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Canon EOS 500D / Rebel T1i/Kiss X3

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Channel5
8 November 2009
  • Summary: It's not cheap, but if you’re looking for an entry point to serious photography, the Canon Eos 500D is well worth the outlay.
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Overall 7
7.4

Expert Review

DP Review
7 November 2009
  • Summary: Canon's popular consumer model takes another step away from the 'entry-level' with an impressive spec sheet and consistently good performance across the board. It may struggle to really excel in any particular area, but it taken as a whole it's one of the strongest contenders in this category.
  • Pros: Good resolution and detailed output (but only very marginally better than 450D), Decent (but not 'best in class') high ISO JPEG performance, Extended ISO speed up to 12800 (not great quality but it's there for emergencies), Good quality HD video (but sound output does not match the image quality), Currently the cheapest 1080P video capable DSLR (albeit only at 20fps), Overall snappy and responsive performance, Very clear, high resolution 3.0 inch screen with anti-refl...
  • Cons: Visibly more noise in RAW files than some of the competition, Slightly less highlight range in JPGs than the competition, Relatively limited RAW headroom, channel clipping means color accuracy can often not be maintained when recovering clipped areas in RAW conversion, Metering has occasional tendencies to overexpose in very bright, contrasty conditions, Unreliable auto white balance and presets under artificial light, Still slightly plasticy appearance and surfaces, ...
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 9
9.0
Durability 9
9.0

Expert Review

LetsGoDigital
3 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Canon EOS 500D digital SLR camera It should not come as a surprise; the Canon EOS 500D will certainly offer you a positive shooting experience. The Canon 500D is backed up by a wealth of experience, thanks to the many generations that came before it, at which various innovative image solutions have passed by.
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Overall 8
7.5
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
7.5
Performance 8
7.5

Expert Review

ITP.net
18 August 2009
  • Summary: The EOS 500D is a great entry-level SLR that packs a strong image sensor and strong ISO capabilities. It’s also easy to work with and ultimately only stutters with a few minor issues.
  • Pros: Easy to work with, great ISO performance, high-resolution sensor for the price, 3-inch LCD is good to work with.
  • Cons: Noticeable jitter at highest video setting, no mic.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EOS 500D

ITP.net
17 August 2009
  • Excerpt: The EOS 500D is the latest addition to Canon’s entry-level SLR lineup and sits on top of the 450D but below the mid-range 50D SLR. The camera is also designed to compete against Nikon’s D5000.
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Overall 7
6.7
Performance 8
8.3

Canon EOS 500D performs well, but remains an expensive step up to HD video

PC Authority
9 November 2009
  • Summary: The Canon EOS 500D is capable of great results, but a wallet-draining way of getting HD video on a DSLR.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EOS 500D Review

electricpig.co.uk
8 July 2009
  • Summary: A fantastic camera, whichever way you look at it, and whatever your ability.
  • Pros: Easy to use, gorgeous screen and awesome video abilities.
  • Cons: Full HD video doesn't record at full speed.
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Overall 8
7.9

Canon EOS 500D

CNET
13 May 2009
  • Summary: The 500D is a very capable camera that is ideal for someone entering the world of digital SLRs. The inclusion of high-definition video adds even more appeal to the already good-looking package.
  • Pros: Nice and responsive to use, Superb LCD screen, Great photos, Kit lenses are mostly decent
  • Cons: Viewfinder is small, Video quality is not that impressive, Autofocus in movie mode is loud
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon EOS 500D review

Digital Arts
11 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Canon's EOS 500D slots in between the EOS 450D and the EOS 40D in the company's digital SLR line-up. It's by no means an entry-level digital SLR, but it's a pretty good option for anyone looking to make the leap from an advanced compact camera to a digital SLR that can also shoot video.
  • Pros: Excellent low-light performance (up to ISO 3200); can shoot video at 720p; produces soft and natural-looking colour tones .
  • Cons: ISO button in an uncomfortable position; Live View mode is not intuitive; LCD screen does not pop out; no external microphone jack.
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Overall 7
6.7
Value for money 5
5.0
Features 8
8.3
Performance 8
8.3
Picture quality 8
8.3

Canon EOS 500D

PC Pro
7 May 2009
  • Conclusion: Capable of great results, but a wallet-draining way of getting HD video on a DSLR.
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