NOW YOU’RE READY FOR THE WORLD
Life is a journey where adventures beckon at every turn.
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  1. 1. NOW YOU’RE READY FOR THE WORLD
  2. 2. Life is a journey where adventures beckon at every turn. And when they happen, one camera captures all of these moments brilliantly. The Canon EOS 500D. With a 15.1-megapixel sensor, 3.4 fps continuous burst, and Face Detection Live View shooting, DESTINATION: EVERYWHERE. this versatile performer handles every situation effortlessly. If photos aren’t enough, switch it to Full HD (1920 x 1080) recording mode to shoot stunningly detailed HD videos. It’s simply the perfect companion for your travels. So go forth and explore. The world is waiting for you. EOS is the #1 DSLR brand in Asia*. Source: GfK Asia, 2008 Asia is defined as China (30 cities), Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea (8 regions), Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia (4 cities), Australia, New Zealand, India (10 cities), Philippines and Vietnam (2 regions).
  3. 3. 05 Cutting-edge 15.1-megapixel CMOS sensor Explore new frontiers in The EOS 500D features an advanced CMOS sensor with a class-leading 15.1-megapixel resolution. This APS-C size sensor (1.6x lens crop factor) DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY produces high-quality images that capture everything — from the tiniest details to the finest color gradations. At 15.1 megapixels, you can easily make high-resolution prints of your favorite photos even after cropping out unwanted elements. The sensor’s superior sensitivity also allows it to capture brilliant images in low light and during high-speed shooting. Simply put, every image Greater Color Range Powers Intelligent DIGIC 4: with 14-bit Processing New Camera Features comes out picture perfect. Setting a The advanced technology found in DIGIC 4 New Standard in allows the EOS 500D to incorporate new Digital Photography features such as the Auto Lighting A camera as exceptional as the EOS 500D is Optimizer, Face Detection Live only possible with the DIGIC 4 image processor. Mode AF, and Full HD This next-generation processor truly sets the To achieve finer gradation and smoother tonal movie recording. These benchmark for years to come. On top of its trademark expression, the processor’s 14 bit A/D conversion process intelligent features high-speed image rendering and natural color delivers rapid processing speeds while maintaining fine enhance your overall reproduction, DIGIC 4 provides remarkable signal detail and accurate color reproduction. The difference shooting experience, processing speeds and improved image quality, and DIGIC 4 brings is clearly seen when shooting in the so shooting is fun also powers several new innovative camera features. RAW file format, and even after JPEG conversion. and hassle-free.
  4. 4. 07 SUPERIOR IMAGING performance with every shot Capture gorgeous night Freeze the Moment with Unbeatable 9-Point scenery with brilliant clarity With ISO speeds ranging from Superb High-Speed Shooting Focusing Accuracy 100 to 3200 (expandable to 6400 Because great shots can happen at & 12800), you can capture ambient Whether it’s a thrilling traditional dance or heart-stopping night too, you’ll be glad to know the light without having to use harsh flash sports action, the EOS 500D’s high-speed continuous EOS 500D captures amazing images light. High ISO speeds also means shooting mode lets you capture them all. By combining the in low light conditions you can use faster shutter speeds in high-performance shutter unit with DIGIC 4, the camera thanks to a superior low-light environments, thus reducing can fire off 3.4 frames per second at maximum resolution. CMOS sensitivity. the possibility of blur images due to Continuous burst rates of 170 frames (JPEG: Large/Fine)* camera shake. In addition, 4 levels or 9 frames (RAW)* are possible. of High ISO Speed noise reduction The perfect shooting opportunity can happen anytime. keeps noise to a minimum to ensure And when it does, the EOS 500D’s high-precision 9-point AF improved image quality. system helps you capture the moment with razor sharp focus. All 9 points are spread across the frame to provide a wider coverage area, thus giving you more flexibility in composing your shots. The f/2.8 AF sensors used in the AF system deliver more accurate focusing, allowing them to easily detect tiny differences in subject movement and can also focus quickly on fast moving subjects. When using fast lenses with apertures of f/2.8 and faster, the center AF point becomes sensitive for even greater focusing precision. * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards using a 2GB card.
