The Canon EOS 500D digital SLR features a 15.1 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, making it ideal for large prints and giving you endless opportunities for creative cropping. With an improved ISO range of 100-3200 which is expandable up to 12800, the Canon EOS 500D produces excellent images even in extremely dim lighting, with a little help from the DIGIC 4 Processor. The additional video capabilities allow you to capture High Definition quality 720P Video, with at least a Class 4 SD Card, and a HDMI port to use for playback, making this digital SLR adaptable to every situation. Features of the Canon EOS 500D DSLR
Sharp 15.1 megapixel CMOS sensor
Shooting speed of 3.4 frames per second
9-point wide-area AF
Dust free images with the EOS Integrated Cleaning System
Vivid 3” ClearView LCD screen featuring Live View mode
Max 170 large JPEG images in a single burst
DIGIC IV processor
Full HD Movie Recording with HDMI connection for viewing and playback on an HDTV
Large and clear viewfinder
Absolute image control
Full compatibility with Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites, including the new Speedlite 270EX
Canon EOS 500D - HD Video Capture
The Canon EOS 500D has full HD 1080P video capture at 20fps (requires min class 6 SDHC) or 720P video at 30fps, which for better quality action movies (requires min class 4 SDHC), or VGA for longer video shoots. A built in HDMI connection allows easy and instant review of images and movie clips on any compatible HDTV.
Canon EOS 500D - Live View
The 3" Clear View LCD screen is the same screen as used on the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, featuring a 920,000 dot count for fantastic detail, accurate focus checks and clear access to the EOS menu system. In addition the Live View screen enables you to shoot from awkward angles and includes contrast based and Face Detection AF options. Live View is great in particular for those who are taking their first steps into digital SLR technology.
Canon EOS 500D - EOS Integrated Cleaning System
The in-built dust prevention system uses three methods to prevent imperfections from ruining your images:
Specialised materials reduce dust generation within the camera
A self-cleaning sensor unit shakes dust from the sensor each time the camera is turned on or off
Stubborn dust spots are mapped for easy removal in Digital Photo Professional (DPP)
Canon EOS 500D - DIGIC IV processor
The DIGIC IV processor on the Canon EOS 500D drives continuous shooting speeds of up to 3.4 fps in bursts of up to 170 JPEGs. Using Canon's 9-point wide area AF system which includes a central cross type point with a high precision sensor for f/2.8 or faster lenses - meaning you can capture the action right down to the split-second.
DIGIC IV works together with the CMOS sensor to deliver exceptional noise reduction and 14-bit image processing for smooth gradation of tones and natural-looking colours. In addition, DIGIC IV enables the fast start-up times and near-instant image review after shooting that so many photographers demand.
Canon EOS 500D - Compatibility
The EOS 500D is compatible with the entire range of EF/EF-S lenses and all EX Series Speedlite flash units.