Updated (September 2009): Compare the Canon EOS 500D vs Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D vs Canon EOS 500D

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

100

Canon EOS 500D

79

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 7D

Weather sealed
Weather sealed
Shoot in extreme weather
24p movies
Supports 24p
For that film look
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
8 fps
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 500D

Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Weight
Light-weight
520 g
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 43 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 7D.

competitors

Canon EOS 7D Competitors

Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$1,000 with 18-135mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Much better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,073 - $1,499 body only

$1,499 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Battery life Slightly shorter battery life
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,029 body only

$1,599 - $2,299 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Color depth Better color depth
Lens availability Fewer lenses available

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$376 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

$418 body only

$627 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

$349 body only

$683 with 18-55mm lens

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

discussion

Canon EOS 7D
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