  5. 5. 09 Get a new perspective with LIVE VIEW SHOOTING Image Verification has Never Focus on Your Subject, Easily Been Easier In Live View shooting mode, the EOS 500D offers Live View shooting maximizes the capabilities of the 3 enhanced AF modes for you to choose from. larger LCD’s screen to allow easier image verification. Quick Mode etection To achieve better composition, 2 types of grids can be th Face D displayed on the screen. You can also conveniently Uses the camera’s 9-point AF system to locate the smile wi y lovely mee t magnify the real-time on-screen image by 5 or 10 times subject, during which there will be a brief “black-out” ever und to Capture ou’re bo Total shooting freedom with of of the Live View image. This AF is faster, making it world, y li a n c e to double-check that your subject is in focus. In addition, ring the t h e b r il lo ou’re ou t ex p le . T h a nk s to t technolo g y tha Live View Shooting the camera can simulate different level of exposures in appropriate for capturing action or for shooting in low W he n y g peop D etection eet on real-time by adjusting the brightness of the LCD screen. light conditions. t e r e s t in as Face s you m s o m e in S 500D h e frien dly face Live View shooting opens up a whole new world of What this means is that you only need one try to get the , the EO le all th DIGIC 4 y chronic shooting possibilities. By showing real-time images on shot you want. All settings can be changed via the Live Live Mode u easil helps yo ive View the EOS 500D’s high-resolution LCD screen, you are View function settings menu for greater convenience. Suitable for close-up shots and timed exposures, your tra vels. during L this mode uses the camera’s CMOS image sensor M o de A F ces and no longer restricted to the viewfinder when framing ion Live uman fa ce Detect co gnizes h u never your shots. This means you can position the camera high for contrast detection autofocus, so there is no select Fa ically re ces so yo W hen you a automat c us on fa focus or low for more creative shots. And thanks to a 170° interruption of live view. e camer nsures fo tem will S ho oting, th stantly e th e A F s ys ely, s. This in etected, lter nativ viewing angle in all directions, the screen maintains high determ ines focu ces are d es t one. A on. Face Detection Live Mode ultiple fa the larg to focus visibility no matter how you shoot. mile. If m ter and ou’d like miss a s o the cen select th e face y Similar to Live Mode AF, the CMOS sensor uses contrast closest t troller to on the face ulti-con detection to locate the position of faces and locks focus use the m on them. Together with Auto Lighting Optimizer, Face you can Detection AF ensures proper exposure and focusing on subjects’ faces.
  6. 6. Full HD 1920 x 1080 Some stories can’t be told by just a photograph Due to its higher sensitivity, it captures Movie Recording or two. And when such a situation arises, it’s good beautiful scenes even at night with minimal to know the EOS 500D does videos superbly as noise. Furthermore, the array of interchangeable 11 well. Not just videos, but Full HD 1920 x 1080 lenses available for the EOS 500D enables resolution videos — a first for DSLRs in its class. you to capture an intriguing variety of shots. Some may ask, why use a camera to capture videos? Fancy a nice background blur? Switch to a Why not? In fact, you gain several advantages large aperture lens. Or use a telephoto lens shooting videos with the EOS 500D. First up is the to get closer to the action. The possibilities EOS 500D’s superior 15.1-megapixel CMOS sensor. are simply limitless! For brilliant images THAT MOVE Full HD 1920 X 1080 HD 1280 x 720 x 1080 ted 1920ng* HD Dedica Recordi of the Movie Recording Features Movie seconda ry feature f the Selectable Video SD g isn’t a nction o 640 x 480 Viewing & Editing Your Movies recordin s a ke y f u otos. Resolution Movie signed a ting ph 0D . It’s de ea s y as shoo the Choose from 3 different EOS 50 just as ssed via To let you enjoy the complete brilliance of the and is an be acce ted, recording resolutions when in camera mo d e c e activa Full HD format, the EOS 500D provides you with a HDMI cording era. Onc movie recording mode.* Select Focusing Methods Movie r e f the cam screen. terminal that lets you view your videos on HDTV displays. he top o e LC D one depending on the final As with still photo shooting, mo d e dial at t a p p ea rs on th d the A standard AV in out interface is also available for output e image tton, an usage of the footage, from im vie-reco rding bu said it you can use any of the 3 Simultaneous to non-HD displays. a real-t ation mo eo. We beautifully detailed HD AF modes (One-Shot AF) when Photo Capture the dedic ll HD vid Press ding Fu movies to simple video memos shooting movies. For those who rts recor for movie recording When you want to shoot For those who want to do more with their movies, ca mera sta ore is required 29min 59 sec of live events. want more creative control in a photo in the midst of t? ass 6 or m a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed connection allows you to transfer them was e asy righ *SDHC cl cordin g per clip – 4GB or their videos, manual focusing *Maximum re recording video, just press *Movies recorded in MOV format quickly to a computer where you can view or edit them. is also available so you can the shutter release button Basic editing functions can be performed with the pre-focus prior to shooting. and the photo will be captured. included Zoom Browser (Win) and Image Browser (Mac) applications.
