Canon EOS 500D (EOS Rebel T1i / EOS Kiss X3)

Announced Mar 25, 2009 •
15 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
Body type
Body type Compact SLR
Sensor
Max resolution 4752 x 3168 ?
Other resolutions 3456 x 2304, 2353 x 1568 ?
Image ratio w:h 3:2 ?
Effective pixels 15 megapixels ?
Sensor photo detectors 16 megapixels ?
Sensor size APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) ?
Sensor type CMOS ?
Processor Digic 4
Image
ISO Auto, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (6400-12800 with boost) ?
White balance presets 6 ?
Custom white balance Yes ?
Image stabilization No ?
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal ?
Optics & Focus
Autofocus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
?
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes ?
Number of focus points 9
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S
Focal length multiplier 1.6× ?
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed ?
Screen size 3 ?
Screen dots 920,000 ?
Touch screen No
Screen type TFT color LCD
Live view Yes ?
Viewfinder type Optical (pentamirror) ?
Viewfinder coverage 95% ?
Viewfinder magnification 0.87× ?
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec ?
Maximum shutter speed 1/4000 sec ?
Aperture priority Yes ?
Shutter priority Yes ?
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes Yes
Built-in flash Yes (Pop-up)
Flash range 13.00 m
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe, E-TTL II)
Flash modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
Continuous drive 3.4 fps ?
Self-timer Yes (2 sec or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) ?
AE Bracketing ±2 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis) ?
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (20 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Format H.264
Microphone Mono
Storage
Storage types SD/SDHC ?
Storage included None ?
Connectivity
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) ?
HDMI Yes (HDMI mini) ?
Wireless Eye-Fi Connected ?
Remote control Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
Physical
Environmentally sealed No
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion LP-E5 rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 440
Weight (inc. batteries) 520 g (1.15 lb / 18.34 oz)
Dimensions 129 x 98 x 62 mm (5.08 x 3.86 x 2.44)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (by USB cable and PC) ?
GPS None
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