canon EOS 500D Digital SLR camera is one of the best currently available DSLR cameras on the market!
The Canon EOS 500D Digital SLR camera is one of the best currently available DSLR cameras on the market!

Introduction to the Canon EOS 500D DSLR

In recent years the Digital SLR camera market has been flooded with new models, despite this only a select few have remained favorite in the DSLR market. The Canon EOS 500D DSLR is one of those. Not only does the 500D have an increased mega-pixel threshold, live shoot, and high definition video recording, but it also caters for beginners and experts alike, with a huge range of auto and manual shooting modes.

Just to clear up a slight bit of confusion, the Canon EOS 500D is known as the Canon EOS Rebel T1i in America, they are however basically the same camera, with the same functionality.

The Canon 500D really does have amazing functionality, and can be used professionally by yourself, and as a point and click camera for the more casual shots (Or when your partner wants to try it out) The Canon EOS 500D's automatic functions are now so well tuned for your basic sots you may find that it is easier to use automatic, even for a seasoned professional, and still have your shots coming out just as well.

For the experts however, you will still get your full range of functionallity to capture the perfect images, to sell or keep!


Canon EOS 500D Specifications

Whiel I will not provide the full list of Cannon EOS 500D specifications here, I will provide the specs which I think are most import, as well as some generic improvements whic I think are worth note!

First off the Canon 500D has a 15.1 megapixel CMOS sensor, capable of acpturing images with an ISO range of up to 12800! On top of it's picture taking capabilities it can take full HD 1080p movies at 20fps, or you can use the continuous shooting mode at 3.4 frames per second.

When you are taking photos with the Canon EOS 500D DSLR you can use the wide area nine point auto focus system to find the perfect picture, although this can easily be disabled for those wanting a more artistic image!

The Canon EOS 500D weighs a fairly standard 481 grams, not too heavy, although you may feel it after a few hours continuous shooting. It's size is also fairly normal at 128.8 (W) x 97.5 (H) x 61.9mm (D),

The exposure control on the 500D is everything you would expect and more, with flawless metering (EV 1 to 20) the Canon 500D also comes with some impressive ISO filtering options. The Auto focus can automatically adjust the ISO filter between 100-1600, which is also the manual range, however it can be expanded to 3200!

The shutter speed is variable between 30 seconds and 1/4000 of a second, more than enough for nearly any DSLR user, and it can be changed with 1/2 or 1/3 stop increments.

The white balance on the Canon EOD 500D is unfortunately standard. It has the usual Automatic mode, with daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, white, fluorescent, flash and customizable options. This seems fairly limited, however with the customizable options you should be able to find the exact look which you want for your picture!

To find out what you are shooting the LCD screen provides a huge amount of information, and will help you to keep track of your settings so you can get that perfect picture with the 500D.

One of the most interesting (and useful) improvement son the Canon EOS 500D DSLR was for me however it's faster loading time, significantly faster than some of it's predecessors. while this may not seem like a huge deal to the casual user, a faster start up time mixed with a top rated auto focus system, will help to make sure that you never miss your perfect shot!


Buy a Cheap Canon EOS 500D

The Canon EOS 500D is a great midrange camera, and even better, it has an incredibly low price for what it delivers!

Fortunately you can buy the Canon EOS 500D incredibly cheaply, you can find it Here in the UK, or Here in America! These come with a lense to get you started for some beautiful pictures right from the start!


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      6 years ago from Austin, Texas (From York, England!)

      Thanks :)

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      8 years ago from Colorado

      Good article and good information

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