  7. 7. INTELLIGENT FEATURES 13 to realize your vision Get the Colors You Desire Image settings for all situations with Picture Style With the Picture Style feature, you can enhance your No matter what the environment, the EOS 500D lets you take control of images and videos with effects that bring out the best it with 4 metering modes and 8 white balance settings to choose from. from your subjects. Choose from 6 pre-loaded styles Spot metering mode is also included for delicate shooting situations that or download more from the Canon website. You can Standard Landscape Portrait Neutral Faithful Monochrome require precise metering. also create your own with the included Picture Style For crisp, vivid For images with Warm and lifelike Natural color High accuracy color For black & white or Aperture-priority AE Editor software. and sharply enhanced sharpness, skin tones with a reproduction for more reproduction faithful to sepia images Shutter-priority AE focused images and natural yet vivid softer focus subdued images, ideal the original Manual exposure blues and greens for post-processing White Balance Settings Program AE Depth-of-field AE Auto, Creative Auto Daylight, Full Auto Shade, Portrait Movie shooting Perfectly Balanced Image Exposure Even Illumination Preserve Every Single Detail Landscape Flash Off from Corner to Corner Cloudy, Night portrait Highlight Tone Priority prevents images shot in bright Close-up Sports When shooting with lenses such as wide-angle lenses, light from appearing washed out due to overexposure. Tungsten light, light ‘fall off’ at the edge of images may cause corners It does this by expanding the gradation range within the Fluorescent light, Metering Modes to appear darker. Peripheral illumination correction highlighted areas so that details are clearly visible. As a automatically compensates for this to give you result, the overall image looks more pleasing to the eye Flash, uniformly even brightness across the whole image. Evaluative and maintains a greater lifelike feel. Custom The EOS 500D comes with 26 pre-registered lens Partial correction data and can store up to 40 different lens Center-weighted Average correction data via the EOS Utility software. Bad Exposure Balanced Exposure Spot The Auto Lighting Optimizer automatically adjusts the brightness and contrast levels of your images to achieve balanced exposure — a useful feature when shooting in less than ideal lighting conditions. Together with Face Detection technology, it maintains On proper face exposure when shooting subjects in Dark Edges Corrected backlit situations. Choose from 4 settings: Standard, *For JPEG shooting only. RAW images can be corrected with the Digital Off Strong, Mild, and None. Photo Professional software.
  8. 8. 15 INTUITIVELY DESIGNED Designed for maximum performance for complete ease Before Red-eye Correction For more accurate composition, the EOS 500D’s viewfinder offers 95% coverage and uses a precision matte With such impressive imaging technology contained inside the EOS 500D, screen for improved focusing accuracy. you’ll be surprised to know that the camera weighs a mere 480 grams, A built-in flash is also available ction all thanks to its stainless steel chassis and an exterior made from a mixture After Red-eye Corre to provide additional illumination of polycarbonate resin with glass fiber. You are also assured of firmer when you need it. It comes with flash and more confident handling with its ergonomic design with rubberized exposure compensation and red-eye grip pads. In addition, the EOS 500D takes only 0.1 second to power up, reduction features, and has a maximum so it’ll be ready to shoot when that special moment comes. X-sync speed of 1/200 sec. Take a Step Beyond Auto Mode Modify Shooting Settings on the Fly Never Worry About Dust Problems Again For users who want more creative control over their T h e Q u i c k C o nt r o l Keep your images free from the effects of dust particles with See the big p images, but don’t know what terms like “exposure,” Screen makes it easy icture “aperture”, and “Av” mean, Creative Auto (CA) mode for you to swiftly adjust the EOS Integrated Cleaning System. This set of anti-dust The EOS 50 is what you need. While its basic settings are based on settings when shooting measures helps you obtain pristine image quality with every 0D’s large 3 shot. Headlined by the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit, this unique LCD screen .0” ClearVie Full Auto, Creative Auto mode provides you with an environments change. is simply a jo w y to behold. intuitive shooting guide that uses easy to-understand component uses tiny ultrasonic vibrations to remove dust This high-p recision dis When activated, the LCD play feature phrases, such as ”increase particles sticking to the low-pass filter. A fluorine coating on let you see s 920,000 screen will display all even the sm dots that brightness” or “increase the filter provides further resistance to dust. anti-reflecti allest detail key shooting settings in a single page. Any adjustments on coatings . In additio background blur”, to and 7 levels n, double high visibil of brightnes can be made using the SET button and dial. The Quick For sticky dust particles that refuse to budge, you have the ity whether s ensure help you modify camera To save pow in bright Control Screen also makes it possible for you to view er, the sm light or lo settings for the shot Dust Delete Function. It works by detecting the location of art display w light. LCD screen -off sensor you want. camera settings on the LCD screen when shooting from dust particles on the sensor, and appending them to automaticall above the eye approach y switches th a high or low angle. subsequent images. When these images are loaded es the viewfi e display off nder. when your into the Canon Digital Photo Professional software, the dust delete data will be read and dust shadows are automatically erased!
