My 11th essay is about the new beginner DSLR: Canon EOS 500D
first some of the specs!
The Canon EOS 500D features a jump from the 12.2 Megapixels of its predecessor to15.1 Megapixels.
quite a big jump and it's a big improvement. The camera's ISO settings increased from it's predecessor from 100-1600. the 500D has 100-12,800! with that level of pixels and ISO settings this beginner camera can already match up against the Semi-pro 50D! Amazing eh? also there are key differences. the 50D has 6.3fps (Frames Per Second) continuous shooting compared to 500D's 3.4fps. other than that, they both share same sensor resolution, ISO range, 3in VGA screen, HDMI port, Creative Auto mode, DIGIC 4 processor, highlight protection and peripheral correction.
oh and the feature i really don't like on DSLRs now is the HD-Video recording. which the 500D can record up to 1080p. yes it's an awesome camera.
My personal review, i tried it last december. It was my friend's camera, she brought it to Genting. so i thought i'd try it out. Feel is not so good, because ever since the launch of the 1000D all bodies for the Beginner series have been using plastic! which means ergonomics are not so hot like the Semi-Pros such as the 30D/40D/50D etc..etc..
moving on to the controls, like i stated earlier ever since the launch of the 1000D the controls are a tad bit different now. with the ISO button near the shutter release button CAN create some confusion if the user is new to the controls. the beautiful 3in. 920k VGA screen at the back is perfect for reviewing photos. and i have to say the new sensor is AWESOME. and i have to admit it's way better than my 30D.
if i were to compare it, the 500D beats my 30D in terms of : photo quality, Video-recording ( even though i won't consider this, but it's a review) Bigger screen. but my 30D is still the best ;)
so overall. i give this a 7/10