Canon EOS 500D Review

Overall Score

59

Main Features

  • 15 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentamirror) Viewfinder
  • 3 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 129 x 98 x 62 mm, 520g.
  • Price Category:
  • Replaced: EOS 450D
  • Replaced by: EOS 550D

I want (0) I have (0) I had (0)

Canon EOS 500D Overview


First introduced in June, 2009, Canon EOS 500D is a 15 MP DSLR with a APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Canon replaced the older Canon 450D with EOS 500D. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon 500D with Canon 450D

Canon replaced EOS 500D with Canon 550D. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon 500D with Canon 550D


Canon 500D comes with a 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 26.82 mm (1.05").

- Full Frame
- Canon EOS 500D

Sensor resolution of Canon 500D ~ 4743 x 3162 pixels.

Canon 500D has Crop Factor: 1.61

The sensor has a surface area of 332.3 mm².

There are approximate 14,997,366 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Canon 500D Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Canon EOS Rebel T8i Canon T8i 2020 24MP 100 - 25600 515g 131 x 103 x 76mm
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 Canon SL3 2019 24MP 100 - 25600 449g 122 x 93 x 70mm
Canon EOS 4000D Canon 4000D 2018 18MP 100 - 6400 436g 129 x 102 x 77mm
Canon EOS Rebel T7 Canon T7 2018 24MP 100 - 6400 475g 129 x 101 x 78mm
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 Canon SL2 2017 24MP 100 - 25600 453g 122 x 93 x 70mm

Proc and Cons of Canon 500D


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon EOS 500D with competitors in entry-level dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
RAW Support
3.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
520g Light Body
±2 AE Bracketing Range
Focus Bracketing
External Flash
AF Face Detection
920k dots Screen Resolution
1/4000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
9 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
No Environmental Sealing
Low Battery Life: 440 shots
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
Slow Continuous Shooting: 920 fps
Type Scores

Canon EOS 500D has an Overall Score of 59/100 and ranked #114 out of 205 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #338 out of 1201 in all cameras.

Canon 500D Scores
Imaging score
51
Features score
56
Value for money score
74
Portability score
81
Overall score
59
Average Scores in Entry-Level DSLR
Imaging Score
52
Features Score
59
Value For Money Score
75
Portability Score
79
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Canon 500D


Canon EOS 500D weighs 520g and has external dimensions of 129 x 98 x 62mm (5.08 x 3.86 x 2.44"). Considering that the average weight of Entry-Level DSLR cameras is 538g, Canon 500D is 18 grams less than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Canon 500D
520g
Average weight
538g
Min weight
365g
Max weight
690g

Thickness Comparison
Entry-Level DSLR Cameras


Canon 500D
62mm
Average Thickness
73mm
Min Thickness
53mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon EOS 500D with the dimensions:

Canon EOS 500D

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight EOS 500D Dimensions EOS 500D
Canon EOS 550D Canon 550D 530 g 520 g 129 x 98 x 62 mm 129 x 98 x 62 mm
Canon EOS 700D Canon 700D 580 g 520 g 133 x 100 x 79 mm 129 x 98 x 62 mm
Canon EOS 1200D Canon 1200D 480 g 520 g 130 x 100 x 78 mm 129 x 98 x 62 mm
Canon EOS 1100D Canon 1100D 495 g 520 g 130 x 100 x 78 mm 129 x 98 x 62 mm
Canon EOS 600D Canon 600D 570 g 520 g 133 x 100 x 80 mm 129 x 98 x 62 mm
Canon EOS 450D Canon 450D 524 g 520 g 129 x 98 x 62 mm 129 x 98 x 62 mm
Nikon D3200 Nikon D3200 505 g 520 g 125 x 96 x 77 mm 129 x 98 x 62 mm
Canon EOS 100D Canon 100D 407 g 520 g 117 x 91 x 69 mm 129 x 98 x 62 mm

Specifications of Canon EOS 500D


General
Brand Canon
Model EOS 500D
Announced June, 2009
Body Type Compact SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Canon EF/EF-S
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.6
Number of Lenses 321
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 920k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.55
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 9
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/4000 sec
Continuous Shooting 3.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 13.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±2 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Sensor Area 332.3 mm²
Sensor Resolution 15 MP
Max Image Resolution 4752 x 3168
Max Native ISO 3200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 12800
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS None
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 440 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model LP-E5
Physical
Weight 520 g
Physical Dimensions 129 x 98 x 62 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type SD/SDHC
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

Latest Entry-Level DSLR

Canon EOS Rebel T8i
Canon EOS Rebel T8i

24MP | APS-C CMOS | Canon EF/EF-S mount

Canon EOS Rebel SL3
Canon EOS Rebel SL3

24MP | APS-C CMOS | Canon EF/EF-S mount

Nikon D3500
Nikon D3500

24MP | APS-C CMOS | Nikon F mount

Canon EOS Rebel T7
Canon EOS Rebel T7

24MP | APS-C CMOS | Canon EF/EF-S mount

Canon EOS 4000D
Canon EOS 4000D

18MP | APS-C CMOS | Canon EF/EF-S mount

Canon EOS Rebel SL2
Canon EOS Rebel SL2

24MP | APS-C CMOS | Canon EF/EF-S mount

Canon EOS 77D
Canon EOS 77D

24MP | APS-C CMOS | Canon EF/EF-S mount

Canon EOS Rebel T7i
Canon EOS Rebel T7i

24MP | APS-C CMOS | Canon EF/EF-S mount

Nikon D5600
Nikon D5600

24MP | APS-C CMOS | Nikon F mount

Nikon D3400
Nikon D3400

24MP | APS-C CMOS | Nikon F mount

Latest DSLR

Canon EOS Rebel T8i
Canon EOS Rebel T8i

24MP | APS-C CMOS | Canon EF/EF-S mount

Nikon D6
Nikon D6

21MP | Full frame CMOS | Nikon F mount

Nikon D780
Nikon D780

25MP | Full frame BSI-CMOS | Nikon F mount

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III

20MP | Full frame CMOS | Canon EF mount

Canon EOS 90D
Canon EOS 90D

33MP | APS-C CMOS | Canon EF/EF-S mount

Canon EOS Rebel SL3
Canon EOS Rebel SL3

24MP | APS-C CMOS | Canon EF/EF-S mount

Nikon D3500
Nikon D3500

24MP | APS-C CMOS | Nikon F mount

Canon EOS Rebel T7
Canon EOS Rebel T7

24MP | APS-C CMOS | Canon EF/EF-S mount

Canon EOS 4000D
Canon EOS 4000D

18MP | APS-C CMOS | Canon EF/EF-S mount

Pentax K-1 Mark II
Pentax K-1 Mark II

36MP | Full frame CMOS | Pentax KAF4 mount