  9. 9. 17 Take your images to the NEXT STAGE Eye-Fi support * The EOS 500D comes with Direct Printing with PictBridge Transferring Images out-of-the-box support for With full PictBridge compatibility, you don’t need A USB 2.0 Hi-Speed port lets you rapidly transfer images Eye-Fi wireless SD cards. a computer to print out your images. Just connect to any connected computer. A variety of options are These unique memory cards the EOS 500D to any PictBridge-ready printer and available when transferring images with the software incorporate a wireless LAN start printing! included in the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk: chip in their design that allows them to transfer images to · Transfer all images stored in the memory card to PC The following · Adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, PCs via a wireless connection. · Only transfer images that have not been transferred before adjustments color tone, and color balance (with Images can even be uploaded · Select up to 998 images to be transferred to the PC can be made previews) to photo sharing services on · Select an image to be used as your desktop wallpaper to your images · Face brightener and red-eye reduction the Internet. before printing: · Horizontal and vertical trimming Full HD-compatible HDMI Output *Please consult the Eye-Fi manufacturer in · Tilt correction (±10° in 0.5° increments) your country for details on availability. View your images and HD videos in all their high-resolution glory with the EOS 500D’s built-in HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) terminal. When the camera is Additional print layouts are also available for selection, connected to any HDTV display via the HDMI terminal, including borders, borderless, multiple-image layout, image resolution will automatically be configured to best 35-image contact sheet index, and more. fit the TV’s display capability.
  10. 10. EX Speedlites 19 Kit Lens 2: EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS For the best that flash photography has to offer, look no further than Canon’s range of The EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is a versatile Enhance your photography with EX Speedlites. Using the advanced E-TTL II all-in-one lens for travel and everyday (Evaluative Through-The-Lens) flash metering shooting. With an 11x zoom range and system, they offer natural-looking subjects image stabilization, it is a perfect alternative to carrying multiple lenses. and backgrounds with the perfect balance CANON ORIGINAL ACCESSORIES between flash and ambient light. Speedlites like the 580EX II, 430EX II and the new 270EX perfectly complement the EOS 500D and come with handy features that make flash photography a breeze. New Speedlite 270EX Speedlite 580EX II Bring a new level of versatility to your photography with the Speedlite 270EX. EF Lens Range This light and compact flash provides ed EF lenses superb portability while still delivering Canon’s world-renown Lens-Based Image ally for the powerful flash performance. Indoor are designed specific Stabilization for ca me ra s. bounce-flash photography is also possible EO S lin e of DS LR Best Results in optical with the adjustable flash head. Decades of expertise Car Battery Charger CBC-E5 EF lens Canon’s Optical Image systems ensure every the highest Stabilizer (IS) technology is manufactured to Kit Lens 1: lent optical helps to ensure your EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS quality to deliver excel perior image images are steady even performance and su 60 len se s when you are not. Using Offering high optical quality and cla rit y. W ith ov er ye to super motion sensors and a high- image stabilization technology, the available, from fishe With IS Without IS ses are the speed micro-computer EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS is an ideal telephoto, Canon len general-purpose zoom lens suitable professional built directly into the lens, Unlike other camera brands who incorporate IS undisputed choice of for most shooting conditions. ere. the IS system is able to into the camera body, Canon builds this technology photographers everywh analyze vibrations and directly into Image Stabilization lenses. One of the apply correction via a benefits of in-lens image stabilization is that IS systems special stabilizing lens can be positioned to more effectively correct camera Remote Switch RS-60E3 group. As a result, you get shake depending on specific lens characteristics. G-E5 Battery Grip B blur-free images that are By equipping each lens with the best optical system, sharp and steady. highly precise camera shake correction can be realized.
  11. 11. 21 The journey continues... Wherever your next destination may be, rest assured the Canon EOS 500D will be with you every step of the way. This is the EOS promise we make to you. The world is waiting for you.
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