Canon EOS 500D Features, Specifications and Price in India

Canon EOS series cameras are designed for DSLR users. There are different types of EOS cameras suited for every level of user. Canon EOS 500D is good for new DSLR users. If...
Canon EOS 500D

Canon EOS series cameras are designed for DSLR users. There are different types of EOS cameras suited for every level of user. Canon EOS 500D is good for new DSLR users. If you are planning to buy a DSLR camera, this one will be a good option for you.

Canon EOS 500D Key Features:

1. High Quality Images: EOS 500D is packed with 15.1 megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor for high resolution images. It comes with DIGIC 4 image processing software that maintain fine detail and capture real colors and photo looks original. Auto Lighting feature is a good option for new users but for experienced users there are four setting also – Standard, Low, Strong and Disable. You can capture HD video at 1920 x 1080 resolution for up to 4 GB per clip and then transfer it to computer or HD TV with its HDMI port.

2. Stress Free Shooting: EOS 500D starts working in 0.1 second and you can use LCD monitor for adjusting focus, composition and exposure. It can capture up to 3.4 frames per second with maximum burst of 170 shots – good for capturing amazing photos.

3. EOS Integrated Cleaning System: It minimize the effect of dust particle on images with it’s self cleaning sensor unit and dust delete function.

4. Easy to Use: 3-inch LCD monitor makes it easy to capture fine quality images for even a novice user and HDMI port makes it easy to view high-resolution images and videos on a HD TV.

5. Fine Focusing: Precision 9-point Auto Focus system provides high degree of focusing accuracy. You can change ISO settings to adjust camera’s sensitivity to light for best exposure. Canon EOS 500D comes with 4 metering modes – Evaluative, Partial, Centre-weighted average and Spot. There are 8 white balance settings – Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom

6. Wide range of Shooting Modes: There are 14 shooting modes for different shooting conditions.

  1. Full Auto
  2. Creative Auto
  3. Program AE
  4. Shutter-priority AE (Tv)
  5. Aperture-priority AE (Av)
  6. Manual
  7. A-DEP
  8. Portrait
  9. Landscape
  10. Close-up
  11. Sports
  12. Night Portrait
  13. Flash Off
  14. Movie

7. Picture Style: 6 image composition modes available for sharpness, contrast, color tone and saturation. These modes are;

  1. Standard – natural and sharp images
  2. Portrait – beautiful skin tones and clear image quality
  3. Landscape – good for capturing high and hills
  4. Neutral – Natual color reproduction, low sharpness and moderate expression
  5. Faithful – extremely accurate color reproduction in daylight
  6. Monochrome – black and white or sepia images

Price: It’s available in Indian market with a price tag of 38,000 Rs.

Complete Specifications:

Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
Recording medium SD and SDHC card
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
Lens Mount Canon EF mount
Image Sensor
Type CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels Approx. 15.10 megapixels
Image Sensor Size 22.3mm x 14.9mm
Aspect ratio 3:2
Dust deletion feature Auto, Manual, Dust Delete Data appending
Recording System
Recording format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image type JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original)

RAW + JPEG simultaneous recording possible


Recording pixels (1) Large: Approx. 15.10 megapixels (4752 x 3168)

(2) Medium: Approx. 8.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304)

(3) Small: Approx. 3.70 megapixels (2352 x 1568)

(4) RAW: Approx. 15.10 megapixels (4752 x 3168)

File numbering Consecutive numbering, auto reset and manual reset
Imaging Processor
Picture Style Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
White Balance Auto (AWB), daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, light, white fluorescent light, flash, custom (custom WB)
Noise Reduction Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots
Automatic Image Brightness Correction Auto Lighting Optimizer with Face Detection
Highlight Tone Priority Provided
Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Provided
Colour Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Type Eye-level pentamirror
Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95%
Magnification Approx. 0.87 x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint Approx. 19mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1m-1)
Built-in dioptric adjustment -3.0 – +1.0 m-1dpt
Focusing screen Fixed
Mirror Quick-return type
Depth-of-field preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Type TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
AF Points 9
AF Working Range EV -0.5 – 18 (at 23°C/73°F, ISO 100)
Focusing Modes One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing
AF-assist beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash

