Canon EOS 50D vs Canon EOS 500D

Winner
Canon EOS 50D

112

Canon EOS 500D

107

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 50D

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.59x
Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
6.3 fps
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 500D

Dynamic range
Wide dynamic range
11.5 EV
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Screen size
Large screen
3"
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay

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

$2,571 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 40D

Canon EOS 40D

Pro DSLR

$1,599 with 17-85mm lens

Battery life Longer battery life
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Nikon D90

Nikon D90

Entry-level DSLR

$1,151 with 18-55mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Weather sealed No weather sealing

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$377 body only

$324 with 18-135mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
True resolution Higher true resolution
Screen resolution Lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$419 body only

$629 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

Overall image quality Much better image quality
Supports 24p Supports 24p
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$350 body only

$685 with 18-55mm lens

Startup delay Much less startup delay
Shutter lag Much less shutter lag
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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