Canon EOS-500D announced


Canon finally releases a camera body to go against the Nikon D90. The just announced Canon EOS–500D is an entry–level (or upper entry–level if you’d prefer) camera that has a 15 megapixel sensor that goes up to ISO 12800 with expansion, and more importantly records HD 1080P video. Just like the Canon EOS–5D Mark II, the 1080P video on the 500D beats the 720P resolution on the Nikon D90. Here’s more on the 500D:

  • 15.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Full HD movie recording with HDMI connection for viewing and playback on an HDTV
  • ISO 100-3200 (expandable to 12800)
  • 3.4 frames per second continuous shooting
  • Max. 170 large JPEG images in a single burst
  • 3.0” ClearView LCD with Live View mode
  • 9-point wide area AF with cross type centre point
  • High speed DIGIC 4 performance and superb image quality
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • Full compatibility with Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites, including new Speedlite 270EX, TS-E 17mm f/4L and TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II

As it looks now, the 500D seems to be a better camera compared to the Canon EOS–50D. They’re very much the same but with the addition of HD video, this is the camera that will make people consider a Canon.