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Canon:EOS 500D Kit EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Features, Specification


Superb Imaging Performance
15.1 megapixels APS-C sized CMOS sensor for high resolution images of superb quality and details
DIGIC 4 Imaging Processor’s 14-bit A/D conversion gives rapid processing speeds while maintaining fine detail and accurate colour reproduction
Auto Lighting Optimizer function with 4 settings (Standard, low, strong and disable) - Analyzes the brightness of the photographic subject, and automatically corrects the dark parts to make them brighter.
Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction setting to automatically even the brightness across the image
Full HD Video capture at 1920 x 1080 resolution for up to 4GB per clip with HDMI output for HD viewing of stills and video

Quick response for stress-free shooting
3.4fps continuous shooting speed, up to a maximum burst of 170 shots.
Fast 0.1sec. startup time
Shooting from the LCD monitor allows easy verification of focus, composition and exposure.
Silent shooting mode for quiet environments
Enhanced live view focusing methods, including Quick mode, Live mode and Face detection mode.

EOS Integrated Cleaning System
Comprehensive measures to minimize the effects of dust particles on images
Includes Self Cleaning Sensor Unit and Dust Delete Function

Ease of Operability
3.0-inch Clear View LCD (920,000 dots / VGA) with multiple coatings for improved viewing and smudge-resistant protection
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) output for displaying full high-resolution images on a High Definition TV

Fast & Sharp Focus
Precision 9-point auto-focus (AF) system provides high degree of focusing accuracy
Flexible setting of ISO speed to adjust camera’s sensitivity to light for best exposure (ISO 100 – 3200, ISO expandable to 6400 & 12800).
4 metering modes: Evaluative, Partial, Centre-weighted average and Spot.
8 White Balance settings to fine-tune white balance as desired:
-Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom.

Shooting Modes
Mode dial for easy access to a wide range of shooting modes for different shooting conditions:
1)Full Auto
2)Creative Auto
3)Program AE
4)Shutter-priority AE (Tv)
5)Aperture-priority AE (Av)
12)Night Portrait
13)Flash Off

Picture Style
Just like selecting the film type on a conventional camera, users can get the optimum image by selecting the correct setting.
6 image composition modes available with sharpness, contrasts, colour tone, saturation can be adjustable:
1)Standard- vivid and sharp images (general shooting)
2)Portrait- beautiful skin tones and clear image quality
3)Landscape- vivid blues and greens, enhanced sharpness.
4)Neutral-natural colour reproduction, low sharpness and moderate expression.
5)Faithful-extremely accurate colour reproduction in daylight
6)Monochrome- black and white or sepia images
7)Picture Style Editor lets you create your own Picture Style files for use with the EOS 500D

