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

Canon EOS 650D vs Canon EOS 500D

Winner
Canon EOS 650D

133

Canon EOS 500D

122

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 650D

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
High resolution screen
Screen resolution
1,040k dots
Touch screen
Touch screen
Fewer buttons
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
 

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

$478 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Faster video autofocus
Battery life Longer battery life
Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$453 body only

$518 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Dynamic range More dynamic range
HDR Lacks in-camera HDR

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$294 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Screen resolution Much lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$324 body only

$907 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$389 body only

$479 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Color depth Better color depth
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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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.