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Canon EOS 500D Digital SLR Camera (incl. EF-S 18-55 mm IS Lens Kit)

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The only function missing is the ability to plug in an external microphone, but otherwise this appears fairly comprehensive. It was set at the maximum zoom of 250mm to give you some idea of the zoom effect compared to the smaller 18-55mm lens. In more contrasting light conditions it does have a tendency to overexpose slightly, and is therefore best to stop down by up to one stop before shooting.

Although for the time being the EOS 500D will sit alongside the 450D in the Canon DSLR line-up there is no doubt that sooner or later it will replace the older model and occupy the spot between the 1000D as and the EOS 50D on its own. We've taken a closer look at the image quality and dynamic range impact of the move to a Stacked CMOS global shutter sensor.On top of the regular creative shooting modes of Manual, Aperture priority (Av), Shutter priority (Tv), and Program (P), the Canon EOS 500D offers an aperture dependant mode (A-dep), which will highlight the area in focus using the AF points, and creative auto (CA). You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. This is an obvious attraction for compact camera users, who are familiar with holding the camera at arm's length and composing via the LCD screen. The Canon EOS 500D (also known as the Digital Rebel T1i) is a new mid-range digital SLR camera that features HD video capture. Moving from a compact to a SLR is quite a culture change, and I have wrecked lots of pictures through not really knowing what I am doing.

The 500D can record Full HD 1080p video as well as 720p and VGA quality footage, and is the second Canon DSLR to offer video recording after the professional 5D Mark II model.Once the EOS 500D is in the 'creative zone' users can adjust the ISO setting into one of eight positions from 100 to 12800, a versatile range that is more than adequate for virtually any lighting conditions. Thankfully Canon have chosen to supply it in printed format, rather than as a PDF on a CD, so you can also carry it with you.

Canon’s CMOS technology is one of the company’s key competitive advantages, with noise reduction circuitry at each pixel site delivering virtually noise-free images. The Canon 500D’s images appear very natural in tone and colour in standard mode – though there are options to boost the contrast in camera using one of the picture style modes, or fine-tuning. ICC (International Colour Consortium) profiles can be attached to TIFF or JPEG images when converted from RAW.

EXA-EOS Adapter ring for EXAKTA EXA Lens to canon eos 6d 7D 7dii 1dx 5D2 5d3 5d4 60D 80d 90d 600D 550D 50. The Canon EOS 500D offers both Raw and Jpeg files which share the same softness to them from the default settings – but once processed the results are crisp. This is the second Canon DSLR camera to shoot full 1080p HD quality video, following on from the pro-level Canon EOS 5D Mark II. This has resulted in a much crisper display that is very usable, even in bright conditions, thanks to new anti-glare coatings.

It's the fifth generation of Rebel and enters the market at a difficult time - in the midst of a global economic downturn and against the fiercest competition we've ever seen in the entry-level DSLR sector. We've provided some Canon RAW (CR2) samples for you to download (thumbnail images shown below are not 100% representative). Holding the camera is slightly awkward because the EOS 500D's comparatively small body size means that the grip isn't particularly deep and people with large hands (like me) may find that their little finger has nowhere to go. Handholding the EOS 500D and shooting video is very difficult, with the DSLR form factor not lending itself well to controlled shooting at arm's length.

Canon's system is obviously limited by which lenses you choose, but it does offer the slight advantage of showing the stabilising effect through the viewfinder. Canon has also developed an internal Dust Delete Data system, which can map the position of visible dust on the sensor. For RAW images the Canon EOS 500D is impressively just as quick, again with no discernible lockup between shots. Self-Cleaning Sensor Unit - A key element of minimising dust is preventing it from clinging to the front surface of the imaging sensor. As Canon has suggested by offering a standard ISO range of 100-3200, and the others as an expansion, these higher settings (6400 and 12800) are to be treated as a compromise.

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