Effective range: Approx. 4.0m/13.1 ft. at center, approx 3.5m/11.5ft at periphery (with an EOS-dedicated Speedlite attached, the Speedlite’s AF-assist beam is emitted instead)

Exposure Control
Metering Modes TTL full aperture metering with 35-zone SPC

(1) Evaluative metering (linkable to all AF points)

(2) Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
(3) Spot metering (center, approx. 4% viewfinder)

(4) Center-weighted average metering

Metering range EV 1-20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control Program AE, shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, full auto (Program AE non-shiftable), Programmed Image Control Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash OFF), manual exposure (including bulb),
E-TTL II autoflash program AE (evaluative & average metering)
ISO Speed (Recommended exposure index) ISO 100-3200 (whole-stop increments), ISO expansion 6400, 12800.
* In Basic Zone modes, Auto ISO sets the ISO automatically within 100-1600*The minimum ISO speed when (highlight tone priority) is enabled will be ISO 200
Exposure compensation +/-3 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-half increments, Manual and AEB correction
AE lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds 1/4000 sec. to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)

X-sync at 1/200 sec.

Drive System
Drive modes Single, continuous, Self-time 10sec. Delay//Remote control, self-timer 2sec. delay, Self-timer 10sec delay + continuous shooting (2 to 10 shots)
Continuous shooting speed Max. approx. 3.4 shots/sec.
Max. burst JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 170 shots

RAW: Approx. 9 shots

Built in Flash
Type Auto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentamirror
Guide No. 13/43 (at ISO 100 meters/feet)
Recycle time Approx. 3 sec
Flash coverage 17mm focal length (equivalent to 27mm in 135 format)
Flash metering system E-TTL II autoflash (evaluative, average), FE lock
Live View Functions
Shooting modes Still photo shooting and movie shooting
Focusing Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Live mode, Live face detection mode (Contrast detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)
Metering modes Evaluating metering with the image sensor (still photos) / Center-weighted average metering (movies)
Metering range EV 0-20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
Movie MOV (Video: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)

Recording size: 1920 x 1080:20fps (Full HD), 1280 x 720:30fps and 640 x 480:30fps (SD)

Continuous movie shooting time: Full HD approx. 12 min.

SD approx. 24 min. Max file size: 4GB per clip

LCD Monitor
Type TFT colour liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size and Dots 3-in. with approx. 920,000 dots (VGA)
Coverage Approx. 100%
Brightness adjustment Manual (7 levels)
Interface languages 25
Image Playback
Image Display Formats Single, Single + Info (Image-recording quality, shooting information, histogram) 4-image index, 9-image index, image rotate possible
Zoom Magnification Approx. 1.5x – 10x
Image Browsing Methods Single image, jump by 10 or 100 images, jump by screen, by shooting date, by movie, by stills
Highlight Alert Overexposed highlights blink
Movie Playback Enabled (LCD monitor, video/audio OUT, HDMI OUT)
Built-in speaker
Direct Printing
Compatible printers PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images JPEG and RAW images
Print Ordering DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
Digital Terminal For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB) , audio/video output (NTSC/PAL)
HDMI Mini OUT Terminal Type C (Auto switching of resolution)
Remote Control Terminal Compatible with remote control via RS-60E3
Wireless Remote Control With Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5
Power Source
Battery Battery Pack LP-E5 (Qty.1)

*AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5

*With Battery Grip BG-E5 attached, 6 size-AA/LR6 batteries or 2 LP-E5 battery packs can be used

Battery Life (Based on CIPA testing standards) With viewfinder shooting:

At 23°C/73°F, approx. 500 shots. At 0°C/32°F, approx. 490 shots.

With Live View shooting:

At 23°C/73°F, approx. 190 shots. At 0°C/32°F, approx. 180 shots.

Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) 128.8 x 97.5 x 61.9 mm / 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4 in.
Weight Approx. 480g / 16.9oz. (body only)
Operating Environment
Working temperature range 0°C – 40°C / 32°F – 104°F
Working humidity 85% or less
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