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

Canon EOS 7D vs Canon EOS 500D

Winner
Canon EOS 7D

70

Canon EOS 500D

56

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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
131 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 500D

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
300 ms startup delay
Size
Really small
Prosumer size (129×98×62 mm)
Thickness
Thin
2.4"
Weight
Light-weight
520 g

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

$750 - $899 body only

$839 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

Autofocus Video autofocus
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Startup delay More startup delay
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,269 - $1,399 body only

$1,679 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,220 - $1,499 body only

$1,499 - $1,849 with 18-135mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

Canon EOS 500D Competitors

Canon EOS 1200D

Canon EOS 1200D

Entry-level DSLR

$499 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Color depth Better color depth
Screen resolution Significantly lower resolution screen
Canon EOS 700D

Canon EOS 700D

Entry-level DSLR

$505 with 18-55mm lens

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Autofocus Video autofocus
Shutter lag Significantly more shutter lag
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,109 body only

Supports 24p Supports 24p
Color depth Better color depth
Startup delay Much more startup delay

discussion

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