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,
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).
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)
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.
The advanced technology found in DIGIC 4
New Standard in
allows the EOS 500D to incorporate new
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.
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.
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.
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
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
t ex p
le . T h a
nk s to t
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
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,
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
Detection AF ensures proper exposure and focusing on
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
1280 x 720
Dedica Recordi of the
Movie Recording Features
f the Selectable Video SD
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
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
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
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
Auto, Creative Auto
Daylight, Full Auto
Movie shooting Perfectly Balanced Image Exposure Even Illumination Preserve Every Single Detail
from Corner to Corner
Cloudy, Night portrait Highlight Tone Priority prevents images shot in bright
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
RS-60E3 group. As a result, you get shake depending on specific lens characteristics.
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.
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.