Canon EOS 50D vs Canon EOS 500D

Winner
Canon EOS 50D

112

Canon EOS 500D

108

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 50D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
11.4 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 500D

Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
11.5 EV
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
159 ms shutter lag

galleries

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

competitors

Canon EOS 50D Competitors

Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$790 body only

$1,499 with 18-200mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$445 body only

$557 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Weather sealed No weather sealing
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$999 body only

$1,129 with 28-135mm lens

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Movie format Shoots movies
Lowest price Slightly more expensive

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$376 body only

$473 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$348 body only

$682 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$418 body only

$626 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p

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