Updated (May 2012): Compare the Canon EOS 650D vs Canon EOS 500D

Canon EOS 650D vs Canon EOS 500D

Winner
Canon EOS 650D

58

Canon EOS 500D

53

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Flip-out screen
Screen flips out
Great for movies
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 500D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
159 ms shutter lag
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 650D.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 500D.

competitors

Canon EOS 650D Competitors

Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$488 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Lowest price Much cheaper
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,101 body only

$842 - $858 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Autofocus Lacks video autofocus
Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D

Entry-level DSLR

$652 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$399 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,101 body only

$842 - $858 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay Much more startup delay
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$397 body only

$382 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower resolution movies

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vijayakumar (6:26 PM, October 15, 2012)
i bought cannon 500d. It is excellent , but lags in number of focus points/lags is display-difficult for a starter to adopt / should be made simple.