TypeDigital, single-lens reflex, AF / AE camera
Recording mediumSD and SDHC card
Compatible lensesCanon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
Lens MountCanon EF mount
Image Sensor  
TypeCMOS sensor
Effective PixelsApprox. 15.10 megapixels
Image Sensor Size22.3 x 14.9mm
Aspect ratio3:2
Dust deletion featureAuto, Manual, Dust Delete Data appending
Recording System  
Recording formatDesign rule for Camera File System 2.0
Image typeJPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original)
RAW + JPEG simultaneous recording possible
Recording pixels(1) Large:Approx. 15.10 megapixels (4752 x 3168)
(2) Medium:Approx. 8.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304)
(3) Small:Approx. 3.70 megapixels (2352 x 1568)
(4) RAW:Approx. 15.10 megapixels (4752 x 3168)
File numberingConsecutive numbering, auto reset and manual reset
Imaging Processor  
Picture StyleStandard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
White BalanceAuto (AWB), daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, light, white fluorescent light, flash, custom (custom WB)
Noise ReductionApplicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots
Automatic Image Brightness CorrectionAuto Lighting Optimizer with Face Detection
Highlight Tone PriorityProvided
Lens Peripheral Illumination CorrectionProvided
Colour SpacesRGB, Adobe RGB
TypeEye-level pentamirror
CoverageVertical / Horizontal approx. 95%
MagnificationApprox. 0.87 x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
EyepointApprox. 19mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1m-1 )
Built-in dioptric adjustment-3.0 - +1.0 m-1 dpt
Focusing screenFixed
MirrorQuick-return type
Depth-of-field previewEnabled with depth-of-field preview button
TypeTTL secondary image-registration, phase detection
AF Points9
AF Working RangeEV -0.5 - 18 (at 23°C / 73°F, ISO 100)
Focusing ModesOne-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing
AF-assist beamIntermittent firing of built-in flash
Effective range: Approx. 4.0m / 13.1ft. at center, approx. 3.5m / 11.5ft. at periphery (with an EOS-dedicated Speedlite attached, the Speedlite’s AF-assist beam is emitted instead)
Exposure Control  
Metering ModesTTL full aperture metering with 35-zone SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linkable to all AF points)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 9% of viewfinder at center)
(3) Spot metering (center, approx. 4% viewfinder)
(4) Center-weighted average metering
Metering rangeEV 1-20 (at 23°C / 73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure controlProgram AE, shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, depth-of-field AE, full auto (Program AE non-shiftable), Programmed Image Control Modes (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Portrait, Flash OFF), manual exposure (including bulb), E-TTL II autoflash program AE (evaluative & average metering)
ISO Speed (Recommended exposure index)ISO 100-3200 (whole-stop increments), ISO expansion 6400, 12800.
* In Basic Zone modes, Auto ISO sets the ISO automatically within 100-1600
*The minimum ISO speed when (highlight tone priority) is enabled will be ISO 200
Exposure compensation+/-3 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-half increments, Manual and AEB correction
AE lockAuto:Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual:By AE lock button
TypeElectronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds1/4000sec. to 30secs., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)
X-sync at 1/200sec.
Drive System  
Drive modesSingle, continuous, Self-time 10secs. Delay / Remote control, self-timer 2secs. delay, Self-timer 10secs. delay + continuous shooting (2 to 10 shots)
Continuous shooting speedMax. approx. 3.4 shots/sec.
Max. burstJPEG Large / Fine:Approx. 170 shots
RAW:Approx. 9 shots
Built in Flash  
TypeAuto pop-up, retractable, built-in flash in the pentamirror
Guide No.13 / 43 (at ISO 100 meters / feet)
Recycle timeApprox. 3secs.
Flash coverage17mm focal length (equivalent to 27mm in 135 format)
Flash metering systemE-TTL II autoflash (evaluative, average), FE lock
Live View Functions  
Shooting modesStill photo shooting and movie shooting
FocusingQuick mode (Phase-difference detection) Live mode, Live face detection mode (Contrast detection) Manual focusing (5x / 10x magnification possible)
Metering modesEvaluating metering with the image sensor (still photos) / Center-weighted average metering (movies)
Metering rangeEV 0-20 (at 23°C / 73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
MovieMOV (Video: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
Recording size:1920 x 1080:20fps (Full HD), 1280 x 720:30fps and 640 x 480:30fps (SD)
Continuous movie shooting time:Full HD approx. 12mins.
SD approx. 24mins.
Max file size:4GB per clip
LCD Monitor  
TypeTFT colour liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size and Dots3-in. with approx. 920,000 dots (VGA)
CoverageApprox. 100%
Brightness adjustmentManual (7 levels)
Interface languages25
Image Playback  
Image Display FormatsSingle, Single + Info (Image-recording quality, shooting information, histogram) 4-image index, 9-image index, image rotate possible
Zoom MagnificationApprox. 1.5x - 10x
Image Browsing MethodsSingle image, jump by 10 or 100 images, jump by screen, by shooting date, by movie, by stills
Highlight AlertOverexposed highlights blink
Movie PlaybackEnabled (LCD monitor, video / audio OUT, HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker
Direct Printing  
Compatible printersPictBridge-compatible printers
Printable imagesJPEG and RAW images
Print OrderingDPOF Version 1.1 compatible
Digital TerminalFor personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB) , audio / video output (NTSC / PAL)
HDMI Mini OUT TerminalType C (auto switching of resolution)
Remote Control TerminalCompatible with remote control via RS-60E3
Wireless Remote ControlWith Remote Controller RC-1 / RC-5
Power Source  
BatteryBattery Pack LP-E5 (Qty.1)
* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E5
* With Battery Grip BG-E5 attached, 6 size-AA / LR6 batteries or 2 LP-E5 battery packs can be used
Battery Life (Based on CIPA testing standards)With viewfinder shooting:At 23°C / 73°F, approx. 500 shots.
At 0°C /3 2°F, approx. 490 shots.
With Live View shooting:At 23°C / 73°F, approx. 190 shots.
At 0°C / 32°F, approx. 180 shots.
Dimensions and Weight  
Dimensions (W x H x D)128.8 x 97.5 x 61.9mm / 5.1 x 3.8 x 2.4in.
WeightApprox. 480g / 16.9oz. (body only)
Operating Environment  
Working temperature range0°C - 40°C / 32°F - 104°F
Working humidity85% or less


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