Canon EOS 500D Review (EOS Rebel T1i)

Full specification for Canon EOS 500D

Sensor 15.1MP effective CMOS sensor 22.3x14.9mm
Output Size 4752 x 3168
Focal Length Mag Approx. 1.6x
Lens Mount Canon EF (including EF-S)
File Format JPEG, Raw, Raw+JPEG
Compression 2-stage JPEG, 1-stage Raw
ISO Auto, 100-3200 (expanded to ISO 6400 or 12,800)
Shutter Speeds 1/4000-30sec, bulb
Drive Mode Single, Continuous, Self-timer (2sec, 10sec, delay)
Viewfinder Type Eye-level pentaprism
Field of View approx 95%
LCD 3in TFT, approx. 920k dots
Live Mode Yes
Built-in Image Stabilisation No (lens based)
Dust Reduction Yes
Focusing Modes One-shot AF, A1 Servo AF, A1 Focus AF, Manual
Exposure Modes A-Dep, M, Av, Tv, P, CA, Auto, 6 scene modes, movie
Metering System 35-zone TTL (evaluative, partial, spot, centre-weighted)
Exposure Comp +/-2stops in 1/3 or 1?2 EV
Colour Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
White Balance Auto, 6 presets, custom
White Balance Bracket Yes
Colour Temp Control No
DoF Prview Yes
Built-in Flash Yes, GN 13 m @ ISO 100
Max Flash Sync 1/200th/sec
PC Socket No
Cable Release Yes
Memory Card SD, SDHC
Power LP-E5 li-ion
Connectivity High speed USB, HDMI mini
Dimensions 128.8 x 97.5 x 61.9mm
Weight 480g (without card or battery)
AF Points 9-point TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection

Manufacturer website: Canon

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Design 18/20
Image Quality 18/20
Performance 18/20
Value 17/20
Features 19/20
Overall Score 90%