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

Canon EOS 650D vs Canon EOS 500D

Winner
Canon EOS 650D

115

Canon EOS 500D

106

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 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$425 body only

$531 with 18-55mm lens

Lowest price Cheaper
Touch screen No touch screen
Canon EOS 750D

Canon EOS 750D

Entry-level DSLR

$476 body only

$699 with 18-55mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Focus points More focus points
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$629 with 18-55mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Lowest price More expensive

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$332 body only

$650 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Movie format Lower resolution movies
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$629 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Size Much larger
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$949 - $999 body only

$1,399 - $1,999 with 24-105mm lens

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Size Much larger

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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.