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Canon EOS 500D (Digital Rebel T1i) specifications


 
List price (US)

• Body only: $799
• Kit: $899 (with 18-55 mm IS lens)

List price (EU)

• Body only: €799
• Kit: €899 (with 18-55 mm IS lens)
• Kit: €1299 (with 18-200 mm IS lens)

List price (UK)

• Body only: £869.99
• Kit: £969.99 (with 18-55 mm IS lens)
• Kit: £1399.99 (with 18-200 mm IS lens)

International naming * • US: Canon Rebel Digital T1i
• Japan: Canon EOS Kiss Digital X3
• Elsewhere: Canon EOS 500D
Body material Plastic (Stainless Steel chassis)
Sensor * • 15.1 million effective pixels
• 15.5 million total pixels
• 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor
• RGB Color Filter Array
• Built-in low-pass filter with self cleaning unit
• 3:2 aspect ratio
Dust reduction • Low-pass filter vibration at power-on (can be interrupted)
• Anti-static coating on sensor surfaces
• Software based dust-removal (camera maps dust, removed later)
Image sizes * • 4752 x 3168
• 3456 x 2304
• 2353 x 1568
Still image formats • RAW (.CR2 14-bit *)
• RAW (.CR2 14-bit *) + JPEG Large/Fine
• JPEG (EXIF 2.21) - Fine, Normal
Movie recording * • 1920 x 1080 (1080P, 16:9) @ 20 fps
• 1280 x 720 (720P, 16:9) @ 30 fps
• 640 x 480 (4:3) @ 30 fps
• Quicktime MOV format (H.264 video,linear PCM audio)
• Up to 29 min 59 sec (or max file size 4 GB)
Image processor * DIGIC 4
Lenses • Canon EF / EF-S lens mount
• 1.6x field of view crop
Focus modes • Auto Focus
• Manual Focus (switch on lens)
Auto Focus

• 9-point CMOS sensor
• F5.6 cross-type at center, extra sensitivity at F2.8
• AF working range: -0.5 to 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)
• Predictive AF up to 10 m

AF modes • AI Focus
• One Shot
• AI Servo
AF point selection • Auto
• Manual
AF assist Flash strobe
Shooting modes • Auto
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Close-up
• Sports
• Night portrait
• Flash off
• Movie *
• Program AE (P)
• Shutter priority AE (Tv)
• Aperture priority AE (Av)
• Manual (M)
• Auto depth-of-field
Metering • TTL 35-zone SPC
• Metering range: EV 1.0 - 20 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100, 50 mm F1.4)
Metering modes • Evaluative 35-zone (linked to AF points)
• Partial 9% at center
• Spot 4% at center
• Center-weighted average
AE Lock AE lock button
AE Bracketing • +/- 2.0 EV
• 0.5 or 0.3 EV increments
Exposure compen.

• +/- 2.0 EV
• 0.5 or 0.3 EV increments

Sensitivity

• Auto (100 - 1600 *)
• ISO 100
• ISO 200
• ISO 400
• ISO 800
• ISO 1600
• ISO 3200 *
• H1 expansion (ISO 6400 equiv.) *
• H2 expansion (ISO 12800 equiv.) *
• Highlight tone priority

