|Canon EOS 500D SLR camera review : In a slight up-tempo, Canon has introduced a new digital SLR, the Canon EOS 500D. At this time, the Canon 500D is ranked in between several existing EOS cameras such as the 1000D / 450D and the EOS 50D. This is already the sixth generation EOS digital SLR camera since the EOS 300D was introduced in 2003. In the meantime, a lot has been improved and renewed, and looking back, it is impressive to see how much has changed in a short period of time, which has certainly added to the image quality.
Canon 500D DSLR with high-quality technologies
High-quality techniques, initially introduced in professional Canon EOS cameras, are quickly being integrated in the semi-pro and even the entry-level DSLR cameras. This happens at an impressive speed, but is undoubtedly also needed to retain the brand’s leading position. Especially considering the fierce competition and the heavy impact of the worldwide economical crisis. The Canon EOS 500D is not so fortunate as far as economical times are concerned, yet is packed with technological highlights.
15.1 Megapixel Canon EOS 500D digital SLR
The Canon EOS 500D is the first entry-level DSLR featuring 15.1 Megapixels of image resolution, which puts the camera ahead of the 450D (12 MP) and in pace with the 50D DSLR. In addition, the Canon 500D is equipped with a powerful DIGIC IV processor, and it is Canon's first entry-level digital SLR with an onboard 1080p HD video capture function. Whereas the LCD monitor of the 450D was already considered very large, measuring in at 3 inch, the same-sized monitor of the Canon EOS 500D now features a luxurious 920,000 dots (VGA quality). These features are only a few of the many improvements the EOS 500D has undergone compared to the 450D.
Canon EOS 500D review including a DIWA Labs test
Plenty of ingredients to put some time and effort into a new DSLR review. The Canon EOS 500D comes as a kit, among others, with the new 18-200mm IS lens. The Canon EOS 500D including the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens has been extensively technically tested in the DIWA lab, and at the same time a similar sample was tested in practice. Both results are combined in order to obtain a balanced verdict. Our findings can be read in the following Canon EOS 500D review.
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"Although the Canon 500D is quite similar to the 450D, in particular when it comes to its housing, the technical specifications lean towards the semi-pro EOS 50D, which certainly isn't the least among DSLR cameras. The Canon 500D test photos were taken in Purmerend and Hoofddorp, the Netherlands."
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