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Canon EOS 500D

Info

Announced: 25 Mar 2009
Price: MYR 1999
Discontinued

Overview

Frequently Used Products

Canon EF 50mm f/2.5 Compact Macro 

Format: Full-Frame

Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS 

Format: Crop

Discontinued

Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS 

Format: Crop

Announced: 1 Nov 2007

Discontinued

Sigma 18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM 

Format: Crop

Discontinued

Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di-II VC LD Aspherical (IF)  

Format: Crop

Announced: 1 Sep 2009

Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 DC Macro OS HSM 

Format: Crop

Discontinued

Sigma 24mm f/1.8 EX DG Aspherical Macro 

Format: Full-Frame

Discontinued

Tamron AF 18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD 

Format: Crop

Announced: 9 Dec 2010

Photos

Macro

F 100 mm A f/5.6 S 1/640 I 1600
F 100 mm A f/8.0 S 1/200 I 800
F 100 mm A f/8.0 S 1/320 I 800
F 100 mm A f/8.0 S 1/500 I 400

Article

Canon EOS 500D

A Canon-developed CMOS sensor with 15.1 megapixels, DiG!C 4 Image Processor and ISO speeds expandable to 12800 combine to deliver outstanding images with low noise and natural colour reproduction. Offering key features such as full HD movie recording, automatic image correction tools (Auto Lighting Optimizer and Peripheral illumination correction), with Live View stills and movies with Live Face Detection).

Reviews

Canon 500D review by KenRockwell

What makes the T1i (and 5D Mark II) so good are how far improved their ergonomics are over earlier Canon DSLRs. Now it’s easy to just shoot, where previous Canon DSLRs were always a pain in the neck, at least for me. The operation of the T1i is extremely well thought out.

Canon 500D review by DPReview

The EOS 500D is the latest incarnation of a highly successful line of cameras and although the ‘entry level’ market segment is these days much more crowded than it used to be, we would be very surprised if the new model would not sell like hotcakes.

All the major manufacturers cram more and more new features into their ‘budget’ offerings but the EOS 500D is arguably the currently best specced camera in the segment, which lifts it some distance above pure ‘entry level’ territory. It comes with the highest resolution sensor (15.1 effective megapixels) in its class, an excellent 3.0 inch high resolution screen, extended sensitivity up to ISO 12800 and the arguably for many users most attractive new feature, a movie mode that records 1080P/20fps or 720P/30fps High Definition video footage.

Canon 500D review by Imaging Resource

Canon’s consumer SLR line has a new flagship: the 15.1-megapixel Canon EOS Rebel T1i. Once again, we see a new SLR from Canon in less than 18 months from the last in a given line. It’s actually only eight months since the XS was announced, and about 14 since the XSi; either way you look at it, competition has shortened product cycles in the digital SLR space.

Canon 500D review by WhatDigitalCamera.com

Though initially this camera may seem like only a slight progression in the range, it offers far more than is expected. Everything about this model feels more refined, and the overall handling and performance is close to flawless.

Canon 500D review by photographyblog.com

Improvements to the Canon EOS 500D / Digital Rebel T1i still image quality are much more successful, offering an amazing combination of high-resolution images with low-light performance. The new 15 megapixel CMOS sensor and expanded ISO range thankfully haven’t compromised image quality in any way, quite the opposite in fact. There’s virtually no visible noise at all from ISO 100 all the way up to ISO 1600, with even the three faster settings of 3200-12800 producing perfectly usable images. Quite amazing for this class of camera. Equally worth of praise is the new 920,000 dot LCD screen, which really brings your images alive and is great for showing them off to friends and family.

Head-2-Head Review: Canon EOS Rebel T1i vs. Nikon D5000

In a lot of ways, the D5000 and the T1i represent Nikon and Canon at the top of their games. It’s easy to build a high-end product that you can toss everything into, with the mission to put together the best possible performance. When you are trying to keep the price under control, though, and in the case of these cameras, we’re talking less than $1000 with a lens, it challenges the designers to put together not necessarily the absolute best, but the most workable for the money. Both of these cameras are showpieces of great design. There are, however, significant differences in philosophy and priority that show up, and define the two DSLRs.

Malaysia Prices

Date Store Price (MYR) Warranty Note
11 Jun 2011 DY Divine Sdn. Bhd. 1999 Official EF-S 18-55mm IS kit
15 Mar 2011 Canon Malaysia 2288 Official New RRP
15 Mar 2011 Canon Malaysia 3388 Official EF-S 18-200mm IS kit (New RRP)
15 Mar 2011 Canon Malaysia 2488 Official EF-S 18-55mm IS kit (New RRP)
29 Jan 2011 DY Divine Sdn. Bhd. 1839 Official