Shutter • Focal-plane shutter
• 30 - 1/4000 sec (0.5 or 0.3 EV steps)
• Flash X-Sync: 1/200 sec
• Bulb
Aperture values • F1.0 - F91 (0.3 EV steps)
• Actual aperture range depends on lens used
White balance  • Auto
 • Daylight
 • Shade
 • Cloudy
 • Tungsten
 • Fluorescent
 • Flash
 • Custom
WB Bracketing • +/-3 levels
• 3 images
• Selectable Blue/Amber or Magenta/Green bias
WB fine-tuning • Blue (-9) to Amber (+9)
• Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Picture style • Standard
• Portrait
• Landscape
• Neutral
• Faithful
• Monochrome
• User 1
• User 2
• User 3
Custom image parameters • Sharpness: 0 to 7
• Contrast: -4 to +4
• Saturation: -4 to +4
• Color tone: -4 to +4
• B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, G
• B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G
Image processing • Highlight Tone Priority
• Auto Lighting Optimizer (Basic and Creative modes) *
• Long exposure noise reduction
• High ISO speed noise reduction *
• Peripheral illumination correction *
Drive modes • Single
• Continuous: 3.4 fps up to 170 JPEG / 9 RAW frames *
• Self-timer 10 secs (2 sec with mirror lock-up)
• Self-timer continuous
Mirror lockup Yes (custom function)
Viewfinder • Pentamirror
• 95% frame coverage
• Magnification: 0.87x (-1 diopter with 50 mm lens at infinity)
• Eyepoint: 19 mm
• Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
• Fixed precision matte
• Proximity sensor disables LCD shooting mode information
Viewfinder info • AF information (AF points focus confirmation light)
• Shutter speed
• Aperture value
• ISO speed (always displayed)
• AE lock
• Exposure level/compensation
• Spot metering circle
• Exposure warning
• AEB
• Flash ready
• High-speed sync
• FE lock
• Flash exposure compensation
• Red-eye reduction light
• White balance correction
• SD card information
• Monochrome shooting
• Maximum burst
• Highlight tone priority *
DOF preview Yes, button
LCD monitor * • 3.0" TFT LCD
• 920,000 pixels
• Wide viewing angle (170° horizontal and vertical)
• Dual anti-reflection, anti-smudge
• 7 brightness levels
• Up to 10x zoom playback
LCD Live view

• Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
• 100% frame coverage (30 fps display rate)
• Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor
• Best view or exposure simulation
• Grid optional (thirds)
• Magnify optional (5x or 10x at AF point)
• Optional Auto-focus with mirror-down / mirror-up sequence
• Optional Face Detect *
• Two modes; normal and quieter
• Remote live view using EOS Utility (via USB or WiFi/Ethernet using WFT)
• Manual focus only

Record review • Uses last play mode
• Magnification possible
• 2 / 4 / 8 sec / Hold
Flash • Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
• Guide number approx 13
• Modes: Auto, Manual Flash On/ Off, Red-Eye Reduction
• X-Sync: 1/200 sec
• Flash exposure compensation: +/-2.0 EV (0.3 or 0.5 EV steps)
• Coverage up to 17 mm focal length (27 mm FOV equiv.)
External flash • E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
• Hot-shoe
Other features • Orientation sensor
• Automatically writes FAT16/FAT32 depending on capacity
Auto rotation • On (playback uses orientation data in file header)
• Off
Playback mode • Single image
• Single image with info (histogram brightness / RGB )
• Magnified view (1.5 - 10x in 15 steps, browsable)
• 4 and 9 image index
• Auto play
• Image rotation
• Jump (by 10, 100 or date)
Custom functions * 13 custom functions with 39 settings
Menu languages *

• English
• German
• French
• Dutch
• Danish
• Portuguese
• Finnish
• Italian
• Norwegian
• Swedish
• Spanish
• Greek
• Russian
• Polish
• Czech
• Hungarian
• Romanian
• Ukrainian
• Turkish
• Arabic
• Thai
• Simplified Chinese
• Traditional Chinese
• Korean
• Japanese

Firmware User upgradable
Connectivity

• USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
• Video out (PAL / NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal *)
• HDMI Type C *
• E3 type wired remote control

Audio *

• Mono microphone on front
• Mono speaker on rear

Storage • SD / SDHC card
Power • Lithium-Ion LP-E5 rechargeable battery (7.4 V, 1050 mAh)
• Optional ACK-E5 AC adapter kit / car battery charger CBC-E5
Battery Grip Yes, BG-E5
Direct printing • Canon Selphy Printers
• Canon Bubble Jet Printers with direct print function
• Canon PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
• PictBridge
Dimensions 129 x 98 x 62 mm (5.1 x 3.9 x 2.4 in)
Weight (no battery) * 480 g (1.1 lb)
Software *

• Zoom Browser EX / ImageBrowser
• Digital Photo Professional (Windows / Mac)
• PhotoStitch
• EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture; Windows & Mac except Mac Intel)
• Original Data Security Tools
• Picture Style Editor

* New or changed compared to the EOS 450D / Digital Rebel XSi

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golfmike304

Haven't had it for long but am impressed with my initial pictures. I also own a canon SX50HS. I owned a canon eos rebel slr and am glad for the digital age.

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